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Missouri governor pardons gun-waving St. Louis lawyer couple

Aug. 03, 2021 20:25 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced Tuesday that he made good on his promise to pardon a couple who gained notoriety for pointing guns at social justice demonstrators as they marched past the couple's home in a luxury St. Louis enclave last year. ...

Ohio primaries may signal mood of 2022 midterm race

Aug. 03, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A pair of special congressional primaries Tuesday in Ohio could serve as litmus tests for the moods of the Republican and Democratic parties heading into next year's midterm elections. After the stinging defeat of one of his endorsed congressional...

Arkansas governor pushes mask law change, despite resistance

Aug. 03, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson pressed forward Tuesday with efforts to allow schools to mandate face masks as the state’s coronavirus cases continued to spiral, but faced heavy opposition from fellow Republicans over the move. Hutchinson called...

Lawmaker who ID'd rape accuser may lose committee assignment

Aug. 03, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Idaho legislative ethics committee decided Tuesday that a lawmaker who publicized the name of a Statehouse intern who reported that she was raped by another lawmaker should be stripped of one of her committee assignments for acting in an a manner “unbecoming” to...

Greene, Jordan, Meadows to headline Wyoming GOP fundraiser

Aug. 03, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Allies of former President Donald Trump will headline a Republican fundraiser in Wyoming. Republican U.S. House Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene, of Georgia, and Jim Jordan, of Ohio, will be at the event Thursday in Jackson Hole. Former White House...

Biden chides Republican governors who resist vaccine rules

Aug. 03, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday called on resistant Republican governors to “get out of the way” of vaccine rules aimed at containing the more transmissible and dangerous COVID-19 variant. He backed city and private mandates requiring people to be vaccinated to go about...

Jack Ballard announces run for Montana's US House seat

Aug. 03, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Democrat Jack Ballard announced Tuesday a run for the U.S. House, in the hopes of unseating Republican Rep. Matt Rosendale. Ballard, 58, is a writer who resides in Red Lodge and covers hunting, fishing, wildlife and conservation. ...

GOP senator hopes to issue election subpoenas within 2 weeks

Aug. 03, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Republican state senator who wants to have the committee he leads force three counties to turn over election machines, ballots and related material said Tuesday he thinks subpoenas will be issued in the next two weeks. Sen. Doug Mastriano of...

Dems ask McCarthy to recant Pelosi taunt as tensions rise

Aug. 02, 2021 21:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several House Democrats have called on House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to apologize to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi or resign after audio surfaced of him saying at a weekend fundraiser that it would be “hard not to hit her” with a gavel if he’s sworn in as...

Newsom can't tie recall to GOP in voter guide, lawsuit says

Aug. 02, 2021 20:49 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Top supporters of the recall against California Gov. Gavin Newsom want to block him from branding the contest as a Republican effort in the official election guide that will be sent to voters ahead of the Sept. 14 contest. His contention that...