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Analysis: Biden confronts doubters with State of the Union

Feb. 08, 2023 05:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden stepped to the rostrum for his State of the Union address at what should be a high point of his presidency. He's repeatedly beaten the odds with a string of legislative accomplishments and a historically strong midterm election where Democrats held the line against...

New Zealand's new leader Hipkins cuts many contentious plans

Feb. 08, 2023 00:09 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's new Prime Minister Chris Hipkins on Wednesday said he was axing or delaying many of his government's more contentious policy plans as he looked to refocus on priorities like the rising cost of living. Hipkins, who was sworn in two weeks...

Biden 2024? Most Democrats say no thank you: AP-NORC poll

Feb. 06, 2023 15:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Democrats now think one term is plenty for President Joe Biden, despite his insistence that he plans to seek reelection in 2024. That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that shows just 37% of...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Feb. 06, 2023 07:13 AM EST

Detroit News. February 4, 2023. Editorial: More oversight needed of child welfare system The death of five-year-old Ethan Belcher, a Detroit boy who was abused and tortured, is tragic evidence that Michigan’s foster and welfare system needs more accountability and...

Cyprus presidential candidates push leadership credentials

Feb. 03, 2023 11:18 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The three front-runners vying for the presidency of ethnically split Cyprus wound down their campaigns Friday, putting pronouncements of their leadership credentials ahead of issues two days before the election. Opinion polls indicate that none of the three,...

Voting experts to guide new Wisconsin poll watcher rules

Feb. 02, 2023 16:15 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A panel of voting experts and political party appointees will help the Wisconsin Election Commission rework its rules for poll watchers ahead of the 2024 presidential race, the commission said Thursday. Poll watchers, called election observers in Wisconsin,...

Wisconsin's largest vote audit finds no machine errors

Feb. 02, 2023 15:22 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Election Commission unanimously approved on Thursday the results of a hand-count audit of the November election, which found that voting machines worked as intended. Auditors inspected 222,075 ballots — the largest audit in state history — and...

Sunak marks 100 days as UK prime minister as problems mount

Feb. 02, 2023 04:11 AM EST

London (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has angry unions to the left of him, anxious Conservative Party lawmakers to the right and, in the middle, millions of voters he must win over to avert electoral defeat. It’s a daunting situation for Sunak, who on Thursday marks 100...

Bill advances that would ban guns at polls in New Mexico

Feb. 02, 2023 01:30 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A bill that would prohibit firearms at New Mexico polling places during elections with exceptions for police officers cleared its first hurdle at the Legislature on Wednesday. A Senate panel voted 6-3 along party lines, with Republicans in opposition, to...

Biden approval steady after document discovery: AP-NORC Poll

Feb. 02, 2023 00:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — More U.S. adults disapprove than approve of the way President Joe Biden has handled the discovery of classified documents at his home and former office, a new poll shows, but that seems to have had little impact on his overall approval rating. The new poll from...