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Jeffries wins historic bid to lead House Dems after Pelosi

Nov. 30, 2022 15:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats ushered in a new generation of leaders on Wednesday with Rep. Hakeem Jeffries elected to be the first Black American to head a major political party in Congress at a pivotal time as long-serving Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her team step aside next year. ...

Biden tells GOP his hopes, gets stiff response from McCarthy

Nov. 30, 2022 14:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Tuesday he hopes both parties' lawmakers can work together to keep the government open, boost spending for Ukraine and avert a crippling rail strike. But the Republicans' pick to be the next House speaker shrugged off the sunny talk, serving notice that...

Landmark same-sex marriage bill wins Senate passage

Nov. 30, 2022 09:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed bipartisan legislation Tuesday to protect same-sex marriages, an extraordinary sign of shifting national politics on the issue and a measure of relief for the hundreds of thousands of same-sex couples who have married since the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision...

At Mich. chip plant, Biden says unions 'built middle class'

Nov. 29, 2022 16:33 PM EST

BAY CITY, Michigan (AP) — President Joe Biden reminded Americans he is a “pro-union” president Tuesday as he toured a technology plant to highlight a $300 million expansion, just a day after he sided with business leaders in asking Congress to pass legislation to stave off a crippling rail...

Senate set to vote on bill protecting same-sex marriages

Nov. 28, 2022 22:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is set to vote Tuesday on legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriages, putting Congress one step closer to passing the landmark bill and ensuring that such unions are enshrined in federal law. Senate Democrats are moving quickly, while...

Today in History: November 23, the UN seats China

Nov. 23, 2022 00:03 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 23, the 327th day of 2022. There are 38 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 23, 1971, the People’s Republic of China was seated in the U.N. Security Council. On...

Georgia runoff: Why one Senate seat is crucial for Democrats

Nov. 22, 2022 00:07 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have secured their majority in the Senate for the next two years. But holding on to Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock’s seat in Georgia’s runoff next month could be crucial to their success. If Warnock wins the runoff against Republican Herschel...

Jeffries makes historic bid to lead House Dems after Pelosi

Nov. 19, 2022 09:59 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she would step aside, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York launched a history-making bid Friday to become the first Black person to helm a major political party in Congress as leader of the House Democrats. In a letter to...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Nov. 18, 2022 13:17 PM EST

Hearst Connecticut Media. November 17, 2022. Editorial: Lamont’s new team to face big challenges Though many explanations were put forward, there’s no way to know exactly why Ned Lamont won a second term as governor on Nov. 8. Certainly there was his handling of...

Pelosi to step down from House leadership, stay in Congress

Nov. 17, 2022 21:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she will not seek a leadership position in the new Congress, ending a historic run as the first woman with the gavel and making way for a new generation to steer the party after Democrats lost control of the House to Republicans in...