Bob Dole will be honored Friday in a private memorial service attended by President Joe Biden as well as a public service at the World War II Memorial in Washington before the casket of the former presidential candidate and decorated soldier travels to Kansas for events in his hometown and the state capital.
ATLANTA (AP) — Less than a year after losing the presidency, Donald Trump has set out to reshape the GOP in his image across the nation's top political battlegrounds, sparking bitter primary battles that will force candidates and voters to decide how much to embrace Trump and his grievances.
Two Nebraska communities of fewer than 1,000 people have passed abortion prohibitions, while two more have taken initial votes on similar measures. But experts question the constitutionality of the bans.
BANGKOK (AP) — Aung San Suu Kyi, the civilian leader of Myanmar who was ousted in a de facto coup this year, was convicted on two charges Monday and handed a four-year sentence that was quickly cut in half — in proceedings widely criticized as a further effort by the country’s military rulers to roll back the democratic gains of recent years.
As the Supreme Court court weighs the future of the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, a resurgent anti-abortion movement is looking to press its advantage in state-by-state battles while abortion-rights supporters prepare to play defense.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado became the third U.S. state to detect a case of the omicron variant in a woman who had recently traveled to Africa, state health officials announced Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Vulnerable Democrats from Nevada to New Hampshire are promising to make abortion a centerpiece of their political strategy heading into the midterm elections, betting that an intense focus on the divisive issue can rally their voters to beat back a red wave and preserve their narrow majorities in Congress.
Judge Matthew T. Schelp of the Eastern District of Missouri granted the injunction against the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
No matter how the Supreme Court handles pending high-profile abortion cases, fractious state-by-state battles over abortion access will continue.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Republicans approved a sweeping bill Wednesday to hobble coronavirus vaccine mandates in businesses, rejecting claims that they were sacrificing public health to hand Gov. Ron DeSantis a win in his fight against White House virus rules.
Sports enthusiasts say there’s a shortage of gym space for the 3,000 youths and adults participating in local sports leagues. In addition to providing space for local sports, the complex could accommodate large regional sports events.
The pay increases negotiated to fill critical state jobs could cost Nebraska about $75 million next year and create pressure for even more spending, according to a report released Tuesday.
WOODSTOCK, N.H. (AP) — Fighting sagging poll ratings, President Joe Biden set out Tuesday on a national tour to persuade everyday Americans of the benefits of his big, just-signed infrastructure plan. First stop: a snowy, rusty bridge in New Hampshire, a state that gave him no love in last year’s presidential primaries.
The state recorded 6,137 new coronavirus cases in the week ending Friday, up from 5,202 the previous week, part of a surge in Northern states as cooler weather sends people indoors.
“It’s laughable to suggest Liz is anything but a committed conservative Republican,” a Cheney spokesperson responded. “Sadly, a portion of the Wyoming GOP leadership has abandoned that fundamental principle.”
If you don’t like the current plate, the Sower's days are numbered. The Ricketts administration in the months ahead is expected to introduce a new design that will go on cars beginning in 2023.
The former state senator "told me last night she is officially a candidate" for governor, Cass County Republican Chairwoman Tracy Zeorian stated in an online post promoting a forum hosted by the county party.
Nebraska has already signed on to two lawsuits challenging federal vaccine requirements in as many weeks. Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson seemed less certain about the potential case.
Some 56.5% of all Nebraskans now are fully vaccinated, up from 56.2% a week ago. However, that’s still below the 58.4% national rate and ranks 24th among states.
The dashboard will include the same data on COVID-19 as was included before the latest scaling back, the governor said, plus data related to flu and RSV in the state.
Election experts say even a smooth election cycle this year is unlikely to curb the distrust that has built up over the last year within a segment of the public.
The Nebraska Family Alliance and Nebraska Catholic Conference said proposed policy changes would infringe on free speech rights; the college said the changes are required to stay in line with current law.
The latest iteration of President Joe Biden's social-spending package would close the health insurance gap for at least 2.2 million people, making a huge difference especially in the South, where political opposition has blocked Medicaid expansion.
Nebraska's coronavirus cases and hospitalizations were up again last week, indicating that the delta surge that began over the summer has not yet lost its sting.