With eye on Russia, US Senate backs Finland and Sweden joining NATO

With eye on Russia, US Senate backs Finland and Sweden joining NATO

WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – The US Senate approved on Wednesday Finland and Sweden’s accession to NATO, the most significant expansion of the 30-member alliance since the 1990s as it responds to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Senate voted 95 to 1 to support ratification of accession documents, easily surpassing the two-thirds majority of 67 … Read more

Pro-Trump activists swamp election officials with sprawling records requests

Pro-Trump activists swamp election officials with sprawling records requests

Aug 3 (Reuters) – Pro-Trump operatives are flooding local officials with public-records requests to seek evidence for the former president’s false stolen-election claims and to gather intelligence on voting machines and voters, adding to the chaos rocking the US election system . The Maricopa County Recorder’s Office in Arizona, an election battleground state, has fielded … Read more

Kansas votes to preserve abortion rights in first post-Roe v. Wade election test

Kansas votes to preserve abortion rights in first post-Roe v.  Wade election test

Aug 2 (Reuters) – Kansas voters on Tuesday rejected an effort to remove abortion protections from the state’s constitution, a resounding win for the abortion rights movement in the first statewide electoral test since the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The amendment’s failure in the conservative state lifted Democrats’ hopes that the issue … Read more