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Dick Cheney calls Trump a 'coward' in ad for daughter Liz

Aug. 04, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

Former Vice President Dick Cheney excoriated Donald Trump in a new campaign video for his daughter Rep. Liz Cheney, calling the former president a “coward” and saying there has never been anyone who is a “greater threat to our republic." The video was released Thursday by Rep....

GOP targets for Dem bill: Inflation, taxes, Manchin, Sinema

Aug. 03, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans see inflation, taxes and immigration as Democratic weak spots worth attacking, and two opposition senators as prime targets, in the upcoming battle over an economic package the Democrats want to push through the Senate. The measure embodies some of...

With Greitens out, independent is new challenge for Schmitt

Aug. 03, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

Associated Press (AP) — Republican leaders got their wish with the defeat of former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens in the U.S. Senate primary. Now, they face another complication: A well-funded, right-leaning political newcomer who could splinter some of the Republican and independent vote in...

Justice Alito mocks foreign critics of abortion reversal

Jul. 29, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Samuel Alito mocked foreign leaders’ criticism of the Supreme Court decision he authored overturning a constitutional right to abortion, in his first public comments since last month's ruling. The justice's remarks drew more criticism as well as some support. ...

Obama White House portrait to be unveiled at Sept. 7 event

Jul. 28, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama 's presidential portrait will be unveiled at the White House in a September ceremony hosted by his former No. 2, President Joe Biden. Portraits of the former president and Michelle Obama will be presented in the East Room, as is traditional, on Sept....

GOP's links to extremism surface in congressional primary

Jul. 27, 2022 00:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional candidate whose compelling personal story of military valor and unfathomable loss helped him win former President Donald Trump's support has connections to right-wing extremists, including a campaign consultant who was a member of the Proud Boys. ...

GOP challengers vie for chance to unseat Rep. Kim Schrier

Jul. 26, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Three Republican challengers are mounting energetic campaigns to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier in Washington's 8th Congressional District, a key target of GOP efforts to retake control of the House. Washington’s 8th District includes wealthy Seattle...

Today in History: July 20, Armstrong and Aldrin on the moon

Jul. 20, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 20, the 201st day of 2022. There are 164 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon...

Today in History: July 19, Republicans nominate Trump

Jul. 19, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 19, the 200th day of 2022. There are 165 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 19, 2005, President George W. Bush announced his choice of federal appeals court judge John G. Roberts Jr....

Paul blames 'secret deal' for sinking judicial nomination

Jul. 18, 2022 21:46 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul on Monday accused Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of cutting “a secret deal with the White House that fell apart,” blaming a lack of communication by his fellow Kentuckian for the failure of a federal judicial nomination. ...