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Senate confirms new energy regulators, extending Biden's grip on panel that backs renewable energy

Jun. 13, 2024 00:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's grip on a key federal energy commission will last beyond his first term, giving a boost to the Democrat's push for renewable energy regardless of the election results in November. The Senate moved to ensure that political reality as lawmakers...

Trump is returning to Capitol Hill to meet with Republican lawmakers, a first since Jan. 6 attack

Jun. 13, 2024 00:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is making a triumphant return to Capitol Hill to meet with House and Senate Republicans, his first since sending the mob to “fight like hell” ahead of the Jan.6, 2021 attack, as GOP lawmakers find themselves newly energized and reinvigorated by his bid to retake...

Haiti’s transitional council appoints new Cabinet tasked with leading a country under siege by gangs

Jun. 13, 2024 00:31 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s transitional council appointed a new Cabinet on Tuesday, marking the final step in rebuilding the government that will lead a country under siege by gangs. Government spokeswoman Kettia Marcellus confirmed the existence of the new Cabinet and...

John Lee wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Nevada's 4th Congressional District

Jun. 13, 2024 00:16 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Lee wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Nevada's 4th Congressional District.

Today in History: June 13, Johnson nominates Marshall to become first Black Supreme Court justice

Jun. 13, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 13, the 165th day of 2024. There are 201 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 13, 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first...

Runner-up criticizes Nevada GOP Senate nominee Sam Brown while other former rivals back him

Jun. 12, 2024 22:09 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The bitter primary that saw nearly a dozen Republican Senate candidates swipe at retired Army Capt. Sam Brown is fading out of view for some, who say their quest to take down incumbent Democrat Sen. Jacky Rosen trumps any intra-party grievances from the past 11 months. ...

New Jersey's top federal prosecutor testifies for government in Sen. Bob Menendez prosecution

Jun. 12, 2024 19:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New Jersey’s top federal prosecutor testified Wednesday at Sen. Bob Menendez 's bribery trial that the Democrat sought to discuss the prosecution of a New Jersey real estate developer with him before recommending him to the post after Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential...

North Dakota voters just approved an age limit for congressional candidates. What's next?

Jun. 12, 2024 17:05 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — People in their late 70s or older can no longer run for Congress in North Dakota under a ballot measure overwhelmingly approved by voters Tuesday, and legal scholars said the law could remain on the books indefinitely because no elderly candidate might challenge the...

Incumbent fends off far-right challenge in local Nevada race with potential elections implications

Jun. 12, 2024 16:19 PM EDT

A Republican incumbent on a commission that has a hand in overseeing elections in Nevada's major swing county has fended off a far-right challenge and secured her party's nomination in a race that could have had implications for national elections. Heading into Nevada's primary on...

Mal Hyman wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in South Carolina's 7th Congressional District

Jun. 12, 2024 14:02 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mal Hyman wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in South Carolina's 7th Congressional District.