Republicans won control of governors’ offices in Missouri, New Hampshire and Vermont on Tuesday, picking up a trio of previously Democratic seats in their quest to expand their statehouse leadership to their strongest levels in decades. The governors’ contests in a dozen states were part of a battle for statehouse supremacy that also included nearly
Paul Jacob, Last week, a sixth-grader clipped me for five bucks . . . to help the public schools. The boy was going door to door, which I’ve had occasion to do. And he was certainly well mannered and well spoken. Glad to give. Plus, it was only one Federal Reserve Note, the second-smallest
Neil W. McCabe, Virginia’s election officials are enabling illegal registration and voting by foreign citizens, according to an extensive new study, titled “Alien Invasion in Virginia,” by a former Department of Justice civil rights lawyer. “Virginia election officials don’t seem to care that thousands of [foreign] aliens have corrupted their voter rolls,” by illegally registering
Whether an October surprise may have come a month early, it’s too soon to say. But Hillary Clinton’s weekend health scare already has started to stir speculation about whether Democratic officials should be discussing the possibility of a Plan B, in case they need to hastily arrange for a replacement nominee. Which raises a basic
Matt Vespa, Leah wrote abut how the Virginia Supreme Court ruled that Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive order that would allow convicted felons to vote was unconstitutional. The action promoted legal action from the Virginia Republican Party. The court ruled that McAuliffe had overreached the state’s longstanding law concerning disenfranchisement of voting rights for criminals.
Battling for political survival, six-term Sen. Thad Cochran led tea party favorite Chris McDaniel Tuesday night in a bruising, costly Mississippi primary runoff that exposed deep divisions within the Republican Party. With 92 percent of precincts reporting, Cochran led with 51 percent to McDaniel’s 49 percent. The veteran lawmaker and his allies had highlighted his
Voters go to the polls in primary elections in eight states Tuesday, with nominations for the Senate on the ballot in Alabama, Iowa, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota and Mississippi in a year in which Republicans need to gain six seats to win a majority. House races drew plenty of outside interest from
Derek Hunter, President Obama is “madder than hell” about the scandal at the Veterans Administration. How do we know? Dennis McDonough, Obama’s chief of staff, told us so. Between fundraisers and golf outings, the president took time from his “busy” schedule to inform his chief of staff aside how angry he was that his administration