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Biden signs stopgap funding bill to keep government running

Dec. 03, 2021 16:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday signed into law the stopgap spending bill that will keep the federal government running through Feb. 18, after congressional leaders defused a partisan standoff over federal vaccine mandates. The White House released a...

Biden, allies increasingly pushing back at GOP's virus barbs

Dec. 03, 2021 05:25 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden looked out over an audience of government scientists and framed his latest plan for fighting COVID-19 as an opportunity to at last put an end to divisiveness over the virus, calling the politicization of the issue a “sad, sad commentary.” ...

Senate passes stopgap funding bill, avoiding shutdown

Dec. 02, 2021 22:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a stopgap spending bill Thursday that avoids a short-term shutdown and funds the federal government through Feb. 18 after leaders defused a partisan standoff over federal vaccine mandates. The measure now goes to President Joe Biden to be signed into law....

Beijing bound: Bobsledder Kaillie Humphries now an American

Dec. 02, 2021 19:06 PM EST

Kaillie Humphries is now, officially, an American. And just like that, the U.S. medal hopes in bobsledding at the Beijing Olympics just got much stronger. The reigning world champion in both monobob and women’s bobsledding was sworn in as a citizen...

GOP risks government shutdown to fight Biden vaccine mandate

Dec. 01, 2021 22:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government could be heading for a temporary shutdown, with Republicans poised to stall a must-pass funding bill in their effort to force a debate in Congress on rolling back the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandates for some workers. ...

Senate Judiciary approves Connors as US attorney for Hawaii

Nov. 04, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved President Joe Biden's nomination of Clare Connors to be the next U.S. attorney for Hawaii. The nomination now goes to the full Senate. Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii spoke briefly...

Senate dodges US debt disaster, voting to extend borrowing

Oct. 07, 2021 22:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate dodged a U.S. debt disaster Thursday night, voting to extend the government’s borrowing authority into December and temporarily avert an unprecedented federal default that experts warned would devastate the economy and harm millions of Americans. ...

Third-party conservative challenges Utah GOP Sen. Mike Lee

Oct. 05, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin launched a campaign Tuesday to challenge Republican Sen. Mike Lee in Utah, a conservative state where McMullin made inroads with voters uncomfortable with then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016. ...

Today in History

Oct. 02, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2021. There are 90 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 2, 1869, political and spiritual leader Mohandas K. Gandhi was born in Porbandar,...

Senate passes proposal for uniform "Made in America" labels

Sep. 16, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Senate has passed a proposal from a Maine senator to create a standard for products that carry a “Made in America” label. Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine and Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah made the proposal, which passed...