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Alford running for Missouri's 4th District seat

Oct. 27, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Kansas City-area news anchor Mark Alford is running as a Republican for Missouri's 4th District congressional seat, he announced Wednesday on KCMO Talk Radio. Alford joins a crowded race to replace Republican U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler, who...

Voting rights advocates sue Texas again over GOP-drawn maps

Oct. 27, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Voting rights advocates are suing Texas again, this time with support from a former U.S. attorney general, over the state's newly redrawn congressional district maps that favor the GOP, claiming the maps dilute the vote of communities of color after growth in America's...

Pelosi upbeat on Biden deal but Manchin pans billionaire tax

Oct. 27, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told colleagues Wednesday that Democrats are in “pretty good shape” on President Joe Biden's sweeping domestic plan, but fresh problems emerged as a pivotal Democrat panned a new billionaires' tax to help pay for the $1.75 trillion package. ...

Maryland congressman deactivates Facebook account

Oct. 27, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland congressman announced Wednesday that he has deactivated his official congressional and campaign Facebook and Instagram accounts until their parent company and Congress make substantial reforms to protect children, health and democratic values. ...

Report: At least 59,000 meat workers caught COVID, 269 died

Oct. 27, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — At least 59,000 meatpacking workers caught COVID-19 and 269 workers died when the virus tore through the industry last year, which is significantly more than previously thought, according to a new U.S. House report released Wednesday. The meatpacking...

McConnell backs ex-football star Walker for Georgia Senate

Oct. 27, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday endorsed Herschel Walker for the Senate in Georgia, lending the clout of the highest-ranking elected GOP official in the country to the candidacy of a former football star whose turbulent personal history could create...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Oct. 27, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer. Oct. 25, 2021. Editorial: New, troubling questions about Madison Cawthorn and Jan. 6 Followers of former President Donald Trump have found one conspiracy theory they don’t like: That some Republican members of Congress may have...

Trump-backed lobbyist, Ohio lawmaker seek open House seat

Oct. 27, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The hottest congressional race in next week's off-year election pits a Donald Trump-backed coal lobbyist against a two-term state lawmaker in central Ohio. Political newcomer Mike Carey, the Republican, is favored to win Tuesday's contest, but...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Oct. 27, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 22 The Toronto Star on Glasgow climate summit and the credibility of governments: As we noted on Friday, the prospects for COP26, the United Nations climate...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Oct. 27, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. October 25, 2021. Editorial: Bipartisan support for Prince Minnesota delegation comes together to push for Congressional Gold Medal. Prince Rogers Nelson stood just over 5 feet tall but left a giant...