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ARCHIVO - En esta foto del 27 de agosto del 2020, el gobernador de Wisconsin Tony Evers habla en una conferencia de prensa en Kenosha, Wisconsin.  El presidente estadounidense Donald Trump presenta una demanda en Wisconsin para descalificar centenares de miles de boletas en un esfuerzo improbable para anular la victoria del demócrata Jor Biden en el estado que el republicano perdió por casi 20.700 votos. (AP Foto/Morry Gash)

Wisconsin Republicans differ on virus response

Dec. 1, 2020 8:57 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Assembly Republicans are backing a $100 million coronavirus relief package, about a fifth of what Democratic Gov. Tony Evers wants to spend on fighting the virus that claimed a record-high number of lives on Tuesday. But it doesn't appear Senate Republicans are on board, let...

President Donald Trump participates in a video teleconference call with members of the military on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump headed to Georgia as runoff boost, but also a threat

Dec. 1, 2020 8:46 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Some establishment Republicans are sounding alarms that President Donald Trump’s conspiratorial denials of his own defeat could threaten the party’s ability to win a Senate majority and counter President-elect Joe Biden’s administration. The concerns come ahead of...

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, speaks at the Staten Island Republican Party headquarters in the New Dorp neighborhood of Staten Island, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in New York.

It's official: GOP’s Malliotakis ousts Democrat Rose in NYC

Dec. 1, 2020 6:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A final tally of absentee ballots has confirmed that Republican Nicole Malliotakis has defeated U.S. Rep. Max Rose, denying the Democrat a second term representing one of the few conservative-leaning parts of New York City. Malliotakis, a New York State Assembly member, opened a big lead...

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. A bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Manchin,  is putting pressure on congressional leaders to accept a split-the-difference solution to the months-long impasse on COVID-19 relief in a last-gasp effort to ship overdue help to a hurting nation before Congress adjourns for the holidays. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Senate GOP leader sticking with partisan COVID relief plan

Dec. 1, 2020 5:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he's largely sticking with a partisan, scaled-back COVID-19 relief bill that has already failed twice this fall, even as Democratic leaders and a bipartisan group of moderates offered concessions in hopes of passing pandemic aid before...

GOP lawmakers test positive for virus before opening session

Dec. 1, 2020 4:50 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A “small number” of Republican lawmakers who attended a recent caucus meeting have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday. The development, first reported by WMUR-TV, comes a day before the 400-member House and 24-member Senate are set to meet...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Mike Garcia For Congress campaign shows California U.S. Rep Mike Garcia. On Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, the Republican defeated Democrat Christy Smith to hold the 25th District seat that includes parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Garcia won by 333 votes out of nearly 340,000 cast. (Cynthia Smalley/Mike Garcia For Congress via AP, File)

GOP Rep. Garcia wins in swing House district north of LA

Dec. 1, 2020 4:12 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Garcia narrowly defeated Democratic rival Christy Smith in a swing district north of Los Angeles, capping an election in which Republicans picked off three other House districts in the heavily Democratic state. The race was called Tuesday by The Associated Press...

One of Wisconsin's most powerful GOP lawmakers resigning

Dec. 1, 2020 3:25 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A powerful Republican lawmaker in the Wisconsin Legislature known for his efforts to combat the opioid abuse crisis announced Tuesday that he was resigning to pursue unspecified opportunities in the private sector, causing a surprising shakeup to the leadership of the panel that writes...

FILE - In this May 26, 2020, file photo, state Sen. Steve Fenberg, D-Boulder, front, and Sen. Robert Rodriguez, D-Denver, sit amid the empty desks before the chamber reopens in downtown Denver. Colorado's Democrat-led Legislature is plowing ahead on special session legislation to provide limited state relief to businesses, students, and others affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The Senate on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, unanimously passed bills to direct $5 million to help residents to pay utility bills; $50 million to assist landlords and tenants; and $100 million to the governor's office for use in the public health emergency. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Colorado passes virus aid; GOP fails to trim Polis authority

Dec. 1, 2020 3:24 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Democrat-led Legislature plowed ahead Tuesday on special session legislation to provide limited state relief to businesses, students and others affected by the coronavirus pandemic, overcoming Republican objections to the scope of the aid and GOP attempts to limit the Democratic...

Republicans call for resignation of Wisconsin election chair

Dec. 1, 2020 2:08 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans on Tuesday called for the Democratic chairwoman of the Wisconsin Elections Commission to resign, expressing anger that she finalized the state's presidential election results showing Democrat Joe Biden defeating President Donald Trump. Republican commissioner Dean Knudson,...

GOP lawmaker files bill to halt collection of bailout money

Dec. 1, 2020 11:42 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Legislation filed Tuesday would delay the collection of nuclear subsidies under the law at the center of a $60 million federal bribery probe as Ohio Republican lawmakers struggled to find common ground on a repeal effort. Republican Rep. Jim Hoops introduced a bill to halt the...