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Editorial Roundup: United States

May. 17, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 15 The Washington Post says that, with midterms coming up, Democrats must act now to have a big impact on financial regulation President Biden likes to tout his role as “Sheriff...

Supreme Court rules for Sen. Cruz in campaign finance case

May. 16, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative majority sided Monday with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and struck down a provision of federal campaign finance law, a ruling that a dissenting justice said runs the risk of causing “further disrepute” to American politics. ...

Conservative groups go against Trump, Oz in Pa. Senate race

May. 11, 2022 20:12 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Several prominent conservative groups are getting involved in Pennsylvania's race for U.S. Senate and backing candidate Kathy Barnette as an alternative to Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon endorsed by former President Donald Trump. The anti-tax Club for...

Ambassador nominee for Ukraine seeks quick embassy reopening

May. 10, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration's nominee for U.S. ambassador to Ukraine promised senators Tuesday she would work to make Russia's invasion of that country a “strategic failure,” in a war-zone appointment that for the time being will focus more on coordinating Western weapon...

Laxalt, Brown clash over voter fraud in GOP Senate race

May. 09, 2022 20:49 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Republican Senate hopefuls Adam Laxalt and Sam Brown clashed Monday over Laxalt’s performance as chairman of then-President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign in Nevada and whether he did enough to combat voter fraud when he was attorney general. Few philosophical...

GOP pins hopes on Nevada's Laxalt to help win Senate control

May. 08, 2022 10:40 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The man Republicans hope could be their 51st senator, putting them back in power, took the stage recently at a rowdy country music bar in Las Vegas packed with excited voters. Adam Laxalt is the grandson of a Republican senator from Nevada and an avowed...

Today in History: May 3, Margaret Thatcher elected

May. 03, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 3, the 123rd day of 2022. There are 242 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 3, 1979, Conservative Party leader Margaret Thatcher was chosen to become Britain’s first female prime...

Republicans look to surrogates for boost in Ohio Senate race

May. 02, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — High-profile surrogates for Republicans running in Ohio's hotly contested Senate primary are fanning out across the state or holding other events to give their endorsed candidates a last-minute boost ahead of Tuesday's election. Sens. Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz and...

Trump's bid to shape GOP faces test with voters in May races

May. 02, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's post-presidency enters a new phase this month as voters across the U.S. begin weighing the candidates he elevated to pursue a vision of a Republican Party steeped in hardline populism, culture wars and denial of his loss in the 2020 campaign. The...

Energy Dept OKs expanded LNG exports from Texas, Louisiana

Apr. 27, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Energy Department on Wednesday authorized additional exports of liquefied natural gas, or LNG, from planned terminals in Texas and Louisiana. The orders allow Golden Pass LNG Terminal near Port Arthur, Texas, and Magnolia LNG Terminal in Lake Charles,...