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House Democrats expected to vote on $53.1B budget as Republicans complains of overspending

May. 28, 2024 22:23 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House geared up Tuesday night to vote on a $53.1 billion state budget but planned to work into Wednesday to get the job done. Legislative leaders expected that the House would adopt the plan which the Senate OK'd Sunday night. It's $400...

Democrats plan to nominate Biden by virtual roll call to meet Ohio ballot deadline

May. 28, 2024 16:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will be formally nominated as the Democratic presidential nominee through a virtual roll call ahead of the party’s official convention in Chicago in August — a maneuver that will allow Biden to appear on the November ballot in Ohio. The...

Democrats plan to nominate Biden by videoconference before their August convention to meet Ohio ballot deadline

May. 28, 2024 14:29 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats plan to nominate Biden by videoconference before their August convention to meet Ohio ballot deadline.

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

May. 24, 2024 00:54 AM EDT

Brunswick News. May 18, 2024. Editorial: Unclear law paves way for more election chaos The nine justices on the Georgia Supreme Court did not do the state any favors when they declined to issue a ruling on who has the authority to draw county commission lines —...

Political consultant behind fake Biden robocalls faces $6 million fine and criminal charges

May. 23, 2024 22:51 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A political consultant who sent artificial intelligence-generated robocalls mimicking President Joe Biden's voice to voters ahead of New Hampshire's presidential primary faces a $6 million fine and more than two dozen criminal charges. The Federal...

Senate confirms 200th federal judge under Biden as Democrats surpass Trump's pace

May. 22, 2024 19:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the 200th federal judge of President Joe Biden's tenure, about a month earlier than when Donald Trump hit that mark in his term, though Trump still holds the edge when it comes to the most impactful confirmations — those to the Supreme Court...

Lawmakers call for further inquiry into Virginia prison that had hypothermia hospitalizations

May. 22, 2024 17:57 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A raft of hypothermia hospitalizations and other questionable conditions at a Virginia prison uncovered in a recent report deserve further scrutiny, leading Democratic state lawmakers said this week. Lawmakers pledged to press Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin's...

Veteran Kentucky lawmaker Richard Heath, who chaired a House committee, loses in Republican primary

May. 22, 2024 17:17 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican state Rep. Richard Heath, who twice ran for statewide office and was a leading voice on agricultural issues as a committee chairman, lost his reelection bid in Kentucky's GOP primary. The veteran lawmaker was among the few incumbents unable to...

What you should know about North Carolina's race for governor

May. 22, 2024 08:17 AM EDT

North Carolina has been an underappreciated political battleground recently and not gotten the same attention as nearby Georgia or Florida or the traditional campaign hotbeds of the Rust Belt. That is changing in 2024, partly because of a potentially historic governor’s race that...

GOP candidate for NC governor blasts public spending as his family nonprofit rakes in taxpayer funds

May. 22, 2024 07:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his bid to become North Carolina’s first Black governor, Republican Mark Robinson assails government safety net spending as a “plantation of welfare and victimhood" that has mired generations of Black people in “dependency” and poverty. But the...