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In shift, GOP ramps up vaccine push as resistance hardens

Jul. 23, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican politicians are under increasing pressure to speak out to persuade COVID-19 vaccine skeptics to roll up their sleeves and take the shots as a new, more contagious variant sends caseloads soaring. But after months of ignoring — and, in some cases, stoking —...

Trump's sway tested in race for open mid-Ohio US House seat

Jul. 23, 2021 07:45 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The crowded Republican primary for an open U.S. House seat in central Ohio is testing the ongoing political sway of former President Donald Trump as his choice in the race, a longtime coal lobbyist, is competing against candidates backed by other conservative leaders,...

GOP's vaccine push comes with strong words, few actions

Jul. 22, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican politicians are under increasing pressure to speak out to persuade COVID-19 vaccine skeptics to roll up their sleeves and take the shots as a new, more contagious variant sends caseloads soaring. But after months of ignoring — and, in some cases, stoking —...

Joining Trump at border, GOP congressman eyes path to power

Jun. 30, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At the invitation of Donald Trump, Indiana Rep. Jim Banks recently led a small group of House Republicans to the former president’s New Jersey golf club, where they dined on beef tenderloin, posed for photos and briefed him on strategy for the 2022 midterm elections. ...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jun. 09, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

Albany Times Union. June 4, 2021. Editorial: An institutional problem THE ISSUE: COVID-19 vaccination rates remain low among staff in the state’s prisons and institutions for people with disabilities. THE...

Elise Stefanik, No. 3 House GOP member, announces pregnancy

Jun. 06, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

SARATOGA, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, whose loyalty to former president Donald Trump won her a leadership post in the House Republican caucus, announced on Twitter that she is expecting her first child. The fourth-term Congress member from upstate New York...

GOP aims to revive Fauci attacks after email trove released

Jun. 05, 2021 21:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci has been a political lightning rod since the early days of the pandemic, lionized by the left and villainized by the right. But with the release of a trove of Fauci's emails this past week, Republicans' political attacks on the...

GOP leaders condemn Greene over Holocaust comments

May. 25, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders forcefully condemned GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Tuesday, calling her comments comparing COVID-19 safety measures like mask-wearing to the treatment of Jews in Nazi Germany “appalling.” “Marjorie is wrong, and her...

Editorial Roundup: New York

May. 19, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

Newsday. May 17, 2021. Editorial: Vaccines in, masks out It’s time for everyone to see you smile again. For the fully vaccinated, this is a moment to celebrate. If you’ve had your shots, and you’re comfortable doing so,...

AP FACT CHECK: Hyperbole from Biden, GOP on state of economy

May. 19, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and House Republicans alike are revising history when asserting that the new administration set records in U.S. job creation — either the best ever or among the worst, depending on the vantage point. The truth is in between. While...