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Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 15, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

WVa governor: Voters shouldn't decide abortion access issue

Aug. 15, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice scoffed Monday at a suggestion by Democratic lawmakers to let voters decide whether abortion should continue to be allowed in the state. The Republican governor said the state's abortion law falls under the scrutiny of the...

Ex-Indiana attorney general joins GOP race for Walorski seat

Aug. 15, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, whose time in office was marred by allegations that he drunkenly groped four women during a party, filed Monday to seek the Republican nomination to replace U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski following her death in a highway crash. ...

North Dakota's Becker to seek Hoeven's Senate seat after all

Aug. 15, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State Rep. Rick Becker, who founded an ultraconservative faction in the North Dakota Legislature and who narrowly lost the Republican endorsement for the U.S. Senate, announced Monday that he plans to run as an independent for the seat held by John Hoeven. ...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Aug. 15, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. August 6, 2022. Editorial: Unaffiliated and unheard Separately and unequally. That’s how the state of North Carolina is treating its biggest bloc of voters, and it needs to end. There are more voters who are...

What to watch: Cheney in trouble while Palin eyes comeback

Aug. 15, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elections in Wyoming and Alaska on Tuesday could relaunch the political career of a former Republican star and effectively end the career of another — at least for now. Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney is the vice chair of a U.S. House committee seeking to expose the...

Cheney and Murkowski: Trump critics facing divergent futures

Aug. 15, 2022 09:26 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — They hail from their states' most prominent Republican families. They have been among the GOP's sharpest critics of former President Donald Trump. And after the Jan. 6 insurrection, they supported his impeachment. But for all their similarities, the political...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Aug. 15, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

Detroit News. August 8, 2022. Editorial: GOP should pass on compromised DePerno Matt DePerno was never the best choice for Republicans to unseat Attorney General Dana Nessel in the November election. He was awarded the state party’s endorsement in April at a...

Activist offers to pay for Kansas' recount of abortion vote

Aug. 14, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An anti-abortion activist who heads a small hard-right Republican group said he’s offered to pay the expected $229,000 cost of a hand recount of votes from every Kansas county after a decisive statewide vote affirming abortion rights. Mark Gietzen, who leads...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 14, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. August 14, 2022. Editorial: Texas Republicans must extend health care for new mothers after abortion ban Republican lawmakers who voted to ban abortion in Texas say they’re committed to protecting the health of pregnant women who are now...