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GOP review finds no proof Arizona election stolen from Trump

Sep. 24, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican-backed review of the 2020 presidential election in Arizona’s largest county ended Friday without producing proof to support former President Donald Trump’s false claims of a stolen election. After six months of searching for evidence of...

Nebraska advances new congressional map that could help GOP

Sep. 24, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers advanced new congressional boundaries Friday that could make it harder for Democratic presidential hopefuls to pick up one of the state's five Electoral College votes, as they've done twice since 2008. Nearly all Republicans in the...

Oklahoma governor calls special session for redistricting

Sep. 24, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Friday called a special session of the Legislature to address redistricting of the state's federal and state legislative districts. Stitt said the session will begin Nov. 15 to draw new district maps for for all 101...

Biden: Budget talks hit 'stalemate,' $3.5T may take a while

Sep. 24, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Friday that talks over his $3.5 trillion rebuilding plan have hit a “stalemate" in Congress as he made the case for his expansive effort to recast the nation's tax and spending programs and make what he sees as sweeping, overdue investments. ...

House votes to protect abortion rights amid state challenges

Sep. 24, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed legislation Friday that would guarantee a woman’s right to an abortion, an effort by Democrats to circumvent a new Texas law that has placed that access under threat. The bill's 218-211 approval is mostly symbolic, as Republican...

Tense days in Legislature ahead of OR redistricting deadline

Sep. 24, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

In the final days leading up to Oregon's redistricting deadline, state House Democrats remain adamant about their proposed new political maps and think they have cleared a path to pass them while Republicans are contemplating a walkout to block those plans. With the...

The closer: Biden in familiar role, to unite party on $3.5T

Sep. 24, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The time has come for President Joe Biden to close the deal — bring progressive and centrist Democratic coalitions together in Congress — if he has any hope of delivering on his domestic policy ambitions. As the House and Senate chase endless...

Kemp: Session to redraw Georgia districts to start on Nov. 3

Sep. 23, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp is calling Georgia lawmakers back to the Capitol on Nov. 3 to redraw congressional and legislative districts, he announced Thursday. Legislators are already busy drawing new lines, with majority Republicans looking to increase the number...

Democrats see tax 'framework' to pay for huge $3.5T package

Sep. 23, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and congressional Democrats have agreed to a framework of options to pay for their huge, emerging social and environment bill, top Democrats said Thursday. Now they face the daunting task of narrowing the menu to tax possibilities they can pass to fund...

Republicans push redistricting plan through Indiana House

Sep. 23, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republicans forced their redistricting plan for congressional and legislative seats through the Indiana House on Thursday, casting aside objections that the new maps lock in an excessive partisan advantage for the GOP for another decade. House...