Clapper hopes Mueller will end Russia probe ‘soon’

President Obama's intelligence chief on Monday said he hoped special counsel Robert Mueller would wrap up his Russia election probe soon and tell the country whether there was any collusion between Moscow and P...

Court blocks ‘millionaire tax’ question from state ballot

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts' highest court on Monday struck down a proposed "millionaire tax" ballot question, blocking it from going before state voters in November and ending advocates' hopes for generating some $2 billion in additional revenue for education and transportation.

The Supreme Judicial Court, in a 5-2 ruling, said ...

Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of immigrant children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets.

One ...

DACA kids approved despite murder, rape and sex crimes arrests

Ten people who'd been arrested on murder charges were nonetheless granted permission to remain and work in the U.S. under the Obama-era DACA amnesty, according to new government data released Monday.

Thirty-one "Dreamers" had rape charges on their records, nearly 500 had been accused of sex crimes, and more than ...

Trump’s Strategy Brands Republicans as Racist and Sexist

Stanley Greenberg, NYT
Political commentators and strategists write with some awe of President Trump’s outrageous, gutsy strategy of ginning up his base with one more attack on black athletes, one more crackdown on Central American mothers and children on the Mexican border, one more assault on Obamacare, one more tariff on imports.

Dems & Black America: They Have Reason to Worry

Christopher Gage, Am. Greatness
Kanye West is not shy. As Hurricane Katrina and the flooding that followed disemboweled New Orleans in a frenzy of immutable destruction, West told the watching world that President George W. Bush had little motivation to help the city's mainly black denizens. George Bush doesn't

Is Ranked-Choice Voting Transforming Our Politics?

Bill Scher, RealClearPolitics
I like the idea of ranked-choice voting. It works like this: You can vote for multiple candidates in ranked order. After all the first-choice votes are tallied, whoever comes in last gets eliminated, and supporters of that candidate have their second-choice votes counted instead. The “instant runoff” process continues until someone gets a majority of the vote. In this process, I get to share more information about my preferences, and the odds I will have some say in final outcome increases.