Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Emily Cochrane New York Times February 06, 2019 Dozens of Democratic women gathered on a Capitol Hill staircase, jubilant in their hues of suffragist white as they hugged and grasped hands. They complimented one another on their outfits — white suit jackets are no easy find in February — and posed for beaming selfies.“The state of women is resilient,” proclaimed Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., at a news conference Tuesday that, in part, celebrated the record number of women in Congress.“We’re not here to play,” added Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D-Pa. Advertisement Some of the Democratic men showed solidarity — largely with white ribbons pinned to their lapels, but there was one notable exception. Get Today in Politics in your inbox: A digest of the top political stories from the Globe, sent to your inbox … [Read more...] about Democratic women wear white in protest at State of the Union
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This is a story about a horrific massacre and a death row inmate's claims of innocence. Kevin Cooper's case has drawn worldwide attention, including from Pope Francis and Kim Kardashian West. The heartbreaking story about the brutal assault that left four dead and one young survivor in Chino Hills, Calif., also raises questions about the initial police investigation, the loss of key evidence, and whether someone else is actually the killer. "Nearly 20 years ago, I got a stack of letters from an inmate at San Quentin Prison," "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty reports. "His name is Kevin Cooper – and he wrote that he had been framed, as he put it, 'for something that I didn't do.'" Moriarty and "48 Hours" began exploring the case, the investigation, and Cooper's claims of innocence when she got the letters, and her reporting continues to this day. In 1983, someone brutally murdered Doug and Peggy Ryen, their daughter Jessica, 10, and a family friend, Christopher Hughes, 11. … [Read more...] about Kevin Cooper case: Was the wrong man convicted in the 1983 Chino Hills massacre?
Marc Levy Associated Press Published 10:22 AM EST Jan 2, 2019 Harrisburg, Pa. – Democratic energy in the perennial battleground state of Pennsylvania is raising questions about President Donald Trump’s ability to replicate his stunning 2016 win in a state Republicans hadn’t carried for nearly two decades. Democrats animated by an anti-Trump fervor scored big victories in county and municipal races across Philadelphia’s suburbs in 2017, reminding them of post-Watergate Republican losses. Four months later, Democrat Conor Lamb embarrassed Republicans in a nationally watched special election in a Pittsburgh-area congressional district that Trump had won by 20 percentage points. Then, in November’s midterm election, the GOP’s Trump-hugging candidates for governor and U.S. Senate got pounded by double digits, while the party lost three more congressional seats and, for the first time in modern history, a majority of state legislative seats in … [Read more...] about Bruised GOP considers Trump’s Pa. chances in 2020
The year 2018 in pictures: Part II 1 The lights temporarily went out in the Cabinet Room as President Trump spoke about his meeting with President Vladimir Putin of Russia, during a meeting with House Republicans at the White House on July 17 in Washington, D.C. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images) 2 Boys from a youth soccer team were treated at a hospital after being rescued from a cave in Thailand on July 11. All 12 boys of the team and their assistant coach were rescued from the Tham Luang cave. (PRD/REX/Shutterstock) 3 Members of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescued Cameroonian migrant Josepha in the Mediterranean open sea about 85 miles off the Libyan coast on July 17. (Pau Barrena/AFP/Getty Images) 4 France’s Benjamin Mendy celebrated with the trophy after his team won the final match against Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 15. (Rebecca Blackwell/Associated Press) 5 A doctor examined children at a makeshift hospital … [Read more...] about The year 2018 in pictures: Part II
Democrats have emerged with a net gain of at least 35 seats with all but six of the 435 House of Representatives races called. This is a dozen more than they needed to take back the majority. As of 11:00 pm eastern on Wednesday, a week and a day after the polls closed, Democrats have won 230 seats and Republicans have won 199. Republicans lead in four of the undecided contests, while Democrats lead in two of those races. All six undecided races–TX-23, CA-39, CA-45, UT-04, GA-07, ME-02–are in districts currently held by the GOPShould those undecided races be decided in favor of the current leaders, Democrats will end up with 232 seats, a net gain of 37, and Republicans will end up with 203 seats when the 116th Congress convenes in Washington this January. The Democrat majority of 29 seats will be less than the 45 seat majority the Republicans enjoyed in the 115th Congress. While not exactly the “blue wave” predicted by the mainstream media and most … [Read more...] about Democrats Boast Net Gain of at Least 35 House Seats