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Biden touts savings on insulin and other drugs for Americans

Dec. 06, 2021 16:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden pledged Monday that his social agenda legislation would deliver tangible savings on prescription drugs for all Americans. Relief that consumers have clamored for is now in sight, he asserted. But first the bill has to pass Congress, where...

Vermont Democratic Lt. Gov. Gray launches bid for US House

Dec. 06, 2021 11:22 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Lt. Gov. Molly Gray announced Monday that she would seek the Democratic Party nomination to fill the U.S. House seat that will become vacant when U.S. Rep. Peter Welch runs for the U.S. Senate. Gray, 37, a Burlington lawyer who was born and raised on...

Sanders to Biden: Cut back looming Medicare premium hike

Dec. 03, 2021 17:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders is asking the White House to cut back a big Medicare premium hike set to take effect in weeks and tied to a pricey Alzheimer's drug whose benefits have been widely questioned. In a letter Friday to President Joe Biden, the Vermont...

Beyond Manchin: Dems' $2T bill faces Senate gauntlet

Nov. 24, 2021 01:25 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It took half a year but Democrats have driven President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion package of social and climate initiatives through the House. It gets no easier in the Senate, where painful Republican amendments, restrictive rules and Joe Manchin lurk. ...

Vermont Democratic US Rep. Peter Welch to seek Senate seat

Nov. 22, 2021 12:05 PM EST

Vermont's sole member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democratic Rep. Peter Welch, announced Monday that he will run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy. Welch's decision comes a week after the 81-year-old Leahy's announcement that he...

Biden's political standing fuels Democratic worry about 2024

Nov. 21, 2021 08:31 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It was supposed to be a moment of triumph for Joe Biden. The Democratic president had just signed into law the most significant infrastructure package in generations. And he had done it by bringing Democrats and Republicans together, just as he...

Leahy retirement sets off scramble in Vermont for successor

Nov. 16, 2021 17:55 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Democrat Patrick Leahy’s announcement that he will retire after eight terms in the Senate has set off a scramble in Vermont over the rare opening in the state’s tiny congressional delegation. While political observers expect Democratic Rep....

Vermont Democratic Sen. Leahy, 81, is retiring after 8 terms

Nov. 15, 2021 18:34 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont said Monday he won't seek reelection next year to the seat he's held since 1975, signaling an end to a career that's included major roles on issues such as civil liberties and financing the government and that began before four...

Ellison, who led Chauvin prosecution, seeks 2nd term as AG

Nov. 15, 2021 17:45 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, who led the prosecution team that won the conviction of ex-officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, announced Monday he will seek a second term. Ellison assembled a team of attorneys in...

Sinema's shift: 'Prada socialist' to corporate donor magnet

Nov. 13, 2021 14:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty years ago, a Green Party activist running for the Phoenix City Council named Kyrsten Sinema likened raising campaign cash to “bribery.” Now a first-term senator from Arizona, she no longer has such qualms. Once a...