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Seized House records show just how far Trump admin would go

Jun. 12, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has made no secret of his long list of political enemies. It just wasn't clear until now how far he would go to try to punish them. Two House Democrats disclosed this week that their smartphone data was secretly obtained...

Seized House records show just how far Trump admin would go

Jun. 11, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has made no secret of his long list of political enemies. It just wasn't clear until now how far he would go to try to punish them. Two House Democrats disclosed this week that their smartphone data was secretly obtained...

Justice Department will review restrictive GOP voting laws

Jun. 11, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will scrutinize a wave of new laws in Republican-controlled states that tighten voting rules, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Friday, vowing to take action on any violations of federal law. He announced plans to double...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Jun. 09, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

Times West Virginian. June 6, 2021. Editorial: Workers and families should be considered in any type of clean energy bill In early March, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., was the lead sponsor of the The Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for...

EXPLAINER: The differences between Democrats' 2 voting bills

Jun. 09, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Democratic Party's hopes of passing a massive overhaul of elections may have suffered a fatal blow when West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin became the first member of the party to say he wouldn't support it, ensuring the bill, known as HR1, would not pass the Senate. ...

EXPLAINER: The differences between Democrats' 2 voting bills

Jun. 08, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Democratic Party's hopes of passing a massive overhaul of elections may have suffered a fatal blow when West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin became the first member of the party to say he wouldn't support it, ensuring the bill, known as HR1, would not pass the Senate. ...

Democratic Justice Jennifer Brunner vying for chief justice

Jun. 08, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Supreme Court Justice Jennifer Brunner entered the race for chief justice Tuesday, touching off likely bipartisan competition next year for the state judiciary's top job. Brunner, 64, is a former common pleas and appellate judge who also...

Fed lawyers: Trump not liable for 'crude' remarks at accuser

Jun. 08, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump cannot be held personally liable for “crude and disrespectful” remarks he made about a woman who accused him of rape because he made the comments while he was president, U.S. Justice Department lawyers told an appeals court late Monday. ...

Segregationist former Alabama Gov. John Patterson dies at 99

Jun. 05, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

Former Alabama Gov. John Patterson, who entered politics as a reformer after his father’s assassination but was criticized for failing to protect the Freedom Riders from angry white mobs, has died. He was 99. He died Friday, his daughter, Barbara Patterson Scholl,...

Mexico's midterms raise question of López Obrador's legacy

Jun. 03, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president depicts Sunday’s congressional, state and local elections as the last opportunity to keep conservatives from returning to power, while opponents say it is a twilight battle to defend the country’s democratic institutions against a powerful...