State Politics

David Jolly Defeats Alex Sink in Special Election

David Jolly a Republican narrowly won a special election in Florida, defeating Alex Sink a Democrat on Tuesday in a House race seen largely as a critical litmus test for ObamaCare. With close to 100% of Tuesday’s vote counted, Jolly won 48.5% of the vote to 46.7% for Sink. Lucas Overby a Libertarian had 4.8%. […]

House Races in New York Began to Heat Up

Swing districts and an empty seat loom big as Democrats and Republicans looked to gain seats in the House from New York in the midterm elections this November. With eight months to go prior to the November election, six or more of the 27 seats in the state show signs of being close races. Across […]

Governor Jan Brewer Vetoes Religious Beliefs Bill

Jan Brewer, the Governor of Arizona announced that she vetoed the controversial bill passed by the Arizona legislature that would allow religious beliefs to be a defense for denying certain services to gays and other special interest groups. Brewer spent a number of days taking into considering the bill, but said it could potentially create […]

Governors Arrive in Washington with Possible Presidential Candidates

Governors from all over the U.S. will meet Friday in Washington for winter meetings lasting four days for the National Governors Association. The meetings will last just four days but some attendees are hoping to return in 2016 to Washington four years or more. The latest meeting of the NGA will give the U.S. governors […]

Ray Nagin Found Guilty of Accepting Bribes

Ray Nagin the former Mayor of New Orleans entered the mayor’s office as a scourge of corruption and guided the city through its worst disaster of modern history. However, on Wednesday he left a courthouse as a convict, after a jury of his peers found him guilty of accepting bribes worth thousands of dollars as […]

Aiken to Run For U.S. Congress

Clay Aiken the country singer will announce his campaign on Wednesday for Congress injecting into the race a nationally known personality into what previously had been a quiet primary for the Democrats to come up with a challenger for North Carolina incumbent U.S. Representative Renee Ellmers. The decision by Aiken to join the race reshaped […]

Ex-Aide: Governor Christie Knew Of Lane Closings

A lawyer for a former official at the Port Authority says there is evidence that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was aware of the lane closings at the George Washington Bridge while they were happening. The lawyer represents the official who was blamed for the incident that was politically motivated. Christie’s office has denied the […]

GOP in Arizona Censures McCain

On Saturday, the Republican Party in Arizona officially censured Senator John McCain, citing a record of voting they said was not sufficiently conservative. The resolution that censure’s McCain was voiced-voted approved in a meeting of members of the Party committee members in Tempe, said Time Sifert the state spokesman for the party. Signatures were required […]

McDonnell Insists No Wrongdoing While Governor

Robert McDonnell the former Governor of Virginia reacted to charges Tuesday night that he and his wife improperly accepted gifts that were given by businessman in Virginia, saying the allegations were false. McDonnell said he did not do anything illegal for the former CEO of a nutritional supplement business, Jonnie Williams Sr. McDonnell gave his […]

Governor Christie Looks to Calm Firestorm

Republican Chris Christie the Governor of New Jersey sought earlier this week to move beyond the lane closure scandal that is threatening to tarnish his image of being “no-nonsense” ahead of the 2016 presidential election, while federal prosecutors open their own investigation into the case. Christie on Thursday said he was humiliated and embarrassed by […]