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West Virginia impeaches its Supreme Court

by Kent Covington
Posted 8/15/18, 01:36 pm

State lawmakers in West Virginia voted this week to impeach all four remaining state Supreme Court justices. The justices were embroiled in a spending controversy, and one of them, Allen Loughry, faced a 23-count federal indictment. The articles of impeachment said Loughry, Beth Walker, Margaret Workman, and Robin Davis failed to control expenses, including more than $1 million in renovations to their individual offices. Republican Gov. Jim Justice will appoint new justices to replace any who are convicted.

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Collins drops reelection bid

by Kent Covington
Posted 8/13/18, 01:06 pm

A New York congressman charged with insider trading has ended his reelection bid. Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., announced the decision Saturday just hours after once again declaring his innocence. Authorities arrested and charged Collins last week. Prosecutors say he passed inside information about a biotech company to family members. Collins initially planned to try to stay in Congress but said in a statement he reversed course because it was in the best interest of his district and the Republican Party. Upstate New York’s 27th District first elected him in 2012.

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Ryan, Sessions refuse to join attack on Rosenstein

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/26/18, 12:37 pm

UPDATE: House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Thursday he did not support the articles of impeachment that 11 conservative lawmakers filed against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Ryan told reporters he didn’t think Rosenstein’s disputes with GOP House members about document requests met the constitutional standard for impeachment. Attorney General Jeff Sessions also defended his deputy Thursday, saying he had the highest confidence in Rosenstein.

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