George Deukmejian, ex-governor of California, dies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. –  Two-term California Gov. George Deukmejian, whose anti-spending credo earned him the nickname “The Iron Duke,” died Tuesday of natural causes. He was 89. The Republican spent three decades in California politics as an assemblyman, senator, state attorney general and governor. He was elected as the state’s 35th governor in 1982 when a … More George Deukmejian, ex-governor of California, dies

Ryan meets with House chaplain he ousted, then reinstated

Speaker Paul Ryan reinstates House chaplain Ryan accepts Father Patrick Conroy’s request to rescind his resignation letter. The speaker says he asked Conroy to step down because some complained their ‘pastoral needs’ were not being met; reaction from Fox News political analyst Gianno Caldwell and Democratic strategist Antjuan Seawright. WASHINGTON –  House Speaker Paul Ryan … More Ryan meets with House chaplain he ousted, then reinstated

Missouri Gov. Greitens' accuser in sex case allowed to testify at his trial

A woman involved in an extramarital affair with Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens will be allowed to testify at his felony invasion of privacy trial next week, a St. Louis judge ruled Monday. Circuit Judge Rex Burlison rejected claims from Greitens’ attorneys that the woman’s testimony was tainted because of missteps by the prosecution’s investigator, William … More Missouri Gov. Greitens' accuser in sex case allowed to testify at his trial

Mueller team questions Trump friend Tom Barrack

Power Player Plus: Tom Barrack Presidential Inaugural Committee Chairman Tom Barrack tells Chris about Salute Our Services Ball being held at the National Building Museum Investigators working for special counsel Robert Mueller have interviewed one of President Donald Trump’s closest friends and confidants, California real estate investor Tom Barrack, The Associated Press has learned. Barrack … More Mueller team questions Trump friend Tom Barrack

Sports Media Gets a D+ on Race and Gender Diversity Report Card

The American sports media got a D+ on a diversity report card, which grades their hiring practices when it comes to race and gender. The 2018 Associated Press Sports Editors Racial and Gender Report Card, gave the sports media a B, when it came to racial diversity. However, the report card issued them an F, when … More Sports Media Gets a D+ on Race and Gender Diversity Report Card

Justice Sotomayor out of hospital after shoulder surgery

Justice Sonia Sotomayor has been released from the hospital after shoulder replacement surgery, the Supreme Court said.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) The Supreme Court says Justice Sonia Sotomayor has been released from the hospital following shoulder replacement surgery. The court says Sotomayor is recuperating at home after the operation on her left shoulder Tuesday morning … More Justice Sotomayor out of hospital after shoulder surgery

Massachusetts governor, top prosecutor ask ex-Senate president to resign

Former Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg is facing calls to resign immediately after an ethics investigation found he violated rules in connection with sexual misconduct allegations against his estranged husband, Bryon Hefner.  (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File) Gov. Charlie Baker and Attorney General Maura Healey are calling on former Senate President Stan Rosenberg to immediately resign … More Massachusetts governor, top prosecutor ask ex-Senate president to resign

Sen. Orrin Hatch eyes legacy with archive, think tank plans

Sen. Orrin Hatch is retiring after more than 40 years in Washington.  (AP) SALT LAKE CITY –  Signed boxing gloves from Muhammad Ali, documents from the Bill Clinton impeachment, and 3,000 boxes of other papers and memorabilia from a 42-year career in Washington will be part of a library and think tank being named for … More Sen. Orrin Hatch eyes legacy with archive, think tank plans

Anti-Semitic conspiracy theories roil DC city government

Trayon White reportedly donated $500 of constituent funds to a Nation of Islam event in which leader Louis Farrakhan made anti-Semitic comments. (Twitter: @TrayonWhite) WASHINGTON– A spiraling controversy over anti-Semitic comments and conspiracy theories has roiled the Washington city government, seemingly getting worse with every public attempt to ease the tensions. The issue nearly derailed … More Anti-Semitic conspiracy theories roil DC city government

Judge orders GOP Rep. Doug Lamborn back on Colorado primary ballot

Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., questions a witness in this 2016 photo.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File) DENVER –  A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that Rep. Doug Lamborn should be on the Republican primary ballot, finding Lamborn would likely prevail in a lawsuit contending his dismissal from the ballot last week was unconstitutional. The Colorado Supreme … More Judge orders GOP Rep. Doug Lamborn back on Colorado primary ballot