The number of charges for marijuana possession in Wichita are dropping and most people charged with marijuana possession are also charged for other crimes, data from Wichita courts and law enforcement shows. It also shows a disparity in the number of blacks charged with first-time possession.
Retired advertising executive Sam Williams raised $46,048 from contributors and donated $50,000 of his own money to the campaign. City Council member Jeff Longwell raised $62,045 in the same timeframe, all from donors.
Republican Rep. John Kline, a seven-term lawmaker and chairman of the House Education panel, announced Thursday he won't seek re-election next year in a Minnesota district that has grown more politically competitive in recent years.
Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz blamed President Barack Obama on Thursday for a climate of violence against police, contending the president and his administration have long vilified law enforcement.
Caving to intense Republican lobbying, presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid on Thursday and vowed to support whoever wins the party's nomination — a U-turn made easier by his position at the front of the field.
The Oklahoma Republican leader has told party officials that he plans to resign and call for the election of a new chairman after a tumultuous five-month term in which he faced a barrage of criticism for hiring decisions and an offensive Facebook post on the party's official page.
Exploring a presidential campaign, Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday offered a robust defense of a nuclear accord with Iran strongly backed by the White House, the latest sign of his work to present himself as a natural heir to President Barack Obama.
Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to more fully address questions about her use of a private email server as secretary of state starting this month, part of an acknowledgment by her campaign that her presidential bid has been hurt by the heavy focus on the controversy over the summer.