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

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

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

Some New Mexico Wildfire Evacuees Worry About Their Future | US News®

MORA, NM (AP) – As more than 2,700 firefighters in northern New Mexico continued to battle the nation’s largest active wildfire on Sunday, many evacuees were growing concerned about their future after weeks away from home The biggest fire in the state’s recorded history has been burning for six weeks now, and some of the … Read more

Australians vote to determine conservative government future

CANBERRA, Australia – Vote counting started in Australia’s election on Saturday that will decide whether Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s conservative government can defy odds and rule for a fourth three-year term. Opposition leader Anthony Albanese’s center-left Labor Party has been a favorite to win its first election since 2007. But Morrison defied the opinion polls … Read more

Former Ohio Prisons Chief Top Contender to Run US Prisons | Political News

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – The former director of the Ohio state prison system has emerged as a leading contender to run the crisis-plagued federal Bureau of Prisons, three people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. Gary Mohr, who has also worked in the private prison … Read more

Former Ohio Prisons Chief Top Contender to Run US Prisons | Political News

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – The former director of the Ohio state prison system has emerged as a leading contender to run the crisis-plagued federal Bureau of Prisons, three people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Friday. Gary Mohr, who has also worked in the … Read more

Biden in Asia: New Friends, Old Tensions, Storms at Home | Political News

By JOSH BOAK, AAMER MADHANI and GUY MONEY, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – President Joe Biden hopes to use his visit to Asia to confirm his belief that long-standing friendships can afford to become even friendlier – and pay dividends. His six-day trip starts in South Korea on Friday and ends in Japan … Read more

Mayorkas Tours Border to Prepare for Asylum Limits to End | Political News

McALLEN, Texas (AP) – Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Tuesday that authorities were prepared for an anticipated increase in migrants crossing the border from Mexico, days before a public health order is set to end after being used to turn people away nearly 2 million times without a chance to seek asylum. A federal … Read more

Dr. Scott Jensen Wins GOP Endorsement for Minnesota Governor | Political News

By STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) – Dr. Scott Jensen, a skeptic of the government’s response to COVID-19, won the Minnesota GOP’s endorsement after a wild ride on Saturday to challenge Democratic Gov. Tim Walz in the November election, going over the top on the ninth ballot with 65% of the vote. Jensen, … Read more

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