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Iran begins first election campaign since the 2022 mass protests over Mahsa Amini's death in custody

Feb. 22, 2024 02:36 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Candidates for Iran's parliament began campaigning Thursday in the country's first election since the bloody crackdown on the 2022 nationwide protests that followed the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody. State television said 15,200 candidates...

Yulia Navalnaya once avoided the limelight. Now she's Russia’s newest opposition leader

Feb. 22, 2024 00:56 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Yulia Navalnaya used to avoid the cameras, staying in the background while her husband, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, rose to become President Vladimir Putin’s greatest foe. But following his death in prison last week, she stepped onto a stage normally...

South Carolina's Republican primary: What to watch as Haley tries to upset Trump in her home state

Feb. 22, 2024 00:04 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nikki Haley 's best-case scenario for her home state's Republican primary might be to do well enough to make the March 5 Super Tuesday slate somewhat competitive against Donald Trump. An upset in South Carolina, though, is a longshot in a state where...

Biden calls Putin a 'crazy SOB' and takes aim at Trump during fundraiser for 2024 election

Feb. 21, 2024 21:03 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — During a fundraiser for his reelection campaign Wednesday night, President Joe Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “crazy SOB” and took aim at former President Donald Trump's comments comparing himself to the Russian opposition leader who died last week in an...

Biden says too many Americans are saddled with school debt as he cancels federal loans for 153,000

Feb. 21, 2024 20:50 PM EST

CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday that while a college degree was still a ticket to a better life, that ticket is often too expensive, as he announced he was canceling federal student loans for nearly 153,000 borrowers. Biden, who is in the midst of a...

Lara Trump says she thinks GOP voters would like to see RNC pay Donald Trump's legal fees

Feb. 21, 2024 20:12 PM EST

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Donald Trump's daughter-in-law and handpicked choice to help lead the Republican National Committee said she thinks Republican voters would support having the political organization pay the former president's ballooning legal fees. Lara Trump said...

How is an ex-FBI informant charged with lying about Bidens allegedly linked to Russian intelligence?

Feb. 21, 2024 20:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The explosive allegations at the center of an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden were false, federal prosecutors said, and came from an ex-FBI informant who said he was in touch with Russian intelligence. The informant, Alexander Smirnov, is “actively...

Kentucky Senate supports constitutional change to restrict end-of-term gubernatorial pardon powers

Feb. 21, 2024 18:21 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The GOP-dominated Kentucky Senate endorsed a proposed constitutional change Wednesday to limit a governor's end-of-term pardon powers, reflecting the outrage still burning over pardons granted by the state's last Republican governor on his way out of office in 2019. ...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Feb. 21, 2024 18:07 PM EST

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. February 19, 2024. Editorial: Legislative maps obscure instability Gov. Tony Evers’ signature on the new legislative maps was hardly a surprise. The maps the Legislature passed were his own proposal, after all. Failing to sign in hopes of...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Feb. 21, 2024 17:54 PM EST

Cullman Times. February 20, 2024. Editorial: Don’t trust the process? Volunteer as a poll worker When you think “politics” in America, words such as “dissent,” “contentious” and “fragmented” can immediately come to mind. There’s no...