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Ethics office says Reps. Newman, Lamborn may have broken law

Jan. 24, 2022 23:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional ethics watchdog has concluded that U.S. Reps. Marie Newman of Illinois and Doug Lamborn of Colorado may have violated federal law, prompting reviews from the House Ethics Committee. Separate investigative reports from the Office of Congressional...

Lawmakers send US House map splitting Nashville to Gov. Lee

Jan. 24, 2022 20:01 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Tennessee on Monday completed their rapid passage of a new U.S. House map that splits booming, Democratic-tilted Nashville and its Black voters three ways, leaving it up to the governor to sign off on the new congressional lines. The...

Palin COVID-19 tests delay libel trial against NY Times

Jan. 24, 2022 17:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An unvaccinated former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin tested positive for COVID-19 Monday, forcing a postponement of a trial in her libel lawsuit against The New York Times. The Republican's positive test was announced in court just as jury selection was set to begin at a...

High court won't hear pandemic proxy voting dispute

Jan. 24, 2022 16:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge from House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy to the proxy voting system that Democrats put in place in response to the coronavirus pandemic. McCarthy had sought a declaration that proxy voting, an absent representative...

More announce intention to run for RI congressional seat

Jan. 24, 2022 14:53 PM EST

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Former state representative and one-time chair of the Rhode Island Democratic Party Ed Pacheco said Monday that he will run to replace retiring Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin. He joins Omar Bah in seeking the Democratic nomination. Bah, a former journalist...

SC Rep. Govan wants Orangeburg to join redistricting suit

Jan. 24, 2022 12:16 PM EST

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina representative being drawn into a district with another House member is trying to convince the city of Orangeburg to join a lawsuit over the new redistricting maps. Democratic Rep. Jerry Govan said the city needs to fight the House...

Mississippi governor signs bill for congressional remap

Jan. 24, 2022 11:46 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Monday signed a bill that redraws the boundaries of the state's four congressional districts to account for changes in population. The Republican governor said weeks ago that agrees with the plan in House Bill 384, which was...

Facing tough '22 elections, Dems want a year of achievements

Jan. 22, 2022 00:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Staring at midterm elections that could cost them control of Congress, Democrats are trying to sculpt a 2022 legislative agenda that would generate achievements and reassure voters that they’re addressing pocketbook problems and can govern competently. Last...

Republican Party challenges New Mexico political maps

Jan. 21, 2022 23:02 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Republican Party on Friday filed a legal challenge to New Mexico's recently approved political map that reshapes the state's three congressional districts. The lawsuit was filed in a Roswell-based state district court. The state Republican Party and...

Indicted Nebraska Rep. Fortenberry loses 2 big GOP backers

Jan. 21, 2022 17:59 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Indicted U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry's political fortunes took a major hit Friday when two of Nebraska's most prominent Republicans withdrew their longtime support for him and endorsed a state lawmaker who hopes to unseat the nine-term congressman in the GOP primary. ...