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The Trump campaign opens a new outreach office in a heavily Latino part of Pennsylvania

Jun. 12, 2024 21:21 PM EDT

READING, Pa. (AP) — The pastor opened with a prayer in Spanish, asking that the Lord's spirit and guidance direct the proceedings without offering an English translation. Most of the around 50 attendees were white and weren't appearing to follow along, though they knew enough to sing out...

A closer-than-expected Ohio congressional race surprises Republicans and encourages Democrats

Jun. 12, 2024 18:04 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A political newcomer's closer-than-expected finish in Tuesday's special congressional election in Ohio surprised Republicans and jolted Democrats in a former bellwether state both parties had all but given over to a runaway Trump victory this fall. Democrat...

AP-NORC poll: About half of US adults approve of Trump's conviction, but views of him remain stable

Jun. 12, 2024 11:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — About half of U.S. adults approve of Donald Trump's recent felony conviction, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The survey shows some potential vulnerabilities, along with some signs of resilience in his support, as Trump tries...

Retired Army Capt. Sam Brown overcomes crowded GOP Senate primary field, setting up key Nevada race

Jun. 12, 2024 02:44 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Republican Sam Brown overcame a crowded field of primary opponents to win Nevada’s GOP U.S. Senate primary Tuesday, setting up a fierce general election battle against incumbent Democratic Sen. Jacky Rosen that could decide which party controls the U.S. Senate. ...

North Carolina lawmakers approve mask bill that allows health exemption after pushback

Jun. 11, 2024 18:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A new, reworked version of a bill that originally caught flak for removing a pandemic-era health exemption for wearing a mask in public was approved by North Carolina lawmakers on Tuesday. The amended bill still increases punishments for people wearing masks...

Biden and gun control advocates want to flip an issue long dominated by the NRA

Jun. 11, 2024 16:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Groups pushing tighter gun laws have been building political muscle through multiple elections, boosted by the outcry following mass shootings at schools and other public places, in addition to the nation's daily gun violence. Now, gun control advocates and many...

A New York county with one of the nation's largest police forces is deputizing armed residents

Jun. 11, 2024 15:10 PM EDT

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York county with one of the largest police forces in the nation is training dozens of armed residents who could be called up during natural disasters and other major emergencies, sparking worry that the new volunteer unit amounts to an unsanctioned local...

House Democrats step up to try to stop Project 2025 plans for a Trump White House

Jun. 11, 2024 13:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning about the far-right Project 2025 agenda for a Donald Trump White House, a group of House Democrats has launched a task force to start fighting the proposal and stop it from taking hold if the Republican former president returns to power. Democratic Rep....

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jun. 11, 2024 07:16 AM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. June 6, 2024. Editorial: Judge offers Illinois Democrats a lesson on political integrity; they should take it A Sangamon County judge blocked implementation of a law that would have prohibited parties from slating candidates for state...

Pennsylvania schools would get billions more under Democratic plan passed by the state House

Jun. 10, 2024 18:52 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Democratic-sponsored proposal to boost public school funding by billions in the coming years and impose stricter rules on cyber-charter schools passed the Pennsylvania House on Monday in a test of political will as lawmakers haggle over the state budget. ...