Month: May 2018

Kentucky lobbyist spending set record in 2018

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s 2018 legislative session set a record with $10.67 million spent on lobbying. The Legislative Ethics Commission says the spending puts Kentucky on track for a record-breaking year with more than $22 million spent on infl…

Lawmakers push for fire district chairman’s resignation

COVENTRY, R.I. (AP) – Several lawmakers have called for a Rhode Island man charged with molesting a patient with dementia at an assisted-living center to step down as the town’s fire district chairman. State Reps. Jared Nunes, Robert Nardolillo and Sen…

Kamala Harris, mute on 2020 ambitions, slams Trump’s ‘immoral’ policies, seeks ban on ‘weapons of war’

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., remained mute about her 2020 ambitions Thursday during a town hall meeting in her home state, but attacked the Trump administration’s immigration policies as “immoral” and said she supports a ban on “weapons of war.”

Eric Holder takes aim at Trump in NH, fueling 2020 speculation

Eric Holder’s visit Friday to the state that holds the first primary along the road to the White House is sparking further speculation that the former attorney general is seriously mulling a Democratic presidential bid in 2020.

A timeline of events since Greitens’ affair was revealed

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – After the revelation in January that Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens had an extramarital affair with his former hairdresser before he took office, the first-term Republican faced a series of investigations and charges. He resigns…

A look at Trump’s pardons and commutations so far

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump announced via tweet that he would be giving a full presidential pardon to conservative media commentator Dinesh D’Souza, declaring he was “treated very unfairly by our government!” Here’s a look at Trump’s other…

Trump pardons: Celebrity connections, conservative causes

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump has pardoned a conservative commentator he claims “was treated very unfairly by our government!” and announced he’s thinking about clemency for Martha Stewart and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, among “lot…