After months of rumors and reports, the federal charges against former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) and his wife, former Chicago Ald. Sandi Jackson, became official on Friday.PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)
Four weeks ago, California state Sen. Leland Yee (D) got a death threat "unlike any other" he has ever received.PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)
When Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) tweeted, and then deleted, several effusive messages to a young blonde woman during the State of the Union address earlier this week, some people got Anthony Weiner flashbacks.
But Cohen has now come forward with an unusual explanation for the tweets: the young woman is his daughter, who the Congressman only found out about three years ago.PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)
In a speech billed as his official response to President Obama's State of the Union address, National Rifle Association chief Wayne LaPierre on Thursday accused the President of only pretending to care about school safety in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., mass shooting in December.
Americans for Responsible Leadership, the Arizona dark money group that tangled with California's campaign finance watchdog agency last fall, has been slapped with a lawsuit in Colorado, where a woman claims she received robocalls from the group in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)
Wisconsin State Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley has decided to have her say.
She's been publicly silent since the incident on June 13, 2011, in which fellow Justice David Prosser allegedly put his hands around her neck during a heated exchange in the presence of other justices in her judicial chambers. The justices were ostensibly arguing about the court's decision upholding Gov. Scott Walker's anti-public employee union legislation.
But in a document filed Wednesday, in which she recused herself from the judicial misconduct case brought against Prosser as a result of the altercation, Bradley offered details about what she called "a history of abusive behavior in our workplace that has escalated from tantrums and rages, to threats, and now to physical contact."
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The first email arrived last spring, shortly after 1 p.m. on April 9.PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)