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Editorial Roundup: Idaho

Jun. 10, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

Recent editorials from Idaho newspapers: Just what exactly makes Bundy so unsuitable? June 9 The Lewiston Tribune The Idaho Republican Party has standards. Who knew? ...

Black pastors in Georgia press for federal voting bills

Jun. 08, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Black church leaders in Georgia vowed Tuesday to keep up their fight for federal voting rights legislation, with one pastor urging President Joe Biden to use his bully pulpit and strike deals with lawmakers to get the bills passed. “We need you to...

Civil rights leaders don't budge key senator on voting bill

Jun. 08, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin was unswayed Tuesday by civil rights leaders who implored him to rethink his opposition to a sprawling election bill that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said is crucial to countering a “Republican assault on our democracy." ...

'A lot of anxiety' for Democrats as Biden agenda stalls

Jun. 08, 2021 07:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hopes for a big infrastructure investment are teetering. An ambitious elections and voting bill is all but dead. Legislation on police brutality, gun control and immigration has stalled out. Nearly six months of Democratic control in Washington, the...

'A lot of anxiety' for Democrats as Biden agenda stalls

Jun. 07, 2021 22:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hopes for a big infrastructure investment are teetering. An ambitious elections and voting bill is all but dead. Legislation on police brutality, gun control and immigration has stalled out. After six months of Democratic control in Washington, the...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Jun. 07, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. June 4, 2021. Editorial: Nebraska, let’s nurture a sense of solidarity and economic advancement for all Words are important, but so is action. A year after the murder of George Floyd spurred a national discussion on how to...

Manchin's opposition clouds future of Dems' elections bill

Jun. 06, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key Democratic senator says he will not vote for the largest overhaul of U.S. election law in at least a generation, leaving no plausible path forward for legislation that his party and the White House have portrayed as crucial for protecting access to the ballot. ...

AP FACT CHECK: Manchin, Sinema do not vote with GOP more

Jun. 02, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is stretching the facts when he suggests that two moderate Democrats in the Senate might be a reason why his legislative agenda, such as a sweeping voting rights bill, isn’t quickly getting done on Capitol Hill. In a Senate...

Biden pushes for US voting rights law as restrictions mount

Jun. 02, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden used the 100th anniversary of Tulsa's race massacre to make a plea for sweeping legislation in Congress to protect the right to vote as Republican-led governments in Texas and other states pass new restrictions making it tougher to cast ballots. ...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Jun. 02, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 31 The Wall Street Journal on ‘melodrama’ in Texas Legislature: As the Texas legislative session drew near its end Sunday, lawmakers appeared set to pass a...