Apr 10, 2017

Alabama's governor reportedly plans to resign

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Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, facing impeachment charges and four felonies stemming from campaign ethics violations and an embarrassing sex scandal, is expected to resign by the end of this week, according to The Alabama News.

The Daily Beast has a killer roundup of the evidence against Bentley, which is so vast that it warrants its own website.

The big picture: Bentley has had a noteworthy effect on politics outside of Alabama. As governor, he got to choose Luther Strange, who replaced Jeff Sessions in the Senate.

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Sanders requests recount of Iowa recanvass after results show shrunken margin

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Sen. Bernie Sanders said in a statement Tuesday night he will request a recount of the Iowa Democratic Party's recanvass results.

Where it stands: Both Buttigieg and Sanders requested partial recanvasses in Iowa last week after results were delayed and showed several errors following a software malfunction on caucus night.

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Energy deputy secretary nominee faces heat after contradicting Trump

Mark Menezes speaks at a forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 12. Photo: Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Trump administration officials are internally raising concerns about President Trump’s nominee for Energy deputy secretary, who appeared to openly contradict the president on nuclear waste storage at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain last week.

Driving the news: While speaking at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing last Wednesday, Mark Menezes told members of the panel that the Trump administration is still interested in storing nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain and that “what we're trying to do is to put together a process that will give us a path to permanent storage at Yucca."