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Monkeypox? Climate? Deciding what's a national emergency

Aug. 13, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In November 1979, a little over a week after student militants seized control of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took 52 American citizens hostage, President Jimmy Carter issued Executive Order 12170 declaring a national emergency against Iran. That order remains...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Aug. 10, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. August 7, 2022. Editorial: DeSantis’ tyrannical suspension of state attorney, over words Gov. Ron DeSantis’s abrupt sacking of Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren was the deed of a tyrant drunk with power, inflamed with...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Aug. 09, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. August 3, 2022. Editorial: Missouri Republicans to Eric Greitens: Go away. Again. And stay away forever Eric Greitens thought Missouri GOP voters had short memories. He imagined they would welcome him when he came roaring back with...

Pompeo to headline fundraiser in early-voting South Carolina

Aug. 02, 2022 06:47 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to headline a major gathering of Republicans in South Carolina this month as he considers a 2024 White House bid that could pit him against his onetime boss, former President Donald Trump. Pompeo will speak Aug. 22...

Sen. Warnock cites 'bipartisanship,' avoids Biden in Georgia

Jul. 31, 2022 07:19 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats in Georgia predict dire outcomes should Sen. Raphael Warnock lose to challenger Herschel Walker this fall and Republicans regain control of Capitol Hill. “They’re going to take away our democratic rights one after another,” longtime state lawmaker Nan...

Some Republicans see good politics in same-sex marriage bill

Jul. 29, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When asked if he’d support legislation to protect same-sex marriage, one conservative Republican senator was almost nonchalant. “I see no reason to oppose it,” Ron Johnson of Wisconsin told reporters, bringing Democrats one vote closer to an unexpected...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jul. 27, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. July 21, 2022. Editorial: We still must fight for marriage freedom So it has come to this? It boggles the mind that in the year 2022, members of the U.S. House, Republican and Democrat, conservative and liberal, from the East,...

Burgum calls for security review of Chinese firm's project

Jul. 26, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D, (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum is pressing federal officials to expedite a review of a Chinese company’s purchase of land in North Dakota for a wet corn milling plant to ensure it is not detrimental to national security. Fufeng Group’s planned $700 million project in...

Black educator Mary McLeod Bethune honored in Statuary Hall

Jul. 13, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil rights leader and trailblazing educator Mary McLeod Bethune on Wednesday became the first Black person elevated by a state for recognition in the Capitol's Statuary Hall Florida commissioned the project after a grassroots campaign succeeded last year in...

How a crowded GOP field could help Trump in 2024 campaign

Jul. 09, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As Donald Trump considers another White House run, polls show he's the most popular figure in the Republican Party. But it wasn't always that way. Competing at one point against a dozen rivals for the presidential nomination in 2016, Trump won only about one-third...