Colorado GOP picks abortion rights backer for Senate race

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Republicans on Tuesday nominated a businessman and supporter of most abortion rights for the US Senate while rejecting an attempt by one of the nation’s most prominent election deniers to become their candidate for the state’s top voting post. Joe O’Dea won the GOP Senate nomination after saying he supported a … Read more

Supreme Court expands gun rights, striking New York limits

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major expansion of gun rights, the Supreme Court said Thursday that Americans have a right to carry firearms in public. The justices’ 6-3 decision follows a series of recent mass shootings and is expected to ultimately allow more people to legally carry guns on the streets of the nation’s largest … Read more

Britt wins tumultuous Alabama Senate race scrambled by Trump

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Katie Britt won the Republican nomination for Senate in Alabama Tuesday, defeating six-term Rep. Mo Brooks in a primary runoff after forming President Donald Trump took the unusual step of rescinding his initial Brooks endorsement. The loss ends a turbulent campaign that pit Brooks, a conservative firebrand who has spent more … Read more

Georgia’s Raffensperger among witnesses for next 1/6 hearing

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is set to testify Tuesday at the House Jan. 6 committee about the extraordinary pressure he faced from former President Donald Trump to “find 11,780” votes that could flip the state to prevent Joe Biden’s election victory Raffensperger, along with his deputy Gabe Sterling and Arizona’s state House Speaker … Read more

Laxalt’s Nevada win sets up fierce race for Senate control

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Adam Laxalt, a former state attorney general who has embraced lies about the 2020 electionwon the Republican nomination for a pivotal Nevada Senate seat, fending off a challenge from a political newcomer and setting up what will likely be a fierce and costly race against incumbent Catherine Cortez Mastoone of the … Read more

Rudy Giuliani faces ethics charges over Trump election role

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rudy Giuliani, one of Donald Trump’s primary lawyers during the then-president’s failed efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election, must now answer to professional ethics charges, the latest career slap after law license suspensions in New York and the District of Columbia. The Office of Disciplinary Counsel, the disciplinary branch … Read more

Trump election probe grand jury hears from Raffensperger

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s top elections official appeared Thursday before a special grand jury investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to meddle in the 2020 election in the state. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger was summoned to the Fulton County courthouse where the special grand jury has been meeting, according to … Read more

Brown wins Ohio rematch with progressive activist Turner

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic US Rep. Shontel Brown beat former state Sen. Nina Turner for the second time since last summer, easily prevailing Tuesday in an Ohio primary billed nationally as a key showdown between the party’s more moderate establishment and its activist progressive wing. Brown, who had campaigned with South Carolina Rep. Jim … Read more

Live updates | Voters to decide Ohio’s heated Senate primary

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Republicans voted Tuesday in one of the most contentious and closely watched Senate primaries in the US, deciding a race that is an early referendum on former President Donald Trump’s hold on the GOP as the midterm primary season kicks into high gear. Author and venture capitalist JD Vance is … Read more

NYPD veteran convicted of assaulting officer in Capitol riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal jury on Monday convicted a New York Police Department veteran of assaulting an officer during the US Capitol riotrejecting his claim that he was defending himself when he tackled the officer and grabbed his gas mask. Thomas Webster, a 20-year NYPD veteran, was the first Capitol riot defendant to be … Read more