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$1T infrastructure bill gets first action as senators dig in

Aug. 03, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sought to speed up consideration of a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, promising that Democrats would work with Republicans to put together amendments for consideration this week. GOP senators cautioned that they...

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...

$1T infrastructure bill gets first action as senators dig in

Aug. 02, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sought to speed up consideration of a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package Monday, promising that Democrats would work with Republicans to put together amendments for consideration this week. GOP senators cautioned that...

Police officers become candidates as policing debate rages

Aug. 02, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In his first campaign ad as a Republican candidate for Nevada governor, Joe Lombardo picks up a badge, a gun and a tactical vest that says “police” while a 911 call plays in the background. A voiceover says the Las Vegas-area sheriff kept his city...

What election? California Democrats worry over recall apathy

Aug. 02, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has a simple way to beat back the recall election that could force him out of his job: Get Democrats to vote. But it may not be as easy as it sounds. Democratic registration almost doubles that of Republicans in...

Trump's kingmaker status faces test in Ohio special election

Aug. 02, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — As soon as it became clear last week that a Texas congressional candidate backed by Donald Trump would be defeated in a special election, the former president's allies quickly shifted their attention to Ohio to ward off another embarrassing loss. ...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Aug. 02, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

Youngstown Vindicator. Aug. 1, 2021. Editorial: Prosecution of individuals is biggest warning A “stern warning” to other corporations and corporate executives is one of the things an FBI official said the federal agency hoped to achieve with the...

Biden's judges: More diverse and more of them

Aug. 02, 2021 07:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With no Supreme Court opening to slow them, President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats are putting judges on federal trial and appellate courts at a much faster clip than any of Biden’s recent predecessors, including former President Donald Trump. ...

Texas audit proposed by GOP would miss minor but real errors

Aug. 02, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A group of Texas Republicans wants to audit the 2020 election results in just the large, mostly Democratic counties across the state. If they get their way, they'll miss many of the real — but minor — errors in the state's vote count. That's...