Republicans added to their historic 2014 gains in the nation’s state legislatures with the addition of five state House and two state Senate seats in last week’s election, while Democratic control was reduced to levels not seen since the Civil War.
November 16, 2016, 4:47 PM EST
November 15, 2016, 11:30 AM EST
Oregon’s Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) has been using data collected from county residents’ supermarket club cards to track down pet owners who have not purchased a license for their dogs or cats.
November 14, 2016, 1:14 PM EST
Heritage Foundation president and former Sen. Jim DeMint says that Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton means that House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) have “no more excuses” for failing to enact a conservative agenda.“President Trump will have a mandate from the people,” DeMint told Fox Business host Neil Cavuto last Thursday shortly before the President-elect met with President Obama and Republican leaders of Congress.
November 11, 2016, 4:34 PM EST
President-elect Donald Trump’s “100-Day Action Plan” contains a pledge to “fully repeal Obamacare” and replace it with a free-market alternative. But repealing and replacing Obamacare will not be easy, says Merrill Matthews, resident scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI).
November 10, 2016, 11:31 AM EST
Brian Hutchinson, a writer for Canada’s National Post, has written a helpful guide for Clinton supporters like Barbra Steisand who vowed to move to Canada if their candidate lost the presidential election to ensure that they do not get a nasty surprise when they arrive up north.
November 9, 2016, 5:31 PM EST
- Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton on Tuesday will likely alter the ideological makeup of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) for at least the next two years and possibly the next few decades - if Trump sticks to a list of possible conservative nominees he unveiled during the presidential campaign.
Gov't. Report: Criminal Convictions, Drug Use Can Be ‘Barriers’ to Diversity in Law Enforcement Ranks
November 8, 2016, 4:15 PM EST
A new government report on Advancing Diversity in Law Enforcement states that applicants’ prior arrests, criminal convictions, or drug use can be “barriers” to achieving more diversity in law enforcement.
November 7, 2016, 5:10 PM EST
Lois Lerner, former director of IRS Exempt Organizations, testifying before Congress.
November 4, 2016, 4:50 PM EDT
The Chicago River was dyed ‘Cubs blue’ to celebrate the end of the Chicago Cubs’ 108-year World Series drought.
November 3, 2016, 1:32 PM EDT
A clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is currently recruiting participants in Atlanta, Baltimore, Birmingham and Boston to test various interventions designed to “maintain viral suppression among HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM)”. But transgenders need not apply, even though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 28 percent of all transgender women have HIV.
November 2, 2016, 11:31 AM EDT
More Americans believe the news media poses a greater threat to the outcome of U.S. elections than political party bosses or Russian hackers, according to a recent Suffolk University/USA Today poll.
November 1, 2016, 4:47 PM EDT
“The decline in the presence of fathers in the homes of African American children partially explains the massive 60% decline in African American representation in Major League Baseball over the last 35 years,” according to a new study by the Texas-based Austin Institute for the Study of Family & Culture.
November 1, 2016, 4:20 PM EDT
A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld the 2012 designation of bearded seals as an endangered species because United Nations climate models show that global warming would “almost certainly” destroy their Arctic habitat by 2095.
October 28, 2016, 5:06 PM EDT
Former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey said that the nation will be dealing “for decades” with the fallout from FBI Director James Comey’s decision in July not to recommend that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton be prosecuted for her “gross negligence” in keeping top-secret information on a private email server.
October 27, 2016, 2:37 PM EDT
An attorney who represents federal employees and contractors whose national security clearances have either been denied or revoked said that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears to have violated guidelines on the handling of classified information that were established under an executive order signed by her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
October 25, 2016, 3:59 PM EDT
Common Core’s “truncated and errant view of education” is not suitable for the intellectual, spiritual and moral development of children and should not be used in Catholic schools, according to a new report published by the Pioneer Institute and the American Principles Project.
October 24, 2016, 2:29 PM EDT
Lauren Puryear, founder of For The Love of Others. (Facebook)A charity founded by a 29-year-old Northern Virginia woman uses “extreme couponing” to feed the homeless.
October 24, 2016, 1:05 PM EDT
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Sunday that the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS) is “going according to plan,” and predicted that the terror group “will surely be destroyed.”
October 24, 2016, 4:00 AM EDT
Monday marks the completion of a record-breaking 11 years without a major hurricane striking the U.S. mainland, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
October 19, 2016, 10:40 AM EDT
Sunlight is free, but harnessing solar power to make electricity “remains considerably more expensive when compared to conventional electricity sources such as coal, natural gas, or nuclear,” according to a new study commissioned by the Institute for Energy Research (IER).