Students who survived the deadly shootings at their high school in Parkland, Fla., last week are speaking out forcefully and hope to be the catalyst that breaks the long political deadlock on gun control legislation in Congress. President Trump signaled he is open to improving the background check system, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) spoke in support of gun violence restraining-order laws.
Make no mistake about it: Anger is definitely one of the factors fueling the legions of women running for office across the country in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s loss, Donald Trump’s election, the Women’s March and the #MeToo movement.
Elections experts say the state Supreme Court's new map is “fairer” and “more compact" than the lopsided one used in the past three congressional elections, which heavily tilted electoral power toward Republicans and became the butt of national jokes thanks to its strangely shaped districts.
One former staffer filed a complaint alleging that Democratic Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia fired him after he refused to play spin the bottle in her hotel room — one of several accusations from former employees.
Global emissions of carbon dioxide are rising again after several years of remaining flat. Many nations aren’t living up to their promises in the 2015 Paris climate accord, and before too long, it will be too late to stop the warming trend.