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Group to study more justices, term limits for Supreme Court

Apr. 09, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has ordered a study on overhauling the Supreme Court, creating a bipartisan commission Friday that will spend the next six months examining the politically incendiary issues of expanding the court and instituting term limits for justices, among other...

Bowing to Trump? GOP brings leaders, donors to his backyard

Apr. 09, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — There will be no reckoning at the Republican National Committee. Three months after former President Donald Trump helped incite a violent attack against Congress, the GOP is bringing hundreds of donors and several future presidential prospects to...

Caitlyn Jenner considers run for California governor

Apr. 09, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner has been an Olympic hero, a reality TV personality and a transgender rights activist. Her next step could be candidate for California governor. The 71-year-old longtime Republican has been consulting with GOP advisers as she considers...

Wisconsin Supreme Court says don't purge voters from rolls

Apr. 09, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Friday that the state elections commission should not remove from the rolls voters flagged as possibly having moved, something Democrats fought and conservatives have wanted done for nearly two years. The court’s...

Trump endorses Mo Brooks among Alabama GOP Senate contenders

Apr. 07, 2021 21:47 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Rep. Mo Brooks over any other Republican contenders in Alabama's 2022 Senate race, siding with the conservative firebrand who whipped up the crowd before the Capitol riot in January. Trump announced his...

Graham, McMaster criticize sweeping voting rights bill

Apr. 07, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham joined South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster on Tuesday in criticizing the sweeping voting and ethics legislation that passed the U.S. House last month along mostly partisan lines. The two Republicans insisted the bill...

Colorado commission ousts chair over social media posts

Apr. 07, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The chair of the newly formed Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission in Colorado has been removed from his role following scrutiny over social media posts where he touted unfounded claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 presidential election and referred to the...

Bill to require election audits receives committee support

Apr. 07, 2021 07:57 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A bill that would require Maine to conduct post-election audits has been endorsed by a legislative committee even though there has been no evidence of inaccurate election results in the state. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Nicole Grohoski,...

Report: Pandemic amped up anti-Semitism, forced it online

Apr. 07, 2021 06:01 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Coronavirus lockdowns last year shifted some anti-Semitic hatred online, where conspiracy theories blaming Jews for the pandemic’s medical and economic devastation abounded, Israeli researchers reported Wednesday. That’s raised concerns about a rise in...

Attorney Lin Wood: Blasting South Carolina's top Republicans

Apr. 06, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

Lin Wood, the pro-Trump attorney seeking a GOP leadership role in South Carolina, took on two of the state's most notable Republicans on Tuesday and newly questioned the level of support of the party chairman for former President Donald Trump. A Georgia attorney who...