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Scrum of challengers awaits Cheney after House GOP ouster

May. 13, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — For pro-Trump Republicans, removing Rep. Liz Cheney from House GOP leadership was relatively easy. Booting her from office will be another matter. The rush to punish Cheney for her criticism of former President Donald Trump and his loyalists is...

GOP dumps defiant Trump critic Cheney from top House post

May. 12, 2021 22:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans dumped GOP Rep. Liz Cheney from her House leadership post Wednesday for her persistent repudiation of Donald Trump’s election falsehoods, underscoring the hold the defeated and twice-impeached former president retains on his party. She...

Deal reached for ex-White House counsel McGahn's testimony

May. 12, 2021 22:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House counsel Don McGahn will answer questions in private from the House Judiciary Committee in an apparent resolution of a longstandin dispute over his testimony, according to a court document filed Wednesday evening. Democrats who run...

Evers promises to preserve grants in face of less stimulus

May. 12, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers said Wednesday that the federal government's decision to send Wisconsin $700 million less in coronavirus relief dollars than first estimated could mean there will be less money for broadband expansion and the state's pandemic response. ...

Texas runoff election for US House seat set for July 27

May. 12, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A July 27 special election runoff was set Wednesday between two Republicans for a North Texas district's vacant U.S. House seat. Gov. Greg Abbott's announcement came more than a week after Susan Wright and Jake Ellzey were the top vote-getters to...

Officials give Congress few answers on Afghanistan pullout

May. 12, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense officials had few solid answers Wednesday as frustrated lawmakers sought details on how the United States will keep the terrorist threat from reemerging in Afghanistan after American and coalition troops leave later this year. Under persistent...

The Latest: Hearing on Capitol riot wraps; little new info

May. 12, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional testimony about the Jan. 6 Capitol riot (all times local): 3:20 p.m. A House hearing on the federal response to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection has concluded after more than five hours of testimony that...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

May. 12, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

York Dispatch. May 5, 2021. Editorial: Merging Pa. universities a good idea, but more college changes are needed Our nation’s colleges and universities desperately need to reinvent themselves. That’s been apparent for years...

Liz Cheney says Trump and GOP backers threaten democracy

May. 11, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A combative Rep. Liz Cheney lashed out at leaders of her own Republican Party late Tuesday, taking to the House floor on the eve of her near-certain ouster from a leadership post to warn that former President Donald Trump and his GOP supporters are threatening to...

Pentagon chief during Jan. 6 riot defends military response

May. 11, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's acting defense secretary during the Jan. 6 Capitol riots plans to tell Congress that he was concerned in the days before the insurrection that sending troops to the building would fan fears of a military coup and could cause a repeat of the deadly...