Sunny
20°
Sunny
Hi 26° | Lo 19°

Nation / World

On campaign reform, Lessig sees a challenge for Sanders and opportunity for Trump

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Lawrence Lessig wanted to be the presidential candidate that made fundamental reform of elections a central campaign issue, taking on a system he believes is rigged and deeply entrenched in favor of wealthy donors. The Harvard professor and founder of the New Hampshire Rebellion knew Americans were unified, regardless of political affiliation, in their belief that money has too much influence on politics. But candidates before him, including President Obama, …

Where They Stand: Campaign finance reform an issue with some clear bipartisanship

Sunday, February 7, 2016

There’s at least one issue that candidates of both parties can agree on – at least to some degree. It’s tempering the way money influences politics in Washington. The Democrats are talking about it as loud as ever. Both candidates have published agendas of reforms they’d like to enact. In general, the Republicans aren’t as keen on some of those proposals, but each …

Trump seeks to reverse fortunes in New Hampshire

Sunday, February 7, 2016

With less than two days until New Hampshire voters go to the polls, Hillary Clinton took a trip to Michigan. And other candidates, including Jeb Bush, said their campaigns will go on no matter what the outcome Tuesday. Donald Trump said he doesn’t need to win New Hampshire, but would like to – …

PolitiFact: Ted Cruz says median African-American family was $5,000 richer after eight years of Ronald Reagan

Thursday, February 4, 2016

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story used the wrong numeric table and will be updated later today. “During eight years under Ronald Reagan, African-American median income rose by about $5,000.” — Ted Cruz on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 in a …

Texas: Zika could inject fear back into sex

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

On Tuesday, health officials in Dallas announced that a local resident had contracted the Zika virus. It wasn’t the first case in the country. At least 30 people in the United States have tested positive for the virus, which now has been found in more than two dozen …

Primary 2016: Trump calls for Iowa do-over

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is accusing rival Ted Cruz of stealing the Iowa caucuses and is demanding a do-over. “Based on the fraud committed by Senator Ted Cruz during the Iowa Caucus, either a new election should …

Candidates approaches on health care vary

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Six years after President Obama’s landmark health care legislation, the Affordable Care Act remains a divisive issue for both voters and presidential candidates. All of the Republican candidates agree – repeal Obamacare and let the free market once again lead the way. Their approaches, however, on how exactly …

PolitiFact: Jeb Bush wrong to claim national debt was never a debate topic

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The debt “comes up all the time in town meetings ... but it’s never asked in the debates. It’s really weird. It hasn’t been brought up.” — Jeb Bush on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 in an appearance at …

With primary less than a week away, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders turn attention to N.H.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Democrat Hillary Clinton eked out a win over rival Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Iowa caucus Monday night, but both candidates made a triumphant return to New Hampshire on Tuesday. “Last night, we began the political revolution,” Sanders …

After being bested by Ted Cruz in Iowa, Donald Trump’s front-runner status comes into question

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

When Donald Trump returned to the Granite State on Tuesday with all the trappings of his usual campaign events – the bright lights and hoards of supporters wearing Trump paraphernalia – something was different. The Republican businessman didn’t …

Sexually-transmitted Zika case confirmed in Texas

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A person in Texas has been infected with the Zika virus after having sex with an ill person who had returned from South America, Dallas County health officials said Tuesday. It’s the first case of the virus being transmitted in the U.S. during the current outbreak of Zika, …

Bill Cosby is back in court to throw out criminal case

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Bill Cosby’s lawyers fought Tuesday to persuade a judge to toss out a felony sexual-assault charge against the entertainer, who prosecutors allege drugged and molested a Temple University athletics department employee at his Philadelphia-area estate a dozen years ago. The embattled 78-year-old comedian has been accused of sexual …

Obama will ask for $1.1 billion to cut heroin deaths

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

President Obama will ask Congress for $1.1 billion in his next budget to combat the U.S. opioid abuse epidemic, a crisis so severe that it has emerged as a 2016 campaign issue and has led two senators to block his nominee to run the Food and Drug Administration. …