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Biden rallies workers in Wisconsin after big speech

Feb. 08, 2023 15:29 PM EST

DeFOREST, Wis. (AP) — Fresh from his State of the Union address, President Joe Biden rallied supporters in Wisconsin on Wednesday, preparing for an expected reelection announcement this spring and trying to shore up the backing of working-class voters who have edged away from Democrats in recent...

'Invasion' language continues after El Paso Walmart shooting

Feb. 08, 2023 12:37 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — From inside a Texas Walmart in 2019 during one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history, Adria Gonzalez heard the gunman shout epithets against Mexicans as she helped panicked shoppers toward the store exits. She won't be there Wednesday when Patrick...

Nevada governor orders collection of all K-12 school audits

Feb. 07, 2023 23:23 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo has ordered all Nevada public schools to collect and report third-party audits to his office, a move in line with calls during his campaign to evaluate K-12 resources statewide. Lombardo's office will consolidate audits already...

Democrats win control of Pennsylvania House, end GOP rule

Feb. 07, 2023 22:56 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrats won control of the Pennsylvania House in special elections Tuesday, wresting partial power from Republicans for the first time in a dozen years in the competitive swing state. Democrats won all three vacant Pittsburgh-area House seats to claim a...

Virginia Senate Democrats reject 3 Youngkin appointees

Feb. 07, 2023 22:06 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Senate Democrats voted Tuesday to reject several appointees of GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin, including the state health commissioner. The chamber approved resolutions containing dozens of Youngkin appointees after the names of those to whom they objected...

Transcript: Biden's second State of the Union address

Feb. 07, 2023 21:53 PM EST

Transcript of President Joe Biden's second State of the Union address, as prepared for delivery and as provided by the White House: Mr. Speaker. Madam Vice President. Our First Lady and Second Gentleman. Members of Congress and the Cabinet. Leaders of our military. Mr. Chief Justice,...

What to Watch: New political vibes this State of the Union

Feb. 07, 2023 14:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Look for new faces and fresh political dynamics as President Joe Biden delivers this year's State of the Union address, coupled with attention to some old problems brought back into painful focus by recent events. The president on Tuesday night will stand before a...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Feb. 07, 2023 07:12 AM EST

Champaign News-Gazette. February 3, 2023. Editorial: Invest in Kids program a good way to help those in need Helping poor kids get a good education has near-universal appeal. There’s not much on which Springfield Democrats and Republican agree. ...

Biden 2024? Most Democrats say no thank you: AP-NORC poll

Feb. 06, 2023 15:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Democrats now think one term is plenty for President Joe Biden, despite his insistence that he plans to seek reelection in 2024. That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that shows just 37% of...

Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard writing book on leaving Democrats

Feb. 06, 2023 15:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tulsi Gabbard, the former Democratic representative from Hawaii who clashed often with her party and eventually left it, has a memoir coming out Oct. 10. Gabbard's memoir, currently untitled, is the first of a two-book deal with Regnery Publishing, the longtime...