Month: October 2020

At an outdoor fundraising dinner at the upscale Frigate’s restaurant in Melbourne last month, Alton Edmond’s campaign manager Josephine Hunter compared her boss’s effort to unseat Brevard County Sheriff to the biblical tale of David versus Goliath in introductory remarks. The comparison was obviously so on target, Edmond asked the audience just before he took the microphone: “Does anybody have
Svetlana Shkolnikova   | Murphy announces additional $100M for COVID-19 economic recovery Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that $100 million in additional federal CARES Act funds will be going to residents and businesses affected by COVID-19. New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District was a Republican stronghold for three decades before Democrat Mikie Sherrill turned it blue in 2018
Democrats’ hopes of capturing the northeastern Florida seat of retiring Republican Rep. Ted Yoho seem to be diminishing as Nov. 3 grows nearer. Although no polls have been conducted, Republican Kat Cammack — former deputy chief of staff to Yoho and a fervent supporter of President Donald Trump — is expected to emerge triumphant over 27-year-old political
New York Attorney General Letitia James says her office is preparing a substantial list of legal actions for a potential Biden administration to begin quickly reversing Trump administration initiatives, she told NBC News in an interview. “We’re preparing a list. And the list is long,” she said Thursday. “We’ll have a team of individuals, again,
To submit an item for the Outdoors calendar, contact The Topeka Capital-Journal by email at Events subject to change/cancellation. Please notify by email if your event has been rescheduled. View the complete calendar online. OCTOBER 29-31 — Bassmaster College Series National Championship, Harris Chain of Lakes, Leesburg, Fla.. 30 — Sabetha Kansas Ducks Unlimited
Earlier this year, in a ruling of first impression in Washington State, the Kitsap County District Court decided that the state’s compulsory “firearm surrender” laws violated the Fourth and Fifth Amendments and the analogous provisions in the state constitution. “In our constitutional system of government, individuals have rights that the government and its agents (including
D onald Trump’s campaign has touted a string of records achieved during his administration from employment to the economy to opportunities for black communities. But there’s one record that he would rather keep quiet: The number of mass shootings in America. Nine months after he took office, America recorded its deadliest mass shooting in modern
In her absorbing new documentary, Kim A. Snyder, (“Newtown”) chronicles a new generation of youth leaders. Remember the adage “kids are meant to be seen, not heard”? Recent events suggest that’s no longer the case with child activists like Greta Thunberg and Jamie Margolin stirring the pot on issues from climate change to gay rights
Candidates were asked to answer the following questions: 1. Why do you want to serve in this position? 2. What will be your primary focus if elected? 3. The country has seen widespread protests following the deaths of Jacob Blake in Kenosha and George Floyd in Minneapolis. How should the issue of police reform be
Yesterday, Judge Christopher Murray of the Michigan Court of Claims struck down the guidance prohibiting the open carry of firearms at polling places on election day that Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson previously issued on October 16th. Judge Murray cited the fact that Secretary Benson did not follow the proper procedure required under the state’s Administrative
“I am a strong proponent of citizen legislators — those individuals who bring their talent and energy for public good. I believe they should hold their seats for a limited time so others can then step forward with their unique perspectives and skills,” Franklin Republican Sen. Jim Davis told a crowd assembled at the Macon
After spotting a lone man washing his vehicle at a St. Louis-area car wash, two armed men reportedly attempted to carjack and rob him at gunpoint. As one man entered the victim’s car and stole a cell phone, his 18-year-old accomplice and the car’s owner started to fight. At that point, the citizen drew his
Updated at 2:30 p.m. with Biden campaign bus tour. WASHINGTON — Media mogul Mike Bloomberg is planning an 11th-hour ad blitz in Texas in hopes of helping to defeat President Donald Trump, which probably means he’ll spend more to help Joe Biden win Texas than the Democrat’s own campaign, an aide said Tuesday. The former
Throughout the two presidential debates and single vice-presidential debate the moderators did not ask a single question about gun control or the right to keep and bear arms. The dearth of coverage on Second Amendment issues at the debates follows a larger trend. Anti-gun lawmakers up and down the ballot, and even anti-gun organizations, have made the calculated