LaToya Cantrell, whose political career began as she helped her storm-ravaged neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, was decisively elected the first woman mayor of New Orleans in a historic win on Saturday.
The head of the New Hampshire GOP on Friday urged the state’s Democratic Party chair to drop former President Bill Clinton’s name from a major fundraising event.
The chairman of the Florida Democratic Party resigned Friday after staffers accused the official of inappropriate behavior toward women.
An Ohio state legislature rocked by allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior saw another resignation this week as a first-term Republican representative abruptly departed.
The National Mall could soon ban or restrict the softball, soccer and other team games that for decades have been a centerpiece of life and culture on America’s front lawn and national playground.
Famously pro-cannabis San Francisco, where the 4/20 marijuana holiday is celebrated with a group smoke-out on Hippie Hill, is having a surprisingly difficult time establishing regulations for the broad legal pot market coming to California in January.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- News that a sitting California senator is being investigated for sexual harassment against a young female employee has put a fresh spotlight on a legislative leader this week as he begins a bid against the state's first female U.S. senator.
A new audit shows Maryland’s second-largest school system has allowed as many as 25 percent of surveyed students to graduate without proper records showing eligibility -- sparking concerns about grade-fixing and allegations of "cheating" from GOP Gov. Larry Hogan.
California’s NAACP is pushing for state lawmakers to support a campaign to remove “The Star Spangled Banner” as the country’s national anthem.
The tidal wave of sexual harassment allegations that started in Hollywood and the media has swept into statehouses across the country, with state lawmakers and others facing new accusations and legislative leaders grappling with how to handle the groundswell.
Kentucky’s Republican House speaker resigned his leadership position Sunday after acknowledging he settled sexual harassment claims from one of his staffers last month.
At least four Kentucky lawmakers, and the chief of staff of the state’s House speaker, are linked to a confidential settlement of a sexual harassment case, according to a published report.
The 279 firefighters who graduated from the New York City fire department's academy last month include the son of a firefighter killed on 9/11 — and the son of a terrorist.
Massachusetts has become the first state to enact a ban on bump stock since the mass sooting at a Las Vegas music festival.
The city of Los Angeles is reportedly considering hiring homeless people to clean up garbage throughout the California city.
The director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is expected back in state court Wednesday, as a judge weighs whether he should face criminal liability for his role in the Flint water crisis.
Democratic candidate for Virginia governor Ralph Northam is not distancing himself from the controversial ad suggesting supporters of Republican candidate Ed Gillespie are seen as Confederates who attack minority children.
California has cleared its first hurdle to going from one state to three smaller states.
In a complaint filed earlier this month, a woman claims that former Ohio state Sen. Cliff Hite implored her for sex, describing himself as “a grown man with needs.”
The Florida state Senate’s top Democrat resigned Friday after admitting to an extramarital affair with a lobbyist.