Hello and welcome to Wednesday. Flying south— Well, look who’s headed to Florida — a blue-state governor who’s emerging as a potential presidential contender. Prime position — Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, who is running for reelection this year, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Leadership Blue Gala that Florida Democrats will hold this […]

Phoenix police stand in front of police headquarters on May 30, 2020, in Phoenix, waiting for protesters marching to protest the death of George Floyd. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption toggle caption Ross D. Franklin/AP Phoenix police stand in front of police headquarters on May 30, 2020, in Phoenix, waiting for protesters marching to protest […]

The survey shows 50-plus Black voters are headed into the 2022 general election supporting Democratic candidates for Governor and Senate, and are worried about key pocketbook issues. Among Black voters 50+, Attorney General Josh Shapiro leads State Senator Doug Mastriano, 78% to 17%. In the race for the U.S. Senate, John Fetterman leads Mehmet Oz, […]

EAGLE PASS, Texas – In a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Governor Greg Abbott said Eagle Pass has become “ground zero” for the increase of migrant crossings. “Eagle Pass is part of the Del Rio sector, and the Del Rio sector has seen the largest number of illegal crossings in the past week,” Abbott said. “There […]

CNN  —  In 2018, Stacey Abrams came within 1.4 percentage points of clinching the governor’s mansion in Georgia. Her stinging loss to Republican Brian Kemp is still on the hearts of many of her most fervent supporters some four years later. Though Democrats across the country face a difficult midterm map this year, Abrams is […]

TOPEKA – Governor Kelly today called on the U.S. Senate to pass the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022, which would provide health care and benefits to veterans exposed to toxins during military service. The comprehensive bill is the result of a bipartisan agreement between Kansas’ U.S. Senator Jerry Moran and […]

Thank you, Professor Wieland, for the introduction, and thank you to the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability for the opportunity to speak to you today.1 I come here at a moment of great challenge for Germany and Europe, and a moment in which it has never been more evident that the interests of Europe […]

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and his top lawyers privately watched a key video of Black motorist Ronald Greene drawing his final breaths in his deadly 2019 arrest six months before prosecutors even knew the footage existed. While the Democratic governor has distanced himself from allegations of a cover-up in the […]

The Republican governor of Oklahoma, Kevin Stitt, on Wednesday night signed into law the strictest abortion ban in the US, making his state the first to in effect end all access to the procedure. The law prohibits abortions with exceptions to save the life of a woman or if the pregnancy is the result of […]

May 25 (Reuters) – Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt on Wednesday signed into law the strictest abortion ban in the United States, one that prohibits abortions from fertilization and allows private citizens to sue those who help women terminate their pregnancies. “I promised Oklahomans that as governor I would sign every piece of pro-life legislation that […]

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