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Amanda West, 38, a stay at home mother, poses for a photograph following an interview with the Associated Press, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Iowa Democrats treat Warren-Sanders dust-up as 'Who cares?'

Jan. 17, 2020 8:42 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Ann Stromquist watched this week’s Democratic presidential debate like the research scientist she is. She studied the candidates' answers carefully, looking for something to help her make a final decision between supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders or Sen. Elizabeth Warren when...

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown speaks to journalists on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, during an Associated Press forum before the start of the 2020 legislative session. Brown and the speaker of the House of Representatives, both Democrats, say passing legislation aimed at stemming global warming is their priority when lawmakers return to the Capitol next month. But the leader of the minority Republicans in the House said she opposes such moves, saying it only guarantees that prices for individual Oregonians will go up. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)

Democrats: Oregon climate bill is priority. GOP resists

Jan. 17, 2020 7:39 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and the speaker of the House of Representatives, both Democrats, said Friday that passing legislation aimed at stemming global warming is their priority when lawmakers return to the Capitol next month. But Rep. Christine Drazan, the leader of the minority...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.,, center, speaks as fellow candidates businessman Tom Steyer, from left, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. listen, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Democrats announce new criteria to qualify for Feb. 7 debate

Jan. 17, 2020 5:52 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Democratic National Committee on Friday announced its criteria for the first debate to be held after voting begins in the 2020 presidential campaign, including a new pathway to the stage based off delegate pledges. As they have before, qualifiers will need to meet polling and...

Fans of conservative speaker find new venue for appearance

Jan. 17, 2020 5:50 PM EST

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Maine supporters of Michelle Malkin said Friday they had located a new venue for the conservative speaker's appearance after three sites canceled. Malkin is an author, blogger and former FOX News contributor who has rallied against foes she calls “Beltway crapweasels,”...

NC Republicans write backing Virginia gun "sanctuary" effort

Jan. 17, 2020 4:52 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dozens of North Carolina Republican state legislators are expressing solidarity with local governments in Virginia that have spoken out formally in recent months for gun rights. About 50 members of the state House Republican Caucus -- including Speaker Tim Moore — signed a...

GOP State. Rep. Susan Beckman joining Trump administration

Jan. 17, 2020 2:55 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado state Rep. Susan Beckman, a suburban Denver Republican, is resigning to take a position with the Donald Trump administration. Beckman, of Littleton, announced her resignation on Friday. She did not immediately disclose her new position. An administration announcement was pending. A...

In this Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 poto, a billboard advertising medical marijuana is pictured along the Broadway Extension near Wilshire in Oklahoma City, Okla. (Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP)

Oklahoma's GOP lawmakers want more medical pot regulations

Jan. 17, 2020 2:36 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Some GOP lawmakers are taking steps to ban billboards that advertise medical marijuana, further limit where dispensaries can be located and make Oklahoma's medical pot program more transparent. Those lawmakers filed bills ahead of the Feb. 3 start of the legislative session, The...

Zimbabwe police raid opposition party offices, seek machetes

Jan. 17, 2020 1:35 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe police on Friday raided the offices of the country’s main opposition party, and a spokesman says the officers were looking for machetes. Police officers blocked roads leading to the Movement for Democratic Change party in the capital, Harare and, armed with a search...

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2016 file photo, Mayor Ken Ritter, right, and State Sen. Page Cortez talk together at Youngsville City Hall, in La. Cortez, the Louisiana Senate's new Republican president will continue a tradition for bipartisan leadership across the majority-GOP chamber's subject-matter committees, but Republicans will take charge of the key financial and redistricting panels. Cortez, a Lafayette Republican unanimously elected to the top job, released the membership breakdown of the Senate's 17 standing committees Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (Scott Clause/The Daily Advertiser via AP, File)

GOP leaders tapped for Louisiana Senate's budget, tax panels

Jan. 17, 2020 1:27 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Senate's new Republican president will continue a tradition for bipartisan leadership across the majority-GOP chamber's subject-matter committees, but Republicans will take charge of the key financial and redistricting panels. Senate President Page Cortez, a Lafayette...

House Republicans to offer public assistance reform bill

Jan. 17, 2020 12:51 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican leaders in the Kentucky House are preparing to unveil legislation aimed at increasing the state's workforce by offering transitional support to ease people off public assistance. The measure is expected to be introduced next week and will be House Bill 1, House Speaker...