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Candidates clash in New Mexico congressional election debate

May. 04, 2021 22:59 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Major-party candidates for an open congressional seat in New Mexico clashed over solutions to violent crime, police accountability, the southern border wall and the pandemic's economic challenges as early absentee voting ballot began. Four...

Gun debate featured road-rage incident, brandished pistol

May. 01, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — An aide for Republican gubernatorial candidate Amanda Chase brandished a gun in a road-rage incident while the candidate participated in a virtual gun-rights debate in the back of her campaign van. In the midst of a candidate forum with the Virginia...

Paul Ryan: Trump debate will fade as new candidates emerge

Apr. 30, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Since the chaotic end of Donald Trump’s presidency, the debate about the future of the Republican Party frequently comes down to a simple marker: Do you support Trump and his America First agenda, or not? Former U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan thinks...

New vote-by-mail rules move closer to Florida gov's desk

Apr. 26, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s statehouse swirled with the ghosts of the 2000 presidential election amid charges of voter suppression, as the state Senate approved a nationally watched election package Republicans tout as a move to preserve the integrity of elections but that...

Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidates have first debate

Apr. 25, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

Four out of the seven Republicans running for governor in Virginia met Sunday in their first debate, covering topics ranging from education to law enforcement to the economy, with each promising to turn back liberal Democratic policies and end a GOP losing streak. The...

Spanish politics take nasty turn with mailed death threats

Apr. 23, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Most political parties in Spain put aside their differences Friday to condemn a series of death threats mailed to the country's interior minister, the director of the Civil Guard police force and the leader of a far-left political party. But the issue...

Alabama Senate delays vote on curbside voting ban

Apr. 22, 2021 23:27 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers on Thursday delayed a vote on a proposal to ban curbside voting as the state became the latest to debate new restrictions on voting. The debate in the state that was home to key events in the voting rights movement reflected...

Florida Senate moves closer to approving elections bill

Apr. 22, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Senate marched toward approval of a nationally watched elections bill Thursday after hours of debate over the mundane, but high stakes, process of casting a ballot — including who can collect vote-by-mail ballots, when those ballots can be put in drop...

In death, long after loss, Mondale's liberal legacy stands

Apr. 20, 2021 06:06 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In the last days of his life, former Vice President Walter Mondale received a steady stream of phone calls of appreciation. Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris all called to say goodbye and thank you. ...

Long after the loss, Mondale's liberal legacy still relevant

Apr. 19, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In the last days of his life, former Vice President Walter Mondale received a steady stream of phone calls of appreciation. Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris all called to say goodbye and thank you. ...