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Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Apr. 24, 2024 07:27 AM EDT

Altoona Mirror. April 18, 2024. Editorial: Overdoses at prison troubling The April 12 Mirror article “Five Blair prison inmates overdose” should have done more than raise the eyebrows of those reading it. The article should have been an incentive...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Puerto Rico's Democratic presidential primary

Apr. 24, 2024 07:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Puerto Rico will hold a Democratic presidential primary on Sunday, which will be the only opportunity most registered voters on the island will have to officially weigh in on the race for the White House. Like other U.S. territories, voters in Puerto Rico can’t...

Biden's long fight with Republicans over Ukraine aid has ended, but significant damage has been done

Apr. 24, 2024 06:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's long, painful battle with Republicans in Congress to secure urgently needed assistance for Ukraine will end Wednesday when he signs into law a $95 billion war aid measure that also includes support for Israel, Taiwan and other allies. But...

Disgraced coal CEO lost races as GOP and third party candidate. He's trying again as a Democrat

Apr. 24, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Don Blankenship hasn't had much success running for office. He ran for the Senate as a Republican in 2018 and sought the White House in 2020 as a third party candidate. He lost badly both times but is on the ballot again in 2024, this time as a Democrat...

A conservative quest to limit diversity programs gains momentum in states

Apr. 24, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

A conservative quest to limit diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives is gaining momentum in state capitals and college governing boards, with officials in about one-third of the states now taking some sort of action against it. Tennessee became the latest when the Republican...

Arizona Democrats attempt to repeal the state’s 19th century abortion ban

Apr. 24, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

For a third straight week, Democrats at the Arizona Legislature are attempting Wednesday to repeal the state's near-total ban on abortions, again spotlighting an issue that has put Republicans on the defensive in a battleground state for the presidential election. Republicans have...

Senate overwhelmingly passes aid for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan with big bipartisan vote

Apr. 23, 2024 23:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed $95 billion in war aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, sending the legislation to President Joe Biden after months of delays and contentious debate over how involved the United States should be in foreign wars. The bill passed the Senate on...

Indiana GOP candidates for governor make their pitch to voters at debate in Sen. Braun's absence

Apr. 23, 2024 23:02 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Five gubernatorial candidates sought to undermine each other’s records during a final debate Tuesday night ahead of Indiana's May 7 GOP primary, but took few shots at the absent U.S. Sen. Mike Braun, who is considered the front-runner of the crowded field. ...

Casey and McCormick to face each other as nominees in Pennsylvania's high-stakes US Senate contest

Apr. 23, 2024 22:24 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Bob Casey and Republican challenger David McCormick will face each other in Pennsylvania's high-stakes U.S. Senate contest this fall, as Tuesday’s primary election put the men on track for a race that is expected to cost hundreds of millions of dollars and...

Mississippi lawmakers haggle over possible Medicaid expansion as their legislative session nears end

Apr. 23, 2024 20:10 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Top Mississippi lawmakers started negotiating Tuesday on what could become a landmark plan to expand Medicaid coverage to tens of thousands of people in one of the poorest states in the U.S. But even with Republicans controlling both the state House and...