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Group drops part of voting suit, is OK with satellite sites

Jan. 23, 2020 5:54 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A liberal group has dropped part of its lawsuit challenging Michigan's law regarding same-day voter registration at polling places, after the state clarified that people can register to vote at satellite locations established by clerks. Super PAC Priorities USA filed an amended suit...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2012 file photo, Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, makes his acceptance speech after winning his U.S. Congressional seat against Chad Lee on Election Day in Madison, Wis. Pocan, who didn't back anyone in Wisconsin's Democratic presidential primary in 2016, announced Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, that this year he is endorsing Bernie Sanders, giving the Vermont senator a boost in the battleground state three months before its primary. (AP Photo/Andy Manis, File)

Pocan endorses Sanders, giving him a boost in Wisconsin

Jan. 16, 2020 7:12 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Rep. Mark Pocan, who didn't back anyone in Wisconsin's Democratic presidential primary in 2016, announced Thursday that this year he is endorsing Bernie Sanders, giving the Vermont senator a boost in the battleground state three months before its primary. Sanders and Massachusetts Sen....

Ozaukee County Circuit Judge Paul Malloy listens to attorneys from both sides Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 before making his finding at the Ozaukee County Courthouse in Port Washington, Wis., where Judge Malloy held state election officials in contempt of court for not following his order to remove thousands of people from the voters rolls. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Q&A: What is happening with Wisconsin's voter purge?

Jan. 14, 2020 5:22 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The ongoing fight over whether 209,000 people in Wisconsin should be removed from voter registration rolls has pit liberals against conservatives in the closely divided battleground state. President Donald Trump narrowly won Wisconsin in 2016 and it is expected to be one of a handful...

FILE - This 2015 file photo provided by Rudicil Photography shows Laura Belin in Windsor Heights, Iowa. The Republican-controlled Iowa Legislature has again denied press access to Belin, a liberal journalist whose blog is often critical of its policies, despite warnings from state and national groups that the restriction appears to be unconstitutional. The Iowa House and the Iowa Senate informed Belin, who operates the Bleeding Heartland blog, that her applications for access during the session that began Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. have been rejected. (Betsy Rudicil/Rudicil Photography via AP, File)

Iowa Legislature denying access to blogger despite protests

Jan. 14, 2020 12:16 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Republican-controlled Iowa Legislature has again denied press access to a liberal journalist whose blog is often critical of its policies, despite warnings from state and national groups that the restriction appears to be unconstitutional. The Iowa House and the Iowa Senate...

Recent Kansas editorials

Jan. 14, 2020 9:10 AM EST

The Kansas City Star, Jan. 13 On the same day that newly released internal messages showed Boeing employees not only knew all about problems with the 737 Max but also actively hid those problems from regulators, Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran visited a Boeing supplier in Wichita and said the urgent directive he’d...

Zoran Milanovic, the liberal opposition candidate, right, waves to supporters his headquarters claimed victory in a presidential elections in Zagreb, Croatia, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. The exit poll carried by public broadcaster HRT and conducted by the IPSOS polling agency says Zoran Milanovic won 53% of votes while Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic garnered nearly 47%. If confirmed in the official vote tally, the result would mean a blow for the ruling conservatives while Croatia holds the European Union's rotating presidency, and before a parliamentary election later this year. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Leftist beats conservative in Croatia's presidential vote

Jan. 5, 2020 5:19 PM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A leftist challenger won Croatia's highly contested presidential election on Sunday, beating a conservative incumbent — a rare victory by a liberal in recent votes in Central Europe. With 99% of the vote counted, Zoran Milanovic, a former Croatian prime minister, had 53%...

Medicaid, pot to drive NY politics in 2020

Jan. 5, 2020 10:42 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers are set to return to Albany this week for the start of the new legislative session, and a second year of near-total control of state government by Democrats. During last year's session, Democrats — who wrested control of the state Senate from Republicans in...

Incumbent president and presidential candidate Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic speaks in her headquarter in Zagreb, Croatia, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. The race for Croatia's next president is heading to a runoff vote. A preliminary count from an election held Sunday showed neither the incumbent nor any of the 10 other candidates won the office outright. With nearly all ballots counted, liberal opposition candidate Zoran Milanovic was leading the race with nearly 30% support. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Messy start: Croatia to elect new leader amid EU presidency

Jan. 3, 2020 4:08 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's bitterly contested presidential race is headed for a runoff this weekend to decide whether a conservative or a liberal will become the new head of state while the country holds the European Union presidency for the first time. Incumbent President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic...

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, file photo, former Justice Minister Cho Kuk, center, speaks upon his arrival at the Seoul Eastern District Court in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday, Dec. 31, indicted Cho, a key ally of President Moon Jae-in, on a dozen charges including bribery as they concluded a monthslong probe into a political scandal that rocked Seoul's liberal government and sparked huge protests. .(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

SKorean prosecutors indict Moon's key ally over corruption

Dec. 31, 2019 4:20 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday indicted a key ally of President Moon Jae-in on a dozen charges including bribery as they concluded a monthslong probe into a political scandal that rocked Seoul’s liberal government and sparked huge protests. In a rare public response...

Former Justice Minister Cho Kuk, center, speaks upon his arrival at the Seoul Eastern District Court in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. Cho on Thursday attended a court hearing that will decide on the issuance of an arrest warrant for him over his suspected role in ending an inspection into bribery allegations involving a former Busan vice mayor, Yonhap news agency reported. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

S Korean court rejects arrest of ex-justice minister

Dec. 27, 2019 12:08 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Friday rejected a request to arrest a key ally of President Moon Jae-in who is being investigated over allegations of corruption and power abuse, saying he was unlikely to flee or destroy evidence. But in a rare comment on a suspect who has yet to be...