Michigan Republicans forced out of state legislature over extramarital affair lose GOP primary races

Michigan Republicans forced out of state legislature over extramarital affair lose GOP primary races

Reuters Two former Michigan representatives forced out of the state legislature for their extramarital affair and its subsequent cover-up lost their respective bids to regain their seats in a special Republican primary on Tuesday, results showed. Cindy Gamrat, who was removed from her Allegan County seat, and Todd Courser, who resigned from his seat in

GOP keeps control of Virginia state Senate despite gun control spending

GOP keeps control of Virginia state Senate despite gun control spending

Reuters Republicans kept control of the Virginia state Senate on Tuesday despite millions from billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s gun control advocacy group backing Democrats. The victories mean that the Republicans retain control of both houses of the state legislature. The party remains an obstacle to Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe as he tries to tighten gun laws

Marco Rubio on the defensive as his personal finances face renewed scrutiny

Marco Rubio on the defensive as his personal finances face renewed scrutiny

Sabrina Siddiqui, The Guardian Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Wednesday tried to dismiss attacks on his personal finances as “discredited” as opponents on both left and right cast new doubts over his use of an official Republican party credit card. Rubio, on the campaign trail in New Hampshire, found himself facing fresh questions about

Who keeps billions of taxpayer dollars flowing to for-profit colleges? These guys

Who keeps billions of taxpayer dollars flowing to for-profit colleges? These guys

Annie Waldman, ProPublica For-profit universities have had another rough year, with big players facing federal scrutiny for everything from predatory loans to outright fraud. Now attention is turning to the schools’ accreditors. Accreditors are supposed to make sure that schools provide students with a quality education. They are not government agencies, but wield enormous power: