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Massachusetts House debates voting rights legislation

Jan. 27, 2022 20:17 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts House rejected a proposed amendment to a sweeping voting rights bill Thursday that would have let voters register and cast ballots on the same day. Supporters of the measure said it would make it easier for residents — especially immigrants,...

Biden: Ready for 'long overdue' pick of Black female justice

Jan. 27, 2022 20:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden strongly affirmed Thursday that he will nominate the first Black woman to the U.S. Supreme Court, declaring such historic representation is “long overdue” and promising to announce his choice by the end of February. In a White House...

Biden's high court pledge shows growing power of Black women

Jan. 27, 2022 19:48 PM EST

As he struggled to survive the 2020 Democratic primary, Joe Biden made a striking pledge before voting began in heavily African American, must-win South Carolina: His first Supreme Court appointment would be a Black woman. On Thursday, with his poll numbers reaching new lows and his...

Judge to decide if report on voting machines can be public

Jan. 27, 2022 18:02 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's secretary of state on Thursday called on a voting technology expert to ask a judge to release a report detailing alleged security vulnerabilities in the voting machines used by the state — something the expert had already done. The report by J. Alex...

Voting machine company won't comply with Wisconsin subpoena

Jan. 27, 2022 16:22 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Nebraska-based voting machine company told the Republican-hired attorney leading an investigation into the 2020 presidential election in Wisconsin that it will not comply with subpoenas issued seeking a broad array of information. Attorneys for Election...

Dems see high court pick as chance to revive 2022 prospects

Jan. 27, 2022 11:19 AM EST

Democrats stung by a series of election year failures to deliver legislative wins for their most loyal voters hope they will be buoyed by the prospect of President Joe Biden naming the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court. Justice Stephen Breyer's pending retirement,...

New Italy president still elusive after 4th round of voting

Jan. 27, 2022 09:53 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Lawmakers and regional representatives failed for a fourth day Thursday to find consensus on a new Italian president, even after the threshold for victory passed to a simple majority for the first time. The center-right abstained outright in the voting, a tactic to...

EXPLAINER: What’s next for the Supreme Court vacancy?

Jan. 27, 2022 00:14 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats are expected to move quickly to fill the seat of retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, seizing the chance to energize their voting base ahead of November's midterm elections, when control of Congress will be at stake. ...

Justice Breyer to retire, giving Biden first court pick

Jan. 26, 2022 22:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring, numerous sources said Wednesday, giving President Joe Biden his first high court opening, which he has pledged to fill with the historic naming of the court's first Black woman. Breyer, 83, has...

At least 3 judges eyed as Biden mulls Supreme Court pick

Jan. 26, 2022 22:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is eyeing at least three judges for an expected vacancy on the Supreme Court as he prepares to quickly deliver on his campaign pledge to nominate the first Black woman to the nation’s highest court, according to aides and allies. Biden and...