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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Pelosi wants 'big' health care, infrastructure push in 2021

Oct. 29, 2020 2:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is preparing a 2021 legislative agenda with two “great, big initiatives” — expanding health care access and rebuilding American infrastructure — that are longtime Democratic priorities aligned with Joe Biden’s platform and...

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2017, file photo, Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., makes a point during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Arizona Democrats are targeting one of four solidly Republican U.S. House districts with a polished candidate who has a big fundraising edge against the GOP incumbent. Although the party makeup of Arizona’s congressional delegation has been remarkably stable for the past decade, Democrats hope to change that this year with Dr. Hiral Tipirneni, who is challenging five-term Schweikert in the suburban 6th District that takes in much of north Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale and Fountain Hills. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Arizona Democrats target once-solidly red 6th District

Oct. 28, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Democrats are targeting one of four solidly Republican U.S. House districts with a polished candidate who has a big fundraising edge against a wounded GOP incumbent with a slimmer-than-normal bank account as they look to extend their control of the congressional delegation in the...

FILE - In this May 15, 2018 file photo, Alek Skarlatos, right, speaks at the Douglas County Republican Party headquarters in Roseburg, Ore. Skarlatos, who in 2015 helped thwart an attack by a gunman on a Paris-bound train, faces longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio in the November election. (Michael Sullivan/The News-Review via AP, File)

Paris train attack hero makes bid for Congress from Oregon

Oct. 26, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In 2015, Alek Skarlatos and two friends thwarted an attack by a gunman on a Paris-bound train, a dramatic and heroic action that was made into a movie by Clint Eastwood in which the trio starred as themselves. Now, Skarlatos, 28, is hoping to ride his moment of fame to get a seat in...

In this Oct. 22, 2020, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, in Washington. In Election 2020, control of the House is not in dispute and Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expanding her reach by working to fortify Joe Biden and win extra seats in case Congress is called on to resolve any Electoral College dispute. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

House already won? Pelosi thinks so, and reaches for more

Oct. 26, 2020 8:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi once predicted she’d have the 2020 House Democratic majority secured by November — of 2019. Now, days before the Nov. 3 election, she seems to have done it, and she's expanding her reach. With control of the House hardly contested, Pelosi is working to...

A woman casts her ballot on the first day of the parliamentary election inside a polling station in Giza, Egypt, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Egyptians began voting Saturday in the first stage of a parliamentary election, a vote that is highly likely to produce a toothless House of Representatives packed with supporters of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Egypt's parliamentary vote likely to tighten leader's grip

Oct. 24, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians cast ballots Saturday in the first stage of the country's parliamentary election, a vote which is highly likely to produce a toothless lower chamber packed with supporters of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. The election took place place as the Arab world’s most populous...

Native American dancers perform at a Donald Trump rally Oct. 15, 2020 at the rodeo grounds in Williams, Arizona. Navajo Nation President Myron Lizer makes no qualms about it: As one of the top officials on the country's largest Native American reservation, he's a proud Donald Trump supporter. Lizer says Native American values - hard work, family and ranching - align more with the GOP than with Democrats.   (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)

Minority pushes Trump agenda largely unpopular among tribes

Oct. 24, 2020 11:05 AM EDT

WILLIAMS, Ariz. (AP) — Myron Lizer has no qualms about it: As one of the top officials on the country's largest Native American reservation, he's a proud Donald Trump supporter. The Navajo Nation vice president says Native American values — hard work, family and ranching — align more with...

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What happens if the US election is contested?

Oct. 23, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — IS IT POSSIBLE THE ELECTION WILL BE UP IN THE AIR AND THE UNITED STATES WON'T HAVE A PRESIDENT ON INAUGURATION DAY, JAN. 20, 2021? Even if the election is messy and contested in court, the country will have a president on Inauguration Day. The Constitution and federal law ensure it....

FILE - In this Sunday, April 5, 2020 file photo, An envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident is shown in Detroit. A top lawmaker says the Trump administration is seeking to delay deadlines for the 2020 census because of the coronavirus outbreak. U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney said Monday, April 13, 2020 that administration officials also were asking that the timetable for releasing apportionment and redistricting data used to draw congressional and legislative districts be pushed back. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

2nd group of judges blocks Trump order on House seats count

Oct. 22, 2020 9:08 PM EDT

For the second time in two months, a panel of federal judges on Thursday blocked President Donald Trump's effort to exclude people in the U.S. illegally from being counted during the process of divvying up congressional seats by state. The decision from a panel of three district judges in California went further...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, file photo, U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, D-Okla., speaks during a news conference in front of a post office in Oklahoma City. Horn pulled off one of the biggest political upsets in 2018 when she ousted a two-term Republican incumbent. But Horn won't have the element of surprise in this year's contest against Republican state Sen. Stephanie Bice. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

In deep-red Oklahoma, GOP fights to regain lost seat

Oct. 22, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, a lawyer from Oklahoma City, accomplished the most stunning political upset in the nation two years ago when she ousted a two-term GOP incumbent and captured a seat that had been held by Republicans for four decades. But in this year's election cycle,...

Washington's 3rd District race again sets money record

Oct. 20, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — This year's race for Washington's 3rd U.S. House District is the most expensive in the southwest Washington district's history. The Columbian reports Democrat Carolyn Long and Republican incumbent Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler set the record two years after setting the previous high...