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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...

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...

Biden: Still not enough votes to codify abortion rights

Nov. 14, 2022 15:42 PM EST

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — President Joe Biden said Monday that Democrats still lack the power to codify abortion rights into law despite his party's stronger-than-expected performance in the midterm elections. “I don't think there's enough votes,” he said at a press conference...

Democrat John Fetterman wins US Senate race in Pennsylvania

Nov. 09, 2022 11:22 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrat John Fetterman won Pennsylvania’s pivotal race for U.S. Senate, flipping a Republican-held seat as he recovered from a stroke during the bare-knuckled campaign and giving Democrats hope they can retain control of the closely divided chamber to boost President Joe...

Nebraska struggling to OK ban despite anti-abortion history

Oct. 25, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Republicans are expected to dominate as usual at the polls in November and retain control of the officially nonpartisan Legislature. They face a far tougher challenge flipping enough seats to push through a statewide abortion ban. The Supreme Court...

Biden vows abortion legislation as top priority next year

Oct. 18, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden promised Tuesday that the first bill he sends to Capitol Hill next year will be one that writes abortion protections into law — if Democrats control enough seats in Congress to pass it — as he sought to energize his party’s voters just three weeks ahead...

Sen. Sinema defends bipartisanship at McConnell Center

Sep. 26, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Most Americans prefer politicians who work across the aisle, Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said Monday in a forceful defense of her brand of bipartisanship, which has infuriated the left and is likely to draw her a primary challenge. Members of Congress face...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Sep. 20, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 20 The Washington Post on the Kigali Amendment: It’s rare for a climate change measure to win full-throated support from industry groups, environmental activists and lawmakers from...

Democrats punt same-sex marriage vote until after election

Sep. 15, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are punting a vote to protect same-sex and interracial marriages until after the November midterm elections, pulling back just days after Majority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed to put the Senate on the record on the issue “in the coming weeks.” The...