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Transgender athlete ban, backed by Noem, clears committee

Jan. 14, 2022 17:50 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota legislative committee on Friday approved a bill championed by Gov. Kristi Noem to ban transgender women and girls from participating in school sports leagues that match their gender identity. With the Republican governor's full-fledged lobbying,...

UK's Johnson apologizes for attending party during lockdown

Jan. 12, 2022 13:06 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologized Wednesday for attending a garden party during Britain’s first coronavirus lockdown, but brushed aside demands that he resign for breaching the rules his own government had imposed on the nation. The apology, which stopped...

Noem to start session pulled between social, economic issues

Jan. 10, 2022 19:40 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — As South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem marks the beginning of the state's legislative session Tuesday, she finds herself in a balancing act, caught between business groups wanting to ratchet up the state's economic growth and social conservatives pushing some of the country's...

Republicans seek to spotlight politics of schools in Georgia

Jan. 06, 2022 10:42 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Social conservatives are looking to push education policy to the forefront when Georgia lawmakers begin meeting Monday, driven by a national tumult over the pandemic and race. “I think education is going to be the No. 1 issue at the capitol this year,” said Cole...

Pope doubles down on quashing old Latin Mass with new limits

Dec. 18, 2021 09:19 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis doubled down Saturday on his efforts to quash the old Latin Mass, forbidding the celebration of some sacraments according to the ancient rite in his latest salvo against conservatives and traditionalists. The Vatican’s liturgy office issued a document...

UK lawmakers OK virus restrictions but Johnson faces dissent

Dec. 14, 2021 17:39 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers voted Tuesday to approve new restrictions to curb the spread of the omicron variant, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced a major revolt by lawmakers in his own Conservative Party who are opposed to the regulations. The result was a blow to the...

Conservatives eagerly await Supreme Court abortion arguments

Dec. 01, 2021 06:20 AM EST

It's the moment conservatives have been waiting for. Oral arguments at the Supreme Court on Wednesday represent the best opportunity leaders on the right have had in decades to gut the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which codified a woman's constitutional right to an...

Primary challenger says Noem hasn't sided with conservatives

Nov. 17, 2021 15:40 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Republican primary challenger to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said Wednesday that the governor is bound to corporate interests and has repeatedly sided against conservatives. State Rep. Steve Haugaard, a Sioux Falls lawyer, told a crowded...

Critics raise concerns with new Alaska political boundaries

Nov. 16, 2021 18:38 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A fast-growing area north of Anchorage known as a hotbed of conservatism gained the most population since the 2010 Census and will keep the same number of seats in the Alaska Legislature under a new map of state political boundaries that some critics say short-changes...

Arizona conservatives launch alternative to education group

Oct. 24, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A new organization calling itself a nonpartisan school board association is headed by Republican activists, including the first vice chair and treasurer of the Republican Party of Arizona, and the daughter of the chairwoman. The Arizona Coalition of...