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Violence plagued all levels of American politics long before the attempt on Trump's life

Jul. 16, 2024 21:37 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Long before a would-be assassin wounded former President Donald Trump, the fuse of political violence had been burning across America. Members of Congress have been shot. One lawmaker's staffers in Virginia were attacked with a baseball bat. In Louisville, a...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 12, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. ___ Michigan bill does not prohibit...

Actor George Clooney, a high-profile Biden supporter and fundraiser, asks president to leave race

Jul. 10, 2024 16:12 PM EDT

Movie star and lifelong Democrat George Clooney added his voice to calls for Joe Biden to leave the presidential race on Wednesday, just weeks after headlining a fundraiser that brought in a record single-night haul for the president's reelection campaign. Clooney said in a New York...

Biden says he won't step aside. But if he does, here's why Harris is the favorite to replace him

Jul. 09, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden insists that only "the Lord Almighty” can convince him to quit the presidential race. But should he change his mind, Vice President Kamala Harris is by far the best positioned to replace him. Harris would have a head start over several of the...

Gavin Newsom works to bolster Biden in a swing-state tour that could boost both their ambitions

Jul. 08, 2024 22:02 PM EDT

HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) — For years, Gavin Newsom stayed far away from New Hampshire by design. The ambitious California governor understood that any visit to a bastion of presidential politics would fuel speculation that he might be eyeing President Joe Biden's job. But on Monday,...

Gov. Whitmer shuts down 2024 presidential talk but doesn’t hide her ambitions in timely book launch

Jul. 08, 2024 13:12 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is releasing a new memoir at a particularly fraught moment, both for herself and for the Democratic Party. Set for release Tuesday amid the frenzy over President Joe Biden’s recent debate performance, “True Gretch” won’t...

Pressure is building on Biden to step aside. But many Democrats feel powerless to replace him

Jul. 02, 2024 18:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders describes President Joe Biden's recent debate performance as “painful.” In an interview, he says he's not confident that Biden can win this fall. But the progressive senator from Vermont does not want Biden to step aside. ...

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer insists Biden can win her state and says she's behind him 100%

Jul. 01, 2024 16:46 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday insisted that President Joe Biden can still win her state, a key battleground in the 2024 election, even as many national Democrats question whether Biden should move forward after his shaky debate performance. ...

Environmentalists appeal Michigan regulators' approval of pipeline tunnel project

Jun. 28, 2024 16:55 PM EDT

Environmentalists are challenging Michigan regulators' decision to approve encasing part of an aging Enbridge Energy oil pipeline that runs beneath a channel connecting two Great Lakes, arguing that they failed to properly consider alternatives that would minimize climate impacts. ...

Michigan lawmakers pass budget overnight after disagreements in funding for schools

Jun. 27, 2024 14:19 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Lawmakers passed Michigan’s next state budget Thursday after a 19-hour session marked by disagreements among Democrats and school groups, who warned that the original proposal for education spending would lead to layoffs. The votes to pass the $83 billion...