California governor’s trip shows US-China engagement is still possible on a state level

BANGKOK — California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s trip to China, with the stated goal of working together to fight climate change, resulted in a surprise meeting with leader Xi Jinping and was filled with warm words and friendliness not seen in years in the China-U.S. relationship. The trip was seen as one of the steps in … Read more

Scrutiny of Arkansas governor’s $19,000 lectern deepens after new records are released

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — New public records have widened questions over when Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ office planned to use Republican Party funds to reimburse the state for a $19,000 lectern, which was bought in June using a government credit card. The Arkansas GOP paid for the lectern in September, but the words … Read more

Rape victim featured in ad reemerges as focal point of abortion debate in Kentucky governor’s race

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Daniel Cameron expressed sympathy for a woman who discussed the trauma of being raped by her stepfather in a powerful campaign ad, but said he still supports Kentucky’s current abortion ban that requires similar victims of rape and incest to carry their pregnancies to term. During a Monday night appearance … Read more