What Texas Gains by Investigating Twitter’s Fake Accounts

For Ken Paxton, the state attorney general, there are positives. Aligning with Elon Musk? Check. Politically helpful? Check.

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The Massachusetts Race for Democrats’ Next Crusading Attorney General

In cerulean-blue Massachusetts, candidates for the state’s top law enforcement job are seeking to demonstrate their faith in progressive ideals. But the race could be decided on other grounds.

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Bush Dynasty, Its Influence Fading, Pins Hopes on One Last Stand in Texas

George P. Bush is running to unseat the incumbent attorney general. His family, once powerful in Texas, has become an albatross as well as an asset.

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After Elevation of Trump Allies, Revolt Brews in Michigan G.O.P.

The Republican old guard is protesting the direction of the party after it put forward two champions of Donald Trump’s election falsehoods for attorney general and secretary of state.

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Just How Liberal Is California? The Answer Matters to Democrats Everywhere.

If progressives can’t win here, it will not bode well for their national efforts.

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Indicted. Under F.B.I. Investigation. And Still Popular With Texas Republicans.

Ken Paxton, the Texas attorney general, earned the most votes in Tuesday’s G.O.P. primary. His embrace of Trumpism has helped him weather a series of allegations.

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Will Trump’s Nod Be Enough for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton?

Attorney General Ken Paxton is likely to end up in a runoff after the Republican primary on March 1. But it remains uncertain who among his big-name challengers will join him there.

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Letitia James Doesn’t Need to Run for Governor to Grab the Spotlight

Ms. James, the New York attorney general, highlighted her work on matters related to former President Donald J. Trump as she accepted a nomination for re-election.

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Hochul Is the Star as Democrats Gather for a Cuomo-Free Convention

Gov. Kathy Hochul was to receive the Democratic nomination for governor on Thursday, as she seeks her first full term after succeeding Andrew Cuomo.

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Letitia James Drops Out of N.Y. Governor’s Race

The move by the state attorney general, which instantly upended the high-profile race, seemed to solidify the front-runner status of the Democratic incumbent, Gov. Kathy Hochul.

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Zephyr Teachout Will Run for New York Attorney General

The law professor, a darling of New York’s left wing, wants to be attorney general.

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What to Know About Virginia’s Democratic Primaries

Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe is seeking his old job, and Democrats will square off in races for lieutenant governor and attorney general.

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A Stanford Student Mocked the Federalist Society. It Jeopardized His Graduation.

The Stanford student sent a satirical flier that drew a complaint from the conservative group. The university then placed a hold on his diploma.

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Oklahoma Attorney General Resigns, Citing ‘Personal Matters’

Attorney General Mike Hunter announced his resignation one day after The Oklahoman said it had sent him questions about an extramarital affair.

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The ‘Trump Won’ Farce Isn’t Funny Anymore

Republicans are now seriously arguing that elections are legitimate only when their side wins.

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I Wrote the Special Counsel Rules. Barr Has Abused Them.

There is no reason for the outgoing attorney general to appoint his preferred prosecutor for the continuing Trump-Russia inquiry.

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Barr Hands Prosecutors the Authority to Investigate Voter Fraud Claims

The attorney general said that he had authorized “instances” of investigative steps but that inquiries should not be based on specious claims.

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Justice Dept. Eases Election Fraud Inquiry Constraints as Trump Promotes False Narrative

The move comes as President Trump promotes a false narrative of widespread voter fraud ahead of the election.

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