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New Mexico Democrats mostly rebuff calls from Democratic governor to address high crime rates

Jul. 18, 2024 22:07 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democrats in the state legislative majority on Thursday resisted calls by New Mexico's governor for immediate action to address the “dangerous intersection” of crime and homelessness, shunning her proposals to enhance criminal penalties, restrict panhandling and expand...

Biden is isolated at home as Obama, Pelosi and other Democrats push for him to reconsider 2024 race

Jul. 18, 2024 21:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats at the highest levels are making a critical push for President Joe Biden to rethink his election bid, with former President Barack Obama expressing concerns to allies and Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi privately telling Biden the party could lose the ability to seize...

FACT FOCUS: Heritage Foundation leader wrong to say most political violence is committed by the left

Jul. 18, 2024 19:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of a conservative think tank on Thursday misrepresented partisan differences in political violence in the United States, wrongly suggesting that people associated with left-wing causes commit more violence than those on the right. ___ ...

Georgia Democrats sue to overturn law allowing unlimited campaign cash, saying GOP unfairly benefits

Jul. 18, 2024 18:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrats are suing to overturn the ability of Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and others to raise unlimited political contributions and spend them on behalf of any political cause. The Democratic Party of Georgia on Thursday filed suit against the governor in...

Former Speaker Pelosi warned Biden that his candidacy could prevent Democrats from winning the House, AP sources say

Jul. 18, 2024 12:42 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Speaker Pelosi warned Biden that his candidacy could prevent Democrats from winning the House, AP sources say.

US judge dismisses Republican challenge over counting of post-Election Day mail ballots in Nevada

Jul. 17, 2024 21:28 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by national and state Republicans that sought to bar Nevada from counting mail ballots received after Election Day. A state law passed by Democrats in 2021 allows election officials to tally ballots received...

Outside RNC, conservative group defends its Project 2025 guidebook as Democrats ramp up critiques

Jul. 17, 2024 18:20 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — At the edge of the cordoned-off perimeter around the Republican National Convention on Monday, hundreds of conservatives filed into the ornate home of the Milwaukee Symphony to hear a parade of luminaries talk policy and Project 2025. Project 2025 is the term for...

Race for Louisiana's new second majority-Black congressional district is heating up

Jul. 17, 2024 18:19 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In a critical election year, the race for Louisiana's new mostly Black congressional district is heating up as three candidates — including a longtime Democratic state lawmaker and former congressman and an 80-year-old Republican who is a former state senator —...

Democrats consider expelling Menendez from the Senate after conviction in bribery trial

Jul. 17, 2024 16:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez has shown no sign he will voluntarily resign from the Senate following his conviction on bribery charges, leaving Democratic senators contemplating an expulsion effort to force him from office. While Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, has six...

Takeaways from AP-NORC poll showing majority of Democrats want Biden to drop out

Jul. 17, 2024 14:21 PM EDT

Nearly two-thirds of Democrats say President Joe Biden should withdraw from the presidential race and let his party nominate a different candidate, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The poll was conducted mostly before...