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Alabama Senate delays vote on curbside voting ban

Apr. 22, 2021 23:27 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers on Thursday delayed a vote on a proposal to ban curbside voting as the state became the latest to debate new restrictions on voting. The debate in the state that was home to key events in the voting rights movement reflected...

Florida Senate moves closer to approving elections bill

Apr. 22, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Senate marched toward approval of a nationally watched elections bill Thursday after hours of debate over the mundane, but high stakes, process of casting a ballot — including who can collect vote-by-mail ballots, when those ballots can be put in drop...

Senate GOP staffer reprimanded for sending political email

Apr. 21, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A staff member for Illinois Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie has been reprimanded for using a state government email account to remind colleagues of a political fundraiser. Leanne Bucci, personnel and fiscal manager for the Senate...

Albania’s president harshly attacks PM ahead of Sunday polls

Apr. 21, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s president waded deep into the country's parliamentary election campaign Wednesday, accusing the left-wing government of running a “kleptocratic regime” and bungling its pandemic response. In an interview with The Associated Press,...

As California recall looks likely, hard work begins for GOP

Apr. 20, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom's critics almost certainly have qualified a recall election for the ballot, a remarkable feat in the heavily Democratic state. Now the real work begins. The chance to recapture the...

Judge: No 2nd trial for ex-lawmaker in campaign cash case

Apr. 20, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A judge has dismissed criminal charges against a former Michigan lawmaker who was accused of trading votes for campaign money when he was in the House. Larry Inman's constitutional rights would be violated if he faced a second trial on charges...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Apr. 20, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. April 19, 2021. Editorial: Time to put aside politics and be ready to govern The end of a long local election season comes as a welcome relief for campaign-weary suburbanites -- remember, we also had a state and...

In death, long after loss, Mondale's liberal legacy stands

Apr. 20, 2021 06:06 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In the last days of his life, former Vice President Walter Mondale received a steady stream of phone calls of appreciation. Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris all called to say goodbye and thank you. ...

Gaetz, Greene flaunt new paths to power, testing GOP leaders

Apr. 20, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders have always faced rebels in their ranks. But Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene are presenting top House Republicans with a test of how to handle a new breed of Trump-era, social media-savvy firebrands. Gaetz, a...

Long after the loss, Mondale's liberal legacy still relevant

Apr. 19, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In the last days of his life, former Vice President Walter Mondale received a steady stream of phone calls of appreciation. Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris all called to say goodbye and thank you. ...