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Michigan candidate criticized over anti-Muslim remarks

Apr. 26, 2018 10:55 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Republican gubernatorial candidate was rebuked by colleagues Thursday for peddling "conspiracy theories" about Muslims on the floor of the Michigan Senate. State Sen. Patrick Colbeck in a Thursday speech defended unsubstantiated claims of the Muslim Brotherhood installing...

Michigan board agrees to put marijuana question on ballot

Apr. 26, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan voters will decide in November whether to allow recreational marijuana, after officials certified Thursday that there were enough signatures to put the measure on the ballot. The proposal, which the bipartisan state elections board allowed to proceed on a 4-0 vote, would make...

The Latest: Most House Republicans favor special session

Apr. 26, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on allegations involving Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local): 5:20 p.m. The Missouri House speaker says most Republicans in his chamber have signed a petition calling for a special session during which lawmakers could consider impeaching Republican Gov. Eric Greitens....

GOP victory in Arizona still sending off alarm bells

Apr. 26, 2018 12:13 AM EDT

Republicans have known for months that their House majority is in genuine peril. But after another bruising showing in a special election, some in the party are reconsidering the once inconceivable notion of losing the Senate. It's a sobering possibility, particularly given Republican' confidence not long ago...

Lieutenant governor: AG's Flint probe 'gross abuse of power'

Apr. 25, 2018 10:57 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley on Wednesday escalated his criticism of state Attorney General Bill Schuette's prosecution of top state officials for the Flint water crisis, calling it a "gross abuse of power" intended to aid Schuette's run for governor. The comments from Calley, who...

Venues reject Cynthia Nixon campaign event. She blames Cuomo

Apr. 25, 2018 9:42 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Cynthia Nixon thinks Andrew Cuomo was behind the refusal by two venues to host her campaign's first stop in the state's second-largest city. The Democratic candidate for New York governor's economic development discussion with local leaders originally was scheduled Wednesday at a...

The Latest: Federal court sides with Florida in voting case

Apr. 25, 2018 8:31 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on restoring voting rights to felons after they leave prison in Florida (all times local): 8 p.m. A federal appeals court says Florida does not have to immediately overhaul its process for restoring voting rights to former prisoners. A three judge panel of the...

House already threatened, could GOP also lose Senate grip?

Apr. 25, 2018 6:12 PM EDT

Republicans have known for months that their House majority is in genuine peril. But after another bruising showing in a special election, some in the party are reconsidering the once inconceivable notion of losing the Senate. It's a sobering possibility, particularly given Republican' confidence not long ago...

Ohio governor's race feud grows over Kucinich's Syria work

Apr. 25, 2018 6:11 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Accusations escalated Wednesday in Ohio's Democratic primary for governor over former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich's work with an organization sympathetic to the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Kucinich lashed out against former Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland for...

The Latest: Peace activist behind Kucinich fee met Hamas

Apr. 25, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on former U.S. Rep. and governor candidate Dennis Kucinich's work with an organization sympathetic to the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The treasurer of an organization that paid former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (koo-SIH'-nich) for...