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Israeli university heads defend free speech in prize dispute

Apr. 09, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Presidents of Israeli universities released a joint letter Friday criticizing the government's decision to withhold the country's most prestigious prize from a scholar over his political views, saying it “severely harms free speech and free thought.” ...

Northam endorses predecessor McAuliffe for Virginia governor

Apr. 08, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday that he is backing Terry McAuliffe in the race to succeed him, handing his predecessor one of the contest's most coveted endorsements. Speaking at an event at the Norfolk waterfront, Northam...

Trump endorses Wisconsin's Johnson, encourages him to run

Apr. 08, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump offered his “Total Endorsement” of Wisconsin's Republican Sen. Ron Johnson on Thursday, encouraging him to seek a third term as he mulls whether to run again or retire. Johnson's seat in battleground Wisconsin is up...

Bill to require election audits receives committee support

Apr. 07, 2021 07:57 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A bill that would require Maine to conduct post-election audits has been endorsed by a legislative committee even though there has been no evidence of inaccurate election results in the state. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Nicole Grohoski,...

Netanyahu asked to form new government, but faces long odds

Apr. 06, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s president on Tuesday handed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the difficult task of trying to form a new government, giving the embattled Israeli leader a chance to extend his lengthy term in office. But with the newly elected parliament...

Trump's heir? Pence reemerges, lays groundwork for 2024 run

Mar. 30, 2021 05:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When former President Donald Trump was asked to list those he considers the future leaders of the Republican Party, he quickly rattled off names including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz. Conspicuously absent from the list: Mike Pence. ...

Montana Senate moves bill to end same-day voter registration

Mar. 23, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s Senate is moving forward with a bill to end same-day voter registration. The bill to close voter registration at noon on the Monday prior to a primary or general election day was endorsed 32-18 on second reading Tuesday. ...

Michigan Senate backs health director appointed by Whitmer

Mar. 23, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Senate on Tuesday narrowly supported Elizabeth Hertel as state health director, backing a key figure in Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's handling of the coronavirus pandemic in recent months. The Republican-led chamber endorsed the Democratic...

Attorney general hopeful Jackley gets prosecutors' backing

Mar. 23, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota attorney general candidate Marty Jackley announced Tuesday that he has gained an early advantage in the 2022 election by gathering endorsements from a large majority of county state's attorneys. Jackley, a Republican, is running for...

Trump endorses challenger against Georgia elections chief

Mar. 22, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Monday endorsed a conservative Georgia congressman in his bid to unseat the Republican secretary of state who refused to help overturn the November election results. Rep. Jody Hice, a tea party favorite and Trump acolyte,...