President Trump on Thursday launched a scathing Twitter attack against special counsel Robert Mueller, who’s probing Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.“The inner workings of the Mueller investigation are a total mess. They have found no collusion and have gone absolutely nuts. They are screaming and shouting at people, horribly threatening them to come up with the answers they want,” Trump wrote. The inner workings of the Mueller investigation are a total mess. They have found no collusion and have gone absolutely nuts. They are screaming and shouting at people, horribly threatening them to come up with the answers they want. They are a disgrace to our Nation and don’t...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2018He continued: “They are a disgrace to our Nation and don’t care how many lives the ruin. These are … [Read more...] about Trump says Mueller team has ‘gone absolutely nuts’ and is ‘threatening’ people
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Nov. 15, 2018 / 1:56 PM GMT By Chuck Todd, Mark Murray and Carrie Dann WASHINGTON — Before Election Day 2018, Republicans held 13 of the 40 congressional districts with the highest share of adults over 25 with a college degree. After the midterms, however, that’s now down to just four. And if Rep. Mimi Walters in California ultimately loses her still-uncalled reelection race, as expected, it’ll be just three Republicans remaining. (Those three are Van Taylor, who succeeded Rep. Sam Johnson in Texas; Ann Wagner in Missouri; and Susan Brooks in Indiana.) That surge of Democratic enthusiasm from college-educated voters was captured in the exit polls, too. Overall, college graduates broke for Democrats in the midterms by 20 percentage points, while those with no college degree were equally split. Among only white college … [Read more...] about On full display in the midterms: America’s Great Education Realignment
Nov. 12, 2018 / 8:30 PM GMT By Suzanne Gamboa and Nicole Acevedo AUSTIN, Texas — Tera Tanguma, 23, moved with the line of voters outside a Fiesta grocery store, passing the time with her nose in her book, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil." Tanguma hadn't gotten around to voting early, but said she was not going to miss the chance to cast a ballot last Tuesday. Plus, the young Latina said, it was meaningful to take part in the voting process on Election Day. Young adults like Tanguma voted in higher numbers than any other midterm elections in the past 25 years, according to a preliminary analysis from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), which studies young Americans’ political engagement. They estimated that 31 percent of eligible young voters ages 18 to 29 turned out to vote this year, better than the past seven midterms. It's particularly noticeable considering that 2014 had the lowest youth turnout rate. "It was … [Read more...] about Youth, Latino mobilization paid off in the midterms. Now groups gear up for 2020.
Nov. 9, 2018 / 11:55 PM GMT By Nicole Acevedo, Stephen A. Nuño and Suzanne Gamboa Raquel Terán, elected Tuesday to Arizona's legislature, vowed to fight an attempt to keep her from taking office through a challenge of her U.S. citizenship. “I will not be intimidated by this harassment and really the psychological warfare designed to exclude people like me or the voices of the constituents I look forward to serving. When January comes, I’m going to be right here," Terán, who was born in Douglas, Arizona, said in an emotional press conference in Phoenix. Terán was served with a lawsuit filed by Alice Novoa on Tuesday in the Maricopa County Superior Court asserting Terán was not born in the United States. This is the second time Novoa has challenged Terán's citizenship. The first lawsuit was filed in 2012 when Terán ran for the same state office seat. A judge dismissed that suit. "I was born in Douglas, Arizona. The courts know it. I had … [Read more...] about Newly elected Raquel Terán defiant as she faces a birther movement in Arizona
Nov. 9, 2018 / 2:37 PM GMT By Suzanne Gamboa AUSTIN, Texas — Lina Hidalgo is one of the other big stories — not the Ted Cruz-Beto O’Rourke race — to come out of Texas when the dust settled. Hidalgo became the first Latina and the first woman elected as county judge of Harris County, the county that includes Houston. In Texas, the elected official who is the chief executive for county government is called the county judge. “I feel great. I feel ready,” Hidalgo told NBC News, as she spoke of her new job overseeing a $5 billion budget for the third most populous county in the country and the most populous in Texas. Harris County has 4.7 million residents. Harris County also is one of the most diverse, with a population that is about 43 percent Latino, 30 percent white and non-Latino, about 20 percent black and 7.3 percent Asian. The county had 19 black women running for judicial positions and they all won their races. In her campaign, Hidalgo’s … [Read more...] about Lina Hidalgo is first Latina and first woman elected to lead Texas’ most populous county