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Warnock delivers 51-seat Senate for Democrats, and much more

Dec. 07, 2022 16:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Senate Democrats, an oh-so-slim 51-49 majority never sounded so good. Sen. Raphael Warnock’s victory in swing-state Georgia gives Democrats a welcome “lift,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Wednesday at the Capitol -- newly confident of...

Congress votes to avert rail strike amid dire warnings

Dec. 01, 2022 19:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to avert what could have been an economically ruinous freight rail strike won final approval in Congress on Thursday as lawmakers responded quickly to President Joe Biden’s call for federal intervention in a long-running labor dispute. The Senate...

EXPLAINER: US-European differences on climate law persist

Dec. 01, 2022 19:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday tried to allay concerns raised by French President Emmanuel Macron about a clean energy law that benefits electric vehicles and other products made in North America. But the U.S. and Europe remain divided over the landmark law. ...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Dec. 01, 2022 15:59 PM EST

Bluefield Daily Telegraph. November 30, 2022. Editorial: Broadband coverage: Residents urged to check accuracy of new maps As residents of the deep south counties already know, broadband service can be spotty — and even at times non-existent — depending upon where...

Senators announce rural development funding for WVa counties

Dec. 01, 2022 04:01 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Nearly $10 million in federal assistance will support three rural development projects in West Virginia, U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced. The $9.8 million in funding will come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural...

Pennsylvania campaign wildcard Fetterman turns to governing

Nov. 28, 2022 09:20 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — When John Fetterman goes to Washington in January as one of the Senate's new members, he'll bring along an irreverent style from Pennsylvania that extends from his own personal dress code — super casual — to hanging marijuana flags outside his current office in the...

Democrats kept the Senate this year, but 2024 may be harder

Nov. 28, 2022 07:19 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats celebrating a successful effort to keep control of the U.S. Senate this year will soon confront a 2024 campaign that could prove more challenging. The party enters the next cycle defending 23 seats, including two held by independents who caucus with...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Nov. 25, 2022 11:53 AM EST

Parkersburg News and Sentinel. November 22, 2022. Editorial: Dead Last: West Virginia lawmakers must focus on boosting state Were it not for Mississippi, West Virginia would be the bottom of the barrel in most studies ranking states, in a variety of categories....

West Virginia state treasurer enters 2024 U.S. House race

Nov. 22, 2022 04:08 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's state treasurer is running for the U.S. House in 2024. Riley Moore, a Republican who was elected state treasurer in 2020 after serving in West Virginia's state House of Delegates, announced Monday he is entering the House race in West...

Georgia runoff: Why one Senate seat is crucial for Democrats

Nov. 22, 2022 00:07 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have secured their majority in the Senate for the next two years. But holding on to Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock’s seat in Georgia’s runoff next month could be crucial to their success. If Warnock wins the runoff against Republican Herschel...