- Washington Senate votes to oust transportation secretary Updated: Feb-06-16 1:20 am
OLYMPIA, Washington - The state Senate on Friday rejected the gubernatorial appointment of Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson, ousting her from the job she has held since shortly after Gov. Jay Inslee took office in 2013.
- Ex-El Diario editor nominated as New York secretary of state Updated: Feb-03-16 12:16 pm
ALBANY, New York - The former longtime editor of the Spanish-language newspaper El Diario has been tapped to be New York's secretary of state.
- Kansas AG: Debate over courts to go on until voters step in Updated: Feb-02-16 1:56 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislators aren't going to end a decade-long debate over remaking the state Supreme Court until they put a ballot question on how the justices are selected before voters, Attorney General Derek Schmidt told Republican lawmakers Tuesday.
- Bill would restrict attorney general appointments to boards Updated: Feb-01-16 10:24 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A bill introduced in the Alaska House on Monday seeks to restrict the attorney general from serving on the governing body of a state public corporation or on state boards or commissions.
- Officials from Obama's Cabinet lining up behind Clinton Updated: Jan-25-16 3:32 am
WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton hasn't just been wrapping herself in President Barack Obama's legacy lately. She's been wrapping herself in his Cabinet.
- Tennessee Dems want eligibility check on presidential ballot Updated: Jan-22-16 4:02 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Two Tennessee Democrats want to pass a law to require the state to enforce the U.S. Constitution's "natural born citizen" requirement on this November's presidential ballot.
- Cuomo nominates attorney as state financial regulator Updated: Jan-22-16 3:01 am
ALBANY, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has nominated a lawyer and one of his former deputies when he was attorney general to be New York's next top financial regulator.
- Cruz story about being passed over for job not whole story Updated: Jan-16-16 2:59 am
AUSTIN, Texas - Ted Cruz has said that after working on George W. Bush's 2000 campaign, being passed over for a senior position with the new administration was "a crushing blow." Turns out, it was his own choice.
- Uncertainty in Guatemala as new president takes office Updated: Jan-14-16 10:29 pm
GUATEMALA CITY - TV comic and political neophyte Jimmy Morales was sworn in as Guatemala's president on Thursday amid uncertainty over how he plans to run the Central American nation beset by entrenched poverty, rampant corruption and violent criminal gangs.
- Clinton gets nod from former Attorney General Eric Holder Updated: Jan-13-16 8:09 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - As she works to maintain an advantage among African-American voters in her quest for the Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton has secured an endorsement from the nation's first black attorney general.
- Retired Thai general to head rubber body amid price crisis Updated: Jan-13-16 5:56 am
BANGKOK - A retired army general has been appointed to oversee the Thai government's response to falling rubber prices after the Cabinet promised subsidies for struggling rubber growers.
- The Latest: Obama takes 'one more look at this thing' Updated: Jan-12-16 10:43 pm
WASHINGTON - The latest on President Barack Obama's last State of the Union address. All times EST:
- Edwards sworn in as governor; only Democrat in Deep South Updated: Jan-11-16 4:49 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Saying he won't be a "business-as-usual" leader, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards took his oath of office Monday, promising to stabilize the budget and end cycles of financial crises that threaten public health services and colleges.
- Army acting secretary steps aside amid stalled nomination Updated: Jan-11-16 1:44 pm
WASHINGTON - Acting Army Secretary Eric Fanning is stepping aside, at least temporarily, because the Senate hasn't confirmed his nomination, officials said Monday.
- Missouri 2016 elections likely to affect state Legislature Updated: Jan-10-16 3:20 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Within a half-hour of the start of Missouri's 2016 legislative session, Republican Sen. Kurt Schaefer launched into a criticism on the Senate floor of Democratic President Barack Obama's executive order imposing additional gun control measures.
- Senate president's wife hired as deputy cabinet secretary Updated: Jan-07-16 5:36 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Regina Stivers, the wife of Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers, will take on a high-level role in Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration as a deputy cabinet secretary.
- Edwards' health chief causing unease for anti-abortion group Updated: Jan-07-16 5:11 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A Louisiana anti-abortion group raised concerns Thursday about Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards' choice for state health secretary, saying Rebekah Gee "has troubling connections" to abortion rights organizations.
- Bernalillo County clerk announces bid for secretary of state Updated: Jan-07-16 1:43 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The top elections official in New Mexico's most populous county announced Thursday that she will seek the Democratic Party's nomination for secretary of state for a second time.