The Associated Press is reporting that a federal court has ordered a trial on Texas' redistricting map, which the Department of Justice argues intentionally discriminates against minorities — hispanics, in particular. The court rejected the state’s request to approve the maps, the AP reports.
Jerry Sandusky, a former defensive coordinator under Paterno, has been charged with sexually abusing eight boys across a 15-year period, and Paterno has been widely criticized for failing to involve the police when he learned of an allegation of one assault of a young boy in 2002.
“Credibility matters here, and Gloria Allred—while she is a Democrat and a liberal Democrat and openly so—nonetheless, has been involved in a number of high-profile cases like Tiger Woods and others, where the charges have been borne out,” Rove said. “So this gives Ms. Bialek’s charges and accusations a little bit of credibility, and that’s what we’re talking about here—credibility.”
Herman Cain’s Iowa campaign chairman tonight [Monday] asked Republicans here not to rush to judgment.
“Iowans need to take a look at where Herman Cain stands on the issues and measure that against what our country needs,” Steve Grubbs said in a telephone interview. “Fifteen years ago there was an opportunity to learn the facts. That opportunity passed and it’s unfair to try a candidate in the court of public opinion when the details are that old.”
As part of ABC’s series of sit-downs with the GOP candidates, Rick Perry squared up against Christiane Amanpour, who sat po-faced through most of his answers. There was one moment where she brightened, however. That was when she asked Rick Perry what his “personal theme song” would be. “Something by Beethoven,” Perry replied.
“Beethoven?” Amanpour responded, with an unmistakable note of surprise in her voice. “That’s good.”
On Tuesday Ohioans go to the polls to accept or reject anti-union Senate Bill 5 (SB 5) as the new law of the land in their state. As of this writing, it looks like it will go down in flames.
SB 5 passed the Ohio Legislature as a measure that its Republican endorsees argued was a necessity, saying it would help reduce the state budget by limiting the collective bargaining rights of public employees. Of course, Ohio wasn't the only state to try this path -- Republicans in Wisconsin passed similar legislation, spurring massive protests and a saga in which opposing Democrats fled the state in order to stall a vote on the issue, which ended up being passed and signed by Gov. Scott Walker (R). Ohio Democratic legislators didn't leave the state, but they did fight SB 5 until the bitter end and ultimately lost. But a coalition of Democratic and labor forces gathered 1.3 million signatures to put the new law on the ballot (only about 231 thousand were needed), which triggered Tuesday's statewide vote.
Here's the breakdown of what's happened over the last year, since the GOP made gains in the Ohio statehouse, to what now seems the likely fall of their signature achievement.
Mississippians will vote on a "personhood" ballot amendment Tuesday that would define life as beginning at the moment of fertilization, which would ban abortions as well as some types of birth control.