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FBI warned CLINTON campaign about potential hack -- Hillary, Kaine on the trail, Trump with family -- Another Gabe ...

Politico - ‎vor 18 Stunden‎
With the presidential election less than four months away, GOP Attorney General Brad Schimel said he plans to appeal the sweeping decision by U.S.

A costly unforced error for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog) - ‎29.07.2016‎
The Texas attorney general's latest pratfall was the sort of mistake that your average statewide politician is - or ought to be - too paranoid to make.

Almost 7000 People Died in Police Custody in Texas, According to New Report

Mic - ‎29.07.2016‎
Nearly 7,000 people have died while in Texas police custody or after being locked up in the last decade, according to a report from the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis.

One of 'El Chapo' Guzmán's chief money launderers is involved in a strange Hollywood kidnapping plot

Business Insider - ‎28.07.2016‎
Sanchez Garza has been indicted in western Texas on charges of laundering drug-money proceeds and of committing an extortion scheme that involved a Hollywood screenplay, a production billed as a prequel to the 2004 film "The Passion of the Christ ...

Ethics experts torn over Attorney General Ken Paxton acceptance of $100000 donation for legal fees

San Antonio Express-News (subscription) - ‎27.07.2016‎
Paxton is not allowed to use campaign cash to fund his legal defense because the allegations do not involve his official position as Texas attorney general. This month, Paxton reported raising close to $330,000 from family and friends to finance his ...

Joaquin Castro: Cruz 'gave birth' to Trump

San Antonio Express-News (subscription) - ‎29.07.2016‎
Then there's Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, the undisputed champ of Texas outlandishness. Miller is under criminal investigation for spending state money for personal travel, including a trip to Oklahoma to receive “The Jesus Shot,” an ...

Flint water crisis: New criminal charges are brought

CNN - ‎29.07.2016‎
With the latest round of charges, a total of nine current and former state and local officials face counts ranging from willful neglect of duty to conspiracy over allegations they withheld information from the public about lead contamination in the ...

State briefs: Houston police say man, 38, fatally shot self during pursuit

Your Houston News - ‎29.07.2016‎
In a statement Thursday, the Travis County District Attorney's Office said Officer Patrick Cheatham won't be charged in the July 12, 2015, shooting of 62-year-old David Allen Lepine. The shooting ... Attorney general sues Austin over city hall gun ban ...

Dems' next leaders jockey to be next Obama in 2020, 2024

USA TODAY - ‎28.07.2016‎
California Attorney General Kamala Harris, 51, is the favorite to win a U.S. Senate seat in November. Also mentioned as a potential Supreme Court nominee, Harris checks more boxes than anyone else - African American, Asian American and female.

IG: Obama sends hundreds of millions to 'sanctuary cities'

Washington Examiner (blog) - ‎29.07.2016‎
Justice Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz's memo said that "over 140 state and local jurisdictions" may be receiving Office of Justice Program and Office of Violence Against Women grants, despite a law that demands grant-recipients cooperate with ICE.

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Brownsville Herald - ‎29.07.2016‎
The two other people charged Friday had either already retired or were fired. Attorney General Bill Schuette's office filed the charges.

US election: Scandal transformed Hillary into tough pragmatist

The Australian - ‎28.07.2016‎
Mrs Clinton's introduction to Washington politics began her transformation from an outspoken former first lady of Arkansas to the cautious and sometimes mistrustful Democratic presidential nominee who will take the stage in Philadelphia today.

No criminal charges in probe of Curt Schilling's 38 Studios

Albany Times Union - ‎29.07.2016‎
The yearslong investigation found "no provable criminal violations" of state law, according to a report released by the state police and the state attorney general's office. Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and state police Col. Steven G. O'Donnell ...

CL goes to the DNC: Day Four

Creative Loafing Tampa - ‎29.07.2016‎
The party's united (sort of). Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton came across as an able, amenable candidate (or not, depending on whom you ask).

Civil Asset Forfeiture: When Good Intentions Go Awry - ‎27.07.2016‎
Whereas prior law had directed forfeiture proceeds be deposited into the General Fund, the 1984 act redirected these funds into a new account—the Assets Forfeiture Fund—and empowered federal law enforcement agencies to spend this money outside the ...

TX prosecutors get cold feet over Daleiden

OneNewsNow - ‎27.07.2016‎
TX prosecutors get cold feet over Daleiden. Wednesday ... When a Houston grand jury convened to look at Planned Parenthood, Daleiden and Merritt were instead indicted for organ trafficking, a misdemeanor, and tampering with a drivers license, a felony ...

Governor OK to stump, panel says

Arkansas Times - ‎27.07.2016‎
Attorney General Leslie Rutledge used her moment in the spotlight to pan Hillary Clinton's accent; she then slathered on an extra helping of drawl to declare, "Y'all, this is what a real Arkansas woman sounds like.

Judge dismisses charges against former Utah attorney general

Brownsville Herald - ‎27.07.2016‎
In the summer of 2014, he and successor John Swallow were arrested in a joint investigation. Prosecutors said Shurtleff and Swallow accepted money and gifts such as luxury California beach vacations from a cast of questionable Utah businessmen in ...

CUOMO on 'personal' support for Clinton -- CITY HALL's deed scramble -- MURDOCH morale play

Politico - ‎27.07.2016‎
And for Cuomo, it is a remarkable feat of self-repackaging for someone tutored by Bill Clinton in the 1990s, a politician who has been happy to describe himself as a pro-business pragmatist.

Moran appointed as interim Smith County Judge

Tri County Leader - ‎27.07.2016‎
“I look forward to working with the current commissioners and continuing as a group to be good stewards of the taxpayers' money, to be transparent in our activities and to move this county forward with a vision for success,” said Moran in regards to ...