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Arizona Democrats attempt to repeal the state’s 19th century abortion ban

Apr. 24, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

For a third straight week, Democrats at the Arizona Legislature are attempting Wednesday to repeal the state's near-total ban on abortions, again spotlighting an issue that has put Republicans on the defensive in a battleground state for the presidential election. Republicans have...

Senate overwhelmingly passes aid for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan with big bipartisan vote

Apr. 23, 2024 23:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed $95 billion in war aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, sending the legislation to President Joe Biden after months of delays and contentious debate over how involved the United States should be in foreign wars. The bill passed the Senate on...

Indiana GOP candidates for governor make their pitch to voters at debate in Sen. Braun's absence

Apr. 23, 2024 23:02 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Five gubernatorial candidates sought to undermine each other’s records during a final debate Tuesday night ahead of Indiana's May 7 GOP primary, but took few shots at the absent U.S. Sen. Mike Braun, who is considered the front-runner of the crowded field. ...

USPS commits to rerouting Reno-area mail despite bipartisan pushback and mail ballot concerns

Apr. 23, 2024 22:22 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The USPS announced on Tuesday it will follow through with its plan to reroute Reno-area mail processing to Sacramento, a move that drew bipartisan ire from Nevada lawmakers while raising questions about the rate at which mail ballots can be processed in a populous part of a...

Alabama lawmakers advance bill to ensure Biden is on the state's ballot

Apr. 23, 2024 18:44 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Senate voted Tuesday for legislation meant to ensure President Joe Biden will appear on the state’s November ballot, mirroring accommodations made four years ago for then-President Donald Trump. The issue of Biden’s ballot access has arisen...

Dean Phillips gains his first delegates. Here’s why they’ll likely vote for Biden at the convention

Apr. 23, 2024 18:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former presidential candidate Dean Phillips will receive at least three of Ohio's delegates to the Democratic National Convention even though he has dropped out of the race and endorsed President Joe Biden. But they're likely to be Phillips delegates in name only. ...

Judge strikes down North Carolina law on prosecuting ex-felons who voted before 2024

Apr. 23, 2024 15:58 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has halted the enforcement of a North Carolina law that made it a serious crime for someone to vote while still on probation or parole for a felony conviction when they had simply violated the voting law by mistake. The ruling was celebrated by...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Apr. 23, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

Indianapolis Business Journal. April XX, 2024. Editorial: Voting is crucial to democracy and your way to influence policy On the one hand, it’s hard to understand why so many people don’t vote. Voting is an opportunity to influence the government...

Tennessee's GOP governor says Volkswagen plant workers made a mistake in union vote

Apr. 22, 2024 15:17 PM EDT

GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Lee said Monday that he thinks workers at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga made a mistake by voting to unionize under the United Auto Workers in a landslide election but acknowledged the choice was ultimately up to them. Ahead...

Supreme Court denies request by Arizona candidates seeking to ban electronic vote tabulators

Apr. 22, 2024 12:28 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider a request by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kari Lake to ban the use of electronic vote-counting machines in Arizona. Lake and former Republican secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem filed suit two years...