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Republicans aim at GOP base in 1st California recall debate

Aug. 05, 2021 01:47 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four Republicans hoping to claim Gov. Gavin Newsom's job in a September recall election skirmished in their first debate Wednesday, labeling the incumbent Democrat a failure whose pandemic policies sent the state into a tailspin while hewing closely to familiar...

Republicans aim at GOP base in 1st California recall debate

Aug. 05, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four Republicans hoping to claim Gov. Gavin Newsom's job in a September recall election skirmished in their first debate Wednesday, labeling the incumbent Democrat a failure whose pandemic policies sent the state into a tailspin while hewing closely to familiar...

Police officers become candidates as policing debate rages

Aug. 02, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In his first campaign ad as a Republican candidate for Nevada governor, Joe Lombardo picks up a badge, a gun and a tactical vest that says “police” while a 911 call plays in the background. A voiceover says the Las Vegas-area sheriff kept his city...

Noem jumps into border policy debate on border visit

Jul. 26, 2021 23:23 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s whirlwind tour of the U.S. border with Mexico on Monday was filled with climbing into military vehicles, visiting with troops and positioning herself as tough on an issue that's sure to loom large in 2024 presidential debates. ...

McCrory pushes for 3 GOP primary debates in Senate race

Jul. 22, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said on Thursday that he wants to participate in three televised debates ahead of the 2022 primaries, including one in late fall and two early next year. He is competing against U.S. Rep. Ted Budd and former...

Floods fuel climate debate in Germany's election campaign

Jul. 21, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

LUETZERATH, Germany (AP) — As Germany reels from the deadliest inland floods in living memory, one word has been on the lips of leading politicians: “klimawandel,” the German word for climate change. Last week's disaster has propelled the issue to the fore of an...

Kansas school boards grapple with critical race theory

Jul. 15, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Haven, Kansas, is about the last place most people would expect a debate on critical race theory. The small town of 1,200 people halfway between Hutchinson and Wichita is a far cry from New York City or Chicago or other larger districts that have...

Youngkin declines debate in part over moderator Woodruff

Jul. 12, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin's campaign announced Monday that the political newcomer would not debate Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe at a perennial event hosted by the Virginia Bar Association, in part because of the journalist moderator. ...

Mike Gravel, former US senator for Alaska, dies at 91

Jun. 27, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

SEASIDE, Calif. (AP) — Mike Gravel, a former U.S. senator from Alaska who read the Pentagon Papers into the Congressional Record and confronted Barack Obama about nuclear weapons during a later presidential run, has died. He was 91. Gravel, who represented Alaska as a...

Border Patrol chief who supported Trump's wall is forced out

Jun. 23, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) — The chief of the U.S. Border Patrol was forced out of his job Wednesday, after less than two years in a position that lies in the crosshairs of polarizing political debate. Rodney Scott wrote to agents that he will be reassigned, saying he...