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Abortion rights groups look to next fights after 2022 wins

Dec. 01, 2022 00:59 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Emboldened by the results of November's midterms, abortion rights supporters say they are preparing for even bigger fights in state legislatures and pivotal elections to come, including 2024 races for Congress and president. Victories for abortion rights ballot...

Obama heads to Ga. as Warnock seeks big early vote advantage

Dec. 01, 2022 00:21 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia voters have cast more than 1 million ballots ahead of the Dec. 6 runoff between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker, with Warnock looking to juice an apparent Democratic head start in early voting with a visit Thursday from Barack...

House votes to avert rail strike, impose deal on unions

Nov. 30, 2022 23:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House moved urgently to head off the looming nationwide rail strike on Wednesday, passing a bill that would bind companies and workers to a proposed settlement that was reached in September but rejected by some of the 12 unions involved. The measure...

Obama historical marker now at Illinois' Old State Capital

Nov. 30, 2022 18:39 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A historical marker dedicated Wednesday on the grounds of Illinois' Old State Capitol commemorates the date when then-U.S. Sen. Barack Obama announced his 2008 presidential bid there. The marker standing on the southeast corner of the grounds in downtown...

Kentucky Democrats to appeal ruling in redistricting case

Nov. 30, 2022 18:10 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Democrats said Wednesday they're taking the next steps in their redistricting fight, including asking the state's highest court to immediately take up their lawsuit challenging new Republican-drawn boundaries for state legislative and congressional districts. ...

Treasury making Trump taxes available to House committee

Nov. 30, 2022 17:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department said Wednesday it has complied with a court order to make former President Donald Trump's tax returns available to a congressional committee. The Supreme Court last week rejected Trump’s request for an order that would have prevented the...

Biden: Nevada site sacred to tribes to be national monument

Nov. 30, 2022 17:28 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Joe Biden told a gathering of tribal leaders in Washington on Wednesday that he intends to designate an area considered sacred by area Native Americans in southern Nevada as a new national monument. “When it comes to Spirit Mountain and the surrounding...

Jan. 6 panel interviews Wisconsin GOP Assembly speaker

Nov. 30, 2022 17:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol interviewed Republican Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on Wednesday, moving to wrap up depositions ahead of preparing a final report. Vos had filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block a...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 30, 2022 16:41 PM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. November 28, 2022. Editorial: An outraged judge suspends mind control in Florida Florida is living proof of George Santayana’s famous warning that “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Here,...

Jeffries wins historic bid to lead House Dems after Pelosi

Nov. 30, 2022 15:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats ushered in a new generation of leaders on Wednesday with Rep. Hakeem Jeffries elected to be the first Black American to head a major political party in Congress at a pivotal time as long-serving Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her team step aside next year. ...