Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used funds from an inauguration-related nonprofit to pay for a $27,521 trip to Florida to visit her ailing father in March, her chief of staff clarified Friday.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge violated the Hatch Act while discussing the 2022 Senate race in Ohio in March, the Office of Special Counsel, an independent federal investigative agency reportedly determined.
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., criticized President Biden over his Wednesday statement of support for Israel amid escalating violence with Hamas, claiming he gave little context for what stoked the tensions and was consequently “siding with occupation.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday condemned the indiscriminate rocket attacks by Hamas against Israel, and said Tel Aviv has the right to “defend herself against this assault.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis this week said those residents receiving unemployment benefits will soon be required once again to show proof they’re looking for a job.
A prosecutor with the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office is blasting DA George Gascón’s Thursday decision to drop the office’s bid for the death penalty in the case of a woman and her boyfriend accused of torturing and killing her 10-year-old son.
U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney defended herself this week after facing criticism from conservatives following her fist bump with President Biden before his address Wednesday to a joint session of Congress.
The Alaska owner of a boutique hotel in Homer said federal agents searched her home this week, after having mistaken her for another woman in an effort to recover Nancy Pelosi’s stolen laptop.
North Carolina lawmakers killed a bill this week that would have repealed a more-than-a-century-old law that allows people to sue their spouse’s lover for “alienation of affection,” according to reports.
Mayors from California’s 13 largest cities on Thursday asked for $20 billion over five years to help combat the state’s homeless crisis, according to a report.
Kamala Harris sex joke has Oklahoma state lawmaker unrepentant, with no plans to be ‘politically correct’
An Oklahoma state senator is refusing to back down over a “misogynistic” sexual joke he made about Vice President Kamala Harris that has sparked a bipartisan backlash and some calls for his resignation.
Biden’s ‘catch and release’ migrants — without court dates — total more than 15,300, Texas Democrat says
The number of migrants being fast-tracked for release without formal immigration court notices at the U.S.-Mexico border has reportedly increased by thousands since March to more than 15,300.
U.S. Rep. Val Demings, a Democrat, is reportedly mulling a statewide bid in Florida in 2022, which has lately been a bastion for conservatives.
Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte signed a bill Friday that would protect gun owners in the state from any new federal regulations or bans on firearms.
A bill that would designate Oklahoma as a Second Amendment “sanctuary state” headed to Gov. Kevin Stitt’s desk this week after approval by the state’s House of Representatives.
Caitlyn Jenner has said she is considering challenging California Gov. Gavin Newsom in his almost certain recall election this fall — despite Jenner having a spotty voting history, according to a report.
Vice President Kamala Harris cast her first tie-breaking vote on a President Biden nominee Wednesday, advancing his pick for undersecretary of defense for policy, according to reports.
Mark McCloskey, a St. Louis attorney who, along with his wife, armed himself and confronted Black Lives Matter protesters outside their home last summer, said he is considering a run for a U.S. Senate seat.
Bill, Hillary Clinton say jury made ‘right decision’ in finding Derek Chauvin guilty: ‘Black lives matter’
Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton each reacted to Tuesday’s verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial.
Adam Toledo shooting: Chicago prosecutor placed on leave over statement on whether teen had gun in hand
A Chicago-based prosecutor was placed on paid leave Friday for failing to mention in a statement that Adam Toledo, 13, had dropped the handgun he was holding before he was shot by a Chicago police officer, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office announced.
The Minneapolis City Council in a near-unanimous vote Friday approved a resolution calling on law enforcement to stop using tear gas, rubber bullets and other nonlethal munitions during protests, according to reports.
Maryland lawmakers passed legislation Saturday, becoming the first state to end its police Bill of Rights after the Democrat-controlled Legislature voted to override three of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s vetoes.
The U.S. Supreme Court in a divided decision late Friday ruled in favor of lifting restrictions on in-home religious gatherings, overturning a lower court ruling that upheld Gov. Gavin Newsom’s limits on people from different homes.
Rep. Burgess Owens, R-Utah, called on President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to “get some backbone” and visit the border amid a surge in migrant crossings, according to reports.
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., met with one of New York City’s leading Jewish groups last week for the first time since taking office in 2019 — after what some called a snub of the area’s Jewish leadership.
McConnell says Biden’s infrastructure package won’t get GOP support, will oppose it ‘every step of the way’
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday told reporters President Biden’s proposed $2.3 trillion infrastructure package “is not going to get support” from Republicans and said he plans to oppose it “every step of the way.
San Francisco to pay ‘essential’ artists $1,000 per month basic income in pilot program amid pandemic
San Francisco plans to start paying 130 local artists $1,000 a month starting in May through the fall in a pilot program.
Michigan Republicans this week proposed changes to state voting laws and have come up with a veto-proof way to circumvent Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, according to reports.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom this week acknowledged mistakes in communicating with the public over his administration’s shifting coronavirus lockdown orders last year.