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Tens of thousands in Orban rally in Hungary capital Budapest

Oct. 23, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Tens of thousands of supporters of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his right-wing government marched in Budapest on Saturday in a demonstration of unity behind the populist leader's contentious policies that have led to challenges to his power both in...

Uzbek president who has eased restrictions heads to new term

Oct. 23, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — Uzbekistan's president, who has relaxed many of the policies of his dictatorial predecessor but has made little effort at political reform, is expected to win a new term by a landslide against weak competition in an election Sunday. Shavkat...

New Jersey governor race tests Murphy's progressive politics

Oct. 23, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Paid sick leave. Taxpayer-funded community college. A phased-in $15 minimum wage. New Jersey has taken a decidedly liberal shift under first-term Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, increasing income taxes on the wealthy, expanding voting rights and...

Libya FM: Security, stability necessary to usher in new govt

Oct. 23, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s chief diplomat says the transitional government is working to hold long-awaited elections later this year, but security and political and economic stability are necessary for a peaceful transition to a new government. Foreign Minister...

GOP uses voters to push election reforms in unlikely states

Oct. 23, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans have succeeded this year in passing a range of voting restrictions in states they control politically, from Georgia to Iowa to Texas. They're not stopping there. Republicans in at least four states where Democrats control the...

Early voting begins; mayorships, amendments at stake

Oct. 23, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers began casting ballots Saturday in elections for local and county offices in an early voting period that will run through Oct. 31. In addition to deciding the next mayors of cities including Buffalo and New York, people will vote on five...

Wisconsin audit finds elections are 'safe and secure'

Oct. 22, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A highly anticipated nonpartisan audit of the 2020 presidential election in Wisconsin released Friday did not identify any widespread fraud in the battleground state, which a key Republican legislative leader said shows its elections are “safe and secure.” ...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Oct. 22, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. October 21, 2021. Editorial: Absentee ballots a step forward for CT Among the many changes COVID-19 brought to Connecticut was an upending of traditional voting practices. With fears of contracting a deadly disease serving...

Free community college expected to be cut from spending bill

Oct. 22, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

President Joe Biden's long-sought goal of free community college appears to be a victim of cost-cutting in his social spending plan, dealing a major blow to his vision for a historic expansion of educational opportunity to all Americans. Biden acknowledged as much in a...

Blank slate to best hope: Can Youngkin rescue the Va. GOP?

Oct. 22, 2021 06:03 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When Glenn Youngkin threw his hat and his cash into the Republican nominating contest for Virginia governor this year, he was a rich former private equity executive with no experience as a candidate, and few insider connections or public political views. ...