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Senate filibuster test over Asian-American hate crime bill

Apr. 14, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is poised to start debate on legislation confronting the rise of potential hate crimes against Asian Americans, a growing problem during the coronavirus crisis that will also test whether the chamber can push past partisanship on an issue important to many...

Florida GOP senators: Too soon to weigh in on Gaetz's future

Apr. 13, 2021 22:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida's two Republican senators are steering clear of voicing support for Rep. Matt Gaetz, branding sex trafficking accusations against him serious but calling it premature to say what should happen to their fellow Floridian and GOP lawmaker. The...

Bills to defund Idaho GOP attorney general's office are dead

Apr. 13, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two bills that cleared the Idaho House with overwhelming Republican support to significantly defund Republican Attorney General Lawrence Wasden’s office for not being sufficiently partisan have died in the Senate. The powerful Republican chairwoman...

House GOP spending plan includes 2% personal income tax cut

Apr. 13, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans would receive a 2% personal income tax cut and the state would fund schools in a more equitable fashion under the latest version of the state budget introduced Tuesday by House Republicans. The 2% cut would amount to $380 million in reduced...

Biden aims for bipartisanship but applies stealthy pressure

Apr. 13, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has begun publicly courting Republicans to back his sweeping infrastructure plan, but his reach across the aisle is intended just as much to keep Democrats in line as it is a first step in an uphill climb to any bipartisan deal. ...

Pro-Trump banker joins GOP field for US Senate race in Ohio

Apr. 13, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Another pro-Trump Republican entered the race Tuesday for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the GOP’s Sen. Rob Portman. Mike Gibbons, a former Cleveland investment banker, said his campaign would build on the experience and name recognition...

Biden wants infrastructure deal, but GOP doubts persist

Apr. 13, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden wants Congress to know he's sincere about cutting a deal on infrastructure, but Republican lawmakers have deep-seated doubts about the scope of his proposed package, its tax hikes and Biden's premise that this is an inflection point for the U.S. as a...

Biden wants infrastructure deal, but GOP doubts persist

Apr. 12, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden wants Congress to know he's sincere about cutting a deal on infrastructure, but Republican lawmakers have deep-seated doubts about the scope of his proposed package, its tax hikes and Biden's premise that this is an inflection point for the U.S. as a...

Shirley Williams, liberal British politician, dies at 90

Apr. 12, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Shirley Williams, a trailblazing female lawmaker who tried to reshape a British political system dominated by two big parties, has died at 90. Williams' party, the Liberal Democrats, said she “died peacefully in the early hours of Monday.” ...

Biden Republicans? Some in GOP open to president's agenda

Apr. 12, 2021 06:17 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jay Copan doesn't hide his disregard for the modern Republican Party. A solid Republican voter for the past four decades, the 69-year-old quickly regretted casting his 2016 ballot for Donald Trump. When Trump was up for reelection last year, Copan...