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How Schumer's messy style delivers for Dems: 'I persist'

Aug. 08, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shoes off, an almost-empty container of leftovers, an unfinished glass of wine -- this was the exhausted portrait of one of the most powerful Democrats in Washington after Senate passage of President Joe Biden's sweeping health, climate and economic package. New...

Biden surveys flood damage in Kentucky, pledges more US help

Aug. 08, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

LOST CREEK, Ky. (AP) — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden on Monday witnessed the damage from deadly and devastating storms that have resulted in the worst flooding in Kentucky's history, as they visited the state to meet with families and first responders. At least 37...

Kentucky candidates struggle when describing 2020 election

Aug. 07, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Republicans came to the state’s premier political event this weekend intent on winning elections in November and beyond, but some candidates aspiring to become governor had a hard time coming to terms with Donald Trump's defeat in 2020. They gave...

Senate Democrats pass budget package, a victory for Biden

Aug. 07, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats pushed their election-year economic package to Senate passage Sunday, a hard-fought compromise less ambitious than President Joe Biden’s original domestic vision but one that still meets deep-rooted party goals of slowing global warming, moderating pharmaceutical...

Paul's wife says senator wants to subpoena Fauci records

Aug. 06, 2022 21:03 PM EDT

FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul wants to subpoena the records of the country’s top infectious disease expert, the senator's wife said while standing in for him at Kentucky's premier political event Saturday. Paul, a Republican, has repeatedly clashed with Dr. Anthony...

In wake of floods, typical barbs at Kentucky political event

Aug. 06, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — While Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear was consoling families displaced by historic flooding in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, Republicans at the state’s premier political event on the other side of the state were campaigning to oust him from office in 2023. ...

Sinema gives her nod, and influence, to Democrats' big bill

Aug. 05, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Joe Manchin sealed the deal reviving President Joe Biden’s big economic, health care and climate bill. But it was another Democratic senator, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, who intently, quietly and deliberately shaped the final product. Democrats pushed ahead...

Tougher IRS enforcement central to Dem economic package

Aug. 05, 2022 00:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a decade of mostly losing out, the Internal Revenue Service may finally get the cash infusion it's long wanted in the economic package that Democrats are working furiously to push through Congress before their August break. Under a deal worked out...

Biden, Republicans spar over impact of Dems' economic plan

Aug. 04, 2022 23:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats call it the “Inflation Reduction Act.” Republicans say it's a “tax and spending spree.” And everyone has a study they say proves it. Recent bipartisan action in Congress on matters ranging from producing computer chips to expanding NATO isn’t...

Police change account of crash killing Indiana Rep. Walorski

Aug. 04, 2022 14:49 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Police have changed their description of the crash that killed Indiana Republican U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, saying Thursday that it was the SUV in which she was a passenger that crossed a state highway’s centerline and caused the head-on collision. Walorski...