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We've learned this afternoon that the child porn investigation tied to Sen. Lamar Alexander's (R-TN) chief of staff is being run by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, which so far isn't saying much because the case is still under seal.
We've also put together some background about the chief of staff, Ryan Loskarn, who has been placed on leave by Alexander's office.
We'll have more soon on what turned out to be a pretty defiant press conference. In the meantime, here's the breaking news: Utah's Republican attorney general has announced his resignation, citing the scandal that has plagued him for months.
This scandal in Utah has been simmering for months. Now it looks like it's going to bring down Republican Attorney General John Swallow. Local newspapers are reporting he is expected to resign before the week's end.
After pleading guilty to cocaine possession, Rep. Trey Radel's big announcement tonight was that he's taking a leave of absence from Congress and getting treatment for what he described as "this disease."
Meet Joe Olivo. He's part of a conservative business group that sued to try to stop Obamacare. Yet lots of news outlets keep portraying him as a regular ol' business owner, including in stories about Obamacare, without mentioning the group.