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McCarthy was ditched and Santos expelled. The House is making history, but not as the GOP envisioned

Dec. 02, 2023 11:18 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is making history this year in ways that Republicans could hardly have envisioned when the party took control. First, the Republicans voted to oust their speaker, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, in October. On Friday they voted to get rid of one of their own,...

Party of Pakistan's former jailed Prime Minister Imran Khan elects new head

Dec. 02, 2023 05:39 AM EST

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Jailed former Pakistani premier Imran Khan 's party elected Saturday a new head for the first time since it was established, following the recommendation of the imprisoned politician. Khan has been in charge of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, or PTI, since he...

Trump and DeSantis will hold dueling campaign events in Iowa with the caucuses just six weeks away

Dec. 02, 2023 00:36 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Ron DeSantis plans on Saturday to complete his campaign promise to visit each of Iowa’s 99 counties, a timeworn tactic for presidential candidates hoping to make their mark in the leadoff state over months mingling with voters at the state's diners, cookouts and Pizza...

House expels New York Rep. George Santos. It's just the sixth expulsion in the chamber's history

Dec. 01, 2023 22:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted on Friday to expel Republican Rep. George Santos of New York after a blistering ethics report on his conduct heightened lawmakers' concerns about the scandal-plagued freshman. Santos became just the sixth member in the chamber's history to be ousted by...

Biden is heading to Hollywood for a major fundraiser featuring Steven Spielberg and Shonda Rhimes

Dec. 01, 2023 21:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will head to Los Angeles next week for a big-dollar event that will be his first since strikes by writers and actors effectively ground his fundraising to a halt in the heart of the entertainment industry, which has long served as the ATM for the Democratic...

Lawsuits against Trump over Jan. 6 riot can move forward, appeals court rules

Dec. 01, 2023 20:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawsuits against Donald Trump over the U.S. Capitol riot can move forward, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday, rejecting the former president's bid to dismiss the cases accusing him of inciting the violent mob on Jan. 6, 2021. The U.S. Court of Appeals for...

Judge rejects Trump’s claim of immunity in his federal 2020 election prosecution

Dec. 01, 2023 20:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is not immune from prosecution in his election interference case in Washington, a federal judge ruled Friday, knocking down the Republican's bid to derail the case charging him with plotting to overturn the 2020 presidential election. U.S. District...

Judge lets election interference case against Donald Trump move forward, rejecting claims of presidential immunity

Dec. 01, 2023 19:44 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Judge lets election interference case against Donald Trump move forward, rejecting claims of presidential immunity.

Wisconsin Senate Democrats choose Hesselbein as new minority leader

Dec. 01, 2023 18:33 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats in the Wisconsin state Senate have a new leader. The caucus elected Dianne Hesselbein of Middleton on Friday to replace Melissa Agard as minority leader, the caucus' assistant leader, Jeff Smith, said in a news release. The move came...

Venezuela's government and opposition agree on appeal process for candidates banned from running

Dec. 01, 2023 18:11 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Venezuela’s government and a faction of the opposition have agreed on a process through which aspiring presidential candidates who were banned from running for office can attempt to get that decision reversed. The timeline to file an appeal opened Friday. The...