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Udall presents veterans' oral histories Library of Congress

May. 25, 2020 12:05 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall presented Monday 90 oral histories his office collected from New Mexico veterans to the Library of Congress. The New Mexico Democrat joined Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden to virtually present the oral histories as part of the Veterans History Project. Udall...

Editorial Roundup:

May. 25, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. May 24, 2020. Virus emergency shows need for increased focus on rural broadband Nebraska leaders have long identified the lack of reliable, high-quality Internet access in the state’s rural communities as a major concern. Now the pandemic has made it even more imperative to address the...

Editorial Roundup:

May. 25, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Quad-City Times. May 20, 2020. Grassley should step up to protect IGs In early April, after President Trump said he intended to fire Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence community, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, co-wrote a letter to the White House asking for an explanation. Grassley, who...

DFL endorses incumbent Ilhan Omar for congressional seat

May. 25, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — First-term U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar has won the DFL endorsement to run in the August primary election for the Minneapolis congressional seat long held by Democrats. The party endorsement Sunday pits Omar against primary challenger Antone Melton-Meaux, an attorney and political newcomer. ...

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo from left, Democratic presidential candidates, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former Vice President Joe Biden, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate in Charleston, S.C. Calls for pragmatic centrism helped Joe Biden clinch the Democratic presidential nomination. But they left many of the party’s strongest liberals worried that little progress would be made toward their sweeping goals. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Biden aims to move left without abandoning centrist roots

May. 25, 2020 5:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden worked out deals with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. He defended Vice President Mike Pence as a “decent guy” and eulogized Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain's “fairness, honesty, dignity, respect.” When he launched his presidential...

U.S. Rep. Debra Haaland of Albuquerque, N.M., seeks support from local party delegates at the Democratic Party preprimary convention in Pojoaque, N.M., Saturday, March 7, 2020. Candidates for open congressional and Senate seats underwent the first test of their political might as the Democratic and Republican parties of New Mexico held statewide conventions. The conventions decide the ballot order for candidates in the state's primary election on June 2. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

New Mexico may elect historic all-female US House delegation

May. 25, 2020 2:00 AM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico voters have a chance this year to send a historic all-female U.S. House delegation to Congress, no matter which party wins races. And the state’s three congresswomen may be all women of color — another national milestone. Women are seeking the Democratic and...

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo, Republican U.S. House hopeful Yvette Herrell of New Mexico waits for a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M. A March 2016 email from Herrell asked fellow Republican state legislators if they were interested in supporting U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz for president and if they would like to sign an attached endorsement card. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)

New Mexico Republicans decry liberal PAC ad in GOP primary

May. 25, 2020 12:47 AM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Republicans in New Mexico called Sunday on a liberal Super PAC to pull ads that seek to favor one GOP U.S. House candidate over another. U.S. House hopeful and former state lawmaker Yvette Herrell, who is praised in the ad for her support for President Donald Trump, said Sunday she...

Hazel Roberts walks in a field of flags ahead of Memorial Day, Saturday, May 23, 2020, in Cohasset, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Some houses of worship reopening; nursing homes get aid

May. 24, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Religious leaders are taking steps to protect their congregations as services resume in Massachusetts and Vermont. An iconic Connecticut pizza shop is adding outdoor dining as part of a plan to aid businesses impacted by the coronavirus. Details on those and other coronavirus-related...

FILE - In this Thursday, June 19, 2014, file photo, former congressman and retired Lt. Col. Allen West speaks during Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington. West was injured in a motorcycle crash Saturday, May 23, 2020, in Texas. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

Former US Rep. Allen West recovering after Texas crash

May. 24, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Allen West of Florida was recovering Sunday after suffering a concussion, several fractured bones and cuts in a motorcycle crash in Texas, according to a post on his Facebook page. The post said West was driving back from a rally in Austin focused on reopening the state...

FILE - In this Thursday, June 19, 2014, file photo, former congressman and retired Lt. Col. Allen West speaks during Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington. West was injured in a motorcycle crash Saturday, May 23, 2020, in Texas. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

Ex-congressman Allen West of Florida injured in Texas crash

May. 23, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Allen West of Florida was injured in a motorcycle crash Saturday in Texas. The former congressman was in stable condition after having been airlifted to a hospital, according to a Saturday night post on West’s Facebook page. The Facebook post said West was on his...