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Abortion is the number one midterm issue for voters in Michigan, while Whitmer dominates in governor's race
A new Detroit News poll found that Democrat Gov. Whitmer is dominating the Wisconsin Governor's race, while abortion trumps inflation as the top most important issue to voters.foxnews.com
GOP front-runner lies low in open US House race in Nashville
Nearly two months after far-right conservative Andy Ogles secured the Republican nomination in a reconfigured congressional district that cuts into left-leaning Nashville, the former rural county mayor has largely vanished from the public arena. In August, Ogles won a nine-way primary race for the state's 5th Congressional District, which GOP lawmakers in Tennessee had drawn up with an eye toward flipping a seat. Ogles set a bombastic tone in his victory speech, declaring a war “to get back to honoring God and country" and proclaiming: “Liberals, we're coming for you."news.yahoo.com
The issue choice that could decide the 2022 election
It seems quite possible the battle for Congress will be decided based upon which timely issues Americans vote on more: the economy and inflation (Republicans), or abortion rights and political extremism (Democrats). But which weighs more heavily?washingtonpost.com
Black representation in Alabama tested before Supreme Court
Congressional districts that a federal court panel said were unconstitutional because they dilute representation for Black voters in Alabama are nevertheless being used for the November election after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed them.
House set to OK bill averting government shutdown with hours to spare
The continuing resolution will extend current government funding levels until Dec. 16. It also includes $12.4 billion in military and diplomatic spending to help Ukraine and $18.8 billion for domestic disaster recovery efforts.washingtonpost.com
Biden administration launches environmental justice office
Forty years after a predominantly Black community in Warren County, North Carolina, rallied against hosting a hazardous waste landfill, President Joe Biden’s top environment official has returned to what is widely considered the birthplace of the environmental justice movement to unveil a national office that will distribute $3 billion in block grants to underserved communities burdened by pollution.
Bank CEOs questioned on consumer protections, social issues
The CEOs of the nation’s biggest banks returned to Capitol Hill for a second day Thursday, and Senate Democrats strongly urged them to do more to help and protect their customers, while Republicans questioned whether banks should weigh in on hot-button social issues.
Abrams' strategy to boost turnout: Early voting commitments
Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is launching an intensive effort to get out the vote by urging potential supporters to cast in-person ballots the first week of early voting as she tries to navigate the state’s new election laws.
Michigan board obeys state Supreme Court order, puts abortion rights proposal on ballot
A question on Michigan’s November ballot asking voters to put the right to an abortion in the state constitution could draw more left-leaning voters to the polls and boost Democrats’ power in the battleground state.
Abortion floor debate splits South Carolina Republicans
South Carolina’s Senate debate on an abortion ban that would no longer include exceptions for pregnancies caused by rape or incest started Wednesday with the chamber’s three Republican women taking a stand against a bill they said doesn’t respect women and doesn’t respect life.
Abortion rights proposal headed to Michigan Supreme Court
The State Board of Canvassers deadlocked along party lines, meaning the abortion rights proposal and an overhaul of voting rights will go to the Michigan Supreme Court; The ballot needs to be finalized by Sept. 9, so we’re looking at a week to get a decision from the court.
Abortion ban faces exceptions fight in South Carolina House
South Carolina House members plan to debate a new total ban on abortion Tuesday with no exceptions for pregnancies caused by rape or incest even as some Republicans in the GOP-dominated chamber suggested they can’t vote for the bill as written.
Key abortion ruling in Oakland County is hours away -- Here’s what to expect
We are hours away from an Oakland County judge ruling on whether abortion services can continue across Michigan. That decision is pending while anti-abortion groups are working on getting a potential abortion proposal kicked off the ballot.
What we learned from former US attorney in Trump estate search
Local 4 talked to an expert to contextualize what federal agents took out of Mar-a-Lago. To put into context exactly what federal agents took out and whether the situation is an argument of paperwork or something far more serious, we spoke with former United States Attorney Matthew Schneider.