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Election law changes moving forward in South Dakota

Feb. 03, 2023 15:49 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Lead Republicans in South Dakota are advancing a package of bills that they say would strengthen security of the 2024 elections, with hearings that began this week. The package of bills announced last week by Republican House and Senate leaders addresses issues...

Biden touts economy, infrastructure; may offer 2024 preview

Feb. 03, 2023 15:46 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Joe Biden hasn't announced a reelection campaign, but some of the themes likely to be the centerpiece of that expected run should be on display Friday night when he addresses a national Democratic Party meeting. The president plans to focus on his...

Trump campaign staff on 2020 election lies: ‘fan the flame’

Feb. 03, 2023 12:17 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A newly released audio recording offers a behind-the-scenes look at how former President Donald Trump’s campaign team in a pivotal battleground state knew they had been outflanked by Democrats in the 2020 presidential election. But even as they acknowledged defeat, they...

Microsoft: Iran unit behind Charlie Hebdo hack-and-leak op

Feb. 03, 2023 10:23 AM EST

After the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's launched a cartoon contest to mock Iran's ruling cleric, a state-backed Iranian cyber unit struck back with a hack-and-leak campaign that was designed to provoke fear with the claimed pilfering of a big subscriber database, Microsoft security...

Cyprus presidential candidates push leadership credentials

Feb. 03, 2023 11:18 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The three front-runners vying for the presidency of ethnically split Cyprus wound down their campaigns Friday, putting pronouncements of their leadership credentials ahead of issues two days before the election. Opinion polls indicate that none of the three,...

DeSantis eyes 2024 from afar as GOP rivals move toward runs

Feb. 03, 2023 10:48 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may be months away from publicly declaring his presidential intentions, but his potential rivals aren't holding back. No fewer than a half dozen Republicans eyeing the White House have begun actively courting top political...

Jailed leader of Greek far-right party faces election ban

Feb. 03, 2023 08:08 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s government is seeking to ban a far-right political party led by a jailed former lawmaker from participating in a general election later this year, with a legislative initiative that has gained cross-party support. Ilias Kasidiaris, 42, founded the...

Ally claims Bolsonaro plotted coup to block Lula presidency

Feb. 02, 2023 20:54 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian magazine on Thursday released audio of a senator claiming then President Jair Bolsonaro sought help in a plot to annul the October elections and keep himself in power. In the recording, Sen. Marcos do Val tells the magazine Veja that the idea was...

Pelosi backs Trump impeachment leader Schiff in Senate race

Feb. 02, 2023 17:33 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorsed fellow Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff on Thursday in his 2024 bid for the seat now held by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, providing the long-serving incumbent doesn’t seek a seventh term. The public blessing of Schiff’s...

Voting experts to guide new Wisconsin poll watcher rules

Feb. 02, 2023 16:15 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A panel of voting experts and political party appointees will help the Wisconsin Election Commission rework its rules for poll watchers ahead of the 2024 presidential race, the commission said Thursday. Poll watchers, called election observers in Wisconsin,...