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Keystone XL pipeline nixed after Biden stands firm on permit

Jun. 09, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The sponsor of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline pulled the plug on the contentious project Wednesday after Canadian officials failed to persuade President Joe Biden to reverse his cancellation of its permit on the day he took office. ...

EXPLAINER: The differences between Democrats' 2 voting bills

Jun. 09, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Democratic Party's hopes of passing a massive overhaul of elections may have suffered a fatal blow when West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin became the first member of the party to say he wouldn't support it, ensuring the bill, known as HR1, would not pass the Senate. ...

Biden ends GOP infrastructure talks, but new group emerges

Jun. 08, 2021 23:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden ended talks with a group of Republican senators on a big infrastructure package on Tuesday and started reaching out to senators from both parties in a new effort toward bipartisan compromise, setting a summer deadline for Congress to pass his top...

EXPLAINER: The differences between Democrats' 2 voting bills

Jun. 08, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Democratic Party's hopes of passing a massive overhaul of elections may have suffered a fatal blow when West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin became the first member of the party to say he wouldn't support it, ensuring the bill, known as HR1, would not pass the Senate. ...

Black pastors in Georgia press for federal voting bills

Jun. 08, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Black church leaders in Georgia vowed Tuesday to keep up their fight for federal voting rights legislation, with one pastor urging President Joe Biden to use his bully pulpit and strike deals with lawmakers to get the bills passed. “We need you to...

Civil rights leaders don't budge key senator on voting bill

Jun. 08, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin was unswayed Tuesday by civil rights leaders who implored him to rethink his opposition to a sprawling election bill that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said is crucial to countering a “Republican assault on our democracy." ...

'A lot of anxiety' for Democrats as Biden agenda stalls

Jun. 08, 2021 07:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hopes for a big infrastructure investment are teetering. An ambitious elections and voting bill is all but dead. Legislation on police brutality, gun control and immigration has stalled out. Nearly six months of Democratic control in Washington, the...

'A lot of anxiety' for Democrats as Biden agenda stalls

Jun. 07, 2021 22:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hopes for a big infrastructure investment are teetering. An ambitious elections and voting bill is all but dead. Legislation on police brutality, gun control and immigration has stalled out. After six months of Democratic control in Washington, the...

Full volume: White House briefing room back to crammed again

Jun. 07, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House briefing room on Monday might have been a fire marshal's nightmare. For the first time in 449 days, reporters could cram into every seat for the daily briefing. Coronavirus restrictions had kept one of the most recognized rooms in the...

Manchin's opposition clouds future of Dems' elections bill

Jun. 06, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key Democratic senator says he will not vote for the largest overhaul of U.S. election law in at least a generation, leaving no plausible path forward for legislation that his party and the White House have portrayed as crucial for protecting access to the ballot. ...