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Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 17, 2021 13:22 PM EST

Palm Beach Post. November 10, 2021. Editorial: Give popular vote priority in presidential elections It’s a truism most Americans take for granted: Elected officeholders win by getting a majority of the vote. The concept is usually the rule, with...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Oct. 13, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

Scranton Times-Tribune. Oct. 12, 2021. Editorial: No Nobel for ignoble legislators It usually doesn’t require the award of a Nobel Prize to demonstrate how wrong-headed Pennsylvania state legislators can be in crafting public policy based on their...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Oct. 06, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 4 The Guardian on the Pandora papers — bringing tax havens to heel: Five years after the Panama papers exposed the vast scale of offshore banking and business...

Nebraska OKs new congressional maps, keeps Omaha competitive

Sep. 30, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopefuls could still have a real shot at claiming one of Nebraska's electoral votes, despite Republican dominance statewide, based on new political maps approved Thursday. Nebraska passed congressional boundaries that would...

Olympic swimmer who stormed Capitol pleads guilty to felony

Sep. 29, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Klete Keller pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge for storming the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot and faces 21 to 27 months in prison. Keller acknowledged in court records that he tried to obstruct...

New Nebraska congressional map advances to final vote

Sep. 28, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska moved one step closer to getting new congressional and legislative boundaries on Tuesday after lawmakers advanced redrawn district maps to a final vote in the Legislature. Lawmakers moved the maps through the second of three required votes,...

In redistricting, big say for big cities in DC power balance

Sep. 26, 2021 08:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As political muscle goes, bigger doesn't always mean better. Just ask New York, Los Angeles and Chicago every four years, when those cities become mostly irrelevant blips on the Electoral College map. But as congressional redistricting gets underway,...

Nebraska advances new congressional map that could help GOP

Sep. 24, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers advanced new congressional boundaries Friday that could make it harder for Democratic presidential hopefuls to pick up one of the state's five Electoral College votes, as they've done twice since 2008. Nearly all Republicans in the...

Biden taps Georgia's Smyre as Dominican Republic ambassador

Sep. 22, 2021 22:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated a key Georgia state lawmaker to become the United States ambassador to the Dominican Republic. State Rep. Calvin Smyre, a Black Democrat from Columbus first elected in 1974, must be confirmed by the Senate before...

One in 538: Map sparks fight over electoral vote in Nebraska

Sep. 16, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Nebraska (AP) — A new political map proposed by Nebraska Republicans wouldn't just make it harder for Democrats to win one of the state's three House seats — it would make it a little bit harder for Democrats to win the White House. Nebraska is one of only...