From the Iraq War to representing Florida in Congress to Texas GOP chair: Here’s what you need to know about Allen West

Incoming Texas GOP Chairman Allen West is fairly new to Texas, but he is not new to national politics. West, a one-term former member of Congress from Florida, found his path to... Read more »

Black or Blue? Protest Movements Take Center Stage in Races for NYC’s Swing Seats

Where candidates stand on Black Lives Matter is quickly becoming a key campaign issue in New York City’s swing districts. Andrew Gounardes, who helped Democrats gain a majority in the State Senate... Read more »

Embedding Trump’s tweets into news stories could boost his voter support, study finds

When journalists embed President Donald Trump’s tweets into news stories, they could be unknowingly helping him gain voter support, finds a paper forthcoming in the academic journal New Media & Society. Researchers wanted to know... Read more »

Ex-West Virginia Health Chief Says Cuts Hurt Virus Response

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The former West Virginia public health leader forced out by the governor says decades-old computer systems and cuts to staff over a period of years had made a challenging... Read more »

WATCH: Gov. Lujan Grisham’s 7/9 COVID-19 press conference

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham speaks Thursday, June 11, 2020, during an online news conference addressing New Mexico’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic from the Capitol. Update: See the recap of the press conference... Read more »

Indoor dining at restaurants nixed amid increase in cases, and more

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, citing an “untenable” increase in cases, brought back some restrictions beginning Monday, including saying that restaurants and breweries will not be able to have indoor service and restricting... Read more »

‘Please Tell Me My Life Is Worth A LITTLE Of Your Discomfort,’ Nurse Pleads

When an employee told a group of 20-somethings they needed face masks to enter his fast-food restaurant, one woman fired off a stream of expletives. “Isn’t this Orange County?” snapped a man... Read more »

Former Senate Finance Chair Max Baucus on economic stimuli, then and now

Baucus, 78, was the longest-serving U.S. senator from Montana. A Democrat, Baucus left public service in 2017 when Republican President Donald Trump replaced him as U.S. ambassador to China, a post he’d... Read more »