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Wisconsin's Democratic governor vetoes GOP abortion bills

Dec. 03, 2021 15:10 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Democratic Gov. Tony Evers vetoed five Republican-authored anti-abortion bills on Friday, two days after the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could curtail if not end a woman’s right to abortion. Evers, who is making...

Group asks judge to find Wisconsin GOP leader in contempt

Dec. 03, 2021 14:25 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A liberal group asked a judge on Friday to find Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos in contempt of court for not following a November court order to turn over records about a secretive review of the 2020 election that Republicans have been conducting for months. ...

Biden signs stopgap funding bill to keep government running

Dec. 03, 2021 14:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday signed into law the stopgap spending bill that will keep the federal government running through Feb. 18, after congressional leaders defused a partisan standoff over federal vaccine mandates. The White House released a...

Virginia GOP completes sweep of elections with House win

Dec. 03, 2021 14:00 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A three-judge panel overseeing a recount in a close Virginia state House race upheld the Republican candidate’s victory on Friday, a decision that also reaffirms the GOP’s takeover of the chamber and completes the party's sweep of last month's elections. ...

Judges confirm Republican win in Virginia Beach House seat, cementing GOP’s new majority and splitting legislature

Dec. 03, 2021 12:03 PM EST
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Judges confirm Republican win in Virginia Beach House seat, cementing GOP’s new majority and splitting legislature.

Austria: Party backs interior chief Nehammer for chancellor

Dec. 03, 2021 06:27 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer announced Friday that he will be the acting leader of the conservative People’s Party and will seek to become Austria's next chancellor. The current chancellor, Alexander Schallenberg, said Thursday that he would...

Biden, allies increasingly pushing back at GOP's virus barbs

Dec. 03, 2021 05:25 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden looked out over an audience of government scientists and framed his latest plan for fighting COVID-19 as an opportunity to at last put an end to divisiveness over the virus, calling the politicization of the issue a “sad, sad commentary.” ...

Haley: Diversifying puts GOP in best position to lead

Dec. 02, 2021 21:20 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley drew on her native South Carolina’s struggles with racist violence during her time as governor, arguing Thursday that the Republican Party is best positioned to lead the country alongside a continued...

Virginia House recount underway; could affirm GOP majority

Dec. 02, 2021 20:39 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Election officials were painstakingly recounting votes late into the night Thursday in one of two unresolved races in Virginia that will settle whether Republicans have reclaimed the majority in the state's House of Delegates and completed a party sweep of last...

Wolf adds to mounting veto tally, kills permitless-gun bill

Dec. 02, 2021 19:58 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf followed through on his veto threat Thursday, rejecting Republican-penned legislation to allow people to carry a firearm openly or concealed, without a permit, adding to his total for Pennsylvania's chief executive with the most vetoes in more than four...