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Massachusetts Republicans meet in Springfield for convention

May. 21, 2022 19:33 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts Republicans held their state party convention on Saturday as they wrestle with how far to the right they should move in a deeply blue state. Members of the state GOP gathered in Springfield ahead of this autumn's elections to hear from...

Salinas, Erickson, win primaries in new Oregon 6th District

May. 20, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State Rep. Andrea Salinas has won the Democratic primary in Oregon's new 6th U.S. House district. Salinas, who has maintained her lead as more ballots have been counted from Tuesday's primary, would be Oregon’s first Hispanic congresswoman if elected in...

Editorial Roundup: New England

May. 20, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

Bangor Daily News. May 16, 2022. Editorial: New state funding is welcome as browntail moths are expected to terrorize Maine again this year Insects pollinate our crops, they serve as pest control by taking care of other problem insects, they even help clean up waste....

Fed nominee Michael Barr calls inflation 'far too high'

May. 19, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's pick to be the Federal Reserve's top banking regulator pledged Thursday to help reduce high inflation and provide “clear rules” to govern financial innovation. “I strongly believe that inflation is far too high today and I’m...

Blurry ballot barcodes delay Oregon House primary results

May. 18, 2022 20:12 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The fate of seven-term incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader hung in the balance Wednesday as elections officials in Oregon's third-largest county scrambled to tally tens of thousands of ballots with blurry barcodes that were being rejected by vote-counting machines....

Democratic Wisconsin Senate hopeful Barnes releases first ad

May. 18, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes highlights his middle class upbringing in his first television ad released Wednesday, after two of his primary challengers have already spent millions on TV spots and as polls show a tightening race. The...

House incumbent trailing in Oregon's 5th District primary

May. 18, 2022 01:24 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A challenger from the progressive wing of the Democratic Party was leading late Tuesday in a closely watched Oregon race against a moderate incumbent, while a cryptocurrency billionaire-backed political newcomer conceded to a longtime state lawmaker in one of the nation's...

Portland unrest drives interest in 2 congressional primaries

May. 13, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Growing discontent over homelessness and crime in Portland is driving interest in a pair of Oregon congressional primaries, one featuring a vulnerable incumbent endorsed by President Joe Biden and the other involving a candidate bankrolled by cryptocurrency. ...

Political reality: Congress can't save — or end — abortion

May. 10, 2022 23:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After fighting for decades over abortion policy, Congress is about to run into the stark political limits of its ability to save — or end — the Roe v. Wade protections. President Joe Biden has called on Democrats to enshrine the nearly 50-year-old Supreme...

Judge won't make Sen. Warren retract letter about COVID book

May. 10, 2022 19:23 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle has declined to order Sen. Elizabeth Warren to retract statements she made criticizing a book that promotes misinformation about COVID-19 and suggesting that companies that sold it might face liability. U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein...