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Takeaways: Abortion backlash in Kansas, Greitens' collapse

Aug. 03, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In one of the biggest days of this year's primary campaign season, voters rejected a measure that would have made it easier to restrict abortion rights in red-state Kansas and repudiated a scandal-tarred former governor seeking a U.S. Senate seat in Missouri. ...

Dixon wins Michigan GOP governor primary, to face Whitmer

Aug. 03, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Businesswoman and conservative commentator Tudor Dixon won the Republican primary for Michigan governor on Tuesday, setting up a tough race against Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as anger and division within the state GOP threaten the party’s efforts in the battleground state this fall. ...

Tennessee's embrace of conservative Michigan college sours

Jul. 30, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The president of Michigan's Hillsdale College was riding high earlier this year when he announced plans to launch 50 charter schools in Tennessee after Gov. Bill Lee originally asked for 100. Six months later, that relationship has cooled after Hillsdale's...

Trump endorses Dixon ahead of Michigan GOP governor primary

Jul. 29, 2022 21:02 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Friday endorsed Tudor Dixon in Michigan's crowded Republican primary for governor, just days before voters choose an opponent to face Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. “She’s pro-God, pro-Gun, and pro-Freedom, and she won’t be...

House Jan. 6 panel interviews Mnuchin, pursues Trump Cabinet

Jul. 28, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee has interviewed former Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and is in negotiations to talk to several other former members of Donald Trump's Cabinet as it scrutinizes the days after the Capitol insurrection and discussions about whether to try and remove...

Jan. 6 panel deepens probe to Trump Cabinet, awaits Thomas

Jul. 24, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee said Sunday it will interview more former Cabinet secretaries and is prepared to subpoena conservative activist Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, who's married to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, as part of its investigation of the Capitol riot and...

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...

LGBTQ students would get new protections under Biden plan

Jun. 23, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

The rights of LGBTQ students would become enshrined in federal law and victims of campus sexual assault would gain new protections under rules proposed by the Biden administration on Thursday. The proposal, announced on the 50th anniversary of the Title IX women's rights law, is...

Settlement would forgive $6B for defrauded college students

Jun. 23, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

The Biden administration has agreed to cancel $6 billion in student loans for about 200,000 former students who say they were defrauded by their colleges, according to a proposed settlement in a Trump-era lawsuit. The agreement filed Wednesday in San Francisco federal court would...

Campus sex assault rules fall short, prompting overhaul call

Jun. 16, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — What Karla Arango says started as a dorm-room sexual assault got even worse as word spread around campus. Her attacker’s fraternity brothers snubbed her, she says, whispering about her in the cafeteria, blocking her phone number and unfriending her on social media. Soon her...