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Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 29, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

Philadelphia Daily News/Inquirer. September 25, 2022. Editorial: At stake in Mastriano vs. Shapiro, the fate of abortion rights in Pennsylvania At stake in Mastriano vs. Shapiro, the fate of abortion rights in Pennsylvania ' Editorial Abortion is legal...

McConnell backs post-Jan. 6 revisions to elections law

Sep. 28, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he will “proudly support” legislation to overhaul rules for certifying presidential elections, bolstering a bipartisan effort to revise a 19th century law and avoid another Jan. 6 insurrection. The...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Sep. 28, 2022 14:15 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News and Observer. September 23, 2022. Editorial: NC Republicans who voted to overturn 2020 election oppose plan to avoid another coup Almost everything in Congress — access to contraception, lowering the cost of insulin, infrastructure...

Judge: Indiana can't enforce abortion burial, cremation law

Sep. 28, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has barred Indiana from enforcing a 2016 law's provisions that require abortion clinics to either bury or cremate fetal remains, finding that they violate the U.S. Constitution. U.S. District Judge Richard L. Young ruled that the law’s...

Jan. 6 panel delays hearing as Hurricane Ian aims at Florida

Sep. 27, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol announced Tuesday that it had postponed a hearing scheduled for Wednesday as a hurricane hurtled toward the Florida coast. The committee had planned to hold what was likely to be its final...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Sep. 27, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. September 21, 2022. Editorial: Roy Blunt, the nation needs your help to prevent the next Jan. 6 before it happens On Jan. 6, 2021, insurrectionists at the U.S. Capitol, some members of Congress and then-President Donald Trump tried to overturn a free...

Bills would curtail objections at future Jan. 6 vote counts

Sep. 26, 2022 08:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress have officially objected to the results in four of the last six presidential elections, a partisan practice that has been legal for over a century but became much more fraught after a violent mob of then-President Donald Trump’s supporters attacked the U.S....

QAnon follower who chased officer convicted in Jan. 6 trial

Sep. 23, 2022 18:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Iowa man was convicted Friday of charges that he led a crowd of rioters in chasing a U.S. Capitol police officer up a staircase and accosting other officers guarding the Senate, one of the most harrowing scenes of the mob’s attack that day. A federal jury...

House passes election law overhaul in response to Jan. 6

Sep. 21, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed legislation to overhaul the rules for certifying the results of a presidential election as lawmakers accelerate their response to the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection and Donald Trump’s failed attempt to remain in power. The bill, which is similar...

What's in the House, Senate bills overhauling Jan. 6 count

Sep. 21, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The central idea behind House and Senate bills to reform an arcane federal election law is simple: Congress should not decide presidential elections. The bills are a direct response to the Jan. 6 insurrection and former President Donald Trump’s efforts to find...