AP Source: GOP Congressman used public funds to settle sexual harassment claim

By JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas used taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment claim brought by his former spokeswoman, according to an aide with knowledge of the settlement. Lauren Greene is a former communications director in the congressman’s office. She alleged in a 2014 federal lawsuit that […]

Federal judges find Texas gerrymandered maps on racial lines 

PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal judges found more problems in Texas’ voting rights laws, ruling that Republicans racially gerrymandered some congressional districts to weaken the growing electoral power of minorities, who former President Barack Obama set out to protect at the ballot box before leaving office. The ruling late Friday […]