Matt Bai: Chris Christie bets on bold

hristie’s gambit on entitlements is about more than the policy. It’s also about reintroducing him to primary voters as the only guy out there who is willing to tell you, in blunt terms, what you need to hear about the realities of government.

'Slicing and dicing': How some U.S. firms could win big in 2016 elections

By Robin Respaut and Lucas Iberico Lozada NEW YORK (Reuters) – By one estimate U.S. online political advertising could quadruple to nearly $1 billion in the 2016 election, creating huge opportunities for digital strategy firms eager to capitalize on a shift from traditional mediums like television. These firms – mostly small, partisan and based in Washington and surrounding suburbs – have grown in sophistication since the last presidential election in

Shooting at North Carolina community college investigated as possible hate crime

By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) – The fatal shooting of an employee at a North Carolina community college is being investigated as a possible hate crime, police in Goldsboro said on Tuesday. Police officials would not say what motive they were considering in the Monday shooting. The mother of alleged shooter Kenneth Morgan Stancil III told a local television station that the victim, Stancil’s former boss at the school’s

Reserve deputy in fatal shooting in Oklahoma turns himself in: CNN

By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – A reserve deputy charged in a fatal shooting in Oklahoma has turned himself in to authorities, CNN reported on Tuesday. Oklahoma prosecutors on Monday charged sheriff’s reserve deputy Robert Bates with second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a black man this month in Tulsa. Bates, 73 and white, fatally shot Eric Harris, 44, an African American, on April 2. Bates thought he