Illinois 2022 primary live election results
On the ballot this Tuesday is every statewide office, as well as one U.S. Senate seat, two seats on the Illinois Supreme Court, all 17 of Illinois’ representatives in Congress, every state senator and representative in the General Assembly, and scores of county and judicial offices.chicagotribune.com
Wisconsin Democrats focus ire on Republican Sen. Johnson
Wisconsin Democrats looking to unseat Republican Sen. Ron Johnson are focusing their attacks on him, and not each other, as each of the eight candidates make their case to party activists at the state convention held six weeks before the primary.
Democrats seize on abortion ruling in midterms, as Republicans tread carefully
Democrats who will face voters in November seized on the Supreme Court decision, putting abortion rights at the center of their campaigns. The Republicans they are facing largely remained quiet, with some GOP strategists acknowledging that the issue might not be good for their candidates.washingtonpost.com
Eye Opener: Senate passes most significant legislation addressing guns in nearly 30 years
The first major gun control legislation in decades passes the Senate. Also, new alarming information about former President Donald Trump's efforts to stay in power after losing the 2020 election is revealed. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener.news.yahoo.com
NY gov, mayor, blast SCOTUS gun decision
The US Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a New York law that had restricted who could carry a gun in public. The state's governor promised a legal response. NYC's mayor said, "we cannot allow New York to become the Wild, Wild West." (June 23)news.yahoo.com
Uvalde CISD Police Chief Pete Arredondo placed on administrative leave as public hearings, investigation continues
The Uvalde school district police chief, Pete Arredondo, has been placed on administrative leave Wednesday as public hearings and the investigation into the May 24 school massacre continues.
U.S. Senate, in 64-34 vote, advances bipartisan gun legislation backed by Cornyn – Houston Public Media
The legislation would enhance background checks for gun purchasers younger than 21. It would also make it easier to remove guns from people threatening to kill themselves or others, as well as people who have committed domestic violence.houstonpublicmedia.org
EXPLAINER: How platforms dealt with 'RINO hunting' video
When a GOP Missouri U.S. Senate candidate released a video Monday in which he cocked a gun after calling for a hunt of fellow Republicans who he believes are “RINOs,” or Republicans in Name Only, Facebook scraped it off its platform within a few hours.
1/6 panel lawyer urged to run for Missouri US Senate seat
Former Republican U.S. Sen. John Danforth and others are urging a former federal prosecutor who now serves as an attorney for the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection to make an independent run for one of Missouri’s Senate seats.
Caught between an A+ NRA rating and a nation reeling from shootings, John Cornyn is key to whether gun safety deal advances
The bipartisan gun legislation could end up being a career definer for John Cornyn, Texas’ senior senator. He’s shown a past willingness to compromise but faces critics farther to his right, including his fellow senator Ted Cruz.
Poll: Most Americans say these 2 gun measures could stop mass shootings. The Senate isn't considering them.
With the U.S. Senate poised to defy all expectations and actually pass bipartisan gun-safety legislation in the wake of last month’s deadly mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, N.Y., a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows that clear majorities of Americans support each of the deal’s major provisions.news.yahoo.com
U.S. senators reach deal on gun legislation in aftermath of Uvalde shooting
Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, was one of the lead negotiators for the proposal, which would expand background checks for people under 21 and encourage states to enact “red flag” laws. President Joe Biden and House Democrats had wanted to go further.
Taylor Sheridan, the cowboy behind "Yellowstone"
Called one of the most important western writers in decades, Taylor Sheridan created the hit TV series "Yellowstone" and its prequel, "1883" (along with the prequel's upcoming sequel, "1932"). Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with Sheridan (who is as cowboy as they come), and with "Yellowstone" star Kevin Costner, about a return of the drama of the west.news.yahoo.com
Hundreds of high-powered CEOs—from Lyft to Bain Capital—want the Senate to 'take bold, urgent action' on gun violence
High-powered CEOs from a wide range of U.S. companies signed a letter urging Senators to take 'immediate' action on gun violence in America, following multiple mass shootings.cnbc.com
GOP's Cornyn tapped to lead as Senate talks gun law changes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than 48 hours after a gunman stormed an elementary school and killed 19 children and two teachers in his home state of Texas, Sen.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Candidate in hospital, others scrambling before Pa. primary
The last full day of campaigning in Pennsylvania’s hotly contested primaries for governor and U.S. Senate is under way, with a top Senate candidate in the hospital and establishment Republicans trying to stave off victories by candidates they view as too toxic to win in the fall.
North Carolina Senate race tests Trump's endorsement power
When Ted Budd won a surprise endorsement from former President Donald Trump last year, he was a little-known congressman running for a Senate seat in North Carolina against some of the state’s most recognizable Republicans, including a former governor.
Lamb revives gun incident to attack Fetterman in Senate race
Conor Lamb is accusing rival John Fetterman in Pennsylvania’s Democratic primary for U.S. Senate of skipping candidate forums to avoid talking about a 2013 incident in which he confronted a Black man, shotgun in hand, because he suspected the man was involved in gunfire nearby.
Former U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Edwards announces run for Houston mayor
Edwards joins a field that already includes two well-known names: veteran state Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, and Chris Hollins, the former Harris County clerk who oversaw election changes in 2020 that became a lightning rod for Republicans.
Ted Cruz and John Cornyn question Ketanji Brown Jackson about anti-racism books, Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, the other Republican senator from Texas, asked the nominee about the court case legalizing gay marriage and questioned her defense of Guantánamo Bay detainees who allegedly faced mistreatment.