US Senator Blunt Resists Calling For Greitens’ Resignation

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt wants the courts and legislature to determine whether Gov. Eric Grietens should leave office, so he isn’t calling for Greitens’ resignation. Blunt, R-Mo., said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday Greitens has been accused of reprehensible actions, but the official criminal and legislative processes should…

CIA Nominee Offered To Withdraw Over Interrogation Program

By ZEKE MILLER and DEB RIECHMANN , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, offered to withdraw her nomination, two senior administration officials said Sunday, amid concerns that a debate over a harsh interrogation program would tarnish her reputation and that of the CIA. White…

For Illinois $245M Legionnaires’ Fix, Rhetoric Meets Reality

By JOHN O’CONNOR , AP Political Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A deadly Legionnaires’ disease crisis at a state-run veterans’ home, persisting for years, has so flummoxed Illinois officials that they have concluded the best remedy is to start over. Now, rhetoric meets reality. A report last week from Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration recommends a…