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Indiana becomes 1st state to approve abortion ban post Roe

Aug. 05, 2022 23:41 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana on Friday became the first state in the nation to approve abortion restrictions since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, as the Republican governor quickly signed a near-total ban on the procedure shortly after lawmakers approved it. The ban,...

Walker accepts debate invite, but not one that Warnock chose

Aug. 03, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republican Herschel Walker has accepted an invitation in his U.S. Senate race to debate Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock, but it's not one of the three debate invitations Warnock earlier accepted, leaving it unclear whether the two will actually clash in person before...

Top OR gubernatorial candidates meet for 1st debate

Jul. 29, 2022 20:33 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The leading candidates in Oregon's gubernatorial race on Friday used the first debate of the campaign as an opportunity to defines themselves. The Statesman Journal reports that over the 90-minute debate, candidates received questions from a panel of newspaper...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jul. 28, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Auburn Citizen. July 24, 2022. Editorial: Be wary of candidates who hide their views We’ve often written in this space about the importance of voter participation in making our nation’s democracy most effective, but lately we’ve been thinking about the other...

Wisconsin GOP hopefuls Kleefisch, Michels clash over gas tax

Jul. 27, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican candidate for governor Tim Michels said Wednesday during a debate that he can be taken at his word that he won't raise gas taxes, as challenger Rebecca Kleefisch accused him of not taking responsibility for previously being in leadership roles for groups that...

Takeaways from Republican Wisconsin gubernatorial debate

Jul. 24, 2022 21:02 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican candidate for Wisconsin governor supported by Donald Trump, a former two-term lieutenant governor endorsed by dozens of lawmakers and a state representative pushing for decertification of the state's 2020 presidential election results largely agreed on most...

Deadly raid in Rio favela sparks police violence complaints

Jul. 22, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A raid of Rio de Janeiro’s largest complex of favelas that left at least 18 people dead has sparked renewed complaints of excessive police violence and ignited debate over how to handle crime ahead of state and presidential elections. Rio authorities said...

Thai lawmakers begin no-confidence debate against PM

Jul. 19, 2022 05:10 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai lawmakers began debate Tuesday on the fourth and final no-confidence vote targeting Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's government before its four-year term ends next year. With general elections due in March, the government faces its last no-confidence vote...

Where’s Boris? Johnson takes back seat as Conservatives feud

Jul. 18, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — It was the most striking moment so far in the U.K. Conservative Party's contest for a new leader. The five remaining candidates were asked during a televised debate to raise their hands if they would let Boris Johnson serve in their Cabinet. Not a single hand went up. ...

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...