In the most recent poll conducted by NBC New York/Marist Polling, former Congressman Anthony Weiner has placed 2nd as the Democrat choice for Mayor of New York City to replace current Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Former Tennessee politician William Lee Blakely who was previously investigated for indecent exposure allegations while in office more than two years ago has been arrested after a new complaint was filed, the Kingsport Times-News reports.
In one of the most public political meltdowns in recent memory, former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-Queens) was forced to resign his seat after a series of events in 2011 following a provocative tweet sent to the general public rather than as a direct message intended for a woman in Seattle. The tweet was exposed by the the late Andrew Breitbart and his affiliates, leading to a series of lies from Weiner claiming that he was the victim of a crime which ultimately led to a public apology and inevitably his resignation.
As the war drums continue to beat, North Korea has intensified threats of an imminent conflict against the United States and bordering South Korea on Tuesday. The country officially issued warnings for foreigners to evacuate South Korea to avoid being dragged into “thermonuclear war”.
On November 6th, 2012 the state of Colorado passed Amendment 64, allowing both the personal use and regulation of marijuana for adults 21 and over as well as the legal commercial cultivation, manufacture, and sale.
On February 26 and 27, exactly 11 months after President’s Obama’s now infamous comments to Russia President Dimitry Medvedev (explaining that he’d have more “flexibility” after the election), Russia conducted military drills meant to simulate attacks on US missile defense systems. The US military operates X-Band missile defense systems in Northern Japan, the syle of system used in the attack drill. FreeBeacon.com has an in-depth report on the situation:
Following our latest update of the developments on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea has moved to strategically position mobile missile launchers on its east coast, while warning that foreign diplomats will no longer be guaranteed safety after April 10. Fox News is reporting that the North is taking unusual action, hiding the missiles on the coast after transportation:
Once touted as a model program for inner city public education, Georgia school district officials are now facing charges of racketeering and corruption. After concluding a full investigation into the standardized test scores of the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) system, officials determined that cheating was taking place in a majority of APS’s 83 elementary and middle schools.
I was born and raised in Augusta. I came home today to announce my candidacy for U.S. Senate. #GASen
— Phil Gingrey (@PhilGingreyMD) March 27, 2013
Representative Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta) joined his House colleague Rep. Paul Broun (R-Athens) Wednesday in Georgia’s U.S. Senate race to fill the senior spot currently held by Sen. Saxby Chambliss. This announcement comes as no surprise considering Gingrey is the senior Republican congressman in the Georgia delegation and is now at the ripe age of 70. His formal announcement is scheduled this afternoon at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.
Public Policy Polling conducted the first “independent” poll in South Carolina’s first Congressional district finding Elizabeth Colbert Busch leading former Governor Mark Sanford by a narrow 47 to 45 percent, clearly displaying Sanford’s vulnerability. Colbert-Busch, the Democratic nominee, will face either Mark Sanford or Curtis Bostic who are currently in a very heated runoff battle through Tuesday, April 2nd.