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Editorial Roundup: New England

Dec. 02, 2022 07:17 AM EST

Hearst Connecticut Media. November 30, 2022. Editorial: CT transportation has a new driver When it comes to public transportation, it’s all about speed. Everyone is looking for a shortcut. Can the GPS find a way around traffic? Will trains ever get...

Landmark same-sex marriage bill wins Senate passage

Nov. 30, 2022 09:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed bipartisan legislation Tuesday to protect same-sex marriages, an extraordinary sign of shifting national politics on the issue and a measure of relief for the hundreds of thousands of same-sex couples who have married since the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision...

Senate set to vote on bill protecting same-sex marriages

Nov. 28, 2022 22:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is set to vote Tuesday on legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriages, putting Congress one step closer to passing the landmark bill and ensuring that such unions are enshrined in federal law. Senate Democrats are moving quickly, while...

GOP's lackluster fundraising spurs post-election infighting

Nov. 21, 2022 12:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trailing badly in his Arizona Senate race as votes poured in, Republican Blake Masters went on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News program and assigned blame to one person: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. “You know what else is incompetent, Tucker? The...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Nov. 18, 2022 13:17 PM EST

Hearst Connecticut Media. November 17, 2022. Editorial: Lamont’s new team to face big challenges Though many explanations were put forward, there’s no way to know exactly why Ned Lamont won a second term as governor on Nov. 8. Certainly there was his handling of...

Same-sex marriage legislation clears key Senate hurdle

Nov. 16, 2022 18:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriages crossed a major Senate hurdle Wednesday, putting Congress on track to take the historic step of ensuring that such unions are enshrined in federal law. Twelve Republicans voted with all Democrats to move...

Florida's Scott takes on McConnell in bid for Senate leader

Nov. 15, 2022 19:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Sen. Rick Scott said Tuesday that he will mount a long-shot bid to unseat Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, opening the latest front in an intraparty battle between allies of McConnell and former President Donald Trump over the direction of the GOP following a...

Fed's Kashkari: Jobs report shows why more rate hikes needed

Nov. 04, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The solid U.S. jobs report for October underscores why the Federal Reserve needs to raise interest rates higher than it had previously forecast in order to control inflation, Neel Kashkari, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, said Friday. In an...

Rhode Island: What to expect on election night

Nov. 02, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

Rhode Island voters are deciding this November whether the Democratic governor will get to serve his first full term in office, and whether the Democratic Party will retain its three-decade hold on a U.S. House seat. Gov. Dan McKee, the former lieutenant governor, narrowly won the...

Liberal Rhode Island could send Republican to US House

Oct. 31, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — In liberal Rhode Island, Republican Allan Fung stands a chance of flipping a U.S. House seat and possibly helping his party gain control of the chamber. There is just one Republican in New England's congressional delegation, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine....