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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2018, file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks in Palmyra, Mo. The attorney for the man whose wife had an affair with Greitens says a grand jury is investigating the case. Attorney Al Watkins says a subpoena issued Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, asks that his client testify before a grand jury in St. Louis. Greitens' attorney, Jim Bennett, says neither he nor Greitens have been contacted by any law enforcement agency seeking information on the governor. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens indicted over nude photo

- The Washington Times

The governor of Missouri was indicted Thursday on a felony charge that accuses him of taking a nude photo of a woman without her consent, a move that Gov. Eric Greitens called a “misguided political decision” by a “reckless liberal prosecutor.”

Democratic State Sen. Tony Mendoza stands on the floor of the Senate chambers in between private meetings of the Democratic caucus, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Mendoza's colleagues debated whether to suspend him amid a sexual misconduct investigation during the opening day of the Senate. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater)

California lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct resigns

- Associated Press

A California state senator accused of sexual misconduct resigned Thursday just ahead of a possible vote to expel him, delivering a scathing resignation letter that called the investigation process a farce.

In this Nov. 21, 2013 file photo, Michael Skakel reacts to being granted bail during his bond hearing at Stamford Superior Court in Stamford, Conn.  (Bob Luckey/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool) **FILE**

Court rejects request to return Kennedy cousin to prison

Associated Press

The Connecticut Supreme Court has rejected a request by state prosecutors to revoke Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel’s bail and send him back to prison while his murder case appeal remains pending.

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FILE - In this April 6, 2011 file photo, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. addresses an Americans for Prosperity "Cut Spending Now," rally on Capitol Hill in Washington. It’s the weird issue that won’t go away, and it’s forcing GOP presidential contenders and other Republican leaders to pick sides: do they think President Obama was born outside the United States and is therefore disqualified to be president? Polls show that a remarkable  two-thirds of all Republican voters either think Obama was born abroad or they aren’t sure. With Donald Trump stirring the pot, other potential candidates are distancing themselves from his comments to varying degrees. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Tea party pushed to Trump's shadow at CPAC

- The Washington Times

As CPAC gears up for its latest iteration, the tea party has been defeated on Capitol Hill, where Republicans and Democrats are competing to outbid each other on spending, and defanged on the campaign trail, where being a Trump candidate is far more important than winning tea party backing within Republican circles.

President Donald Trump bows his head during an opening prayer at the start of a listening session with high school students and teachers in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump expresses support for arming teachers in 'listening session'

- The Washington Times

President Trump expressed support for arming teachers Wednesday during an emotional meeting at the White House with teenagers who survived last week's massacre at a Florida high school, while thousands of students walked out of schools nationwide and marched on capitols from Washington to Tallahassee to demand more gun control laws.