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Stacey Abrams launches 2nd campaign for Georgia governor

Dec. 01, 2021 20:05 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams, the Georgia Democrat and leading voting rights activist, said Wednesday that she will launch another campaign to become the nation's first Black woman governor. Without serious competition in a Democratic primary, the announcement could...

Wisconsin mayors targeted amid GOP-ordered election probe

Dec. 01, 2021 19:46 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-hired attorney investigating the 2020 election told Wisconsin lawmakers during a testy hearing Wednesday he has filed a lawsuit to force officials in Green Bay and Madison to provide testimony. Meanwhile, the state's embattled...

Dems renew push for gun-control bills after Oxford shooting

Dec. 01, 2021 19:03 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats vowed Wednesday to push new gun-control legislation and to revive stalled bills in Michigan's Republican-led Legislature following a mass shooting that left four high school students dead and others with serious injuries. But GOP...

GOP's Baker won't seek 3rd term as Massachusetts governor

Dec. 01, 2021 17:56 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker announced Wednesday he won't seek a third term as governor of Massachusetts, where his party is bitterly split between supporters and foes of former President Donald Trump. Baker called the announcement “a very complicated...

GOP risks government shutdown to fight Biden vaccine mandate

Dec. 01, 2021 17:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government could be heading for temporary shutdown, with Republicans poised to stall a must-pass funding bill in their effort to force a debate in Congress on rolling back the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandates for some workers. ...

Polish ruling party against bill seeking to outlaw abortion

Dec. 01, 2021 17:22 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling conservative party rejected a legislative proposal that would outlaw abortion as homicide in a parliament debate Wednesday arguing the proposal was extreme and “unacceptable” and could lead to social unrest. The negative opinion...

Inside the 'big wave' of misinformation targeted at Latinos

Dec. 01, 2021 16:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before last year's presidential election, Facebook ads targeting Latino voters described Joe Biden as a communist. During his inauguration, another conspiracy theory spread online and on Spanish-language radio warning that a brooch worn by Lady Gaga signaled Biden was...

Democrat Stacey Abrams is mounting another bid for Georgia governor, setting up likely rematch against GOP’s Brian Kemp

Dec. 01, 2021 15:41 PM EST
ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams is mounting another bid for Georgia governor, setting up likely rematch against GOP’s Brian Kemp.

GOP Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, long among the nation’s most popular governors, says he won’t seek a third term

Dec. 01, 2021 10:30 AM EST
BOSTON (AP) — GOP Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, long among the nation’s most popular governors, says he won’t seek a third term.

GOP targets Wisconsin elections system, nonpartisan director

Dec. 01, 2021 07:43 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans are working to discredit the bipartisan system they created to run elections in the state after President Joe Biden narrowly won last year's presidential race, making the political battleground the latest front in the national push by the GOP to...