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Kobach looks for comeback in Kansas after losing 2 big races

Jul. 05, 2022 05:42 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas voters have said no to Kris Kobach twice over the past four years. But he is nonetheless betting that this can be the year he makes a political comeback. His losses, including a 2018 defeat that handed the governor's office in this Republican-leaning...

Ousters, upsets halfway through 2022 primary election season

Jul. 04, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than halfway through a tumultuous primary season, voters have rendered verdicts in a number of contests, many of which featured candidates arguing they best represented a continuation of policies favored by former President Donald Trump. While not on the...

Biden to award Medal of Freedom to Biles, McCain, Giffords

Jul. 03, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will present the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to 17 people, including actor Denzel Washington, gymnast Simone Biles and the late John McCain, the Arizona Republican with whom Biden served in the U.S. Senate. ...

Abortion ruling puts spotlight on gerrymandered legislatures

Jul. 03, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

In overturning a half-century of nationwide legal protection for abortion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Roe v. Wade had been wrongly decided and that it was time to “return the issue of abortion to the people's elected representatives” in the states. Whether those elected...

Democrats swiftly raised $80M after court overturned Roe

Jul. 01, 2022 21:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first week after the Supreme Court stripped away a woman’s constitutional right to have an abortion, Democrats and aligned groups raised more than $80 million, a tangible early sign that the ruling may energize voters. But party officials say donors are...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 01, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Democrats tap new nominee in Salem-area state Senate race

Jul. 01, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Democrats have a new nominee for what’s expected to be a hard fought state Senate race. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that in a meeting Thursday, local party officials tapped attorney Rich Walsh over two other candidates seeking to represent Senate...

Biden discusses abortion access options with Dem governors

Jul. 01, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden told Democratic governors Friday that he is “looking at all the alternatives” for protecting abortion access following the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. One day after returning from international summits in Europe, Biden...

Court leaves dwindling paths for Biden's climate mission

Jul. 01, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 500 days into his presidency, Joe Biden's hope for saving the Earth from the most devastating effects of climate change may not quite be dead. But it's not far from it. A Supreme Court ruling Thursday not only limited the Environmental...

Abortion, women's rights grow as priorities: AP-NORC poll

Jul. 01, 2022 03:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll finds a growing percentage of Americans calling out abortion or women’s rights as priorities for the government in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, especially among Democrats and those who support abortion access. ...