Christine Hallquist, a Transgender Woman, Wins Vermont Governor's Primary
New York Times, 15 August at 04:44
BURLINGTON, Vt. — On a cloudy afternoon this summer, Christine Hallquist, a former utility executive from Vermont, listened closely as Danica Roem, the Virginia state delegate who won national recognition when she became the first transgender person ...
Kris Kobach wins Kansas GOP governor nomination after incumbent Colyer concedes
CNN, 15 August at 03:58
Washington (CNN) Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has narrowly won the Republican nomination for governor, ousting incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer in the state's primary. Colyer conceded the race Tuesday night, a week after the election took place and ...
Colyer Concedes in Kansas, Handing Governor's Nomination to Kobach
New York Times, 15 August at 03:56
SABETHA, Kan. — A week after voters went to the polls in Kansas, Gov. Jeff Colyer conceded in the race for the Republican nomination for governor on Tuesday, handing a narrow victory to Secretary of State Kris W. Kobach. Mr. Colyer had raised concerns
Trump accused Omarosa Manigault Newman of breaching her NDA. Experts say she might prevail in court.
Washington Post, 15 August at 03:55
The Trump campaign, a private entity, on Tuesday filed to force Omarosa Manigault Newman into arbitration, alleging she breached her 2016 confidentiality agreement with Donald J. Trump for President Inc. Its claim, The Washington Post reported, stems ...
The Lie Sarah Huckabee Sanders Could Not Tell
The Root, 15 August at 03:19
No matter what the current president has been accused of, his loyal press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been right there to spin it into something else. She is either part Tasmanian devil or tornado. I haven't figured out which, but her spin is
Bernie Sanders Wins Democratic Nomination for Vermont Senate Seat
New York Times, 15 August at 03:08
Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont easily won his state's Democratic primary on Tuesday, according to The Associated Press, all but guaranteeing his re-election in November. But Mr. Sanders is expected to snub the party that he sought to represent in
Woman arrested at 'extremist Muslim' New Mexico compound moved to federal custody, sheriff says
Fox News, 15 August at 02:53
Jany Leveille, one of the five suspects arrested at the "extremist Muslim" compound in northern New Mexico, has been transferred to the custody of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said Tuesday.
'He created Omarosa': How Trump's protegee turned his tactics against him
Washington Post, 15 August at 02:02
Omarosa Manigault Newman's new book comes with an explosive title. (“Unhinged.”) It has a healthy frisson of tension followed by a climactic reveal. (She taped her colleagues! In the White House Situation Room!) And it has just enough cliffhangers to
DNC Reviewing Domestic Abuse Allegations Against Deputy Chair Keith Ellison
NPR, 15 August at 01:47
Hours before polls close in primary elections in Minnesota, the Democratic National Committee said it is reviewing allegations of domestic abuse against its deputy chair, Rep. Keith Ellison. In its first statement on the allegations against Ellison
Impeachment of entire West Virginia Supreme Court draws cry of 'partisan witch hunt'
NBCNews.com, 15 August at 01:42
Allen Loughry, a justice on the West Virginia state Supreme Court, literally wrote the book on political corruption. "Don't Buy Another Vote, I Won't Pay for a Landslide," published 12 years ago, takes aim at the "sordid" culture of grift and graft in
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