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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jun. 19, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — National security adviser Jake Sullivan. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio; Fiona...

Austin: Al-Qaida could regroup in Afghanistan in 2 years

Jun. 17, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An extremist group like al-Qaida may be able to regenerate in Afghanistan and pose a threat to the U.S. homeland within two years of the American military's withdrawal from the country, the Pentagon's top leaders said Thursday. It was the most specific...

Bipartisan infrastructure group swells to 21 senators

Jun. 16, 2021 20:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan senators’ group working on a $1 trillion infrastructure compromise more than doubled in size to 21 members Wednesday, a key threshold that gives momentum to their effort as President Joe Biden returns from overseas at a pivotal time for his big legislative...

Senate votes to confirm Biden pick for DC appeals court

Jun. 14, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday confirmed the first appellate court judge of President Joe Biden’s tenure, elevating a judge with strong prospects of landing on the president's short list should a Supreme Court vacancy arise. Senators voted 53-44 to confirm...

Trump's grievances cloud Republican agenda heading into 2022

Jun. 06, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republicans are fighting to seize control of Congress. Just don't ask what they'd do if they win. Look no further for evidence of the GOP's muddled governing agenda than battleground North Carolina, where party leaders packed into a convention hall...

No 'provoking': Israeli official vows quieter tone with US

Jun. 03, 2021 21:01 PM EDT

Israel's visiting defense minister said Thursday that it will stay engaged as the U.S. tries to return to a nuclear deal with Iran, sidestepping what's long been an area of open disagreement between the United States and the now-jeopardized government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. ...

SC lawmaker makes history as 1st Black woman to run for gov

Jun. 03, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Since the country's founding, no Black woman has ever served as a governor in the United States. But South Carolina Democratic state Sen. Mia McLeod says she's the person who can change that, despite the fact that Democrats haven't been elected to a statewide...

SC lawmaker makes history as 1st Black woman to run for gov

Jun. 02, 2021 21:11 PM EDT

BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Since the country's founding, no Black woman has ever served as a governor in the United States. But South Carolina Democratic state Sen. Mia McLeod says she's the person who can change that, despite the fact that Democrats haven't been elected to a statewide...

US Sen Cruz: Biden showed 'weakness,' emboldened Hamas

May. 31, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday accused President Joe Biden of being soft on Israel's foes and inviting further violence during a deadly 11-day war that left Israelis rattled and turned parts of the Gaza Strip to rubble. One of four prominent Republicans...

Biden's $6T budget: Social spending, taxes on business

May. 29, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is proposing a $6 trillion budget for next year that’s piled high with new safety net programs for the poor and middle class, but his generosity depends on taxing corporations and the wealthy to keep the nation’s spiking debt from spiraling totally...