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Lawmakers send US House map splitting Nashville to Gov. Lee

Jan. 24, 2022 20:01 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Tennessee on Monday completed their rapid passage of a new U.S. House map that splits booming, Democratic-tilted Nashville and its Black voters three ways, leaving it up to the governor to sign off on the new congressional lines. The...

Biden to go to Pittsburgh as he looks get out of DC more

Jan. 24, 2022 19:55 PM EST

President Joe Biden is set to travel to Pittsburgh on Friday to spotlight his administration's efforts to strengthen the nation's supply chains and other aspects of his domestic agenda. The White House announced Biden's trip on Monday after the president said last week he would look...

Trial begins in accuser's defamation case against Roy Moore

Jan. 24, 2022 19:44 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A jury was selected Monday in the defamation lawsuit filed by a woman who had accused failed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of molesting her when she was 14. Leigh Corfman said Moore defamed her and made false statements as he denied her accusations during...

2 US Senate candidates in Ohio to jump primaries and debate

Jan. 24, 2022 19:22 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Trump-aligned Republican and an underdog progressive Democrat are taking an unusually early step in their campaigns for the U.S. Senate: They're holding a debate. The odd match-up between Josh Mandel, a former GOP state treasurer, and Democrat Morgan Harper,...

Idaho Supreme Court considers new congressional district map

Jan. 24, 2022 18:46 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court on Monday heard arguments on whether the state's redistricting commission met deadlines and properly split the state into two new U.S. congressional voting districts. Christopher Pentico brought the lawsuit against the bipartisan Idaho...

Ethics office says Reps. Newman, Lamborn may have broken law

Jan. 24, 2022 18:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional ethics watchdog has concluded that U.S. Reps. Marie Newman of Illinois and Doug Lamborn of Colorado may have violated federal law, prompting reviews from the House Ethics Committee. Separate investigative reports from the Office of Congressional...

Palin COVID-19 tests delay libel trial against NY Times

Jan. 24, 2022 17:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An unvaccinated former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin tested positive for COVID-19 Monday, forcing a postponement of a trial in her libel lawsuit against The New York Times. The Republican's positive test was announced in court just as jury selection was set to begin at a...

Lawmakers stalemated on congressional map, top senator says

Jan. 24, 2022 16:55 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's state Senate majority leader said Monday that a partisan stalemate remains unbroken on a new map of congressional district boundaries for the state, and she predicted that the state's highest court will end up settling the matter. Pennsylvania,...

High court won't hear pandemic proxy voting dispute

Jan. 24, 2022 16:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge from House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy to the proxy voting system that Democrats put in place in response to the coronavirus pandemic. McCarthy had sought a declaration that proxy voting, an absent representative...

Bipartisanship stumbles on New York redistricting panel

Jan. 24, 2022 15:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats on New York's redistricting commission threw up their hands Monday, a day before a bipartisan panel — apparently in name only — was to submit redrawn congressional boundaries to state lawmakers. That means the Legislature, which is overwhelmingly...