{FD} Virginia governor race: Candidates pull out political heavy hitters as showdown gets nasty

In a year where coverage of President Trump has generated TV ratings, limitless controversy,  and the world’s scrutiny,  the November 7th Virginia governor’s race between former Republican National Committee Chair Ed Gillespie and Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam has been gasping for attention.

{FD} GOP retirements could signal trouble for midterm elections

The beginning of September inevitably brings a wave of Congressional retirements, especially in non-election years, as members return from their August recess to a thankless helping of gridlock, unrelenting criticism, and public approval ratings of 15.8 percent, according to the latest Real Clear Politics average of polls.

{FD} Maryland rape case: No bond for teen who claims sex with victim, 14, was consensual

A Maryland judge denied bond for a 17-year-old illegal immigrant accused of raping a 14-year-old in a high school bathroom, ruling that salacious text messages and an explicit video did not prove his innocence.