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Editorial Roundup: United States

May. 17, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 15 The Washington Post says that, with midterms coming up, Democrats must act now to have a big impact on financial regulation President Biden likes to tout his role as “Sheriff...

Ukraine's crowdfunding aims to keep donors' interest in war

May. 17, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

The Ukrainian government is marrying some digital marketing tools with crowdfunding and other incentives for giving to keep global attention trained on its war efforts against the Russian invasion. “There is a wave and there is this kind of euphoria, but then it abates," Mykhailo...

Lieutenant governor candidate Jones hasn't disclosed flights

May. 16, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Republican candidate for Georgia lieutenant governor acknowledged he has been flying to campaign events on his family's private plane without yet disclosing any donations or expenses related to the flights in campaign finance filings. The Atlanta...

Federal Election Commission deadlocks, won't punish Trump

May. 16, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Election Commission has decided not to take action against former President Donald Trump after commissioners deadlocked over whether his campaign broke the law by masking how it was spending cash during the 2020 campaign. In a letter on Monday, the FEC...

North Dakota governor's own funds target fellow Republicans

May. 16, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota GOP Gov. Doug Burgum has shelled out nearly $1 million ahead of the state’s primary election largely to a political action campaign that historically has focused on defeating Republican far-right candidates or those who do not agree with his spending...

Supreme Court rules for Sen. Cruz in campaign finance case

May. 16, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative majority sided Monday with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and struck down a provision of federal campaign finance law, a ruling that a dissenting justice said runs the risk of causing “further disrepute” to American politics. ...

California Republicans see chance to unseat Democratic AG

May. 15, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Republicans think they have a chance this year to unseat an appointed state attorney general they say is too progressive even for California, in part because they view him as soft on crime as that issue rises in importance for voters. But first they must...

Challenges for Finkenauer after Iowa Senate ballot woes

May. 14, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Abby Finkenauer 's bid to clinch the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Iowa was not supposed to be so fraught. Finkenauer, 33, is one of the more prominent Democrats in the state, earning a wunderkind reputation in the Legislature before...

Democrats aim to follow retiring NC Reps Price, Butterfield

May. 14, 2022 08:40 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — This year's retirements of two veteran Democratic congressmen in North Carolina have opened the way for robust primaries within their party as Democrats, Republicans or both hold contests Tuesday in all but one of the state's 14 U.S. House districts. At stake...

Biden posts $7.8M in-person haul, planning bigger money push

May. 13, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

POTOMAC, Md. (AP) — President Joe Biden 's motorcade sped through the evening rush hour-choked streets of Washington earlier this week bound for Maryland Rep. David Trone's spacious estate close to the Potomac River. Speaking for 14 minutes near a backyard pool amid the smell of...