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Trump to host rally on Biden's home turf in northeast Pennsylvania, the last before his trial begins

Apr. 13, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump plans to hold a rally Saturday in northeast Pennsylvania, venturing into an area President Joe Biden considers his home turf in what will be the Republican's last rally before his criminal hush money trial begins Monday. The presumptive GOP nominee...

How a Black conservative activist arranged Donald Trump's stop at an Atlanta Chick-fil-A

Apr. 12, 2024 20:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The scenes of Donald Trump being warmly greeted on Wednesday by a Black audience at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Atlanta electrified conservative political media at a moment when Republicans hope to make inroads with Democrats’ most committed voting bloc. Those...

Trump gives support to embattled Speaker Mike Johnson at pivotal Mar-a-Lago meet

Apr. 12, 2024 19:48 PM EDT

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Donald Trump offered a political lifeline Friday to House Speaker Mike Johnson, saying the beleaguered GOP leader is doing a “very good job,” and tamping down the far-right forces led by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene trying to oust him from office. Trump...

Noncitizen voting isn't an issue in federal elections, regardless of conspiracy theories. Here's why

Apr. 12, 2024 19:42 PM EDT

Former President Donald Trump turned to one of his favorite themes on Friday — the specter of immigrants improperly voting in federal elections. House Speaker Mike Johnson came to the former president's Florida compound to announce that he would introduce a bill to stop those who are not citizens...

Kansas governor vetoes ban on gender-affirming care for minors and 2 anti-abortion bills

Apr. 12, 2024 19:40 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' governor on Friday vetoed a proposed ban on gender-affirming care for minors, a measure to require more reporting from abortion providers and what she called a “vague” bill making it a crime to coerce someone into having an abortion. Democratic Gov....

A near-total ban on abortion has supercharged the political dynamics of Arizona, a key swing state

Apr. 12, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona was already expected to be one of the most closely contested states in November's U.S. presidential election. But a ruling this week instituting a near-total abortion ban supercharged the state's role, transforming it into perhaps the nation's most critical battleground. ...

Kentucky GOP lawmakers remove Democratic governor's role in filling US Senate vacancies

Apr. 12, 2024 19:18 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Kentucky on Friday removed the Democratic governor from any role filling future U.S. Senate vacancies — a move supporters said was unrelated to recent scrutiny about the health of the state's senior senator, Republican leader Mitch McConnell. ...

Biden tells racial justice meeting, 'We've kept our promises,' as he looks to energize Black voters

Apr. 12, 2024 17:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden virtually addressed the Rev. Al Sharpton’s racial justice conference on Friday, telling a sympathetic crowd “we’ve kept our promises” as he ramps up efforts to energize Black voters who will be vital to his reelection bid this fall. ...

Arizona just revived an 1864 law criminalizing abortion. Here's what's happening in other states

Apr. 12, 2024 14:59 PM EDT

Developments this week in Arizona underscored something that was already apparent about the 2024 elections in the United States: Abortion is going to loom large as an issue in state and federal elections — including the presidential race — and directly in the form of referendums in some states....

Alabama lawmakers advance bill to define sex based on reproductive systems, not identity

Apr. 11, 2024 19:23 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers on Thursday advanced legislation that would define who is considered a man or a woman under state law, saying it must be based on reproductive systems and not gender identity. Republicans in more than a dozen states have proposed bills this...