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GOP readies blitz against Democrats' voting rights bill

May. 11, 2021 00:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are preparing to launch an all-out assault on sweeping voting rights legislation, forcing Democrats to take dozens of politically difficult votes during a committee hearing that will spotlight the increasingly charged national debate over access to the ballot....

Capitol siege, immigration issues mark congressional debate

May. 10, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican congressional candidate Mark Moores went on the attack against a Democratic opponent in a final pair of network television debates ahead of the June 1 election to fill an open seat based in the Albuquerque area. Moores, a state senator,...

Political newcomer Youngkin wins Virginia GOP governor race

May. 10, 2021 23:35 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Glenn Youngkin, a political newcomer who campaigned as a conservative, Christian outsider, bested a field of seven candidates to emerge as Virginia Republicans’ nominee for governor, in a year when the GOP hopes to end a 12-year losing streak in statewide races. ...

Election officials face fines, charges in GOP voting laws

May. 08, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

In 2020, election officials tried to make voting easier and safer amid a global pandemic. Next time, they might get fined or face criminal charges. Republicans are creating a new slate of punishments for the county officials who run elections, arguing they overstepped...

Washington Post says US secretly obtained reporters' records

May. 07, 2021 22:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump Justice Department secretly seized the phone records of three Washington Post reporters who covered the federal investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, the newspaper said Friday. The disclosure...

Former McSally aide pleads guilty to stealing campaign funds

May. 07, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A senior official on Martha McSally’s 2018 Senate campaign pleaded guilty Friday to stealing $115,000 in campaign funds. Prosecutors say Anthony Barry, who was a consultant and deputy campaign manager for the Republican lawmaker, used his position to...

GOP seeks a candidate that can end its exile in Virginia

May. 07, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Few places in the country have moved as quickly toward Democrats as Virginia, where Barack Obama ended his party’s 44-year presidential losing streak just 12 years ago. Republicans have won the governor's mansion just once since then. And in...

With ambassador picks, Biden faces donor vs. diversity test

May. 07, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

President Joe Biden is facing a fresh challenge to his oft-repeated commitment to diversity in his administration: assembling a diplomatic corps that gives a nod to key political allies and donors while staying true to a campaign pledge to appoint ambassadors who look like America. ...

Democrats in Virginia governor's race face off in 2nd debate

May. 06, 2021 22:24 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Democratic candidates for Virginia governor sparred over policing and economic development in their second debate Thursday, an event that showcased the diverse styles and perspectives of the field that voters will winnow next month. In one of...

Glass ceiling on statewide offices remains for Black women

May. 06, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Four Black women have entered the 2021 Virginia gubernatorial race. If elected, the commonwealth would become the first state with a Black female governor. Sen. Jennifer McClellan, D-Richmond, and former Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy, D-Prince William,...