Jane Norman

Jane Norman

As the Washington Bureau Chief of States Newsroom, Jane directs national coverage, managing staff and freelance reporters in the nation’s capital and assigning and editing state-specific daily and enterprise stories. Jane is a veteran of more than three decades in journalism.

Mifepristone, one of two drugs used in a medicine-induced abortion is shown here (Photo by Robin Marty via Flickr | CC-BY-SA 2.0)

U.S. Justice Department to ask Supreme Court to reject limits on access to abortion pill

By: and - April 13, 2023

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday it will ask the Supreme Court on an emergency basis to keep access to the abortion medication mifepristone exactly as it is now, amid the appeals process in a much-watched case out of Texas. Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement the department “strongly disagrees” with […]

President Joe Biden speaks as a candidate during a campaign event on Febr. 10, 2020, in Manchester, New Hampshire. South Carolina would displace New Hampshire as the first primary under a proposal Biden recommended, according to a Washington Post story. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

Report: Biden says South Carolina should be first primary state, Michigan first in Midwest

By: - December 2, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is recommending to the Democratic National Committee that South Carolina become the first primary state in the presidential nominating process in 2024, and that New Hampshire and Nevada follow a week later — leaving Iowa out of the early lineup, the Washington Post reported on Thursday night. Georgia and Michigan […]