MONTREAL (AP) — Omar Browne and Saphir Taider scored in the Montreal Impact's 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake on Wednesday night.
Evan Bush made three saves to help the Impact (7-6-3) end...
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Sam Johnson scored the go-ahead goal in the 53rd minute and Real Salt Lake beat Colorado 3-2 to hand the winless Rapids winless their eighth straight loss Saturday...
SANDY, Utah (AP) — Diego Valeri and Sebastián Blanco each scored and the Portland Timbers beat Real Salt Lake 2-1 on Saturday night for their third consecutive victory.
Hamilton helps Toronto FC rally to beat Minnesota United
TORONTO (AP) — Substitute Jordan Hamilton scored in the 77th and 79th minutes to give Toronto FC a 4-3 comeback victory over Minnesota United on Friday night.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Albert Rusnák scored two goals, Sam Johnson added another and Real Salt Lake beat expansion FC Cincinnati 3-0 on Friday night.
SANDY, Utah (AP) — Sam Johnson and Damir Kreilach scored and Real Salt Lake snapped a four-game skid with a 2-1 victory over Orlando City on Saturday night.
Detroit council’s Jones to seek 13th District as write-in
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones is making another push for the two-year 13th U.S. House District seat.
Michigan Secretary of State spokesman Fred Woodhams said Monday that the Wayne County Clerk's Office has confirmed that Jones filed to run in the Nov. 6 general election as a write-in candidate.
Abbott backs activist Wall in crowded congressional primary
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Greg Abbott is endorsing conservative activist and Republican fundraiser Kathaleen Wall in a crowded GOP primary field to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Ted Poe.
Wall and her husband, Holloway Frost, have long donated generously to Republican candidates and causes, including $1-plus million during the 2016 election cycle.
She is among around 10 Republicans vying for Poe's Houston-area seat. Abbott said in a Tuesday statement that Wall is a conservative "champion."
The continued exodus of veteran Republican congressmen from Texas won't bring any more Democrats to Washington next year. These districts are considered "safe" for the GOP, either through natural voting sentiments or artificial gerrymandering. But the change could affect voters in another way: They may be exchanging conservative Republicans who actually got the job done with extremists who won't compromise with any Democrats and often their fellow Republicans.
Texas may swap US House seniority for staunch conservatism
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Four veteran Texas Republicans are quitting Congress, meaning the country's largest red state will be trading House seniority for newcomers who could prove even more conservative and willing to buck their party's leadership on Capitol Hill.
Ted Poe once represented Southeast Texas in Congress when gerrymandering brought the Houston-area politician into this region. The same clever map-drawing took him out of Southeast Texas a few years ago, and some area residents may have forgotten about him. But Poe made news again this week when he became the latest in a growing line of traditional Texas Republicans who have bailed out on our increasingly bitter and often irrational politics.
National POW/MIA Recognition Day will be held Friday, Sept. 15. The National League of POW/MIA Families notes that “the annual event honors our missing service members and their families, and highlights the government’s commitment to account for them.” Local POW/MIA events are held around the country, with a national ceremony held in Washington, D.C.
This week I expected to be reporting taxpayer victories in the U.S. House of Representatives. One is the Verify First Act, which targets fraud and abuse by requiring proof of legal status before the government pays Obamacare subsidies. The other is the VETERAN Act introduced by former Vietnam War POW Rep. Sam Johnson of Texas, which guarantees in law that veterans can receive financial help for health care costs under ObamaCare or the new Republican plan.
Longtime Texas Rep. Johnson to retire at term’s end
WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime Texas Rep. Sam Johnson announced Friday that he will retire at the end of his term.
Johnson, 86, was a fighter pilot in Vietnam and Korea before his election to Congress in 1990. He spent seven years as a prisoner of war in the notorious Hanoi Hilton but returned to his hometown of Plano to a hero's welcome.