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Senators push new oversight to combat federal prison crises

Sep. 28, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced legislation Wednesday to overhaul oversight and bring greater transparency to the crisis-plagued federal Bureau of Prisons following reporting from The Associated Press that exposed systemic corruption in the federal prison system...

Progressive Democrats frustrated with 2022 primary losses

Sep. 28, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With less than two months until the midterm elections, progressive Democrats are facing a test of their power. Their party is heading into the final stretch of the campaign with a robust set of legislative accomplishments that include long-term progressive...

Wisconsin's Johnson embraces controversy in reelection bid

Sep. 27, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Far from shying from his contrarian reputation, Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson is leaning into controversy as he runs for his third term. Johnson has called for the end of guaranteed money for Medicare and Social Security, two popular programs that...

Biden's mixed record forces some Dems into odd balancing act

Sep. 26, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Democratic House candidate Greg Landsman can tick off how his party's control of Congress and the White House has benefited his city. The bipartisan infrastructure deal will mean upgrades to the heavily traveled highway bridge linking Cincinnati with its airport...

In-person voting starts in Minnesota, 3 other early states

Sep. 23, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In-person voting for the midterm elections opened Friday in Minnesota, South Dakota, Virginia and Wyoming, kicking off a six-week sprint to Election Day in a landscape that has changed much since the pandemic drove a shift to mail balloting in the 2020 presidential contest. ...

Kamala Harris talks abortion, appeals to voters in Milwaukee

Sep. 22, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris met with college students and Latino leaders in Milwaukee on Thursday, a visit meant to energize voters just under seven weeks before an election in which Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson are on the ballot. ...

Wisconsin Republicans reject Evers call for abortion vote

Sep. 21, 2022 13:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans on Wednesday rejected Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' call to allow voters to get a chance to repeal the state's 1849 abortion ban. Evers called Wednesday for a special session of the GOP-controlled Legislature to pass a measure creating a way...

Senate hopeful Barnes removes 2 law enforcement endorsements

Sep. 20, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes’ campaign has removed the names of two law enforcement officers from the list of endorsements, including one who did not, in fact, back Barnes. Barnes' campaign on Thursday released the list of nine endorsements...

GOP's election-year standing with independents at risk

Sep. 19, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Wis. (AP) — Sarah Motiff has voted for Sen. Ron Johnson every time his name appeared on the ballot, starting in 2010 when the Wisconsin Republican was first elected as part of the tea party wave. Fond of his tough views on spending, she began the year planning to support his reelection...

Vice President Harris to visit Milwaukee

Sep. 19, 2022 08:53 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris is scheduled to visit Milwaukee on Thursday, a visit less than two months before the election and her third to the city since taking office. The White House said on Monday that Harris plans to deliver remarks at the Democratic Attorneys...