Supreme Court declines to hear Rod Blagojevich’s appeal

The Supreme Court rejected an appeal from former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Monday, leaving in place his corruption conviction and declining to settle an ongoing disagreement among courts over what it takes to prove corruption.

Blagojevich was convicted of selling the Senate seat left vacant by Barack Obama upon ...

Gun shops report increase in sales as restrictions pass

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - Some gun shops in border towns say they have seen an uptick in business since Vermont passed restrictions on gun ownership.

Gary Griswold, owner of Gateway Sports in Wells River, which borders New Hampshire, tells the Caledonian Record he has seen a 40 percent increase ...

Hundreds of ex-DOJ workers sign petition to protect Mueller, Rosenstein

Hundreds of former Department of Justice employees have signed a petition demanding Congress act "swiftly and forceful' if President Trump fires Special Counsel Robert Mueller or Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Posted over the weekend on the social media site Medium, the petition had nearly 500 signatures as of Monday morning. ...

Eric Swalwell: James Comey has a right to defend himself

Rep. Eric Swalwell said Monday that he doesn't fault former FBI Director James Comey for speaking about the various investigations he was involved in while at the agency.

"There's a lot of information that I know, that James Comey knows, that he has not yet revealed. I think he has ...

Clinton Cash: Confidant revealed as buyer of $20M Rockefeller home

A stunning New York real estate deal has offered a glimpse into just how much money one of Bill Clinton’s closest confidants has raked in over the years, after it was reported that Doug Band snatched up the Manhattan townhouse of the late business magnate David Rockefeller – for a cool $20 million.

Trump slams China, Russia for devaluing their currencies

President Trump accused China and Russia Monday of devaluing their currencies against the U.S. dollar, three days after the Treasury Department declined to label China a currency manipulator.

"Russia and China are playing the Currency Devaluation game as the U.S. keeps raising interest rates. Not acceptable," the president tweeted.

The ...

Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers

Des Moines Register. April 4, 2018

Iowa's people shortage is bad for business, and immigrants can be part of solution

Have you noticed your Iowa town is being overrun with undocumented immigrants while local officials flout federal immigration law?

Neither has anyone else.

Because it isn't happening.

But that reality ...

Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers

Omaha World Herald. April 11, 2018

Goodwill Omaha makes welcome changes in pursuing a new path

Goodwill Omaha is taking numerous steps to remedy concerns from the recent past, redirecting more resources to its programming and adopting guidelines for responsible operations. The charity says it still has a ways to ...

Supreme Court again rejects Blagojevich appeal

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has for the second time rejected an appeal by imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich of his convictions on corruption charges.

The justices did not comment Monday in letting stand the convictions and 14-year prison term that Blagojevich is serving. He's scheduled to be ...

Colorado teachers to rally at Capitol for school funding

DENVER (AP) - Teachers in Colorado are joining those from other states in asking for more money for schools.

They plan to gather at the Capitol to lobby lawmakers on Monday and rally on the West Steps at 4:30 p.m.

Classes have been cancelled in one suburban Denver school district ...

Mueller’s Adventure Is All About Hounding Trump From Office

Roger Kimball, PJM
It has been a yeasty couple of weeks for President Trump. Last Monday, he, like the rest of us, learned that his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, had his home, office, hotel, and safe deposit box hoovered by gumshoes at the direction of prosecutors from the Southern District of New York. They carried away the stuff by the boatload—documents, computers, cell phones, tablets: the lot. If you discerned the dogged hand of Special Counsel Robert Mueller in this breathtaking episode, you would not be wrong. Although carried out by feds in N.Y., who apparently had been investigating Cohen...

The Latest: Syria TV questions chemical attack allegations

BEIRUT (AP) - The Latest on developments following the U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria (all times local):

4 p.m.

Syrian state TV is airing interviews with nearly a dozen doctors and medics who say they found no trace of poisonous gas in the town of Douma, where opposition activists and first ...