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Sen. Sinema defends bipartisanship at McConnell Center

Sep. 26, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Most Americans prefer politicians who work across the aisle, Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said Monday in a forceful defense of her brand of bipartisanship, which has infuriated the left and is likely to draw her a primary challenge. Members of Congress face...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Sep. 20, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 20 The Washington Post on the Kigali Amendment: It’s rare for a climate change measure to win full-throated support from industry groups, environmental activists and lawmakers from...

Democrats punt same-sex marriage vote until after election

Sep. 15, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are punting a vote to protect same-sex and interracial marriages until after the November midterm elections, pulling back just days after Majority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed to put the Senate on the record on the issue “in the coming weeks.” The...

South Carolina senators reject a near-total abortion ban

Sep. 08, 2022 21:12 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina senators rejected a ban on almost all abortions Thursday in a special session called in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade after five Republicans, including all the chamber's women, refused to support it. ...

Biden calls abortion restrictions 'beyond the pale'

Aug. 26, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Republican-led states continue to ban nearly all abortions, President Joe Biden said Friday that such restrictions were “beyond the pale.” Biden and Democrats are trying to harness outrage over the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which...

Nebraska won't hold special legislative session on abortion

Aug. 08, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Monday that he will not call a special legislative session to try to enact a 12-week abortion ban because the measure doesn't have enough votes to break a filibuster. Ricketts — a Republican who has said he wants to ban...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Aug. 03, 2022 00:38 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. July 28, 2022. Editorial: Blunt, Hawley, Marshall betray sick veterans because they’re mad at tax, climate bill Three of the region’s four U.S. senators decided Wednesday to hold sick veterans hostage to their own anger. It’s appalling and...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Aug. 03, 2022 00:21 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. July 28, 2022. Editorial: Blunt, Hawley, Marshall betray sick veterans because they’re mad at tax, climate bill Three of the region’s four U.S. senators decided Wednesday to hold sick veterans hostage to their own anger. It’s appalling and...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jul. 27, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. July 21, 2022. Editorial: We still must fight for marriage freedom So it has come to this? It boggles the mind that in the year 2022, members of the U.S. House, Republican and Democrat, conservative and liberal, from the East,...

House passes same-sex marriage bill in retort to high court

Jul. 19, 2022 21:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved legislation Tuesday to protect same-sex and interracial marriages amid concerns that the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade abortion access could jeopardize other rights criticized by many conservatives. In a robust...