State legislature

West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Beth Walker, right, and her attorney, Mike Hissam, address reporters Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Charleston, W.Va., after state senators voted to allow her to remain in office following a two-day impeachment trial. (AP Photo/John Raby)
October 02, 2018 - 6:45 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia senators voted Tuesday to allow Supreme Court Justice Beth Walker to remain in office following a two-day impeachment trial. The vote was 32-1 with one senator absent. A two-thirds majority was required to remove Walker, whose 12-year term expires in 2028. "I'...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2018, file photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks at a forum in Sacramento, Calif. Brown signed the nation's toughest net neutrality measure Sunday, Sept. 30, requiring internet providers to maintain a level playing field online. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
October 01, 2018 - 4:04 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has approved the nation's strongest net neutrality law, prompting an immediate lawsuit by the Trump administration and opening the next phase in the battle over regulating the internet. Advocates of net neutrality hope California's law, which...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke takes part in in a debate for the Texas U.S. Senate with Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, in Dallas. Willie Nelson will hold a concert for Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. O’Rourke is a three-term congressman from El Paso trying to upset Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in November. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool, File)
September 29, 2018 - 11:06 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — There probably won't be many undecided voters on-hand Saturday night, when Willie Nelson holds a concert for Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke. But the El Paso congressman trying to upset Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in November says it's not about attracting moderate or...
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Missouri Attorney General and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley speaks to supporters during a campaign stop Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, in St. Charles, Mo. Hawley is seeking to unseat Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
September 28, 2018 - 2:26 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley opposes a federal provision that bars religious organizations from political endorsements, and his upcoming appearance at a Baptist university may provide a test case for the future of the measure. Hawley, the state's attorney...
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In this Jan. 27, 2017 photo, Senate Republican floor leader Joe Fain, R-Auburn, sits at his desk on the Senate floor in Olympia, Wash. A woman has accused Fain of raping her 11 years ago, saying she was inspired to speak out following the televised allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In a tweet Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, Candace Faber said Fain sexually assaulted her in 2007. Fain says he "absolutely" denies the claim and called for an investigation. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
September 28, 2018 - 2:24 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A woman has accused a Washington state lawmaker of raping her 11 years ago, saying she was inspired to speak out as she watched the televised allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In a tweet Thursday afternoon, Candace Faber said Republican state Sen. Joe Fain...
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September 27, 2018 - 8:09 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina attorney general has dismissed trespassing charges against a legislative candidate, a former candidate for sheriff and an ex-member of a secretive evangelical congregation. WLOS-TV in Asheville reports officials in Rutherford County said Attorney General Josh...
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In this Oct. 27, 2004 photo Rachel Mitchell makes an opening statement in the trial of Karl LeClaire at court in Mesa, Ariz. Senate Republicans are bringing Mitchell to handle questioning about allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. (Jack Kurtz /The Arizona Republic via AP, Pool)
September 26, 2018 - 7:09 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A sex-crimes prosecutor tapped by Senate Republicans to question Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh about allegations of sexual assault could have a tough time in such a contentious political environment, Arizona attorneys who know her said Wednesday. But her boss says Rachel...
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FILE- This June 13, 2014, file photo, shows construction on a new nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle power plant in Waynesboro, Ga. A group of Georgia lawmakers wants a “cost cap” in the construction of a nuclear power plant near Augusta to protect blown budgets from being passed on to consumers. Two reactors being built at Plant Vogtle are billions of dollars over budget. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
September 24, 2018 - 10:31 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The nation's only major nuclear power plant under construction appears to still be alive as the three owners seek to hash out conditions that one of them set on the project, now years over schedule and billions of dollars over budget. Oglethorpe Power on Monday said it's only willing...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks before President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, for the third day of his confirmation to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. With the Iowa caucuses still well over a year away, Booker is working overtime to make an impression in Iowa and in other states crucial to the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
September 24, 2018 - 8:02 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Cory Booker is not being subtle. The Iowa caucuses are well over a year away, but the New Jersey senator is working overtime to make an impression in Iowa and in other states that will be crucial to winning the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. Booker has secured...
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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is sworn-in before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, file)
September 22, 2018 - 2:37 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Republican Senate candidate Kevin Cramer said a sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is "even more absurd" than Anita Hill's 1991 sexual harassment allegations against Clarence Thomas because Kavanaugh and his accuser were...
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