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House GOP votes to oust Democrat Omar from major committee

Feb. 02, 2023 17:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House voted after raucous debate Thursday to oust Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar from the chamber's Foreign Affairs Committee, citing her anti-Israel comments, in a dramatic response to Democrats last session booting far-right GOP lawmakers over incendiary...

Democrats question worker safety in Amazon warehouse rebuild

Dec. 15, 2022 19:40 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Several members of Congress want Amazon to explain why an Illinois warehouse that collapsed during a 2021 tornado, killing six employees, is being rebuilt without adding upgraded storm shelters. In a letter released publicly Thursday, U.S. Representatives Cori Bush...

Taylor Swift ticket trouble could drive political engagement

Nov. 22, 2022 12:07 PM EST

Some of Taylor Swift’s fans want you to know three things: They’re not still 16, they have careers and resources and, right now, they’re angry. That’s a powerful political motivator, researchers say. Look what Ticketmaster made them do. It started Nov. 15, when...

Musk restores Trump's Twitter account after online poll

Nov. 19, 2022 22:25 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elon Musk reinstated Donald Trump’s account on Twitter on Saturday, reversing a ban that has kept the former president off the social media site since a pro-Trump mob attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, as Congress was poised to certify Joe Biden’s election victory....

Democratic U.S. Rep. Gomez triumphs in California district

Nov. 19, 2022 20:57 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Jimmy Gomez defeated rival Democrat David Kim on Saturday in a Los Angeles district after a battle on the party’s progressive flank. With nearly all the ballots counted, Gomez had 51.3% to 48.7% for Kim, or a margin of about 3,000 votes. ...

Republican Boebert's tight race likely headed to recount

Nov. 17, 2022 22:38 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert, a renowned conservative firebrand whose combative style helped define the new right, is likely headed to an automatic recount in her bid to fend off a surprisingly difficult challenge by a Democratic businessman from the ritzy ski town of Aspen. ...

Today in History: November 17, Suez Canal opens

Nov. 17, 2022 00:07 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Nov. 17, the 321st day of 2022. There are 44 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 17, 1869, the Suez Canal opened in Egypt. On this date: In 1800, Congress...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Nov. 16, 2022 15:14 PM EST

Dothan Eagle. November 9, 2022. Editorial: A foregone conclusion As the polls closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening, word went out immediately that incumbent Gov. Kay Ivey had won re-election, and that GOP candidate and Enterprise native Katie Britt would replace her...