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    Indiana Exit Polling and Results

    Here's a thread for Indiana results. Indiana is in two time zones, so some polls close at 6 pm and others at 7pm. CBS early exit polling for Republicans: Early exit polling data finds a majority of Indiana GOP primary voters are angry… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit m [...]

    Trump projected to win Indiana’s Republican primary

    Donald Trump has been projected as the winner of the Republican presidential primary in Indiana, according to the Associated Press. The victory gives the businessman and reality-TV star a clear path to clinching the GOP nomination before the convention. This is a developing story. It will [...]

    Donald Trump wins the Indiana Republican primary

    Donald Trump has been declared the winner of the Republican primary in Indiana.  Go to Source : Donald Trump wins the Indiana Republican primary

    ISIS: Third U.S. Combat Death in Iraq

    The U.S. has confirmed a navy SEAL was killed today by ISIS fire. On Tuesday, a U.S. Navy SEAL was killed by “direct fire” about three miles from the front lines north of Mosul after Islamic State fighters penetrated Kurdish… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my  [...]

    The former speaker of New York’s General Assembly just got one of the longest prison sentences ever for an Empire State politic [...]

    Why Do Campaigns Give Away Their Strategies?

    As soon as the California primary is over, Donald Trump will be facing a barrage of attack ads: A series of ads painting [Trump] as an unserious, unready, and unscrupulous businessman who also happens to disparage women and minorities is to start airing June 8, the day after the final pr [...]

    Indiana and Beyond: Republicans to Get Trump’d

    As Ted Cruz and Donald Trump wade into the mud with their personal attacks against each other, Republicans are coming to grips with the realization that Donald Trump will be their nominee. Former John McCain top advisor Mark Salter says he'll… [[ This is a content summary only. [...]

    It is a rare occasion when one’s personal interests align with one’s job obligations. So, when the ridiculous National En [...]

    This Abortion Doctor Is Fighting for Her Right to Stand Up for Reproductive Rights

    An abortion provider in Washington, D.C. has filed a legal complaint against the hospital where she is currently completing a two-year fellowship, alleging that administrators violated her civil rights by effectively silencing her from publicly supporting the right to an abortion, the New [...]

    Do We Really Want to Lead the World in Toddler Shootings?

    I remember last fall when I saw this article by Christopher Ingraham I hesitated to share it because it is so sad. This week a 2-year-old in South Carolina found a gun in the back seat of the car he was riding in and accidentally shot his grandmother, who was sitting in the passenger seat [...]

    A New Investigation Confirms Your Worst Suspicions About Michigan Leaders and the Flint Water Crisis

    In the aftermath of the water crisis in Flint, many have asked why—despite numerous reports of tainted, foul-smelling water from residents—lead-contaminated water flowed through the city’s pipes for 18 months. The response has been largely a deflection in blame: Local o [...]

    Conservative Dallas suburb overwhelmingly rejects anti-LGBT ‘bathroom’ ordinance

    Public officials of a conservative enclave in Dallas almost unanimously repudiated an anti-transgender “bathroom” ordinance in a local battle that may help turn the corner on the discussion in Texas. John Wright has the details of Monday’s Rockwall City Council meeting: First, nearly 100 [...]

    Protests against gender-inclusive bathrooms are on the rise. On Monday, according to local news reports more than 500 people showed up at  [...]

    This is a terrific political ad that you should take 60 seconds to watch

    Political ads these days are a dime a dozen.  Most of them look the same, sound the same and have about the same impact on voters: zero. That’s why when a really good one comes along, I like to highlight it. Which brings me to the new ad from New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan (D), [& [...]

    As a child of a struggling family, I lived in 32 houses and attended 12 schools. The two constants in my life were the public schools and [...]

    The federal budget, more than most responsibilities of a president, is a statement of an administration’s priorities for go [...]

    When left to voters, raising the minimum wage has had astounding success. Over the past 20 years, every statewide minimum wage ba [...]

    Midday open thread: Another American killed in combat with ISIS; ND’s state-owned bank offers model

    On Tuesday, voters in Indiana will cast ballots in their state’s presidential primary, but they’ll also be voting in down-ballot primaries as well. The Republican Senate contest takes center stage, and two House battles are also on the menu for the GOP. Polls close in most of Indiana  [...]