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Raw Senate debate in fight to end voting bill filibuster

Jan. 19, 2022 13:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators faced off in emotional, raw debate Wednesday on voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital for protecting democracy but that's almost certain to be defeated without a filibuster rules change. It's a stunning setback for...

Big voting bill faces defeat as 2 Dems won't stop filibuster

Jan. 19, 2022 08:49 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital for protecting democracy appeared headed for defeat as the Senate churned into debate Tuesday, a devastating setback enabled by President Joe Biden’s own party as two holdout senators refuse to support...

Bronx fire victims' funeral draws huge outpouring of grief

Jan. 16, 2022 17:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The caskets were brought one by one — all 15 of them — on a frigid winter day, as hundreds of mourners filled a Bronx mosque Sunday to bid farewell to those who died exactly a week ago trying to escape their smoke-filled apartment building. Many hundreds more...

Bidens pack carrots, apples into boxes during food bank stop

Jan. 16, 2022 16:06 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden packed carrots and apples into food boxes for the hungry and chatted with volunteers Sunday at a food bank as part of a day of service for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The couple traveled about a half-hour from...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jan. 14, 2022 11:28 AM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Experts say Viagra isn’t a known...

In Washington, a day of snapshots of divisions and futility

Jan. 14, 2022 01:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — There was a closed-door huddle by an embattled President Joe Biden with his own party's senators, apparently for naught. An eyebrow-raising speech on the Senate floor by a recalcitrant Democrat. And a defiant news conference by the top House Republican. Each...

Biden all but concedes defeat on voting, election bills

Jan. 14, 2022 01:26 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — All but conceding defeat, President Joe Biden said Thursday he’s now unsure the Democrats' major elections and voting rights legislation can pass Congress this year. He spoke at the Capitol after a key fellow Democrat, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, dramatically announced her...

Biden all but concedes defeat on voting, election bills

Jan. 13, 2022 22:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — All but conceding defeat, President Joe Biden said Thursday he’s now unsure the Democrats' major elections and voting rights legislation can pass Congress this year. He spoke at the Capitol after a key fellow Democrat, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, dramatically announced her...

Dems switch strategy on voting bill as Biden pushes action

Jan. 12, 2022 22:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are trying to force a public showdown over their sweeping elections legislation, aiming to launch debate on a key party priority even though there’s no assurance the bill will come to a vote. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer outlined the plan in a...

Biden pays silent tribute as Reid lies in state at Capitol

Jan. 12, 2022 20:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The late Sen. Harry Reid was remembered Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol as a “legendary leader,” a hardscrabble Democrat who rose from poverty in a dusty Nevada mining town to deliver landmark legislation from the Senate's most powerful position. President Joe...