State Politics

Arkansas Governor Beebe Will Pardon Son

Mike Beebe the outgoing governor of Arkansas announced on Wednesday that he would pardon the felony conviction for marijuana against his son. He argued that he deserved a second change just like hundreds of nonviolent offenders. Beebe will leave office this coming January because of term limits. He will be succeeded by Asa Hutchinson the […]

Republicans Take Majority in Senate Now Control Congress

Voters have handed control of the U.S. Congress to the Republicans for the first time since 2006. The GOP will now run Congress for the remaining time President Obama is in office. The Republicans swept to a strong victory in a number of contests across the nation, retaining every GOP-held seats that were up for […]

Obama to Campaign for Gubernatorial Candidate in Maine

President Obama will head to Maine to rally voters for the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, his latest in a number of appearances campaigning as the midterm elections draw closer. These appearances come after the president has been sidelined due to a low approval rating and his unpopularity of late in some states. Obama will head Thursday […]

Republicans Hope for Victory in Maine Senate

While most of the attention has been placed on the highly competitive race in Maine for governor, the state Democratic and Republican parties are as focused or even more focused on races that are not getting the attention statewide but that are seen as just as critical including those for the Maine Senate and House. […]

Governor Rick Scott Claims of Fewer Deaths by Child Abuse Are Questioned

Florida’s Governor Rick Scott, a Republican, has repeatedly told voters that the neglected and abused children have been safer under his Florida leadership than when Charlie Crist his opponent who is a Democrat was the governor. However, an examination by a news agency of his claim shows it might be a bit of an exaggeration. […]

First Lady of Oregon Sorry for Marrying Man for Green Card

In 1997, the current first lady of Oregon, Cylvia Hayes, received $5,000 to marry a man from Ethiopia who wanted to receive his green card. During a news conference full of tears in Portland, Oregon, Hayes said that she made a big mistake in a period of her life that was unstable and difficult. She […]

Jerry Brown Signs First Affirmative Consent Law

California Governor Jerry Brown said on Sunday that he had signed a new law making California the first state in the country to define when actually “yes means yes,” as well as adopt new requirements for all colleges and universities to follow when there is an investigation dealing with sexual assault. Last month lawmakers in […]

Tight Races in Senate Could be Influenced by Immigration

This summer when the race for the U.S. Senate heated up in Arkansas, Mark Pryor was under attack from his congressional opponent with an inaccurate and nasty ad that claimed the Democrat supported giving benefits of social security to people with forged identities who worked illegally in the U.S. Michelle Nunn a Democratic candidate in […]

Maine Gubernatorial Candidate Under Fire for Video

A gubernatorial candidate from Maine who is a Democrat has come under fire from the Republicans for his promotion of a video that has a rap song, which makes a sexual reference to Senator Susan Collins who is a Republican. Michael Michaud’s campaign insists it did not pay or oversee what the contents of the […]

Two Latinos in Rhode Island Facing Primary Tests

Two Latinos in the state of Rhode Island are attempting to win statewide offices as voters go to the polls Tuesday. Angel Taveras the Mayor of Providence is one of three candidates for the gubernatorial nomination for Democrats. Dominican American Taveras would become the first Latino to be elected governor if he were to win. […]