• west haven April 30, 2022 12:14 am

    Face the Facts: Political Science Professor Talks About West Haven Financial Troubles

    Should the state be in charge of West Haven’s finances after investigations revealed the city misspent $900,000 in federal COVID-19 relief funds? More than a few residents are demanding change, but getting that change may not be as difficult as it seems. NBC Connecticut’s Mike Hydeck spoke with Jonathan Wharton, associate professor of political science and urban affairs at...

  • west haven May 6, 2022 11:23 pm

    Face the Facts: Political Science Professor Talks About West Haven Financial Troubles

  • head April 23, 2019 10:15 pm

    Egypt Voters Approve Referendum Extending President's Rule

    Voters in Egypt approved constitutional amendments allowing President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in power until 2030, election officials said Tuesday, a move that critics fear will cement his authoritarian rule eight years after a pro-democracy uprising. El-Sissi led the military overthrow of an elected but divisive Islamist president amid mass protests against his rule in 2013 and has since presided...

  • United States April 19, 2019 11:58 pm

    Church Membership in US Plummets Over Past 20 Years: Poll

    The percentage of U.S. adults who belong to a church or other religious institution has plunged by 20 percentage points over the past two decades, hitting a low of 50% last year, according to a new Gallup poll. Among major demographic groups, the biggest drops were recorded among Democrats and Hispanics. Gallup said church membership was 70% in 1999 —...

  • Donald Trump March 15, 2019 9:27 pm

    Admissions Scandal Unfolds Amid Cynicism About Moral Values

    In some ways, the college-admissions bribery scheme newly revealed by federal prosecutors seemed almost inevitable. Ethics experts say Americans these days are barraged with accounts of corruption, greed and amoral behavior to the point that many likely wonder, “Why should I play by the rules?”

  • social media October 22, 2018 11:56 am

    Manassas Delegate Voluntarily Airs Dirty Laundry

    Virginia Del. Lee Carter wants you to know that he is in the midst of his third divorce, can’t hold a job, lobbed homophobic insults when he was young, and may even have explicit photos of himself floating around on the internet....
    It’s not that the incumbent Democrat wants to lose the election next year; he just wants to get all...

  • Donald Trump October 31, 2018 1:00 am

    National Issues Loom Large in Key House Race Near DC

    Warner Workman has met his Virginia congresswoman several times at local events and says he’s “always dumbfounded when she actually remembers my name.” Rep. Barbara Comstock’s social media pages are filled with photos of her thanking local first responders at 9/11 memorials, posing with families at county fairs, attending Boy Scout events and opening new police stations in Virginia’s 10th...

  • spokeswoman October 10, 2018 7:21 pm

    Want Election Results? On West Coast, Patience Is Required

    If control of the U.S. House comes down to any of the competitive congressional races in Washington state and California, the nation might have to wait days to learn the outcome. In both of those states, voters can put their ballots in the mail as late as Election Day, meaning the final votes do not typically reach election officials until...

  • prosecutor May 31, 2018 9:18 am

    Missouri Governor Says Fight Not Over, Even in Surrender

    Even in surrender, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is going out fighting. When he steps down Friday, the former Navy SEAL officer will be conceding political defeat amid allegations of sexual misconduct and campaign violations while still defiantly asserting that he’s done nothing worthy of being forced out of office. He’s even hinted at a possible political comeback, declaring during his...

  • Donald Trump April 30, 2018 10:22 am

    US Pols Seek to Sway Arrivals From Puerto Rico Before Vote

    A small street festival outside Miami features booths adorned with Puerto Rican flags. A band plays salsa music as vendors offer specialties from the Caribbean island such as rice with pork and chickpeas. There’s also a woman working her way through the crowd with a clipboard, her white T-shirt emblazoned with the words “Your vote, your voice, your future.” She’s...

  • Facebook March 19, 2018 5:19 pm

    In Patriarchal Japan, Saying ‘Me Too' Can Be Risky for Women

    Japanese women who say “Me too” do so at their own risk. Online comments accused Rika Shiiki of lying and being a publicity hound when she tweeted that she lost business contracts after refusing to have sex with clients. Some said that by agreeing to dine with a man, she led him on. “The comments I received were disproportionately negative,”...

  • Donald Trump November 8, 2017 11:10 am

    JFK Files: FBI Monitored Growing Latino Political Power

    A memo included in recently released John F. Kennedy documents shows that the FBI was concerned about the growing political power of Latinos, historians say. Among the thousands of documents released last week was a memo from an FBI informant who kept watch on a Dallas chapter of the G.I. Forum — a moderate group of Mexican American veterans who...

  • Associated Press October 6, 2017 1:48 pm

    US Customs Vows to Block Imports Made by North Korea Workers

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it is ready to block U.S. imports of seafood — as well as any other goods — produced by North Korean laborers who work in China. An Associated Press investigation tracked salmon, squid and cod processed by North Koreans working at Chinese factories and shipped to American stores, including Walmart and ALDI. The North...

  • Associated Press May 19, 2017 11:42 am

    Brazil's President May Lead a ‘Walking Dead Administration'

    Brazil’s president is vowing to remain in power despite a damaging new corruption allegation, but Latin America’s largest nation could very well be rudderless as long as he stays at the head of what one analyst is calling a “walking dead administration.” President Michel Temer struck a defiant note Thursday, promising he would be found innocent in a Supreme Court...

  • Donald Trump March 6, 2017 12:26 pm

    Poll: Divided Americans Fret Country Losing Identity

    Add one more to the list of things dividing left and right in this country: We can’t even agree on what it means to be an American. A new survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds Republicans are far more likely to cite a culture grounded in Christian beliefs and the traditions of early European immigrants...

  • Donald Trump May 30, 2018 11:12 am

    ‘Told You So': Some College Professors Correctly Predicted Trump's Win

    Donald Trump is not the only one who can say, “I told you so.” A few college professors stood up to a tidal wave of prevailing thought to separately predict for months that the New York billionaire and reality TV star would pull off one of the biggest shockers in American political history.

  • Donald Trump October 19, 2016 11:22 am

    Why Dead Voters Won't Tip the Presidential Election

    While Donald Trump has raised the specter of voter fraud involving the identities of dead voters on Nov. 8, elections experts say such fears are based in more fantasy than fact, NBC News reported. “It is possible to have some votes stolen in this way, but it’s not possible to be done on a wide scale,” said Dick Simpson, a...

  • United States April 9, 2016 8:45 pm

    Official: 6th Person Arrested Amid New Brussels Raid

    A sixth person has been detained over suspected links to the March 22 Brussels bombings, one day after a series of raids netted five arrests, including the last known fugitive of last year’s Paris attacks, NBC News reported. A spokesman for Belgium’s federal prosecutor’s office says the person is under arrest but has refused to give any further details ahead...

  • Donald Trump October 10, 2016 4:16 pm

    All Eyes on Texas: Ted Cruz Beats Donald Trump in His Home State

    Ted Cruz was projected the victor in his home state on Super Tuesday, a must win against Donald Trump for the Texas senator. His success in the Republican primary was expected but key to his campaign. He also was projected winner in Oklahoma, where Trump had led in the polls.

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