[DIGEST: CNN, NYT] President Barack Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, saying “I’ve selected a nominee who is widely recognized not only as one of America’s sharpest legal minds, but someone who brings to his work a spirit of decency, modesty, integrity, even-handedness and excellence.” Garland would fill the seat held by … Continued
[DIGEST: Washington Post, FOX, WSJ, CBS, CNN] Note: This article will be updated as results come in. All numbers are as of March 16 at 11:30 a.m. The Republican primary lost another candidate tonight as Senator Marco Rubio suspended his campaign following a resounding defeat in his home state of Florida. For opponents of Donald … Continued
Soaring costs of childcare are costing women their jobs.
[DIGEST: CNN, ABC, Politico, KTVB, NYT, WSJ] As the Democratic race tightens, the Republicans look as though their field will get more narrow in the coming week. In a surprisingly tight race, Senator Bernie Sanders beat Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Michigan primary. With 99% of the vote counted, Senator Sanders is at … Continued
Astronauts heard “eerie music” on the far side of the moon. Was this an otherworldly mystery, or was there a simple explanation for the sound?
After oral argument on Texas’s anti-abortion law, the Supreme Court appears sharply divided. Once again, the fate of women seeking abortion services rests in the hands of Anthony Kennedy.
[DIGEST: New York Times, NBC] Nancy Reagan, wife of former President Ronald Reagan and the 40th First Lady of the United States, died Sunday morning at her home in Los Angeles. She was 94. Reagan was widely known as guardian of her late husband’s image starting from their days in Hollywood. Her loyalty was credited … Continued
Kentucky state senate passes a “separate but equal” bill to create separate marriage license forms for straight and gay applicants. Supporters claim the bill defends traditional marriage while opponents call it discriminatory.
The LGBT community could face state-sanctioned discrimination now that a religious freedom bill has successfully passed through the Georgia senate. But that’s not all that’s at stake.
This article will be updated as further returns come in. Contributions by Second Nexus Staff and Alan Jude Ryland The second set of Super Tuesday results are in, and they reveal some surprising strength for Trump’s and Clinton’s rivals. Cruz took two states, Rubio was leading in early returns in Minnesota, while Sanders managed to … Continued