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Nebraska won't hold special legislative session on abortion

Aug. 08, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Monday that he will not call a special legislative session to try to enact a 12-week abortion ban because the measure doesn't have enough votes to break a filibuster. Ricketts — a Republican who has said he wants to ban...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Aug. 03, 2022 00:38 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. July 28, 2022. Editorial: Blunt, Hawley, Marshall betray sick veterans because they’re mad at tax, climate bill Three of the region’s four U.S. senators decided Wednesday to hold sick veterans hostage to their own anger. It’s appalling and...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Aug. 03, 2022 00:21 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. July 28, 2022. Editorial: Blunt, Hawley, Marshall betray sick veterans because they’re mad at tax, climate bill Three of the region’s four U.S. senators decided Wednesday to hold sick veterans hostage to their own anger. It’s appalling and...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jul. 27, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. July 21, 2022. Editorial: We still must fight for marriage freedom So it has come to this? It boggles the mind that in the year 2022, members of the U.S. House, Republican and Democrat, conservative and liberal, from the East,...

House passes same-sex marriage bill in retort to high court

Jul. 19, 2022 21:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved legislation Tuesday to protect same-sex and interracial marriages amid concerns that the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade abortion access could jeopardize other rights criticized by many conservatives. In a robust...

Top Wisconsin Democrats focus on Sen. Johnson in debate

Jul. 17, 2022 20:30 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Top Democrats running for the chance to take on U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson in Wisconsin largely kept their focus on the Republican opponent during the first and only televised debate Sunday, while the only female candidate faulted the men for not doing more to advocate for...

Biden's realism approach runs head-on into liberal pressure

Jul. 17, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — On restoring access to abortion, President Joe Biden says his hands are tied without more Democratic senators. Declaring a public health emergency on the matter has downsides, his aides say. And as for gun violence, Biden has been clear about the limits of what he can do on his...

Democrats frustrated by party's response to abortion ruling

Jul. 06, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — As Sen. Michael Bennet sought to encourage a small crowd of fellow Democrats not to give up the fight for abortion rights, Maryah Lauer stepped forward, bullhorn in hand, to exhort him to do more. “Do you support ending the filibuster and expanding...

Biden discusses abortion access options with Dem governors

Jul. 01, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden told Democratic governors Friday that he is “looking at all the alternatives” for protecting abortion access following the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. One day after returning from international summits in Europe, Biden...

Biden backs filibuster exception to protect abortion access

Jun. 30, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Thursday that he would support an exception to the Senate filibuster to protect abortion access, a shift that comes as Democrats coalesce around an election-year message intended to rally voters who are outraged or deflated by the Supreme Court decision...