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White House calls on states to prevent evictions

Aug. 03, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House moved to pressure state and local governments to swiftly adopt policies to protect renters after an eviction moratorium expired over the weekend, potentially pushing millions of Americans out of their homes. In a statement on Monday,...

White House calls on states to prevent evictions

Aug. 02, 2021 22:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House moved Monday to pressure state and local governments to swiftly adopt policies to protect renters after an eviction moratorium expired over the weekend, potentially pushing millions of Americans out of their homes. In a statement on...

What election? California Democrats worry over recall apathy

Aug. 02, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has a simple way to beat back the recall election that could force him out of his job: Get Democrats to vote. But it may not be as easy as it sounds. Democratic registration almost doubles that of Republicans in...

Frustration as Biden, Congress allow eviction ban to expire

Aug. 01, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anger and frustration mounted in Congress as a nationwide eviction moratorium expired at midnight Saturday — one Democratic lawmaker even camping outside the Capitol in protest as millions of Americans faced being forced from their homes. Lawmakers...

House members stockpiling cash ahead of midterm elections

Jul. 27, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The 2022 midterm elections are still more than a year off, but that hasn't stopped members of the state's all-Democratic U.S. House delegation from stockpiling campaign cash to help fend off any potential challengers. To help bulk up their campaign...

Rachael Rollins nominated to be Massachusetts U.S. attorney

Jul. 26, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Rachael Rollins, who has pushed for progressive criminal justice reforms as the first woman of color to serve as a district attorney in Massachusetts, has been nominated by President Joe Biden to become the state's top federal prosecutor. If confirmed by...

Bezos' comments on workers after spaceflight draws rebuke

Jul. 20, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The world's richest man wanted to say thanks to the people who made his brief trip into space Tuesday possible. But for some, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' expression of gratitude went over like a lead rocket. “I want to thank every...

As prices rise at rapid pace, Fed chief seeks patience

Jul. 15, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For anyone watching with concern as prices surge for everything from food and gas to airplane tickets and clothes, the message from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell over two days of congressional hearings this week was straightforward: Just give it more time and those...

Adams' win in NYC latest in surge for moderate Democrats

Jul. 08, 2021 06:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The triumph of a moderate Democrat in the mayoral primary in deep blue New York City appears to accelerate a recent trend of some of the party’s most fervent voters breaking away from its most progressive candidates. Eric Adams, a former New York...

Adams' win in NYC latest in surge for moderate Democrats

Jul. 07, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The triumph of a moderate Democrat in the mayoral primary in deep blue New York City appears to accelerate a recent trend of some of the party’s most fervent voters breaking away from its most progressive candidates. Eric Adams, a former New York...