| Nov 6, 2014
| 11:56 AM
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 ...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 10:58 AM
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...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 12:56 PM
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.
| Sep 3, 2014
| 6:32 PM
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...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 5:44 PM
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...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 3:57 PM
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...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 3:10 PM
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...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 4:50 PM
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...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 2:10 PM
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,...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown and Mexican President Enrique Peña 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....
| Oct 25, 2014
| 9:02 PM
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...