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Ex-NC state judge censured for sexual misconduct on the job

Jun. 11, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A now-retired state judge was censured Friday by the North Carolina Supreme Court for sexual misconduct, including attempts to meet women online and in person while at court. The court agreed with the Judicial Standards Commission that former...

Wyoming candidate undeterred after teen pregnancy disclosure

May. 25, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A U.S. House candidate in Wyoming who disclosed that he impregnated a 14-year-old girl when he was 18 scoffed at the idea of dropping out of the race and challenged any legislators who might make an issue of his past. “That’d be great,” state...

GOP officials seek probe of Proud Boys ties to censure vote

May. 24, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republicans in Nevada are calling for an investigation into a vote last month to censure the GOP secretary of state after allegations emerged that the balloting was swayed by activists with ties to the far-right Proud Boys extremist group. The Clark...

Georgia GOP still seeking a fight over Trump election loss

May. 15, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — In a once reliably Republican Georgia congressional district that has turned into a swing district held by a Democrat, a GOP congressional convention on Saturday showed activists consumed by the unproven belief that Donald Trump had been cheated out of the 2020...

Judge tosses lawsuit over Virginia state senator's censure

May. 13, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday sided with the state of Virginia and tossed a lawsuit filed by state Sen. Amanda Chase over her censure by the Virginia Senate. Chase, a far-right-wing conservative state senator often at odds with even fellow...

Indigenous New Zealand lawmaker censured for haka protest

May. 12, 2021 05:33 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — An Indigenous New Zealand lawmaker was thrown out of Parliament's debating chamber Wednesday for performing a Maori haka in protest at what he said were racist arguments. Rawiri Waititi's stance came after ongoing debate among lawmakers...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

May. 10, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

Akron Beacon Journal. May 9, 2021. Editorial: $20 million can’t reduce Akron’s gun violence without innovation, clear plan Guns remain at the heart of America’s political divide. On the streets of Akron and most large...

Ohio GOP censures 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump

May. 07, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

LEWIS CENTER, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Republican Party censured U.S. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez and nine other GOP representatives Friday for voting in February to impeach former President Donald Trump, in a nearly unanimous vote of the powerful central committee. The vote made...

Idaho lawmaker accused of rape resigns after ethics ruling

Apr. 29, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho lawmaker accused of rape by a 19-year-old legislative intern has resigned after an ethics committee found he should be formally censured. The investigation into Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger began in March after a young staffer reported he raped...

Idaho ethics panel: State lawmaker should be censured in connection with allegations he raped 19-year-old intern

Apr. 29, 2021 12:58 PM EDT
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho ethics panel: State lawmaker should be censured in connection with allegations he raped 19-year-old intern.