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Abortion vote in Kansas sparks new hope for Dems in midterms

Aug. 03, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats displayed a newfound sense of optimism about the election-year political climate Wednesday after voters in traditionally conservative Kansas overwhelmingly backed a measure protecting abortion rights. At the White House, President Joe Biden hailed the vote...

Klarides draws conservative criticism ahead of GOP primary

Jul. 26, 2022 21:40 PM EDT

When the Connecticut Republican Party endorsed former state House Minority Leader Themis Klarides for the U.S. Senate this spring, the social moderate was viewed by many past and present party leaders as the GOP's best chance in years to defeat veteran Democratic U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal. ...

Clarification: Congress-Marriage Rights story

Jul. 26, 2022 11:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story published July 20, 2022 about the Respect for Marriage Act, The Associated Press cited a June Gallup poll that implied the poll was released in June 2022. The story should have made clear that the poll was released in June 2021. A Gallup poll released in June 2022...

Spectacle in Michigan race threatens GOP's bid for governor

Jul. 07, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading contender for the Republican nomination for governor in Michigan was sued in the 1990s, accused of using racial slurs about Black people in the workplace and sexually harassing his employees. One of his rivals pleaded not guilty in federal court on...

Argentina's economic change underlines president's weakening

Jul. 06, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The abrupt resignation of Argentina’s economy minister has engulfed the country in an all-too familiar anxiety that flows from its periodic financial crises in recent decades. The departure of moderate Martín Guzmán on Saturday also gave another...

Hope and despair: Kathy Gannon on 35 years in Afghanistan

Jul. 03, 2022 21:02 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan policeman opened fire on us with his AK-47, emptying 26 bullets into the back of the car. Seven slammed into me, and at least as many into my colleague, Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus. She died at my side. I could barely...

Hope and despair: Kathy Gannon on 35 years in Afghanistan

Jul. 03, 2022 21:00 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan policeman opened fire on us with his AK-47, emptying 26 bullets into the back of the car. Seven slammed into me, and at least as many into my colleague, Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus. She died at my side. Anja weighed heavy...

From one July Fourth to the next, a steep slide for Biden

Jul. 03, 2022 09:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last Fourth of July, President Joe Biden gathered hundreds of people outside the White House for an event that would have been unthinkable for many Americans the previous year. With the coronavirus in retreat, they ate hamburgers and watched fireworks over the National Mall. ...

Wisconsin Democrats face hard road in Senate, governor races

Jun. 22, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats gathering for their annual state convention this weekend are focused on reelecting Gov. Tony Evers and defeating Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, but also know that history is against them in the midterm year and voters face high inflation, rising gas prices...

Biden's optimism collides with mounting political challenges

Jun. 18, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are going to hold onto the House after November's midterm elections. They will pick up as many as four seats in the Senate, expanding their majority and overcoming internal dissent that has helped stifle their agenda. As the challenges confronting...