WASHINGTON (AP) — Rebellious Democrats shut down the House's legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured a vote on gun control measures before lawmakers' weeklong break.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Bernie Sanders breathed new life into his long-shot White House bid with a crucial win in Michigan's primary Tuesday night, chipping away at Hillary Clinton's dominance in the Democratic presidential race. Republican Donald Trump swept to victory in both Michigan and Mississippi, overcoming fierce efforts to blunt his momentum.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A lottery official says the estimated prize for this weekend's Powerball drawing has grown to about $700 million, making it the largest jackpot of any lottery game in U.S. history.
Bernie Sanders calls himself a Democratic Socialist. How is his group different from other Socialist groups? How and when did Socialism begin in America? The purpose of my column which appears in this newspaper on Wednesday each week is to give you the “back story” and/or the history of people and issues in the news to add some depth and understanding to the fast moving snippets of news stories you see on television or the internet.
The Jewish historian, Josephus, writes in “Antiquities of the Jews 8.6” about a city in central Syria northeast of Damascus and southwest of the Euphrates River called Tadmor which was built and fortified by King Solomon. It became a vital caravan city and was known as the Bride of the Desert. The Greeks called it Palmyra, meaning Palm Tree. It was mentioned as far back as the 2nd millenium BC and It eventually became an important trade route linking Persia, India, China and the Roman Empire.
The opinions of Missouri’s U.S. senators concerning President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran fall along party lines, with Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. supporting the deal and Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo. opposing it.
Even veterans of Washington’s many political battles say that the pending “deal” worked out between the PS+1 group (composed of the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany) and Iran with regard to the Iranian nuclear program, stands out for its breadth, funding -- and high stakes.
Kathryn Steinle, 32 years old, was brutally murdered last week while walking on Pier 14 in San Francisco with her father. Her killer has been identified as Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez. Sanchez has confessed to the random shooting.