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Wisconsin Senate OKs welfare vote, nixes Evers' abortion ask

Jan. 17, 2023 17:49 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Wisconsin lawmakers on Tuesday rejected calls from Gov. Tony Evers and other Democrats to ask voters whether the state should continue to ban abortions, opting instead to advance a ballot question on welfare eligibility. The advisory referendum on...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jan. 13, 2023 22:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga.; Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Don Bacon, R-Neb. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.; former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. ...

New documents detail Sen. Ron Johnson asking about electors

Jan. 03, 2023 17:29 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The former chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party said Republican Sen. Ron Johnson spoke to him weeks before Joe Biden assumed the presidency about having the state’s GOP-controlled Legislature, rather than voters, choose Wisconsin’s presidential electors, according...

Maryland bans TikTok in state agencies, latest state to act

Dec. 06, 2022 17:30 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (AP) — Maryland is banning the use of TikTok and certain China and Russia-based platforms in the state’s executive branch of government, Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday, the latest state to address cybersecurity risks presented by the platforms. The Republican...

No longer the fringe: Small-town voters fear for America

Nov. 30, 2022 13:32 PM EST

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — A word -- “Hope” -- is stitched onto a throw pillow in the little hilltop farmhouse. Photographs of children and grandchildren speckle the walls. In the kitchen, an envelope is decorated with a hand-drawn heart. “Happy Birthday, My Love,” it reads. Out...

Democrats kept the Senate this year, but 2024 may be harder

Nov. 28, 2022 07:19 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats celebrating a successful effort to keep control of the U.S. Senate this year will soon confront a 2024 campaign that could prove more challenging. The party enters the next cycle defending 23 seats, including two held by independents who caucus with...

Doubts about candidates tipped the scales in tightest races

Nov. 23, 2022 12:48 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Casting his vote this month in one of the most politically competitive states in the U.S., Seung Lee happily backed Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp's reelection. But when it came to the other top Republican on the ballot, Senate candidate Herschel Walker, he was uneasy. ...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Nov. 17, 2022 15:15 PM EST

Eau Claire Leader Telegram. November 14, 2022. Editorial: Grants provide small businesses an opportunity Starting a new business is hard. The past few years haven’t made things any easier. The combination of the disruptions of the pandemic and this year’s...

McConnell reelected Senate GOP leader: 'Not going anywhere'

Nov. 16, 2022 18:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Mitch McConnell was reelected as Republican leader Wednesday, quashing a challenge from Sen. Rick Scott of Florida, the Senate GOP campaign chief criticized after a disappointing performance in the midterm elections that kept Senate control with Democrats. ...

Congress faces leaders in flux, big to-do list post-election

Nov. 14, 2022 06:06 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is returning to an extremely volatile post-election landscape, with control of the House still undecided, party leadership in flux and a potentially consequential lame-duck session with legislation on gay marriage, Ukraine and government funding. Newly...