State Politics

‘Hearts without God’: Santa Fe shooting leaves reformers facing a religious wall

Amid the grief after the Parkland high school massacre, a powerful student activist movement emerged with stunning swiftness. It laid the foundation for nationwide demonstrations and a sustained push for gun law reform.<p>But in the wake of the fatal shooting of eight students and two teachers at a …

Guns

‘You can do this with anything’: Santa Fe shooting suspect’s choice of guns complicates debate over assault rifles

Las Vegas introduced Americans to the rapid-fire lethality of bump stocks. Parkland reminded the public how quickly someone can inflict mass carnage with an AR-15, the weapon of choice in many rampages.<p>But Friday’s shooting at Santa Fe High School, which left 10 dead, was carried out with a pistol …

Guns

Tina Fey Hosts Star-Studded 'SNL' Season 43 Finale

Robert Mueller (Robert De Niro) happens upon President Trump's (Alec Baldwin) dinner with Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon), Michael Cohen (Ben Stiller) and Eric and Donald Trump Jr. (Mikey Day, Alex Moffat).<p>The season's last episode of <i>Saturday Night Live</i> opened with a nod to Tony Soprano including …

Comedy

Financial raid: Some states cut off assistance for DACA students, while others rush to help

New Jersey, Oregon and Connecticut recently passed bills making undocumented students eligible for aid.<p>Seonki Jo, who was brought to America from South Korea at age 3, has lived in Duluth, Georgia, nearly all his life. When it came time for him to begin his college search, he wanted to stick close …

Politics

The Future is Now, Old Men!

Just a brief diary to draw your attention to a New York <i>Times</i> story to put a spring in your step and a song in your heart.<p><b>…</b><p>Voter data for March and …

Government

Chris Christie says N.J. sports betting should have started on Memorial Day

Too much time has been wasted already. Let people place their bets in New Jersey by Memorial Day, says Christie.

New Jersey

NC public schools would have to post 'In God We Trust' signs under proposed bill

RALEIGH — North Carolina public schools could soon become a little more religious, if the General Assembly passes a new bill that would force schools …

Education

In looming Port Authority war, it’s the people who are set to lose

Get set for another Bridgegate. That’s what an aide to Gov. Cuomo suggests could happen if New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy restores the Port Authority …

New Jersey

NM candidates of both parties evoking Trump's name

<i>Copyright © 2018 Albuquerque Journal</i><p>Rep. Bill McCamley, D-Las Cruces, a candidate for state auditor, targets President Donald Trump in a political …

Donald Trump

Poll: Half of Americans approve of legal sports betting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A new poll finds that half of Americans approve of legal sports betting.<p>The Fairleigh Dickinson University poll conducted …

Las Vegas

Bay View Voters Guide: VOTE 100%! Make BVHP known for ballots, not bullets

<b>by Willie and Mary Ratcliff</b><p>Why do Black folks catch more hell in San Francisco than just about anywhere else? Why has a larger portion of the Black …

African-American News

Phillips family share Aurora shooting wisdom with Santa Fe

Sandy and Lonnie Phillips have been on the road advocating for stricter gun control after their daughter, Jessica, was murdered in an Aurora movie …

Santa Fe

Working Families Party formally endorses Cynthia Nixon

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's progressive Working Families Party formally endorsed "Sex and the City" actress Cynthia Nixon on Saturday as its gubernatorial candidate — challenging incumbent Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.<p>The small, progressive party held its annual convention at Harlem's First …

Andrew Cuomo

California Politics Podcast: Taking stock of the primary election's most meaningful TV ads

Judge Aaron Persky says he has no regrets.<p>Pushing back against the Trump administration, the California Senate and more than 20 cities and counties have come out in support of the state’s “sanctuary” law, which limits law enforcement agencies from cooperating with federal immigration agencies.<p>In …

Jerry Brown

Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics

<b>Vocational education.</b> Sorry, four-year universities, but the candidates for governor sound far more fired up about promoting community college, trade …

Florida Politics

My Turn: Ken Block: Assembly foists a sham on R.I. public

The Rhode Island General Assembly's special commission to "study" the line-item veto is a sham.<p>The stated purpose of this commission was to dig in to …

Rhode Island

N.J. lawmakers, governor far apart on budget deal

New Jersey legislative leaders and Gov. Phil Murphy have until the end of June to reach agreement on a new state budget. A stalemate could risk a …

News (U.S.)

Democrat was shaken by Trump's win, so she decided to shake up SC governor's race

<i>▪ One in a series of articles on the candidates running to be South Carolina's next governor.</i><p>Marguerite Willis is not waiting on Prince Charming …

Government

Voting in Texas primary runoff better than recent comparable elections

Nearly 380,000 voters have already cast ballots in the state's largest counties in advance of Tuesday's statewide primary runoff elections that will …

Government

Democratic candidates for Congress debate on TV

<i>Copyright © 2018 Albuquerque Journal</i><p>Former U.S. Attorney Damon Martinez was a popular target late Friday as his Democratic competitors tossed barbed …

Government

Adams wins Lunenburg selectmen's seat by 13 votes; recount possible

LUNENBURG -- With a narrow 13-vote lead, Katey Adams was named winner of Saturday's Board of Selectmen race, beating fellow candidates Michael-Ray …

Massachusetts

Early voting for primaries begins today

SANTA FE – Expanded early voting for New Mexico’s 2018 primary election begins today at dozens of designated polling locations around the state.<p>In …

Government

Reality check: What about "Clinton collusion"?

555a0aa8-9df3-4e76-9fa0-6804aa444baa<p>Reality check: What about "Clinton …

Politics

2018 has been deadlier for schoolchildren than service members

<i>This article has been updated.</i><p>The school shooting near Houston on Friday bolstered a stunning statistic: More people have been killed at schools this year than have been killed while serving in the military.<p>Initial estimates put the number killed at Santa Fe High School at eight. (The death toll …

Politics

A Santa Fe High School student says she expected to be shot at one day

“It’s been happening everywhere. I’ve always felt it would eventually happen here.”<p>The Friday morning school shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas happened exactly three months and four days after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14. Since …

U.S. Politics

Houston Police Chief Says He's Sick Of Inaction On Gun Control

"I’ve hit rock bottom and I am not interested in your views as it pertains to this issue," he said.<p>Following another school shooting, this one leaving 10 dead and 13 injured in Texas, Houston’s police chief is calling out elected officials for their failure to protect the children they claim to …

News

Santa Fe High: Texas lieutenant governor blames shooting on “too many entrances”

Who needs gun control when you have door control?<p>After Friday’s shooting at Santa Fe High School, in which at least 10 people were killed and another 10 wounded, several of the state’s leading politicians — Gov. Greg Abbott, Sen. Ted Cruz, and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick — gave a press conference to talk …

Guns

How is Santa Fe High shooting different from past school shootings?

NBC's Pete Williams joins to discuss the Santa Fe High School shooting, where he notes it's "unusual" that the shooter wasn't armed with a …

Santa Fe

America’s Congressional ‘Royals’

As huge numbers of Americans either stayed up crazy late or got up crazy early to watch the Royal Wedding, it’s as good a time as any to review our …

Royal Weddings

House Fails To Pass Farm Bill Because Of Fight Over Immigration

<b>(CBS News) —</b> The farm bill failed in the House Friday on a vote of 213 to 198. House GOP leaders had seemed confident as they walked into the vote …

New Jersey