Should Mississippi follow Kansas in holding a vote on abortions?

Abortion supporters hold hands during a protest against the Supreme Court’s Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health decision that overturned Roe vs. Wade outside the Dan M. Russell Jr. Courthouse in Gulfport on Friday, June 24 2022. Hannah Ruhof hruhoff@sunherald.com In Mississippi, as in Kansas, the Supreme Court declared that the State Constitution grants the right … Read more

What to watch in Wisconsin and 3 other states in Tuesday’s primaries

The Republican game in the race for governor of Wisconsin Tuesday features competing candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump and his former Vice President, Mike Pence. Democrats choose a candidate to face two terms from GOP Sen. Ron Johnson for control of the tightly divided chamber. Meanwhile, Vermont voters choose a replacement for U.S. … Read more

Indiana lawmakers vote to uphold exceptions to abortion ban

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A deeply divided Indiana House voted Thursday to uphold rape or incest exceptions in a bill that would ban nearly all abortions in the state. The Republican-dominated House voted 61 to 39 to reject an amendment that would have removed those exceptions, with the majority of GOP members wanting them removed. The … Read more

Biden issues second executive order to protect access to abortion

President Biden issued an executive order on Wednesday to protect people’s ability to travel out of state to access abortion. The big picture: This is the second executive order issued to preserve access to abortion following the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade. State of play: Biden signed the executive order during the first … Read more

Kansas voters vigorously protect their access to abortion

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas voters sent a resounding message on Tuesday about their desire to protect abortion rights, rejecting a ballot measure in a conservative state with deep ties to the anti-abortion movement that would have allowed the Republican-controlled legislature to tighten restrictions or outright ban the procedure. It was the first test of … Read more

Arizona GOP primary tests the power of Trump’s election lies

PHOENIX (AP) — Republicans in Arizona decided on Tuesday between a well-known former news anchor and a development lawyer in the race for governor of a crucial battleground state. Former President Donald Trump backed Kari Lake, who quit her nearly three-decade career in TV news and embraced her lies about the 2020 election. She took … Read more

Bipartisan compromise bill would restore abortion rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators is pushing for compromise legislation to restore access to abortion in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a long-running effort to put a Senate majority on the record opposing the decision. While the bill is not expected to pass — and … Read more

What to watch in the primaries in Arizona, Michigan, elsewhere

In Missouri, scandalized former governor Eric Greitens attempts a political comeback. In Michigan, a crowded group of Republican gubernatorial candidates includes a man charged in the attack on the US Capitol on January 6. In Arizona, a prominent figure in the QAnon conspiracy movement is running for the US House. These are among the most … Read more

Cunningham picks former fighter pilot as SC government running mate

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) — Joe Cunningham has chosen Tally Parham Casey, a civilian litigant who flew fighter jets on three combat tours over Iraq, to ​​be his running mate in his quest to become the first Democratic governor of South Carolina in 20 years. “She’s one of the most impressive people I’ve ever met,” said … Read more

Indiana Senate narrowly passes near-total abortion ban

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana state senators narrowly passed a near-total abortion ban on Saturday in a rare weekend session, sending the bill to the House after a week controversy of arguments about whether to allow exceptions for rape and incest. The Republican-controlled Senate voted 26-20 after about three hours of debate, passing the bill with … Read more