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Democrats press for broader voter access as GOP resists

May. 12, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in the U.S. Senate mounted an aggressive case against Democrats' sweeping election and voter-access legislation, pushing to roll back proposals for automatic registration, 24-hour ballot drop boxes and other changes in an increasingly charged national debate. ...

Democrats press for broader voter access as GOP resists

May. 11, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in the U.S. Senate mounted an aggressive case Tuesday against Democrats' sweeping election and voter-access legislation, pushing to roll back proposals for automatic registration, 24-hour ballot drop boxes and other changes in an increasingly charged national...

Prospects dim for passage of LGBTQ rights bill in Senate

May. 08, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Controlling Congress and the White House for the first time in a decade, Democrats were hopeful that this would be the year they finally secured civil rights protections for LGBTQ Americans. Then came a new debate over women’s and girls sports. ...

GOP seeks a candidate that can end its exile in Virginia

May. 07, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Few places in the country have moved as quickly toward Democrats as Virginia, where Barack Obama ended his party’s 44-year presidential losing streak just 12 years ago. Republicans have won the governor's mansion just once since then. And in...

Today in History

May. 03, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, May 3, the 123rd day of 2021. There are 242 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On May 3, 1948, the Supreme Court, in Shelley v. Kraemer, ruled that covenants prohibiting the...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Apr. 27, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. April 23, 2021. Editorial: Missouri health director Randall Williams is gone, and he won’t be missed We don’t know why Missouri’s Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams stepped down this week, because neither he...

Dispute over Russian pipeline tests Biden's Europe outreach

Apr. 24, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure is growing on President Joe Biden to take action to prevent the completion of a Russian gas pipeline to Europe that many fear will give the Kremlin significant leverage over U.S. partners and allies. Yet such action could provoke an enormous rift in trans-Atlantic...

Police: Ex-Texas lieutenant governor pushed woman into bench

Apr. 15, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Former Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst pushed his girlfriend into a concrete bench as they struggled over a laptop, Dallas police said in an affidavit for his arrest. Dewhurst 75, was booked into the Dallas County jail on a misdemeanor family violence...

Senate breaks filibuster on Asian-American hate crime bill

Apr. 14, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate opened debate Wednesday on legislation confronting the rise of potential hate crimes against Asian Americans, a growing problem during the coronavirus crisis that will also test whether the chamber can push past partisanship on an issue important to many...

Trump's heir? Pence reemerges, lays groundwork for 2024 run

Mar. 30, 2021 05:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When former President Donald Trump was asked to list those he considers the future leaders of the Republican Party, he quickly rattled off names including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz. Conspicuously absent from the list: Mike Pence. ...