La. legislature classifies abortion pill as controlled substance

By Sara Cline | Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. — Two abortion-inducing drugs could soon be reclassified as controlled and dangerous substances in Louisiana under a first-of-its-kind bill that received final legislative passage Thursday and is expected to be signed into law by the governor. Supporters of the reclassification of mifepristone and misoprostol, commonly known … Read more

Michelle Wu’s PR team blames ‘right wing outrage’ for holiday party firestorm

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu’s panicky PR team sprang into action to deflect criticism of her holiday party excluding white elected officials last year, labeling it a “viral right wing controversy” and quickly trying to arrange interviews with favorable media, emails show. The emails obtained in a public records request give a glimpse into Wu’s communications … Read more

Trump nostalgia way up, Gaza dragging down Biden in CNN survey

Considering his past few weeks have been spent in court defending himself from felony charges and not campaigning for a second term, a recent poll showing former President Donald Trump way ahead in the race for the White House must have come as a very welcome surprise to the 45th President’s campaign staff. A CNN … Read more

Russia will soon outgun Ukraine 10-1 without US

By Tara Copp | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The top general for U.S. forces in Europe told Congress Wednesday that Ukraine will be outgunned 10 to one by Russia within a matter of weeks if Congress does not find a way to approve sending more ammunition and weapons to Kyiv soon. The testimony from Army … Read more

Colorado Eastern Plains vacancy in Congress leaves district without voice

For the first time in more than 40 years, a congressional district in Colorado is without a voice in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1983, a seat sat vacant because Jack Swigert, a former astronaut on the Apollo 13 who was elected the previous November, died of cancer one week before taking office. This … Read more

GOP lawmaker claims buses carrying NCAA teams are ‘illegals’

By Joey Cappelletti | Associated Press FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — A right-wing Michigan state lawmaker who has been tied to former President Donald Trump and his election denials is being widely criticized after making claims that buses carrying college athletes to Detroit for March Madness were immigrant “invaders” being shuttled into the city illegally. Michigan … Read more

Trump evokes more anger and fear from Democrats than Biden does from Republicans, AP-NORC poll shows – The Denver Post

By BILL BARROW and LINLEY SANDERS (Associated Press) ATLANTA — Many Americans are unenthusiastic about a November rematch of the 2020 presidential election. But presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump appears to stoke more anger and fear among Americans from his opposing party than President Joe Biden does from his. A new poll from The Associated … Read more

Sen. Lisa Murkowski Won’t Rule Out Break With GOP

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) will not rule out ditching her party as Donald Trump coasts to the 2024 nomination, she revealed in an interview with CNN that aired on Sunday. “I wish that as Republicans, we had … a nominee that I could get behind,” Murkowski told CNN’s Manu Raju. “I certainly can’t get behind … Read more

Senate struggles to pass funding package as deadline nears

By Kevin Freking and Mary Clare Jalonick | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Senate bogged down Friday evening on a $1.2 trillion package of spending bills, increasing the prospects that funding for some key federal agencies could lapse and initiate a partial government shutdown beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday. Though passage was not in doubt, … Read more

Trump-backed Senate candidate faces GOP worries that he could be linked to adult website profile

By BRIAN SLODYSKO and AARON KESSLER (Associated Press) WASHINGTON (AP) — For Republicans eager to regain the Senate majority this year, Ohio offers a prime opportunity to pick up a critical seat. But ahead of Tuesday’s primary election, there’s mounting anxiety inside the GOP that Bernie Moreno may emerge with the nomination. After vaulting into the top … Read more