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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota legislator's admission that he had sexual contact with two interns has raised questions and conflicting accounts about the ways legislators and interns interact in that state. One former intern says drinking with lawmakers was common, with...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wasting little time to fill two critical national security posts, the Republican-led Senate overwhelmingly confirmed the two retired Marine generals President Donald Trump tapped to run the Pentagon and secure America's borders. Senators voted on Friday to...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A federal judge who was to preside over the corruption trial of former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock has recused herself. U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough on Thursday stepped down from the trial, agreeing with defense attorneys that several issues...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats want all members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to participate in a private meeting with the director of the Office of Government Ethics, and are frustrated that the Republican chairman has targeted the official for raising...
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota House decided Wednesday to investigate a Republican representative who said he had sexual contact with interns during the past two legislative sessions. Lawmakers voted to form a select committee on discipline and expulsion to investigate the...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson got a cool reception from fellow Republicans when he proposed a tax cut for low-income residents that was more modest than some legislators had hoped. So, he made them a pledge: Pass it now and he'll push for much deeper cuts...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Mick Mulvaney, President-elect Donald Trump's choice to run the White House budget office, failed to pay more than $15,000 in payroll taxes for a household worker more than a decade ago, prompting the Senate's top Democrat to issue a statement saying the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Mick Mulvaney, President-elect Donald Trump's choice to run the White House budget office, failed to pay more than $15,000 in payroll taxes for a household worker more than a decade ago, prompting the Senate's top Democrat to issue a statement saying the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Mick Mulvaney, President-elect Donald Trump's choice to run the White House budget office, failed to pay more than $15,000 in payroll taxes for a household worker more than a decade ago, prompting the Senate's top Democrat to issue a statement saying the...