Trump Endorses Cameron’s Bid for Governor in Kentucky | Political News

By BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron won former President Donald’s Trump’s endorsement Thursday evening in his 2023 bid for governor, offering a momentum boost given the ex-president’s enduring popularity among Republican voters in the state. In a news release that Cameron tweeted from his own account, Trump … Read more

Oregon’s Prison Chief in Lead for Top Federal Prisons Job | Political News

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Colette Peters, director of Oregon’s prison system, has now emerged as the leading contender to run the federal prison system, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Peters, who has run the state’s corrections department since 2012, is … Read more

Migrant Crossings at US Border Rise for 4th Straight Month | Political News

WASHINGTON (AP) – US border authorities stopped migrants more often on the southern border for a fourth straight month in May, apparently unaffected by expectations that pandemic-era limits on asylum may be lifted. Migrants were stopped 239,416 times in May, up 2% from 235,478 in April and up 33% from 180,597 in May 2021, US … Read more

Mills, LePage Look Ahead to November in Maine Governor Race | Political News

By DAVID SHARP, Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Paul LePage, the Republican whose two terms as Maine’s governor were dominated by his offensive rhetoric and combative leadership, is seeking a political comeback. With no opposition, LePage will coast to the Republican nomination for governor on Tuesday, setting up a fierce general election campaign against … Read more

NY GOP Governor Candidates Debate Crime, Economy and Trump | Political News

By MARINA VILLENEUVE, Associated Press ALBANY, NY (AP) – Four Republican candidates for New York governor faced off Monday in their first televised debate, trying to bruise each other – and Democrats – with two weeks to go until the state’s primary election. Some of the sharpest exchanges of the night came between US Rep. … Read more

Mixed Results as South Dakota’s Noem Intervenes in GOP Races | Political News

By STEPHEN GROVES, Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, SD (AP) – Ahead of a potential presidential bid, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem handily won the Republican nomination last week for a second term. Many of the candidates she hoped to elect to the Statehouse, however, did not have such a good night. She had hoped to … Read more

Michigan GOP Hopeful Charged in Jan. 6 Riot, Roiling Primary | Political News

By ED WHITE and SARA BURNETT, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) – A Republican candidate for Michigan governor and ardent defender of former President Donald Trump was charged with misdemeanors Thursday for his role in the 2021 postelection riot at the US Capitol, further complicating an already messy GOP primary. Ryan Kelley, 40, was arrested in … Read more

N Korean Ruling Party Meets Amid Expectation of Nuclear Test | Political News

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has convened a political conference where he’s expected to review state affairs, including a COVID-19 outbreak, and possibly address relations with Washington and Seoul amid his revived nuclear brinkmanship. The plenary meeting of the ruling Workers’ Party’s Central Committee … Read more

California’s Newsom Cruises to Easy Primary Victory | Political News

By ADAM BEAM, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom cruised to an easy victory in Tuesday’s primary, advancing to the November general election where he will be an overwhelming favorite to win a second term barely a year after surviving a recall attempt. Early returns Tuesday showed Newsom with 59%. The … Read more

Justice Delayed Leads to California Judge’s Retirement | Political News

By BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) – The presiding justice of the California appeals court in Sacramento has retired as part of a punishment announced Wednesday for delays in deciding 200 cases over a decade that cost litigants money and some criminal defendants their freedom. Justice Vance Raye agreed to step down from … Read more

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