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New Mexico lawmaker avoids ethics hearing over committee job

Dec. 05, 2022 15:42 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Outgoing New Mexico House Speaker Brian Egolf, who appointed himself to the Public Regulation Commission nominating committee, has avoided an ethics hearing by resigning. The State Ethics Commission was scheduled to hold a public hearing last Friday after a...

Jan. 6 panel interviews ex-Secret Service agent Tony Ornato

Nov. 29, 2022 20:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol interviewed former Secret Service agent Tony Ornato on Tuesday about Donald Trump's actions on the day of the insurrection, according to a person familiar with the matter. This was the third...

Over half of Mississippi's rural hospitals risk closing

Nov. 22, 2022 17:32 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Over half of Mississippi's rural hospitals are at risk of closing immediately or in the near future, according to the state's leading public health official. Dr. Daniel Edney, the state health officer, spoke to state senators at a hearing Monday about the...

House panel to hold hearing on crypto exchange FTX collapse

Nov. 16, 2022 17:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers plan to investigate the failure of FTX, the large crypto exchange that collapsed last week and filed for bankruptcy protection, leaving investors and customers staring at losses that could total in the billions of dollars. The House Financial Services...

Democrat Murray wins sixth term to US Senate

Nov. 09, 2022 00:41 AM EST

Sen. Patty Murray won reelection Tuesday as the Democratic stalwart prevailed in a campaign in which she repeatedly said her Republican challenger was too extreme for Washington state. Murray defeated Tiffany Smiley to win a sixth term. “Washington state, thank...

Supreme Court won’t block Sen. Lindsey Graham's testimony in Georgia 2020 election probe

Nov. 01, 2022 14:33 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court won’t block Sen. Lindsey Graham's testimony in Georgia 2020 election probe.

Justices’ past affirmative action views, in their own words

Oct. 31, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court that is the most diverse in history will hear two cases Monday challenging the use of affirmative action in higher education. It's a topic a number of the justices have already said a lot about. The cases say that Harvard University and the...

Tennessee senator to change plea in campaign fraud case

Oct. 27, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee senator accused of violating federal campaign finance laws requested a hearing Thursday to change his not guilty plea after initially criticizing the charges as a political witch hunt. Republican Sen. Brian Kelsey is asking the federal court to...

Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Trump, demanding historic testimony

Oct. 21, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol formally issued an extraordinary subpoena to Donald Trump on Friday, demanding testimony from the former president who lawmakers say “personally orchestrated” a multi-part effort to overturn the results...

Washington GOP hopeful slams Seattle, Seahawks and Starbucks

Oct. 18, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — In her first political campaign, Republican Senate candidate Tiffany Smiley is going after Washington state’s most well-known institutions. For one, Patty Murray, the Democratic senator who has held the seat for the last 30 years and is seeking a sixth term....