Marco Rubio: The Republican of the moment

Marco Rubio: The Republican of the moment

Agence France-Presse As a child, Marco Rubio assured his exiled grandfather he would overthrow Fidel Castro to lead Cuba. Today at 44, he aspires to lead the United States, and he inched closer to that dream with a breakout performance in Wednesday’s Republican debate. After months of toil on the campaign trail, the Florida senator

Bible-citing Marine raises religious freedom questions in appeal of court-martial conviction

Bible-citing Marine raises religious freedom questions in appeal of court-martial conviction

McClatchy Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON — A North Carolina-based Marine will now get to challenge a court-martial conviction that raises tricky questions about military discipline and religious freedom. Reinforced by members of Congress and some leading conservative lawyers, former Lance Cpl. Monifa F. Sterling this week convinced the nation’s highest military appeals court to hear a case that started with…

Where every 2016 presidential candidate stands on climate change

Where every 2016 presidential candidate stands on climate change

Newsweek

Where All the Candidates Stand on Climate Change

This story originally appeared on Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. At first glance, there are just two groups of presidential contenders when it comes to climate change: those who think it’s real and urgent, and those who don’t. But take a closer look, and the picture blurs. The…

Top official resigns from Jeb Bush’s faltering campaign

Top official resigns from Jeb Bush’s faltering campaign

Newsweek

High-Ranking Bush Campaign Official Departs

The chief operating officer of Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign has resigned, according to a report published late Friday in The Wall Street Journal. Christine Ciccone’s resignation on Friday comes a week after the campaign announced it planned to slash payroll costs by 40 percent. Federal Election Commission filing show Ciccone was paid about $12,000 a month…

Beverly Hills and three other Calif. cities fined for not enforcing water conservation

Beverly Hills and three other Calif. cities fined for not enforcing water conservation

Reuters Upscale Beverly Hills is among four California cities whose water utilities have been fined for not forcing residents to conserve enough water during California’s unrelenting four-year drought, officials said on Friday. The wealthy Los Angeles area municipality was fined $61,000 on Thursday, making it the only community not located in a desert to be