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Politics

Amid tough Alaska campaign, lieutenant governor suddenly quits over ‘inappropriate overture’

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — In a stunning October surprise, Alaska’s lieutenant governor resigned for making unspecified inappropriate comments, imperiling the re-election hopes of Gov. Bill Walker, a man with whom he shared a brother-like bond. Walker described the comments by Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott as an “inappropriate overture to a woman,” Walker spokesman Austin Baird […]

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Treasury employee charged with Russia investigation leaks

By Devlin Barrett and Matt Zapotosky | Washington Post WASHINGTON – A senior Treasury Department employee was charged Wednesday with leaking confidential government reports about suspicious financial transactions related to the special counsel’s probe of Russian election interference and Trump associates. The charges reflect the latest move in the Trump administration’s effort to root out […]