South Dakota AG convicted on 2 impeachment charges, removed

South Dakota AG convicted on 2 impeachment charges, removed

PIERRE, SD – The South Dakota Senate on Tuesday convicted Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg of two impeachment charges stemming from a 2020 fatal crash, removing and barring him from future office in a stinging rebuke that showed most senators did not believe his account of the crash. Ravnsborg, a first-term Republican who only recently announced … Read more

Oath Keeper from NC pleads guilty to seditious conspiracy

Oath Keeper from NC pleads guilty to seditious conspiracy

A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to conspiring with other members of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group to forcefully halt the peaceful transfer of power after President Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral victory Town MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press 5 May 2022, 00:52 • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON … Read more

Hunter Biden is prime target if Republicans win Congress

Hunter Biden is prime target if Republicans win Congress

WASHINGTON – Intelligence officials had gathered to brief select members of Congress on future threats to US elections when a key lawmaker in the room, No. 3 House Republican Elise Stefanik of New York, tried to move the discussion to a new topic: Hunter Biden’s laptop. Stefanik, who serves on the House Intelligence Committee, asked … Read more

UK’s Johnson says he paid a police fine for lockdown parties

UK’s Johnson says he paid a police fine for lockdown parties

LONDON – Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday he paid a fine from police for attending a lockdown-breaching birthday party at his official residence, making him the first British leader to be sanctioned for breaking the law while in office. The fines for Johnson, his wife, Carrie, and Treasury chief Rishi Sunak brought a simmering … Read more

Pakistani lawmakers elect Shahbaz Sharif as new premier

Pakistani lawmakers elect Shahbaz Sharif as new premier

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s parliament elected opposition lawmaker Shahbaz Sharif as the country’s new prime minister on Monday, following a walkout by lawmakers from ousted Premier Imran Khan’s party. Sharif was the only contender. He is the brother of disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif but his election will not guarantee a peaceful path forward – … Read more

Biden to nominate new ATF director, release ghost gun rule

Biden to nominate new ATF director, release ghost gun rule

President Joe Biden is set to announce that he is nominating an Obama-era U.S. attorney to run the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Town MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press 11 April 2022, 00:32 • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden is nominating an Obama-era U.S. … Read more

House panel’s possible options for alleging Trump 1/6 crimes

House panel’s possible options for alleging Trump 1/6 crimes

WASHINGTON – The Senate acquitted former President Donald Trump last year of inciting the Capitol insurrection. But neither Trump nor any of his top advisers have faced charges over the attack in a court of law, and it’s uncertain if they ever will. But increasingly, lawmakers on the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 assault … Read more

US Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska announces resignation

US Rep.  Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska announces resignation

Republican US Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska says he will resign from office, effective March 31, after a California jury convicted him of lying to federal authorities about an illegal campaign donation from a foreign national Town GRANT SCHULTE Associated Press March 27, 2022, 12:43 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail … Read more

How would those accused of Ukraine war crimes be prosecuted?

How would those accused of Ukraine war crimes be prosecuted?

LVIV, Ukraine – Each day searing stories pour out of Ukraine: A maternity hospital bombed in Mariupol. A mother and her children killed as they fled Irpin in a humanitarian corridor. Burning apartment blocks. Mass graves. A child dead of dehydration in a city under siege, denied humanitarian aid. Such images have contributed to a … Read more

Ousted Tennessee senator sentenced to probation for fraud

Ousted Tennessee senator sentenced to probation for fraud

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A former Tennessee state senator expelled from office after a conviction for using federal grant money on wedding expenses instead of the nursing school she operates was sentenced Friday to a year of probation but no prison time. Katrina Robinson had faced four to 10 months in prison under sentencing guidelines after … Read more