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  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry slams abuse of power charge at court hearing

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry slams abuse of power charge at court hearing
    Texas Governor Rick Perry made his first court appearance on Thursday to answer felony abuse of power charges and afterward criticized a special prosecution that has cast a shadow over his possible Republican presidential run in 2016. Lawyers for Perry ...
  • California governor signs phase-out of plastic bags

    California governor signs phase-out of plastic bags
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday fulfilled a promise by signing a measure that will phase out single-use plastic bags from checkout stands at California supermarkets, convenience stores, liquor stores and pharmacies. California is the first state in the...
  • Wisconsin race for governor is the tightest in the country

    Wisconsin race for governor is the tightest in the country
    The race for governor in Wisconsin — featuring incumbent Gov. Scott Walker, who is often mentioned as a potential Republican presidential candidate — remains locked in a dead heat, the state's leading pollster reported Wednesday. Walker...
  • Breaking down the charges against the McDonnells

    Breaking down the charges against the McDonnells
    RICHMOND — The jury deciding the federal corruption case against Virginia's former governor and his wife is expected to hand down a total of 26 findings when they render their verdict after a five-week trial. Bob and Maureen McDonnell each face 12...
  • Jury's quick verdict in McDonnell case a message in itself

    Jury's quick verdict in McDonnell case a message in itself
    RICHMOND — The guilty verdicts for Bob and Maureen McDonnell came faster and more decisively than usual in public corruption cases, where juries routinely deadlock on least some counts — perhaps a sign that the law and the voters are taking...
  • Politics could be issue in McDonnell jury deliberations

    Politics could be issue in McDonnell jury deliberations
    RICHMOND — When word leaked of a federal investigation into then Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, in the midst of hot election year, there was plenty of grumbling about playing politics — and politics could still pay a role as 12...
  • McDonnells guilty: Politicians, others react to McDonnell verdicts

    McDonnells guilty: Politicians, others react to McDonnell verdicts
    Politicians and others from around the state are reacting to the conviction of Bob and Maureen McDonnell. Here are some of them (this story will be updated throughout the day): Gov. Terry McAuliffe “I am deeply saddened by the events of the...
  • Michael Brown's parents renew call for special prosecutor

    The parents of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager fatally shot in August by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, asked Missouri's governor on Monday to reconsider his decision not to appoint a special prosecutor in the case. In a letter...
  • Memorial for slain journalist Steven Sotloff: 'Is there a sorrow greater than this?'

    Memorial for slain journalist Steven Sotloff: 'Is there a sorrow greater than this?'
    The anguished father of slain journalist Steven Sotloff told hundreds gathered Friday afternoon at a memorial in suburban Miami that he is struggling to find a larger purpose in the loss of his son. "I want to speak from my heart but my heart is broken,...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown, Mexico's president talk trade in L.A.

    Gov. Jerry Brown, Mexico's president talk trade in L.A.
    Gov. Jerry Brown and Mexican President Enrique Peņa Nieto shared the stage in Los Angeles to speak about opportunities for the Golden State and its southern neighbor to work together on business opportunities, climate change and higher education....
  • Brown took out $500,000 loan from union

    Brown took out $500,000 loan from union
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony G. Brown has taken out a $500,000 loan from the Laborers International Union in a move the rival campaign of Republican Larry Hogan called a sign of desperation. Brown campaign manager Justin Schall said...