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It's an election year, and Biden's team is signaling a more aggressive posture toward the press

Feb. 21, 2024 07:55 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Occupants of the White House have grumbled over news coverage practically since the place was built. Now it's Joe Biden's turn: With a reelection campaign underway, there are signs that those behind the president are starting to more aggressively and publicly challenge how he is...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in the South Carolina Republican presidential primary

Feb. 21, 2024 06:56 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump and Nikki Haley will face off Saturday in South Carolina’s first-in-the-South Republican presidential primary, the first head-to-head matchup for the last two remaining major candidates since the New Hampshire primary a month ago. The contest takes...

Ohio's March primary highlights fracturing GOP House and state races riddled with party infighting

Feb. 21, 2024 01:04 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Despite wielding power in both chambers of the state Legislature, Ohio’s Republican lawmakers are far from coasting through this election season as incumbents face challengers from their own party in the midst of a bitter GOP power struggle. Next month’s...

Biden tells California supporters to stay focused on what's at stake in reelection battle

Feb. 21, 2024 00:08 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Joe Biden kicked off a three-day fundraising sprint in California, making the case to supporters to stay focused on what’s at stake in his reelection battle where he will likely again face Donald Trump in November. In remarks at a campaign reception...

Election officials in the US face daunting challenges in 2024. And Congress isn't coming to help

Feb. 21, 2024 00:04 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With election season already underway, some state election officials are expressing frustration that Congress has yet to allocate federal money they have come to rely on to help cover the costs of securing their systems from attacks, updating equipment and training staff. ...

Nikki Haley hasn't yet won a GOP contest. But she's vowing to keep fighting Donald Trump

Feb. 20, 2024 22:49 PM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — There are no wins on the horizon for Nikki Haley. Those close to the former United Nations ambassador, the last major Republican candidate standing in Donald Trump's path to the GOP's 2024 presidential nomination, are privately bracing for a blowout loss in...

Rivals of Pakistan's ex-premier Khan name Shehbaz Sharif as joint candidate for prime minister

Feb. 20, 2024 21:47 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The political rivals of Pakistan’s imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan announced details of a power-sharing agreement late Tuesday, naming Shehbaz Sharif as their joint candidate for prime minister. The much-awaited announcement followed days of talks...

Russian foreign minister visits Caracas and reaffirms support of Venezuela's Maduro

Feb. 20, 2024 19:25 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reaffirmed Tuesday his government’s support for the administration of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, expressing commitment to strategic cooperation in numerous sectors, including technology, energy and culture, during an...

Utah school board member censured over transgender comments is seeking reelection

Feb. 20, 2024 19:18 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah State Board of Education member who is facing pressure from top state leaders to resign after lawmakers say she bullied a student on social media has instead announced that she is running for reelection this fall. Conservative board member Natalie Cline...

Republican Eric Hovde seeks to unseat Democrat Baldwin in Wisconsin race for US Senate

Feb. 20, 2024 18:14 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican businessman and real estate mogul Eric Hovde launched his bid for the U.S. Senate against Wisconsin Democratic incumbent Sen. Tammy Baldwin on Tuesday, calling for bipartisan solutions to bolster the middle class and to tackle immigration and national security. ...