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Supreme Court weighs 'most important case' on democracy

Dec. 04, 2022 10:37 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is about to confront a new elections case, a Republican-led challenge asking the justices for a novel ruling that could significantly increase the power of state lawmakers over elections for Congress and the presidency. The court is set to hear...

In Georgia, how sports explain a political battleground

Dec. 04, 2022 09:37 AM EST

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) — The reception area of a metro Atlanta office suite is a veritable museum of Herschel Walker’s football success for the University of Georgia Bulldogs and the NFL. The office is part of the Atlanta Braves' real estate development in the Major League Baseball franchise's new...

Longtime Arizona GOP Rep. Jim Kolbe dies at 80

Dec. 03, 2022 19:02 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Jim Kolbe, a Republican congressman who represented a heavily Democratic region of Arizona for more than two decades and was a proponent of gay rights, has died. He was 80. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said in a statement that Kolbe died Saturday. Ducey ordered flags...

Former Congressman Pearce reelected as NM GOP chairman

Dec. 03, 2022 17:29 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce was elected Saturday to a third consecutive term as chairman of the Republican Party of New Mexico after the GOP failed to make significant gains in the midterm election. Pearce won the election for the leadership post...

Rail workers say deal won't resolve quality-of-life concerns

Dec. 03, 2022 03:06 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — When BNSF railroad conductor Justin Schaaf needed to take time off from work this summer, he had to make a choice: go to the dentist to get a cavity in his molar filled or attend a party for his son's 7th birthday. He chose his son. "Ultimately I...

GOP's Duarte takes California Central Valley US House seat

Dec. 02, 2022 23:00 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican John Duarte defeated Democrat Adam Gray on Friday in a new California U.S. House district in the Central Valley farm belt that produced the closest congressional contest in the state this year. With virtually all of the ballots counted, Duarte has just...

Republican John Duarte wins election to U.S. House in California's 13th Congressional District

Dec. 02, 2022 22:13 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican John Duarte wins election to U.S. House in California's 13th Congressional District.

GOP's Joe Kent contests results of Washington state race

Dec. 02, 2022 21:25 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Republican Joe Kent’s campaign said Friday it intends to request a machine ballot recount of the counties within southwest Washington state's 3rd Congressional District. “We believe the election workers did their best to ensure a fair election and count...

Philly prosecutor sues to stop lawmakers from removing him

Dec. 02, 2022 18:11 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia's elected prosecutor asked a state court Friday to halt a Republican-led effort to remove him from office, arguing that the process ended when the Legislature's two-year session ran out earlier in the week. District Attorney Larry Krasner, a...

New Mexico visits new political landscape in four-day trip

Dec. 02, 2022 15:57 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is traveling to a convention of Democratic governors in New Orleans on the heels of her reelection victory, with additional engagements in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Lujan Grisham's office announced Friday in a...