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Biden aims for bipartisanship but applies stealthy pressure

Apr. 13, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has begun publicly courting Republicans to back his sweeping infrastructure plan, but his reach across the aisle is intended just as much to keep Democrats in line as it is a first step in an uphill climb to any bipartisan deal. ...

Dr. Amy Acton roils US Senate race by saying she won't run

Apr. 06, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dr. Amy Acton, the former state health director whose entry into the U.S. Senate race in Ohio had been highly anticipated, said Tuesday she will not run, after all. Acton, a Democrat, would have brought limited political experience to the race but...

Tennessee community organizer to primary Dem Rep. Jim Cooper

Apr. 06, 2021 04:54 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee community organizer Odessa Kelly announced Monday that she will challenge U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper in the 2022 Democratic primary. Kelly is backed by Justice Democrats, a progressive group that helped launch Democratic Rep. Alexandria...

New to DC, Buttigieg looks to build bridges with Biden plan

Apr. 05, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg was a few weeks into his job as transportation secretary, buried in meetings and preparing for the launch of President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion public works plan, when evening arrived along with a time to try something new in Washington. ...

Capitol stormer who wore 'I Was There' shirt to stay in jail

Apr. 01, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

A federal judge refused Thursday to set bail for a Texas man who was wearing a T-shirt that said, “I Was There, Washington D.C., January 6, 2021,” when he was arrested on charges he stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. U.S. Judge Carl Nichols ordered Garret Miller to...

Capitol riot suspect wore 'I Was There' shirt when arrested

Mar. 29, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

Garret Miller didn't speak to the law enforcement officers who arrested him on charges he stormed the U.S. Capitol in January, but the T-shirt he was wearing at his Dallas home that day sent a clear and possibly incriminating message. Miller's shirt had a photograph of...

Rep. Greene agrees not to block critics from Twitter account

Mar. 25, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and a Los Angeles-based political action committee have reached a settlement that bars the Georgia Republican from blocking anyone from her public Twitter account or other social media while she's in office. Greene...

'Very angry': Democrats face tough choices on immigration

Mar. 19, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats who long blistered the Trump administration's hard-line immigration policies are suddenly in a tough political bind. The Biden administration is responding to a wave of children crossing the southern border into the U.S. with some of the...

Huge virus aid bill nears final OK in win for Biden, Dems

Mar. 10, 2021 11:32 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sped toward final approval Wednesday of a landmark $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, as President Joe Biden and Democrats neared a major triumph for the party’s priorities and showcased the unity they’ll need to forge future victories. ...

Cuomo sorry for remarks aide 'misinterpreted' as harassment

Feb. 28, 2021 22:10 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo acknowledged for the first time Sunday that some of his behavior with women "may have been insensitive or too personal,” and said he would cooperate with a sexual harassment investigation led by the state’s attorney general. ...