government and politics

Alabama

Biden could miss the deadline for the November ballot in Alabama | #elections | #alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President Joe Biden could be left off the ballot in Alabama, the state’s elections chief said Tuesday, because the state’s certification deadline comes several days before the Democratic Party’s convention. Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen, a Republican, made the statement Tuesday, a day after a similar concern was raised in […]

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What to expect in Alabama’s congressional primary runoffs | #elections | #alabama

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters in a new Alabama congressional district at the center of an ongoing legal and political dispute will return to the polls Tuesday to select the nominees in a U.S. House contest that could help decide control of the narrowly divided chamber this November. Shomari Figures, a former top aide to Attorney […]

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Biden’s ballot access in Ohio and Alabama is in the hands of Republican election chiefs, lawmakers | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign is wrangling with Republican-dominated state governments in Ohio and Alabama to assure he is listed on their fall ballots, as once-mundane procedural negotiations get caught up in the nation’s fractious politics. Both states, which control a combined 26 electoral votes, have deadlines for appearing on […]

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Arkansas

Audit on Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders $19,000 lectern to be released

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The co-chairman of a legislative committee that ordered the audit of a $19,000 lectern bought for Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday he expects the report on the purchase to be released to the public within the next 10 days. Republican Rep. Jimmy Gazaway said he and Republican Sen. […]

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Thousands of voters in Alabama district drawn to boost Black political power got wrong information | #elections | #alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — More than 6,000 voters in a newly formed congressional district drawn to heighten Black voting power in Alabama received postcards with incorrect voting information ahead of Tuesday’s primary, alarming advocates concerned about the potential impact on a race seen as crucial to boosting Black representation and Democrats’ hopes to flip the […]

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Katie Britt is giving GOP’s State of the Union rebuttal | #elections | #alabama

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days after an Alabama Supreme Court ruling that threatened fertility clinics in the state, Sen. Katie Britt placed a call to former President Donald Trump. Britt wanted Trump, then on a plane headed to South Carolina, to understand the significance of what had happened. The court’s ruling that frozen embryos can […]

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Alabama

Katie Britt to attack Biden in GOP response to the State of the Union | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Katie Britt will call President Joe Biden a “dithering and diminished leader” in the Republican rebuttal to his State of the Union address Thursday evening, according to excerpts of her prepared remarks. The first-term Alabama Republican, the youngest woman in the Senate, is set to deliver a stinging election-year critique of […]

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Arkansas

What to expect in Arkansas’ presidential primary

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump will compete for votes in Arkansas on Tuesday but not against each other. At least not yet. Both front-runners are already eyeing a rematch of the 2020 presidential election, and the race in Arkansas as well as 15 other states holding contests on Super […]

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Alabama

What to expect in Alabama’s state and presidential primaries | #elections | #alabama

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2024 presidential campaign will roll through Alabama on Tuesday as President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump look to continue their streak of lopsided primary victories in anticipation of an expected general election rematch. Alabama is one of 16 states and American Samoa to hold contests on Super Tuesday, which […]

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Alaska

US ends search for objects shot down over Alaska, Lake Huron | #alaska | #politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military said Friday that it has ended its search for airborne objects that were shot down near Deadhorse, Alaska, and over Lake Huron on Feb. 10 and 12. The statement released late Friday came hours after officials said the U.S. has finished efforts to recover the remnants of the large […]

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