WASHINGTON (AP) — Controlling Congress and the White House for the first time in a decade, Democrats were hopeful that this would be the year they finally secured civil rights protections for LGBTQ Americans.Then came a new debate over women’s and girls sports.
BUENOSAIRES (Reuters) – The Argentine government has agreed with opposition parties to postpone primary and mid-term elections due to take place from August for five weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Friday.Argentina’s ruling center-left “Frente de Todos” coalition is seeking to defend a majority in the Senate and its strong position in the lower house, where it is the largest bloc.
Arizona election auditors 'indefinitely defer' voter canvassing following DOJ letter expressing concerns about voter intimidation
Arizona election auditors say the Senate decided to "indefinitely defer" voter canvassing weeks ago.The Justice Department raised concerns earlier this week about Maricopa County's election audit.Republican Sen. Karen Fann responded to the letter Friday, assuring the security of the audit site.See more stories on Insider's business page.
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D) is receiving security protection from the Arizona Department of Public Safety after she received several death threats during a controversial election audit in Maricopa County.Hobbs's office confirmed to The Hill that she requested the protection Thursday "in light of recent death threats she has been receiving and after she was chased by a man she did not recognize yesterday."
The Spin: After Trump pardon, Casey Urlacher eyeing state Senate run? | Inside ex-Ald. Danny Solis’ deal with feds | Dorothy Brown leading new Dolton Mayor Tiffany Henyard’s transition team
Months after President Donald Trump pardoned Mettawa Mayor Casey Urlacher — brother of Bears Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher — it looks like he’s trying a run for the Illinois Senate.Again.As the federal public corruption case against veteran Chicago Ald.Edward Burke heats up, Tribune federal courts reporter Jason Meisner writes about the deal ex-Chicago Ald.
May 7—A voting bill that has received widespread criticism for creating barriers to the polls passed out of the Texas House of Representatives Friday, moving the legislation closer to Gov.Greg Abbott's desk.Senate Bill 7 was approved by lawmakers on a 78-64 vote Friday afternoon after getting initial approval in the House in the early hours of the morning.
With vaccines now widely available, Florida's Capitol reopened its doors to the public Friday morning.Officials shut the building down about 14 months ago as the pandemic began.With weekly testing, access was mostly limited to lawmakers, staff and the press.While members like State Rep. Fentrice Driskell, D-Tampa, said precaution was warranted, she feared democracy may have suffered.
A federal judge has ordered a Las Vegas man charged with taking part in the January insurrection at the U.S. Capitol to remain detained pending trial.Thursday's ruling came in response after the attorney for Nathaniel DeGrave filed a motion for immediate bond determination after a detention hearing was held in late April.
Texas Republican lawmakers say we should assume a person walking down the street, gun holstered to hip, is a law-abiding citizen entitled to carry that gun.No need for a permit.No reason for a cop to stop and ask what that person is up to.
Welcome to Friday's edition of Patch PM.Before you head out to start your weekend, here's a look at today's top stories.Officer Andrew Leonard, 40, was found guilty of attacking a man who was in police custody, kneeing him in the abdomen and hitting his head.
Senate passes bills to help low income families with baby supplies and reduce prescription drug costs
DENVER, Colo. (KKTV) - The senate reportedly passed legislation on Friday that would give low income families access to diaper essentials and create a prescription drug affordability board to lower the cost of pharmaceuticals.“As a new mother, it pains me to know that parents who are unable to afford diapers for their babies have resorted to reusing old disposable diapers, plastic bags, and toilet paper,” said Senator Brittany Pettersen, D-Lakewood.
May 7—TOPEKA — Kansas lawmakers sent a new plan to modestly expand school choice eligibility in Kansas while providing full funding to K-12 public schools to Gov.Laura Kelly's desk Friday evening.Both chambers passed the bills with overwhelming support after minimal debate.It was in stark contrast to the heated arguments last month over the GOP's original plan to tie school funding to what would have been the state's largest school choice measure ever.
The first statewide Republican nominating contest since former President Donald Trump left office has added a new issue to the top tier of traditional GOP campaign messages: “election integrity.” All four of the leading Republican candidates for this weekend’s “unassembled convention,” where Republican delegates will vote for their nominee at 39 sites around the state, are talking about election and voting rules on the trail and in ads, with some putting forth detailed plans for how they would change Virginia’s election rules.
South Carolina lawmakers have passed a bill to allow inmates on death row to be executed by firing squad in the absence of lethal injection drugs.When signed into law, it will make South Carolina the fourth state in the country to offer the option as a method of capital punishment.
Democrat revives Texas bill restricting transgender students' sports participation in apparent act of retaliation against his party
Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news.Democratic state Rep. Harold Dutton on Friday revived and helped advance a bill that would restrict transgender students from participating in school sports, in what appears to be a retaliatory effort directed at members of his own party for sinking one of his bills.
Of all the flaws in the perplexing “audit” of the 2020 election in Maricopa County, Arizona, the hypocrisy shines through most clearly.Now, more than six months after the election, the circus in Arizona, ordered by the state Senate, has become the last stand of the denialists.
'Have you lost your mind?' Lindsey Graham blasts corporate America and says Georgia GOP has seen a major loss in campaign donations following passage of new voting law
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina ripped corporations who joined a boycott over Georgia's new election restrictions – and complained that corporate contributions to the Republican Party are drying up.Graham, a fierce Donald Trump ally, went on the attack during an appearance on Sean Hannity's program on Fox.