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FALLS CHURCH, Va. | Candid candidate voluntarily airs dirty laundry

FALLS CHURCH, Va.— State delegate Lee Carter of Virginia is expecting a rough campaign when he’s up for re-election in 2019. So he’s getting a jump on the opposition by self-disclosing a series of private, sometimes embarrassing details about his personal life. In a series of 15 tweets, the 31-year-old Democrat from Manassas admitted he’s … Continue reading FALLS CHURCH, Va. | Candid candidate voluntarily airs dirty laundry

JUNEAU, Alaska | Alaska governor’s campaign moving ahead ‘a day at a time’

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker says his re-election campaign is moving ahead but says he’s taking it “a day at a time.” His campaign was rocked Tuesday by the abrupt resignation of Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott over what Walker has described as an inappropriate overture to a woman. Mallott apologized though few details … Continue reading JUNEAU, Alaska | Alaska governor’s campaign moving ahead ‘a day at a time’

WASHINGTON | White House Counsel Don McGahn returns to civilian life

WASHINGTON  — Don McGahn has returned to civilian life. A White House official confirms that Wednesday was McGahn’s last day as White House counsel. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss personnel matters. President Donald Trump announced in August that McGahn would leave after the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | White House Counsel Don McGahn returns to civilian life

WASHINGTON | Trump asks GOP chair to serve a second term

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump has asked Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel to serve a second term. That’s according to a person familiar with the president’s decision. The decision comes as the president looks to build out his team for his re-election campaign. As head of the RNC, McDaniel leads the party’s fundraising and voter … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump asks GOP chair to serve a second term

LAUSANNE, Switzerland | Former FIFA official Makudi at court for ban appeal hearing

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — From FIFA executive committee member Worawi Makudi is at the Court of Arbitration for Sport challenging his ban for forgery ahead of a Thailand soccer federation election. Makudi says he is “very confident. I didn’t do anything wrong.” The former Thai federation president is appealing against a 3 1/2-year FIFA ban that … Continue reading LAUSANNE, Switzerland | Former FIFA official Makudi at court for ban appeal hearing

RAMONA, Calif. | Incumbent’s indictment roils California congressional race

RAMONA, Calif. — In Southern California‘s most Republican congressional district a GOP incumbent running against a first-time Democratic candidate should be a slam dunk for re-election. Not this year. Rep. Duncan Hunter is under indictment as he seeks a sixth term. He has spent as much on legal fees as his re-election campaign while splitting … Continue reading RAMONA, Calif. | Incumbent’s indictment roils California congressional race

WASHINGTON | First black female White House reporter gets Newseum statue

WASHINGTON  — Journalist Alice Allison Dunnigan triumphed over sexism and racism to become the first black woman accredited to cover the White House. In recognition of her achievements, the Newseum unveiled a statue in her honor on Friday. The bronze life-size statue will remain in the Newseum, just steps away from the National Mall and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | First black female White House reporter gets Newseum statue

CHERRY HILL, N.J. | Cap on tax deductions a big factor in some key House races

CHERRY HILL, N.J.  — Congressman Leonard Lance voted last December with the interests of his northern New Jersey district in mind when he opposed his own party’s sweeping tax overhaul. The cap on deductions for state and local taxes that was part of the Republican plan was bound to mean that many people in the … Continue reading CHERRY HILL, N.J. | Cap on tax deductions a big factor in some key House races