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AP-NORC Poll: Democrats most excited by experience in office

Jun. 25, 2019 4:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sprawling Democratic presidential field is incredibly diverse, but a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs finds Democrats give a collective shrug to gender, race and age as factors they're considering when supporting a candidate. Instead, Democratic...

Climate standoff: Why are Republicans in Oregon AWOL?

Jun. 25, 2019 1:12 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republican state senators in Oregon left the Capitol — and in some cases, the state — last week to try to derail landmark climate legislation being pushed by Democrats. The dispute shows no signs of ending soon. WHAT'S THE DISAGREEMENT ABOUT? Democrats want to pass a cap...

The Latest: White House threatens to veto border bill

Jun. 24, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times local): 10:15 p.m. The White House is threatening to veto a $4.5 billion border bill that House Democrats plan to try pushing through the chamber this week. White House officials complain in a letter to lawmakers that the bill lacks money...

West Virginia Senate passes GOP charter school bill

Jun. 24, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate passed a sweeping GOP education bill Monday that would allow the state's first charter schools, a move that has drawn heavy protests from teachers. Lawmakers in the Republican-controlled chamber approved the bill 18-16. It now moves to the office of Gov....

APNewsBreak: Oregon governor says GOP must return to state

Jun. 24, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Monday she won't negotiate with Republicans who walked out to thwart landmark climate legislation, at least not until they return to the Capitol. All eleven Republican senators didn't show up to work for a fifth day Monday, denying Democrats the number of...

Republicans criticize Montana governor for flying pride flag

Jun. 24, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's Republican legislative leaders are criticizing Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock for flying the gay pride rainbow flag instead of the state flag over the weekend. House Speaker Greg Hertz and Senate President Scott Sales accused Bullock Monday of disrespecting the state flag that...

Latest: Oregon governor: Climate talks hinge on GOP return

Jun. 24, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on a walkout by state senators in Oregon to protest climate change legislation (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says Senate Republicans broke their promise to Democrats by walking out over major climate legislation. She said in an interview with The...

West Virginia GOP chairwoman endorses anti-LGBTQ op-ed

Jun. 24, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The leader of West Virginia's Republican party applauded a state senator's call for intolerance against members of the LGBTQ community. Republican state Sen. Mike Azinger wrote an opinion article Sunday titled "The Shame of LGBTQ Pride" in The Parkersburg News and Sentinel after...

A top Maine Democrat announces bid to unseat Sen. Collins

Jun. 24, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Democratic speaker of the Maine House of Representatives announced Monday that she is challenging longtime Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, who has found her long-standing image as a moderate sympathetic to abortion rights under fire in an increasingly polarized Washington....

Georgia's ruling party announces electoral changes

Jun. 24, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The leader of Georgia's ruling party said Monday that the ex-Soviet nation will hold the next parliamentary election based entirely on a proportionate system, fulfilling a key demand of anti-government protesters. The statement from Bidzina Ivanishvili, the founder of the Georgian...