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Stories with subject: Cabinet appointments and nominations
  • Branstad appoints new chief of staff 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 1:40 pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Gov. Terry Branstad has appointed a new chief of staff.

  • Ads in Kentucky governor's race focus on Obama 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 10:34 am

    LEXINGTON, Kentucky - New TV ads in Kentucky's race for governor focus not on the candidates but on Democratic President Barack Obama.

  • Missouri governor's race no mirror of White House contest 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 12:14 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A well-known and well-funded Democrat, opposite a field loaded with an array of Republican candidates. The contest to become Missouri's next governor may seem similar to the White House race, but experts say important differences will affect it.

  • Blagojevich ruling draws line on what is, isn't corruption story has photos
    Updated: Jul-22-15 8:34 pm

    CHICAGO - Federal judges who tossed several of Rod Blagojevich's corruption convictions endeavored to answer a question legal observers said Wednesday had gone largely unanswered: Just when does an elected official cross the line between legal and illegal political horse-trading?

  • NC state lawmaker offers plan to delay action on EPA rules 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 1:55 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A North Carolina senator introduced legislation on Wednesday to block state agencies from taking action on expected Environmental Protection Agency rules to cut carbon emissions on power plants until the rules complete what will likely be a lengthy legal challenge.

  • Q&A on Blagojevich: What happens after appeals court ruling story has photos
    Updated: Jul-22-15 11:45 am

    CHICAGO - A ruling by a federal court in the appeal of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption convictions left open the possibility that the Democrat could serve less time than the 14-year sentence a judge imposed in 2011.

  • Vermont Environmental chief returning to law school 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 1:30 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - The commissioner of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is leaving state government to return to Vermont Law School.

  • Helen Holt, 1st woman to hold W.Va. statewide office, dies 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 9:20 am

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Helen Holt, the first woman to hold a statewide office in West Virginia, never considered herself as a pioneer.

  • At apex of military, spotlight feels bright, power seems dim story has photos
    Updated: Jul-10-15 11:26 am

    WASHINGTON - The man often called America's top military officer, the most powerful person in uniform, actually commands nothing. No tanks, no planes, no ships, no troops.

  • Senate considers No Child revision to limit federal role story has photos
    Updated: Jul-09-15 5:23 pm

    WASHINGTON - Trying to strike a bipartisan chord, the Senate worked Thursday on a major revision of the 2002 No Child Left Behind law, a day after a Republican-led rewrite just barely passed the House.

  • First lady addresses inaugural Native American youth summit story has photos
    Updated: Jul-09-15 1:35 pm

    WASHINGTON - Michelle Obama on Thursday told hundreds of Native American youths that they are all precious and sacred and that "each of you was put on this earth for a reason."

  • TV ads begin in Kentucky's race for governor 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 5:46 am

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Republican Governor's Association swooped in to Kentucky governor's race Wednesday with a statewide TV ad intended to boost nominee Matt Bevin as he struggles to keep up with Democrat Jack Conway's fundraising.

  • Malaysian leader faces risk of criminal charges over fund story has photos
    Updated: Jul-05-15 9:25 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's prime minister is facing the risk of criminal charges over allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were funneled from an indebted state fund to his personal bank accounts, the first time a Malaysian leader has faced criminal allegations.