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Ex-cop hired to probe Wisconsin election has partisan ties

May. 28, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One of the retired police officers hired by a top Wisconsin Republican to investigate the presidential election in the battleground state has ties to the GOP and previously led a probe into voter fraud in Milwaukee, work that prosecutors disavowed and that a federal...

GOP lawmaker charged in Oregon Capitol protest has COVID

May. 07, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker who authorities say let violent protesters into the Oregon Capitol in December says he is ill with COVID-19. "I have a really bad case of COVID, and I’m kind of on the mend a little bit,” Rep. Mike Nearman said on a...

Sen. Johnson may offer insight into GOP's 2022 positioning

Apr. 25, 2021 08:54 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ron Johnson is in an uncomfortable class of his own. The Wisconsin Republican is the only senator in his party facing reelection next year in a state that backed Democrat Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential race. But rather than moderate his politics...

Sen. Johnson on others getting shots: 'What do you care?'

Apr. 23, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, of Wisconsin, questioned the need for widespread COVID-19 vaccinations, saying in a radio interview “what do you care if your neighbor has one or not?” Johnson, who has no medical expertise or background, made the...

Omaha radio host fired for tweet criticized as racist

Apr. 21, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A conservative radio host in Omaha was fired Wednesday after he posted a social media comment criticized as racist minutes after the conviction of a white former Minneapolis police officer for the killing last year of a Black man. KFAB afternoon...

Board finds mayor's talk show doesn't break ethics rules

Apr. 19, 2021 06:06 AM EDT

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — An ethics board has dismissed a complaint that a south Georgia mayor violated the city's ethics language by making offensive comments on his politically conservative radio talk show. The Valdosta board voted 2-1 Wednesday, local news outlets report,...

Ohio Senate candidate errs with claim about Kasich donation

Apr. 13, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Seeking to distance herself from former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jane Timken erroneously claimed on conservative radio that she never donated to his 2016 presidential campaign. The assertion came in a race where an...

G. Gordon Liddy, Watergate mastermind, dead at 90

Mar. 31, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — G. Gordon Liddy, a mastermind of the Watergate burglary and a radio talk show host after emerging from prison, died Tuesday at age 90 at his daughter's home in Virginia. His son, Thomas Liddy, confirmed the death but did not reveal the cause, other...

G. Gordon Liddy, Watergate mastermind, dead at 90

Mar. 30, 2021 22:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — G. Gordon Liddy, a mastermind of the Watergate burglary and a radio talk show host after emerging from prison, died Tuesday at age 90 at his daughter's home in Virginia. His son, Thomas Liddy, confirmed the death but did not reveal the cause, other...

GOP picks Mark Moores to run US House seat that Haaland held

Mar. 27, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A cadre of New Mexico state Republican Party leaders on Saturday chose state Sen. Mark Moores to run for the Albuquerque-based congressional seat held by Deb Haaland before she was confirmed as secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior. ...