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Florida attorney general mulls next step after death penalty ruling

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) – The Florida attorney general was considering the state’s next move on Friday after the state Supreme Court ruled a man sentenced to die for a 25-year-old murder should be taken off death row.     The 6-1 Supreme Court ruling on Thursday granted the appeal of Carl Dausch, […]

Montana man arrested for DUI after trying to bail out wife for same offense

A Gallatin County sheriff’s deputy arrested Stacey Jo Fancher, 44, in Big Sky on Thursday night when she failed a breathalizer test after being stopped by the police, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported on its website, citing charging documents. Her husband, Rick Fancher, arrived at the local jail early on Friday and tried to bail […]

There Will Be a Fight to Replace Eric Cantor After All

Rep. Raul Labrador, a member of the House GOP's Tea Party-heavy Class of 2010, will challenge Rep. Kevin McCarthy for the House Majority Leader position now that Eric Cantor is stepping down. Referring to Cantor's loss in his primary earlier this week, Labrador said in a statement that " the message from Tuesday is clear – Americans […]

Kevin McCarthy lone contender for U.S. House No. 2 job after rivals quit race

By Susan Cornwell and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – California lawmaker Kevin McCarthy emerged as the sole contender in the Republican contest to fill one of the top positions in the U.S. Congress after two candidates dropped out on Thursday, but some lawmakers said McCarthy was not conservative enough and hoped others would jump in […]

House Republican No. 2 Cantor to step down after election shock

By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A shock primary election defeat for Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives, left his political party in chaos on Wednesday as financial markets worried the shakeup might renew budget fights that in the past have caused government shutdowns and near credit […]

Immigration reformers to put pressure on Obama after Cantor loss

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Immigration reform advocates said on Wednesday that U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary election loss spelled doom for immigration legislation and that they planned to step up pressure on the White House to enact changes without waiting for Congress. David Brat, who scored a major upset […]

Big changes in GOP leadership after Cantor loss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Repudiated at the polls, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced Wednesday that he will resign his leadership post at the end of next month, clearing the way for a potentially disruptive Republican shake-up just before midterm elections with control of Congress at stake. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! […]

Republican Cantor to leave leading House post after election shock

By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The toppling of Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, left his political party in chaos on Wednesday, as financial markets worried the shakeup might renew messy budget fights that in the past have caused government shutdowns and near credit defaults. […]

Utah’s ‘mountain man’ survivalist sentenced to prison after guilty pleas

Troy James Knapp, 46, was captured in April 2013 after a shoot-out and six-hour standoff in deep snow at an isolated cabin on Ferron Mountain, about 125 miles (200 km) south of Salt Lake City. U.S. District Judge Ted Stewart sentenced Knapp to the minimum mandatory punishment of 10-1/2 years in federal prison, also to […]

Libyan premier wins congress backing after ex-general’s threats

By Ahmed Elumami TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya's new Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeq won a vote of confidence from parliament on Sunday in defiance of a renegade former army general who has challenged the assembly's legitimacy. Maiteeq, backed by the Muslim Brotherhood, was initially elected two weeks ago after a chaotic parliamentary session that some lawmakers […]