Rep. George Santos Is Facing a Vote on His Expulsion From Congress as Lawmakers Weigh Accusations

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. George Santos of New York is facing a critical vote to expel him from the House on Friday as lawmakers weigh whether his actions, fabrications and alleged lawbreaking warrant the chamber’s most severe punishment. The first-term Republican congressman is at grave risk of becoming just the sixth member of the … Read more

Former Wisconsin GOP Attorney General Brad Schimel Is Running for the State Supreme Court

[ad_1] MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel announced Thursday that he is running for the Wisconsin Supreme Court against incumbent Justice Ann Walsh Bradley in a 2025, casting the race as a chance for conservatives to win back a majority and serve as a check on liberals. Bradley is part of … Read more

Longtime Kentucky Lawmaker Kevin Bratcher Announces Plans to Seek a Metro Council Seat in Louisville

[ad_1] FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky state Rep. Kevin Bratcher announced his plans Thursday to run for a Louisville Metro Council seat next year, which would culminate a long statehouse career that put the Republican lawmaker at the forefront of school safety, juvenile justice and a host of other issues. Bratcher has been a fixture … Read more

House Passes Resolution to Block Iran’s Access to $6 Billion From Prisoner Swap

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a bipartisan measure Thursday that would block Iran from ever accessing the $6 billion recently transferred by the U.S. in a prisoner swap, a step Republicans pushed in response to the nation’s alleged role in the deadly attacks last month by Hamas on Israel. The measure — titled … Read more

Sen. Rand Paul Performed Heimlich Maneuver on Choking Sen. Joni Ernst During GOP Lunch

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Joni Ernst, a Republican from Iowa, was choking on food during a luncheon Thursday when fellow Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky performed the Heimlich maneuver on her. The incident occurred during a closed-door Republican lunch in the Capitol. Shortly after, Ernst posted on X, the platform formerly known as … Read more

Georgia Republicans Advance House and Senate Maps as Congressional Proposal Waits in the Wings

[ad_1] ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republicans on Thursday pushed forward new legislative maps that would preserve their majorities in the state House and Senate, while still not revealing how they want to redraw Georgia’s 14 congressional districts. A state Senate committee voted 7-5 along party lines to advance a new Senate map, while a House … Read more

Eyeing 2024, Michigan Democrats Expand Voter Registration and Election Safeguards in the Swing State

[ad_1] LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Democrats are building on an effort to overhaul election laws in the state by allowing 16-year-olds to register before they can legally vote at 18 and adding more protections for election officials ahead of a 2024 presidential election that the swing state could play a critical role in. The … Read more

Kari Lake Loses Suit to See Ballot Envelopes in 3rd Trial Tied to Arizona Election Defeat

[ad_1] PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has rejected Kari Lake’s request to examine signed ballot envelopes of 1.3 million early voters, giving the defeated Arizona Republican candidate for governor another loss in her third trial related to last year’s election. In an order filed Thursday, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge John Hannah Jr. argued their … Read more

The RNC’s Rules for the 2024 Convention Don’t Address What Would Happen if Donald Trump Is Convicted

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — The Republican National Committee’s rules for next year’s nominating contest and convention were released this week without addressing a question the GOP could well face next summer: Can the party’s delegates vote for a different candidate if the presumptive nominee is convicted of a felony? The RNC rules don’t include … Read more

North Carolina Trial Judges Block Election Board Changes Made by Republican Legislature

[ad_1] RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina trial judges on Thursday blocked portions of a new law that would transfer Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s authority to pick election board members to the Republican-dominated General Assembly. Following a 90-minute hearing, the three state judges agreed unanimously to issue a preliminary injunction sought by Cooper. His lawyers … Read more