State Politics

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. […]

Bob McDonnell Former Governor of Virginia to Testify

Bob McDonnell, the former Governor of Virginia will testify about the status of his marriage when his trial on public corruption continues in Richmond in a federal courtroom. McDonnell testified on Wednesday and said Maureen, his wife, showed anxiety for the new role she held as first lady in 2009 just the day after he […]

Governor Perry Makes Response to Recent Indictment

Rick Perry the Republican Governor of Texas responded on Saturday to his indictment in which he was accused of abuse of power of office. He called the indictment a political farce and vowed to explore each legal avenue to fight the prosecution. A 2012 presidential candidate for the GOP, Perry with potential aspirations for a […]

Governor of Hawaii Loses Primary Election

After close to four decades in an elected office in the state of Hawaii, Governor Neil Abercrombie received a stunning blow, as he was defeated this weekend in his bid for re-election. He became the first incumbent Hawaiian governor in the history of the state to lose his party’s primary. Abercrombie, who is a Democrat, […]

Kingston Topped by Perdue in Senate Runoff in Georgia

David Perdue a businessman has won a bitter runoff contest of nine weeks to become the Republican nominee for the Senate from Georgia besting U.S. Representative Jack Kingston. During a bruising campaign, 11-term congressman Kingston was painted by Perdue as an insider in Washington beholden to special interests in D.C., while Kingston hit back at […]

Perry Criticized for Comments on Alcoholism and Homosexuality

Gay rights organizations as well as Democrats on Thursday criticized Texas Governor Rick Perry after he compared homosexuality to alcoholism. The groups called it toxic and ill informed. Will Hailer the executive director of the Democratic Party in Texas said that Governor Perry ought to be ashamed of his comments. While speaking during a trip […]

Arrest of Blogger Stirs Up Republican Primary in Mississippi

A man was arrested for allegedly obtaining an image of a bedridden wife of a senator, which has shaken up what is already an intense primary battle by the Republicans in Mississippi. Clayton Kelly a political blogger was arrested on Thursday for the exploitation of an adult who is vulnerable and improperly and illegally obtaining […]