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What GOP-named justices had said about Roe to Senate panel

Jun. 25, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nine justices of the Supreme Court, in a landmark ruling Friday, made clear their views on abortion, with the conservative majority overturning the Roe v. Wade decision from 1973 and stripping away women’s constitutional protections for abortion. The vote...

Actor McConaughey calls for gun legislation at White House

Jun. 08, 2022 20:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Academy Award–winning actor Matthew McConaughey made an appearance at the White House Tuesday to call on Congress to “reach a higher ground” and pass gun control legislation in honor of the children and teachers killed in last month’s shooting rampage at an elementary...

Iowa Democrat Franken to face GOP's Grassley in Senate race

Jun. 07, 2022 23:09 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Democrat Mike Franken, a retired Navy admiral, will challenge Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley's reelection this fall after winning his party's nomination Tuesday over two competitors. Franken beat former congresswoman Abby Finkenauer and physician Glenn...

Chuck Grassley wins Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Iowa primary election.

Jun. 07, 2022 21:31 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chuck Grassley wins Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Iowa primary election.

2022 midterms: What to watch in primaries in 7 states

Jun. 06, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Primary elections in seven states Tuesday will set the stage for U.S. House and Senate races this fall, with many contests shaped by political fissures in both major parties and the lingering shadow of former President Donald Trump. With control of Congress in...

Inspectors ask for authority to go after more COVID fraud

May. 31, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

Inspectors general need more authority to go after fraud in the COVID-19 relief programs, the independent committee overseeing federal pandemic relief spending said Tuesday. The agencies watchdogs' authority to administratively prosecute fraudsters is limited to fraud of $150,000 or...

Challenges for Finkenauer after Iowa Senate ballot woes

May. 14, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Abby Finkenauer 's bid to clinch the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Iowa was not supposed to be so fraught. Finkenauer, 33, is one of the more prominent Democrats in the state, earning a wunderkind reputation in the Legislature before...

Probe: LA mayor 'likely knew' about alleged sex misconduct

May. 10, 2022 21:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A top Senate Republican released an investigation Tuesday that concluded Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti “likely knew or should have known” that a former top adviser was allegedly sexually harassing city employees, a finding that appears to contradict the mayor's assertion...

What GOP-nominated justices said about Roe to Senate panel

May. 07, 2022 08:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In one form or another, every Supreme Court nominee is asked during Senate hearings about his or her views of the Roe v. Wade abortion rights ruling that has stood for a half century. Now, a draft opinion obtained by Politico suggests that a majority of the court...

Biden's ATF pick endorsed by ex-Justice Department officials

May. 05, 2022 07:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 140 former Justice Department officials, including two past attorneys general, are throwing their support behind President Joe Biden’s nominee to run the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The ex-officials, who worked for both...