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  • What Rick Perry did was extortion, not politics

    Your editorial misses the point. ("Rick Perry indictment: Politicians' spats don't belong in courts," Editorial, Aug. 18) Texas Gov. Rick Perry threatened to veto funding for Travis County Dist. Atty. Rosemary Lehmberg's Public Integrity Unit unless she...
  • Virginia's ex-governor testifies he has moved out of family home

    Virginia's ex-governor testifies he has moved out of family home
    RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell testified on Thursday he was no longer living with his wife, having moved out of his home and into a church about a week before the start of their trial on bribery and corruption charges....
  • Danny Westneat: Seattle no place to look for a Ferguson solution

    Dear national media: Please stop asking former Seattle police chiefs how to quell the riots outside St. Louis. To us this is like asking Dick Cheney what to do about Iraq. Been there, failed that. Yet three of Seattle's departed top cops have been asked...
  • Indictment of Rick Perry is a Texas-sized overreach

     Indictment of Rick Perry is a Texas-sized overreach
    Say this for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, he takes a good mug shot. He looks dapper, confident, even a little smug in that photo released Tuesday after he was processed at the Travis County Courthouse. As if he's thinking: I may not win this battle, but I'm...
  • Greene's tax struggles make Wellington residents wary

    News that Wellington Vice Mayor John Greene failed to file taxes for two, possibly three years, should make village residents wary. Most of us have at some point struggled financially and no one is perfect. Most of us, though, aren't elected officials...
  • Smaller protest forms in Ferguson, Mo.

    FERGUSON, Mo. A smaller, quieter protest formed in Ferguson on a sultry Wednesday night after other marches converged upon the St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton, where a grand jury has begun examining the Michael Brown case. In Ferguson,...
  • Turmoil in Ferguson, Mo.: What you need to know

    As turmoil surrounding a police shooting in Missouri continues, here are some questions and answers about what has happened so far. What touched off the outcry near St. Louis? Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was shot multiple times and...
  • Prosecutor in Rick Perry cased called ethical, fair

    AUSTIN, Texas By all accounts, Michael McCrum is a man of contradictions. He's been a prosecutor and a defense attorney. He's backed both Republicans and Democrats for office. He's a criminal defense attorney who had to defend himself earlier this year....
  • California lawmakers OK new campaign rules for water board members

    Lawmakers on Wednesday approved new campaign rules in response to a controversy involving the political activities of suspended Sen. Ronald S. Calderon and his brother, former Assemblyman Tom Calderon, both Democrats from Montebello. The legislation,...
  • Sacramento Sees Rally to Boost California TV and Movie Tax Credits

    The below-the-line community joined with Ron Perlman, Carl Weathers and Daniel Stern in Sacramento at the state capitol Wednesday in support of a sweetened incentive program for movies and TV shot in California. W/ actor Ron Perlman at rally to pass...
  • McDonnell trial: Former Gov. McDonnell testifies about his life, not yet about his marriage

    McDonnell trial: Former Gov. McDonnell testifies about his life, not yet about his marriage
    RICHMOND – Former Gov. Bob McDonnell took the stand in his own defense Wednesday afternoon, speaking directly to jurors for the first time in the 18-day-old federal trial against him and his wife. McDonnell eased into his testimony, laying out a...