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Abortion rights groups look to next fights after 2022 wins

Dec. 01, 2022 00:59 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Emboldened by the results of November's midterms, abortion rights supporters say they are preparing for even bigger fights in state legislatures and pivotal elections to come, including 2024 races for Congress and president. Victories for abortion rights ballot...

Obama heads to Ga. as Warnock seeks big early vote advantage

Dec. 01, 2022 00:21 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia voters have cast more than 1 million ballots ahead of the Dec. 6 runoff between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker, with Warnock looking to juice an apparent Democratic head start in early voting with a visit Thursday from Barack...

Illinois Dems tighten parts of criminal justice overhaul

Nov. 30, 2022 18:12 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — More crimes, including some nonviolent offenses, would be added to a list that could disqualify defendants in court from being released while awaiting trial under follow-up legislation filed Wednesday to a contentious criminal justice overhaul. It's a key...

Kentucky Democrats to appeal ruling in redistricting case

Nov. 30, 2022 18:10 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Democrats said Wednesday they're taking the next steps in their redistricting fight, including asking the state's highest court to immediately take up their lawsuit challenging new Republican-drawn boundaries for state legislative and congressional districts. ...

Jan. 6 panel interviews Wisconsin GOP Assembly speaker

Nov. 30, 2022 17:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol interviewed Republican Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on Wednesday, moving to wrap up depositions ahead of preparing a final report. Vos had filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block a...

Judge: GOP head can't share lawyers with other fake electors

Nov. 30, 2022 16:41 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The chairman of the Georgia Republican Party cannot share lawyers with 10 other fake electors in matters related to a special grand jury investigation into possible illegal meddling in the 2020 election in the state, a judge ruled Wednesday. The special grand jury...

Jeffries wins historic bid to lead House Dems after Pelosi

Nov. 30, 2022 15:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats ushered in a new generation of leaders on Wednesday with Rep. Hakeem Jeffries elected to be the first Black American to head a major political party in Congress at a pivotal time as long-serving Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her team step aside next year. ...

Pennsylvania Senate to put progressive prosecutor on trial

Nov. 30, 2022 14:43 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania state Senate on Wednesday began what could be a long and partisan process of considering whether to force Philadelphia's Democratic district attorney, Larry Krasner, from office. Members of the Republican-controlled Senate formally received...

Biden tells GOP his hopes, gets stiff response from McCarthy

Nov. 30, 2022 14:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Tuesday he hopes both parties' lawmakers can work together to keep the government open, boost spending for Ukraine and avert a crippling rail strike. But the Republicans' pick to be the next House speaker shrugged off the sunny talk, serving notice that...

No longer the fringe: Small-town voters fear for America

Nov. 30, 2022 13:32 PM EST

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — A word -- “Hope” -- is stitched onto a throw pillow in the little hilltop farmhouse. Photographs of children and grandchildren speckle the walls. In the kitchen, an envelope is decorated with a hand-drawn heart. “Happy Birthday, My Love,” it reads. Out...