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GOP considers holding formal vote to authorize Biden impeachment as White House questions legitimacy

Nov. 29, 2023 15:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are considering holding an official House vote next month to authorize their impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden as the party looks to formalize a process that has yet to yield any direct evidence of wrongdoing by the president. GOP leaders floated the...

The worst-performing major economy also faces a budget crisis. Germany's leader vows fixes, but how?

Nov. 28, 2023 09:08 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz vowed Tuesday that his government will work “as fast as possible” to solve a budget crisis, but he offered few details on how he would achieve his goals of promoting clean energy and modernizing the struggling economy after a court...

Poland's president swears in a government expected to last no longer than 14 days

Nov. 27, 2023 15:16 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president on Monday swore in a government that is expected to last no longer than 14 days, a tactical maneuver that allows the conservative Law and Justice party to hang onto power a bit longer — and make more appointments to state bodies. Following...

Ohio voters just passed abortion protections. When and how they take effect is before the courts

Nov. 24, 2023 10:53 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s new constitutional protections for abortion access and other reproductive rights take effect Dec. 7, a month after voters resoundingly passed them. How and when their impacts are felt remains unclear. Existing abortion-related lawsuits are moving...

Judges rule against Tennessee Senate redistricting map over treatment of Nashville seats

Nov. 22, 2023 18:18 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Republican-drawn map for Tennessee's Senate seats violates the state Constitution because lawmakers incorrectly numbered the legislative districts in left-leaning Nashville, which affects which years those seats are on the ballot, a panel of judges ruled Wednesday. ...

Voter-approved Oregon gun control law violates the state constitution, judge rules

Nov. 21, 2023 20:21 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A voter-approved Oregon gun control law violates the state constitution, a judge ruled Tuesday, continuing to block it from taking effect and casting fresh doubt over the future of the embattled measure. The law, one of the toughest in the nation, was among...

Colorado Supreme Court will hear appeal of ruling that Trump can stay on ballot despite insurrection

Nov. 21, 2023 19:23 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear appeals from both a liberal group that sought to disqualify Donald Trump and the former president himself after a state judge ruled that Trump "engaged in insurrection” on Jan. 6, 2021, but can still appear on the state's...

Oregon judge rules that voter-approved gun control law violates the state constitution

Nov. 21, 2023 17:55 PM EST
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon judge rules that voter-approved gun control law violates the state constitution.

Federal judge grants injunction banning 'Kansas Two-Step' Highway Patrol tactic

Nov. 21, 2023 17:24 PM EST

The Kansas Highway Patrol must stop using a tactic known as the “Kansas Two-Step” to detain out-of-state drivers long enough to find a reason to search their vehicles for illegal drugs, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Kathryn H. Vratil on Monday granted a permanent...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Nov. 20, 2023 15:08 PM EST

Lincoln Journal-Star. November 18, 2023. Editorial: UNL budgets cuts likely to get more dramatic The budgetary axe is, once again, falling at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, this time by cutting instructional and operational expenses as well as costs related to...