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Progressive 'Squad' members in Minnesota to protest pipeline

Sep. 05, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — Four congressional Democrats who are part of the progressive “Squad” and want President Joe Biden to stop construction of the Enbridge Line 3 oil pipeline traveled to the shores of the Mississippi River to make their plea. Reps. Ilhan Omar of...

Congresswomen urge Biden to stop pipeline in Minnesota visit

Sep. 03, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar and her progressive congressional allies urged President Joe Biden on Friday to stop construction on Enbridge Energy's Line 3 replacement, even as the project nears completion and the options to stop it dwindle. Omar was...

Census data puts target on rural, Rust Belt House districts

Aug. 14, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

While suburban congressional districts are swelling with new residents, lawmakers in large swaths of rural America and some Rust Belt cities are in need of more people to represent. In rural Illinois, Republican Rep. Mary Miller's district is short 73,000 people. In...

Craig gives 1st political speech, preps gubernatorial run

Jul. 06, 2021 23:24 PM EDT

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — Ex-Detroit police chief James Craig on Tuesday sought to burnish his Republican credentials before a likely run for governor, telling party stalwarts about his evolution from being a “born” Democrat. Craig, who retired last month, said he has...

Congressional leaders urge FCC to perform equity audit

Jun. 29, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

Congressional leaders and a media advocacy group are urging the Federal Communications Commission to examine how policy decisions and programs have disparately harmed Black Americans and other communities of color, according to a letter sent Tuesday to the acting FCC chair. ...