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Ohio's March primary highlights fracturing GOP House and state races riddled with party infighting

Feb. 21, 2024 01:04 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Despite wielding power in both chambers of the state Legislature, Ohio’s Republican lawmakers are far from coasting through this election season as incumbents face challengers from their own party in the midst of a bitter GOP power struggle. Next month’s...

Utah school board member censured over transgender comments is seeking reelection

Feb. 20, 2024 19:18 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah State Board of Education member who is facing pressure from top state leaders to resign after lawmakers say she bullied a student on social media has instead announced that she is running for reelection this fall. Conservative board member Natalie Cline...

GOP Senate contenders aren't shy about wanting Trump's approval. But in Pennsylvania, it's awkward

Feb. 20, 2024 08:36 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Since he became the single biggest force in Republican politics nearly a decade ago, Donald Trump has figured prominently in U.S. Senate races, using his massive public platform and loyal base of support to shape which GOP incumbents run for reelection and which contenders...

Wisconsin’s Democratic governor signs his new legislative maps into law after Republicans pass them

Feb. 20, 2024 07:17 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers signed new legislative district maps into law on Monday that he proposed and that the Republicans who control the Legislature passed to avoid having the liberal-controlled state Supreme Court draw the lines. Democrats hailed...

Missouri House votes to ban celebratory gunfire days after Chiefs' parade shooting

Feb. 19, 2024 20:21 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican-led House on Monday passed a bill to ban celebratory gunfire in cities less than a week after a deadly shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade left some attending lawmakers hiding in bathrooms. Kansas City police have said...

Abortion rights could complicate Republican Larry Hogan's Senate bid in deep blue Maryland

Feb. 19, 2024 06:18 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Republicans hoping to pick up an open U.S. Senate seat in deep blue Maryland have the most competitive candidate they've fielded for decades. But former Gov. Larry Hogan will need more than GOP support to overcome sustained outrage about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to...

Biden's rightward shift on immigration angers advocates. But it's resonating with many Democrats

Feb. 17, 2024 00:04 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In his 2020 campaign, Joe Biden vowed to undo former President Donald Trump ’s immigration policies, specifically expressing frustration with a policy setting limits on the number of asylum seekers accepted each day at the southern border. This year, Biden backed...

New Hampshire lawmakers approve sending 15 National Guard members to Texas

Feb. 16, 2024 15:28 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire lawmakers approved Republican Gov. Chris Sununu’s request Friday to send 15 National Guard volunteers to the Texas border with Mexico after he called fentanyl the state’s most serious health crisis. Along with a dozen other Republican...

Consumer sentiment edges higher as economic growth accelerates and inflation fades

Feb. 16, 2024 13:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of consumer sentiment ticked higher this month, after soaring in December and January, underscoring that Americans are starting to feel better about the economy after several years of gloom. The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index,...

New York redistricting panel approves new congressional map with modest changes

Feb. 15, 2024 18:29 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s bipartisan redistricting commission approved a new congressional map Thursday that makes modest changes to three competitive districts but does not substantially alter the rest of the state's lines. The map proposal now moves to the...