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No criminal charges following John Doe leak investigation

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Department of Justice isn't recommending the submitting of any criminal charges following its investigation of a leak of data amassed all over a now-closed secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s marketing campaign. The Justice Department launched result of its investigation Wednesday. Although no criminal ...

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Alaska lawmaker takes fight over conflicts to the voters

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Concerns about whether or not state lawmakers are serving the public’s curiosity or their very own aren’t new in Alaska, however one first-year consultant says rising pessimism about the political procedure method it’s time to deal with the mistrust head-on. Rep. Jason Grenn helps lead a ...

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Former Hattiesburg candidate indicted on voter fraud

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Hattiesburg guy who sought an open seat within the Mississippi House of Representatives has been indicted on two counts of voter fraud. Attorney General Jim Hood, in a information free up Wednesday, stated 28-year-old Cory Ferraez (fuh-REZ) surrendered to government Monday following an August indictment ...

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3 in Senate eye top post should Rosenberg not return

BOSTON (AP) - Three Democratic lawmakers say they are going to search the location of Massachusetts Senate president should it develop into vacant in the long run. Sens. Eileen Donoghue, of Lowell, Linda Dorcena Forry, of Boston, and Karen Spilka, of Ashland, made their intentions recognized to colleagues in separate ...

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Indiana Democratic Sen. Donnelly calls on Franken to resign

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly has joined a rising refrain of Democrats calling on Minnesota Sen. Al Franken to resign. Donnelly mentioned in a observation Wednesday that his fellow Democrat’s “conduct and behavior are unacceptable and he should resign.” Franken has been accused of forcibly kissing or groping ...

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Air Force rolls out reporting reforms in wake of Texas church shooting

The Air Force is requiring upper ranges of evaluation prior to legal instances are closed in order to verify required disclosures are reported to the federal gun background-check database, Secretary Heather Wilson instructed Senate lawmakers Wednesday. The new steps come after the Air Force did not document the legal background ...

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The Latest: Conyers’ exit could open political floodgates

DETROIT (AP) - The Latest on U.S. Rep. John Conyers‘ resignation amid sexual harassment allegations (all instances native): 2 p.m. John Conyers‘ resignation from the U.S. House amid sexual harassment allegations unlocks the seat he’s held for greater than a half-century. That could activate a free-for-all race to exchange him, ...

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Oregon’s senators join call for Franken’s resignation

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon’s two Democratic senators have joined their feminine opposite numbers in different states calling for Sen. Al Franken’s resignation over sexual harassment allegations. Sen. Ron Wyden and Sen. Jeff Merkley each tweeted Wednesday that they hope Franken will step down. Wyden wrote it was once the ...

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Democrats wary of House colleague’s effort to impeach Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic lawmakers expressed critical reservations Wednesday a couple of liberal colleague’s push for a House vote on impeaching President Donald Trump, announcing it’s untimely to act earlier than particular recommend Robert Mueller’s crew completes its investigation into Russian election meddling. Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, mentioned he'll provide ...

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N Carolina lawmaker expertise means conflict judgment calls

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina legislators overhauled and toughened their ethics rules in 2006 right through a pay-to-play marketing campaign corruption probe that in the end despatched Democratic House Speaker Jim Black to jail. Those regulations, in large part nonetheless in position these days, additionally tried to extra absolutely ...

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