The Seattle City Council's decision to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour was much more about advancing a political agenda than about improving economic conditions of the working poor.

Late last week the House voted 260-145 to increase federal grant money to states to improve their reporting to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

The new White House press secretary is going to have to go some to beat the record of obfuscation set by outgoing Jay Carney.

Two northern California counties will vote June 3 whether to secede from the rest of the state and form the Republic of Jefferson.

Kathie Glass, Libertarian candidate for Texas governor, is running on a strong nullification platform.