Drag Queen Blasts GOP Candidate for Arizona Governor | Political News

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) – Kari Lake, the frontrunner in the Republican primary for Arizona governor, condemned the growing cultural clout of drag queens, jumping into the latest social grievance taking hold on the right. But her comments were quickly condemned over the weekend by one of the most popular drag … Read more

EXPLAINER: What Is Title IX and What Impact Has It Had? | Political News

By COLLIN BINKLEY and ERICA HUNZINGER, Associated Press Title IX, the best law known for its role in gender equity in athletics and preventing sexual harassment on campuses, is turning 50. It was signed into law by President Richard Nixon on June 23, 1972, after being shepherded through Congress in part by Rep. Patsy Mink, … Read more

Biden’s Optimism Collides With Mounting Political Challenges | Political News

By WILL WEISSERT and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Democrats are going to hold onto the House after November’s midterm elections. They will pick up as many as four seats in the Senate, expanding their majority and overcoming internal dissent that has helped stifle their agenda. As the challenges confronting President Joe Biden … Read more

Homeland Security Tightens Scrutiny of Internal Misconduct | Political News

By BEN FOX, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Employees accused of misconduct at the Department of Homeland Security could face more stringent penalties under an overhaul announced Thursday that follows complaints about the handling of internal discipline in the third largest US government agency. DHS said it will centralize serious misconduct investigations instead of allowing … Read more

Spy Agencies’ Focus on China Could Snare Chinese Americans | Political News

By NOMAAN MERCHANT and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – As US intelligence agencies ramp up their efforts against China, top officials acknowledge they may also end up collecting more phone calls and emails from Chinese Americans, raising new concerns about spying affecting civil liberties. A new report from the Office of the Director … Read more

Craig Files as Write-In for Michigan GOP Governor Primary | Political News

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Former Detroit police Chief James Craig filed Tuesday to run as a write-in candidate for Michigan governor weeks after being tossed from the Aug. 2 Republican primary ballot. Craig was among five Republican candidates deemed ineligible after the state elections bureau determined they fell short of collecting the necessary number of … Read more

Navy Censures 5 in Deadly Sinking of Amphibious Vehicle | Political News

By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – The Navy has issued letters of censure to three Marines and two Navy officers in connection with the sinking of an amphibious assault vehicle off the Southern California coast in 2020 that killed eight Marines and a sailor. Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro, in a statement … Read more

Brookings President Resigns Amid FBI Foreign Lobbying Probe | Political News

By ALAN SUDERMAN and JIM MUSTIAN, Associated Press The president of the Brookings Institution resigned Sunday amid a federal investigation into whether he illegally lobbied on behalf of the wealthy Persian Gulf nation of Qatar. Retired Gen. John Allen wrote in a letter to the think tank that he was leaving with a “heavy heart” … Read more

White Supremacists Are Riling up Thousands on Social Media | Political News

By AMANDA SEITZ, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – The social media posts are of a distinct type. They hint darkly that the CIA or the FBI are behind mass shootings. They traffic in racist, sexist and homophobic tropes. They revel in the prospect of a “white boy summer.” White nationalists and supremacists, on accounts often … Read more

Online Pro-Gun Extremism: ‘Cool for Active Shooter Stuff’ | Political News

By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press The young man in jeans and sunglasses proudly shows off his gun in the YouTube video, then instructs his 1 million subscribers how to fit an extra clip in his gun belt, and offers a chilling observation. “Pretty cool for active shooter stuff, if you need extra mags.” It’s a … Read more

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