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Backers of North Dakota congressional age limits sue over out-of-state petitioner ban

Sep. 29, 2023 18:39 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Supporters of a proposed ballot measure for congressional age limits in North Dakota are suing to be able to use out-of-state petition circulators to gather signatures. The initiative’s push comes amid age-related concerns for federal officeholders. U.S....

Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, trailblazer and champion of liberal priorities, dies at age 90

Sep. 29, 2023 17:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, a centrist Democrat and champion of liberal causes who was elected to the Senate in 1992 and broke gender barriers throughout her long career in local and national politics, has died. She was 90. Feinstein died on Thursday...

House Speaker McCarthy is back to square one as the Senate pushes ahead to avert a federal shutdown

Sep. 27, 2023 23:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Senate marches ahead with a bipartisan approach to prevent a government shutdown, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is back to square one — asking his hard-right Republicans to do what they have said they would never do: approve their own temporary House measure to keep the...

Utah GOP Sen. Mitt Romney won't seek reelection in 2024, marking end to decadeslong political career

Sep. 13, 2023 18:04 PM EDT

Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he will not run for reelection, ending a storied two-decade political career that included the 2012 Republican GOP nomination for president and a term as Massachusetts governor. Romney, 76, said the country's many challenges call...

Nancy Pelosi says she'll seek House reelection in 2024, dismissing talk of retirement at age 83

Sep. 08, 2023 17:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that she will seek reelection to Congress in 2024 as Democrats try to win back the majority. Pelosi, 83, made the announcement before volunteers and labor allies in the San Francisco area district she has represented...

McConnell tries to reassure colleagues about his health, vows to serve out term as Senate GOP leader

Sep. 06, 2023 22:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell declared again Wednesday that he plans to finish his term as leader despite freezing up at two news conferences over the summer, brushing off questions about his health as he sought to reassure colleagues he’s still up to the job. ...

Sen. McConnell's health episodes show no evidence of stroke or seizure disorder but questions linger

Sep. 05, 2023 22:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's health episodes show “no evidence” of a stroke or seizure disorder, the Capitol physician said Tuesday, but his statement still left questions about the apparent freeze-ups that have drawn concerns about the 81-year-old's situation....

GOP leader Mitch McConnell's health episodes show 'no evidence' of being strokes or seizures, Capitol physician says

Sep. 05, 2023 11:32 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP leader Mitch McConnell's health episodes show 'no evidence' of being strokes or seizures, Capitol physician says.

Congress returns to try to prevent a government shutdown while the GOP weighs an impeachment inquiry

Sep. 05, 2023 07:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of struggling to find agreement on just about anything in a divided Congress, lawmakers are returning to Capitol Hill to try to avert a government shutdown, even as House Republicans consider whether to press forward with an impeachment inquiry into President Joe...

Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell can continue with his work schedule, congressional physician says

Aug. 31, 2023 19:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The attending physician to Congress said Thursday that he had cleared Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell to continue with his planned schedule after evaluating an incident in which McConnell appeared to freeze up at an event in Kentucky. But the health...