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South Dakota newspaper pushes House Speaker to open records

Nov. 22, 2021 15:38 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota newspaper is preparing to launch a second lawsuit if the House Speaker does not disclose the names of lawmakers who called for a special legislative session this month to consider whether to impeach the state’s attorney general. ...

Probe finds 'overwhelming evidence' of misconduct by Cuomo

Nov. 22, 2021 14:27 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A legislative investigation released Monday found “overwhelming evidence” that former Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed women and that he ordered state workers to help produce his book on pandemic leadership during work hours. The report also...

NY lawmakers begin reading findings from Cuomo probe

Nov. 18, 2021 18:37 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Members of the New York Assembly's Judiciary Committee began reading copies of a report on Thursday that delves into allegations against former Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The report is expected to lay out the committee’s findings into allegations the...

Chile Senate rejects removing president in impeachment trial

Nov. 16, 2021 22:54 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Chilean Senate late Tuesday rejected an opposition-initiated impeachment process to remove President Sebastián Piñera over allegations that he favored the sale of a family property that hinged on the government not declaring the land a nature reserve. ...

Ex-judge G. Thomas Porteous, impeached by U.S. Senate, dies

Nov. 16, 2021 14:45 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge from Louisiana whose career ended with an impeachment and removal from the bench has died. Leitz-Egan Funeral Home said G. Thomas Porteous Jr. died Sunday. He was 74. A memorial Mass is set for Thursday in Metairie, according to the...

Impeachment counsel Goldman to run for NY attorney general

Nov. 16, 2021 08:46 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Goldman, the former federal prosecutor who served as counsel to House Democrats in the first impeachment inquiry against former president Donald Trump, announced Tuesday that he will run for attorney general of New York. “I’ve been on the...

Trump backs challenger over GOP Rep. Meijer in Michigan

Nov. 15, 2021 19:53 PM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Monday endorsed a primary challenger over first-term U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer of Michigan, who was among 10 Republicans who voted to impeach him for the deadly mob siege of the Capitol. Trump backed John Gibbs,...

Vermont Democratic Sen. Leahy, 81, is retiring after 8 terms

Nov. 15, 2021 18:34 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont said Monday he won't seek reelection next year to the seat he's held since 1975, signaling an end to a career that's included major roles on issues such as civil liberties and financing the government and that began before four...

Wyoming GOP votes to stop recognizing Cheney as a Republican

Nov. 15, 2021 18:19 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Republican Party will no longer recognize Liz Cheney as a member of the GOP in its second formal rebuke for her criticism of former President Donald Trump. The 31-29 vote Saturday in Buffalo, Wyoming, by the state party central committee...

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski to run in 2022; Trump backs rival

Nov. 12, 2021 20:18 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska announced Friday she will run for reelection in 2022, setting up a race against a primary challenger endorsed by former President Donald Trump. Playing up her centrist bona fides, Murkowski said in a...