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Pelosi and Democratic leaders try to guide their party through Biden uproar

Jul. 12, 2024 18:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nancy Pelosi’s phone lit up the night of President Joe Biden’s debate performance with a question that has yet to be fully resolved: Now what? Calls kept coming the morning after Biden's agonizing face-off against Republican Donald Trump, and anxious lawmakers...

Supreme Court rules ex-presidents have broad immunity, dimming chance of a pre-election Trump trial

Jul. 01, 2024 20:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled for the first time that former presidents have broad immunity from prosecution, extending the delay in the Washington criminal case against Donald Trump on charges he plotted to overturn his 2020 presidential election loss and all but ending...

A signature Biden law aimed to boost renewable energy. It also helped a solar company reap billions

Jun. 26, 2024 07:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As he campaigned for the presidency, Joe Biden promised to spend billions of dollars to “save the world” from climate change. One of the largest players in the solar industry was ready. Executives, officials and major investors in First Solar, the largest...

Democrats wrestle with whether to attend Netanyahu's address to Congress as many plan to boycott

Jun. 23, 2024 09:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The last time Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the U.S. Congress, nearly 60 Democrats skipped his speech nine years ago, calling it a slap in the face to then-President Barack Obama as he negotiated a nuclear deal with Iran. With Netanyahu...

Republicans block bill to outlaw bump stocks for rifles after Supreme Court lifts Trump-era ban

Jun. 18, 2024 17:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans blocked bipartisan legislation Tuesday that would have outlawed bump stocks after the Supreme Court struck down a ban on the rapid-fire gun accessory used in the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. Democrats tried to force a voice vote on...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Jun. 18, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. June 16, 2024. Editorial: This isn’t a drill. The GOP is serious about ending reproductive rights. There are times when careful observers can deduce subtle warning signs of dangerous political movements in progress. There are other times...

Senate Republicans block bill on women’s right to IVF as Democrats make push on reproductive care

Jun. 13, 2024 16:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans blocked legislation that would make it a right nationwide for women to access in vitro fertilization and other fertility treatments after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer forced a vote on the matter Thursday in an effort to drive an election-year contrast...

Apparent Gaza activists hurl paint at homes of Brooklyn Museum leaders, including Jewish director

Jun. 13, 2024 15:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — People purporting to be pro-Palestinian activists hurled red paint at the homes of top leaders at the Brooklyn Museum, including its Jewish director, and also splashed paint across the front of diplomatic buildings for Germany and the Palestinian Authority, prompting a police...

Senate confirms new energy regulators, extending Biden's grip on panel that backs renewable energy

Jun. 13, 2024 12:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's grip on a key federal energy commission will last beyond his first term, giving a boost to the Democrat's push for renewable energy regardless of the election results in November. The Senate ensured that political reality as lawmakers...

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu set to address the US Congress on July 24

Jun. 06, 2024 22:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to address a joint meeting of Congress on July 24, setting the stage for what is expected to be a contentious speech at a crucial moment for the ongoing Israel-Hamas war. Congressional leaders confirmed the...