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Louisiana superintendent urges schools to remove TikTok

Jan. 03, 2023 14:19 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's education chief urged public schools and systems Tuesday to remove TikTok from public devices amid concerns about security and the privacy of users’ data. Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley is the latest state official to urge...

New Zealand PM Ardern caught name-calling rival on hot mic

Dec. 13, 2022 01:23 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was caught on a hot mic Tuesday using a vulgarity against a rival politician in a rare misstep for a leader known for her skill at debating and calm, measured responses. After five years as prime minister,...

Idaho Republican Gov. Brad Little easily wins second term

Nov. 09, 2022 01:37 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little won a second term on Tuesday. The 68-year-old Republican governor who shepherded the state through the COVID-19 pandemic easily turned aside challenges from Democratic candidate Stephen Heidt and Independent candidate and antigovernment...

Musk's partisan tweets call Twitter neutrality into question

Nov. 07, 2022 19:07 PM EST

Elon Musk used his Twitter megaphone to appeal to “independent-minded voters” on Monday, urging them to vote Republican in Tuesday’s U.S. midterm elections and stepping into the country's political debate that tech company executives have largely tried to stay out of — so their platforms...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Nov. 07, 2022 07:16 AM EST

Cincinnati Enquirer. November 6, 2022. Editorial: Ryan’s moderate approach might not be enough to stave off red wave One of the most watched Senate races in the country on Tuesday will be Ohio’s, featuring Democrat Tim Ryan and Republican J.D. Vance. The two men...

Democrats in SC trying to win 1st statewide race in 16 years

Nov. 05, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democrats in South Carolina get another shot at loosening the firm grasp Republicans have on statewide politics as voting ends Tuesday for the 2022 midterm elections. But it's likely to be a tough fight. Democrats haven't won a statewide race in 16 years, have...

Inflation, abortion top final Kuster-Burns debate for 2nd CD

Nov. 04, 2022 22:52 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster said her Republican challenger was concealing his position on abortion legislation, while Robert Burns accused the five-term Democratic incumbent of not doing enough in Congress to deal with rising costs during their second and final debate Friday. ...

High costs, economy, abortion top last Pappas-Leavitt debate

Nov. 03, 2022 23:56 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Chis Pappas accused his Republican challenger of treating politics as a performance without offering solutions to problems, while Karoline Leavitt accused the Democratic incumbent of being a partisan problem creator during their third and last debate on Thursday. ...

Mills, LePage debate for a final time in race for governor

Nov. 03, 2022 22:12 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Paul LePage made reference to Democratic Gov. Janet Mills’ comment about inflation being “a distraction” in their final debate Thursday evening, attempting to show she was out of touch at a time of high energy, gasoline and food costs. ...

Virginia: What to expect on election night

Nov. 02, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

Three congressional races in newly redrawn districts are drawing the most attention — and money — in Virginia this year. In each of those races, which could play a role in deciding which party controls the U.S. House, Democratic congresswomen who flipped seats in 2018 are facing...