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Democratic support for Biden ticks up on handling of Israel-Hamas war, AP-NORC poll says

Dec. 07, 2023 00:06 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic views on how President Joe Biden is handling the decades-old conflict between Israelis and Palestinians have rebounded slightly, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The shift occurred during a time...

The GOP debate field was asked about Trump. But most of the stage's attacks focused on Nikki Haley

Dec. 06, 2023 22:51 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Four Republican presidential candidates were given several opportunities Wednesday to criticize former President Donald Trump, who was absent from the debate again. But they mostly targeted each other, with former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley taking the brunt of...

House backs GOP bill to block EPA rule on tailpipe pollution; slams plan as electric-vehicle mandate

Dec. 06, 2023 20:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans approved a bill Wednesday to block strict new tailpipe pollution limits proposed by the Biden administration, calling the plan a back-door mandate for electric vehicles. A rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency would require that up...

Nevada grand jury indicts six Republicans who falsely certified that Trump won the state in 2020

Dec. 06, 2023 20:19 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada grand jury on Wednesday indicted six Republicans who submitted certificates to Congress falsely declaring Donald Trump the winner of the 2020 presidential election in their state, making Nevada the third to seek charges against so-called “fake electors.” ...

As Ukraine aid falters in the Senate, Biden signals he's willing to make a deal on border security

Dec. 06, 2023 20:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Senate Republicans blocked the advance of tens of billions of dollars in military and economic assistance for Ukraine Wednesday, President Joe Biden berated their tactics as “stunning" and dangerous. Yet he also signaled an openness to what GOP lawmakers ultimately want:...

Biden administration pledges $6 billion to a pair of high-speed electric rail routes in the US West

Dec. 06, 2023 19:03 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday said it will give more than $6 billion to a pair of high-speed electric rail routes in the U.S. West, injecting new life into long-stalled projects hailed by supporters as the future of public transportation but bemoaned by critics for...

Washington's center of gravity on immigration has shifted to the right. Can the parties make a deal?

Dec. 06, 2023 17:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a decade ago that Capitol Hill was consumed by an urgency to overhaul the nation’s immigration system, fueled in no small part by Republicans who felt a political imperative to make inroads with minority voters by embracing more generous policies. But...

Fake Donald Trump electors settle civil lawsuit in Wisconsin, agree that President Biden won

Dec. 06, 2023 17:03 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ten Republicans who posed as fake electors for former President Donald Trump in Wisconsin and filed paperwork falsely saying he had won the battleground state have settled a civil lawsuit and admitted their actions were part of an effort to overturn President Joe Biden's...

White House delays menthol cigarette ban, alarming anti-smoking advocates

Dec. 06, 2023 16:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials will take more time to review a sweeping plan from U.S. health regulators to ban menthol cigarettes, an unexpected delay that anti-tobacco groups fear could scuttle the long-awaited rule. Administration officials indicated Wednesday the...

At tribal summit, Biden says he's working to 'heal the wrongs of the past' and 'move forward'

Dec. 06, 2023 15:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden told Native American nations gathered for a summit Wednesday that his administration was working to heal the wrongs of the past as he signed an executive order that seeks to make it easier for Indigenous peoples to access federal funding, and have greater...