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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks during a news conference where he provided an update to Texas' response to COVID-19, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Republicans sue Texas governor over expanded early voting

Sep. 23, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who has refused calls to expand mail-in voting in Texas during the coronavirus pandemic, was sued Wednesday by prominent members of his own party who now want to halt the biggest change he instead ordered for November's election — extending early...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 23, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy The New York Times Sept. 19 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at the age of 87, will forever have two legacies. The one Americans could be focusing on right now is the one of legal...

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., speaks during the committee's business meeting where it will consider new subpoenas in the

GOP Senate report on Biden son alleges conflict of interest

Sep. 23, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican-led Senate committees issued a politically charged report Wednesday alleging that the work Joe Biden’s son did in Ukraine constituted a conflict of interest for the Obama administration at a time when Biden was engaged in Ukraine policy as vice president. But the...

Clarification: Trump-Mail Voting-Montana Lawsuit story

Sep. 23, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — In a story published September 22, 2020, The Associated Press reported Montana state officials' concerns about a Republican lawsuit seeking to block counties from mailing ballots to voters. The story should have made clear that counties doing mail-in voting will still allow people to...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., arrives to meet with reporters following a Republican strategy session, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Republican efforts to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg are likely to move swiftly this week, with President Donald Trump possibly nominating a replacement within days and GOP senators hoping to jump-start the confirmation process. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

GOP senators see political, principle gain in court fight

Sep. 23, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump marveled at a rally this week about how important Supreme Court nominations are to voters. But Senate Republicans are with the voters on that. Despite Democratic cries of hypocrisy, they're hoping the battle over replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg will help them keep...

The sun rises behind the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, before a private ceremony and public viewing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg, 87, died of cancer on Sept. 18. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Trump confident in Senate approval of court pick

Sep. 23, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court and the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (all times local): 4:20 p.m. President Donald Trump is expressing increasing confidence that a Republican-controlled Senate will approve whichever Supreme Court nominee he chooses to replace the late Justice Ruth...

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose briefs reporters on election preparations at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Julie Carr Smyth)

Republicans argue against electronic Ohio ballot application

Sep. 23, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's top election official acted reasonably when he barred counties from accepting absentee ballot applications electronically in the face of potential cyberthreats and a loosely worded law, lawyers for the state and Republicans argued in a court filing Wednesday. Republican...

Editorial Roundup: US

Sep. 23, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Sept. 23 The Guardian on new customs regulations due to Brexit: The prospect of a Brexit-induced queue of 7,000 lorries at Dover, each one requiring a permit to enter the county of Kent, would once have been dismissed by leave campaigners as...

This Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, photo provided by James Kirkpatrick, the Tallahassee, Fla., resident poses for a photo. Kirpatrick is an independent who is likely voting for former Vice President Joe Biden. He was initially voting for the Green Party candidate but his friends persuaded him to vote for Biden after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Senate Republicans, he said, should follow the precedent they set when they declined to move forward with President Barack Obama's final nominee to the High Court.

High court fight adds to pile of issues weighing on voters

Sep. 23, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Republican Party headquarters in this former steel town was buzzing Saturday as supporters filed in to pick up Trump 2020 stickers and yard signs, including ones declaring: “Your pro-life vote matters." But even as coverage of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Democrats propose sweeping bill to curb presidential abuses

Sep. 23, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Wednesday proposed a bill to curb presidential abuses, a pitch to voters weeks ahead of Election Day as they try to defeat President Donald Trump, capture the Senate from Republicans and keep their House majority. The legislation, a wide-ranging package of new and...