Court upholds ex-Alabama House speaker’s ethics convictions

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - An appellate court on Monday upheld the ethics conviction of former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard, whose rising political career came to a crashing halt in 2016 when he was found guilty of using his office to benefit his businesses.

The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals ...

Court upholds ex-Alabama House speaker’s ethics convictions

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - An appellate court on Monday upheld the ethics conviction of former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard, whose rising political career came to a crashing halt in 2016 when he was found guilty of using his office to benefit his businesses.

The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals ...

Inside the Beltway: Red wave: The political peril of irking Trump voters

Establishment Democrats don't like to bandy about the "I-word." They caution that talk of impeaching President Trump will rile up Mr. Trump's very loyal supporters — who will flock to the polls on Nov. 6 and launch a red wave to be reckoned with. Curbing impeachment chatter could prove a ...

Missouri governor considering special legislative session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Mike Parson says he is considering calling the Legislature into a special session next month.

Parson told reporters Monday at the Capitol that he has had discussions with House and Senate members about whether to have a special session and, if so, what ...

Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky secretary of state, accused of abusing authority

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A special meeting of Kentucky's elections board has been scheduled after its executive director called for an ethics probe and accused the secretary of state of abusing her authority over the state's election system.

The board's executive director, Jared Dearing, submitted a letter Monday that says Secretary ...

Grimes faces accusations from elections board official

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A special meeting of Kentucky's elections board has been scheduled after its executive director called for an ethics probe and accused the secretary of state of abusing her authority over the state's election system.

The board's executive director, Jared Dearing, submitted a letter Monday that says ...

John McCain farewell statement: Full text

Rick Davis, Sen. John McCain's former presidential campaign manager and a family spokesman, read the following farewell statement from the senator at a news conference at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix on Monday:

"My fellow Americans, whom I have gratefully served for sixty years, and especially my fellow Arizonans,

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The ACE up the EPA’s sleeve

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Oh the climate change-inspired regulations imposed on power plants they are a-changin'.

The Environmental Protection Agency has released its Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, a vastly preferable alternative to the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan (CPP). The proposed rule will be just as ineffectual as CPP in combatting climate ...

Law firm criticizes ICE for toddler’s death after release

HOUSTON (AP) - A law firm representing the family of a toddler reported to have died after being released from an immigration detention facility has issued new information about what it called a "needless and devastating loss."

Washington-based Arnold & Porter's statement Monday identifies the child by her first name, ...

Florida candidates spar over guns after mass shooting

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's candidates for governor openly sparred over guns on Monday after a mass shooting at a video game tournament.

Democrats contended Republicans were ignoring a wave of gun violence in the state, including the February shooting at a high school in Parkland that left 17 people ...

Kushner real estate company fined $210G by NYC over false documents

The Kushner family real estate company has been fined $210,000 by New York City regulators following an Associated Press investigation that showed it routinely filed false documents with the city claiming it had no rent-regulated tenants in its buildings when it, in fact, had hundreds.