Biden to Sign Policing Order on Anniversary of Floyd’s Death | Political News

Biden to Sign Policing Order on Anniversary of Floyd’s Death |  Political News

By MIKE BALSAMO, ZEKE MILLER and CHRIS MEGERIAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – With Congress deadlocked over how to address racism and excessive use of force, President Joe Biden plans to sign an executive order on policing Wednesday, the second anniversary of George Floyd’s death. The decision reflects Biden’s struggle to use the limited powers … Read more

California Cuts Grass Watering Down as Drought Dries West | Political News

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Grass in office parks, on college campuses or in some California neighborhoods will go brown this summer after state water officials adopted a ban Tuesday on watering certain green spaces as the state’s drought drags on. The ban adopted by the State Water Resources Control Board … Read more

Ohioans Got Short Shrift as Political Map Fight Dragged On | Ohio News

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Accusations have flown for months over who’s to blame for Ohio’s protracted redistricting predicament – a mess of a political mapmaking fight that’s left the state without settled political maps and voters without a day for electing party nominees to Statehouse seats. Voting rights groups … Read more

AP Sources: Biden to Sign Policing Executive Order | Political News

By MIKE BALSAMO and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden plans to sign an executive order on policing on Wednesday, the second anniversary of G eorge Floyd’s death, according to three people familiar with the matter. The order would require federal law enforcement to review and revise policies on use of … Read more

Indiana Lawmakers Set to Override Veto of Trans Sports Ban | Political News

By CASEY SMITH, Associated Press / Report for America INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Republican-dominated Indiana Legislature is poised on Tuesday to override the GOP governor’s veto of a bill banning transgender students from competing in girls sports, which would mean Indiana would join more than a dozen states that have adopted similar laws in the … Read more

‘Ghost’ Candidate, 2 Operatives Face Charges in Florida | Political News

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) – Two political operatives and an independent candidate who opponents say hardly campaigned and only entered a state Senate race in central Florida in 2020 to siphon off votes from a Democrat were criminally charged on Tuesday. Prosecutors filed election finance charges against the candidate, Jestine Iannotti, as well as Seminole County … Read more

Virtual Reality Brings Portable Taser Training to Police | Political News

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – A combative man approaches, moving quickly toward a police officer who pulls out a Taser. The man is wearing a heavy jacket, which could mean the prongs that would generate an electronic current and send him to the ground might not work. It’s a scenario that’s played … Read more

Alabama Gov. Ivey Seeking to Avoid Runoff in Crowded Primary | Political News

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Facing eight challengers in Alabama’s Republican primary, Gov. Kay Ivey repeated former President Donald Trump’s false claims about election theft. Then, the white-haired, 77-year-old Ivey sat at her office desk and pulled three things out of her purse for a commercial campaign: a lipstick, a cellphone … Read more

Abortion Access a Focus of Cuellar, Cisneros Runoff in Texas | Political News

By ACACIA CORONADO, Report for America / Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas, one of the only anti-abortion Democrats remaining in Congress, faced the toughest reelection fight of his career Tuesday in a primary runoff against progressive Jessica Cisneros that could offer clues over how much abortion rights could animate … Read more

Georgia Senate Primaries Will Set up High-Stakes Showdown | Political News

By SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) – Democratic US Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker have six challengers between them in Tuesday’s primaries, but the two are already looking ahead to the general election as the GOP tries to take back the seat Warnock won last year, helping Democrats squeak out a congressional … Read more

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