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Editorial Roundup: United States

May. 17, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 15 The Washington Post says that, with midterms coming up, Democrats must act now to have a big impact on financial regulation President Biden likes to tout his role as “Sheriff...

Republican Senate candidates promote 'replacement' theory

May. 17, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Several mainstream Republican Senate candidates are drawing on the “great replacement” conspiracy theory once confined to the far-right fringes of U.S. politics to court voters this campaign season, promoting the baseless notion that there is a plot to diminish the influence...

Lawsuit seeks $2.4M damages from Wisconsin fake GOP electors

May. 17, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two Wisconsin Democratic electors and a voter on Tuesday sued Republicans who attempted to cast electoral ballots for Donald Trump in 2020 despite Joe Biden's victory in the battleground state. Their lawsuit filed in Dane County Circuit Court alleges a...

Pennsylvania governor race divides Republicans, unites Dems

May. 17, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — As Pennsylvania Republicans prepare to choose a nominee for governor Tuesday, some party officials are twisted in knots over the possibility of a primary victory by a candidate many see as too far to the right to win statewide this fall. Doug Mastriano, a...

House Dems propose $28 million to address formula shortage

May. 17, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats unveiled a $28 million emergency spending bill Tuesday to address the shortage of infant formula in the United States. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, the Democratic chair of the House Appropriations Committee, said the bill would help the Food and Drug...

5-term Idaho attorney general in tough GOP primary battle

May. 17, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s five-term Republican attorney general has handled his duties in the deeply conservative state for 20 years with a strategy he describes as calling legal “balls and strikes.” He's facing two challengers who see a more activist role for the office. ...

Idaho governor faces Trump-backed candidate in GOP primary

May. 17, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republican Gov. Brad Little is fighting back a primary challenge on Tuesday from his lieutenant governor, Janice McGeachin, a Donald Trump-backed candidate who twice attempted a power grab last year when Little was out of state on business. The intraparty...

New UW-Madison leader deflects questions about GOP critics

May. 17, 2022 13:59 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — New University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin on Tuesday deflected questions during her first news conference about GOP critics who have painted her as an unabashed liberal and threatened to restrict funding if regents stand by the decision to hire her. ...

Wardlow running in primary after losing GOP backing for AG

May. 17, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Attorney General candidate Doug Wardlow announced Tuesday that he'll run in the August primary after losing the Republican endorsement to business attorney Jim Schultz at the party's convention last weekend. Wardlow, who was the party’s nominee in 2018, is...

With echoes of Trump, GOP splinters over $40B for Ukraine

May. 17, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Signs of Republican resistance are mounting over a $40 billion aid package to Ukraine, a reemergence of the Trump-led isolationist wing of the GOP that's coming at a crucial moment as the war against the Russian invasion deepens. The Senate voted late Monday to...