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Editorial Roundup: US

Jul. 1, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ June 30 The Wall Street Journal on allegations that Russia offered bounties for killing American troops in Afghanistan: It is going to be something to behold, on Jan. 21, 2021, when President Biden takes revenge on Russia for paying the Taliban...

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2020, file photo Chief Justice of the United States, John Roberts walks to the Senate chamber at the Capitol in Washington. Roberts told graduating seniors at his son's high school that the coronavirus has “pierced our illusion of certainty and control

Roberts a pivotal vote in the Supreme Court's big opinions

Jun. 30, 2020 12:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The biggest cases of the Supreme Court term so far have a surprising common thread. On a court with five Republican appointees, the liberal justices have been in the majority in rulings that make workplace discrimination against gay and transgender people illegal, protect young immigrants...

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2020, file photo Chief Justice of the United States, John Roberts walks to the Senate chamber at the Capitol in Washington. Roberts told graduating seniors at his son's high school that the coronavirus has “pierced our illusion of certainty and control

Roberts a pivotal vote in the Supreme Court's big opinions

Jun. 29, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The biggest cases of the Supreme Court term so far have a surprising common thread. On a court with five Republican appointees, the liberal justices have been in the majority in rulings that make workplace discrimination against gay and transgender people illegal, protect young immigrants...

In this June 22, 2020, photo, Senate candidate Charles Booker speaks at a campaign stop at Pikeville City Park in Pikeville, Ky. Yearning for change, a group of progressive Black Democratic congressional hopefuls is rushing toward the national stage, igniting rank-and-file enthusiasm in a party dominated by aging white leaders. (Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP)

As party leaders age, progressive Black Democrats take stage

Jun. 25, 2020 10:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yearning for change, a group of progressive Black Democratic congressional hopefuls is rushing toward the national stage, igniting rank-and-file enthusiasm in a party dominated by aging white leaders. Charles Booker, 35, a first-term Kentucky state legislator who grew up poor, is vying...

Prize-winning historian Robert D. Richardson dies at age 86

Jun. 21, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert D. Richardson, a prize-winning historian known for his elegant and authoritative biographies of such leading American thinkers as William James and Ralph Waldo Emerson, has died. His friend Arlo Haskell told The Associated Press that Richardson died last Tuesday after sustaining...

The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, early Monday, June 15, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Rulings help moderate image of conservative Supreme Court

Jun. 18, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In two major decisions this week on LGBT rights and immigration, the conservative-leaning Supreme Court handed President Donald Trump somewhat surprising defeats. “Do you get the impression that the Supreme Court doesn’t like me?” Trump tweeted shortly after the court...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden gestures while speaking during a roundtable on economic reopening with community members, Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Liberal groups warn Biden could lose over policing policies

Jun. 16, 2020 12:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than four dozen progressive groups have signed a letter to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign criticizing his police reform proposals and warning that if he doesn’t adopt more progressive policies he risks losing black voters — and...

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden, takes the stage before a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. Biden has won the last few delegates he needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Anatomy of a political comeback: How Biden earned nomination

Jun. 6, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — It seemed easy to write off Joe Biden. The former vice president came across as easily blindsided at debates. The crowds at his presidential campaign speeches were far from stadium size. Other Democratic candidates such as Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg each had...

FILE - In this March 15, 2019, file photo, state Sen. John Arthur Smith gestures while speaking to New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham in Santa Fe, N.M. The chairman of a key legislative committee says New Mexico's finances have been hit by a double-whammy of a pandemic and an oil-price crash. But state Sen. John Arthur Smith said Monday, April 6, 2020, the blow will be somewhat cushioned by decisions made during the last legislative session to build up reserves. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee, File)

New Mexico Senate leaders lose primary bid amid liberal push

Jun. 3, 2020 7:28 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two key leaders in the New Mexico Senate have lost their primary bids amid a push by liberal advocacy groups to unseat Democratic lawmakers who have resisted their progressive agenda. Senate President Mary Kay Papen of Las Cruces and Senate finance committee leader John Arthur...

Poll worker Patricia Gurule, 71, right, squirts sanitizing gel into the hand of a voter during primary voting on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

The Latest: Embattled senator loses Democratic nomination

Jun. 3, 2020 1:08 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the New Mexico primary election (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Embattled state Sen. Richard Martinez has lost his bid for the Democratic nomination to primary challenger Leo Jaramillo. Martinez was seeking a sixth term but his political future became uncertain after...