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West Virginia Gov Taps Ex-Speaker, Congressman to High Court

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has appointed a Republican ex-House speaker and a congressman to fill interim state Supreme Court openings created amid impeachment proceedings. Justice announced Saturday that ex-Speaker Tim Armstead and Rep. Evan Jenkins are replacing Menis Ketchum and Robin Davis. Justice said he wanted appointees who would run… Read More

FBI Alleges Extortion, Bribery By Ex-House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger

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Former House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger and several payday lending lobbyists are named in a federal search warrant seeking evidence of potential bribery and kickbacks. The documents, released by the Ohio House on Monday, outline the FBI’s criminal case against Rosenberger, who resigned in April amid an investigation into his involvement with the payday lending industry…. Read More

Ohio Watchdog Declined to Carry Out Fetal Remains Probe

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Records show Ohio’s government watchdog declined to investigate allegations of collusion and political manipulation involving the governor and attorney general. At issue was an investigation Attorney General Mike DeWine launched in 2015 after secretly taped video appeared to show Planned Parenthood employees engaged in potentially illegal fetal tissue sales. A 2016 anonymous… Read More