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Congressional leaders reach deal to hike debt limit

Dec. 07, 2021 21:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders reached an elaborate deal Tuesday that will allow Democrats to lift the nation’s debt limit without any votes from Republicans, likely averting another last-minute rush to avoid a federal default. Hours later, the House passed legislation overwhelmingly...

Alabama Gov. Ivey draws challengers in 2022 GOP primary

Dec. 06, 2021 22:55 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, who had been considered a safe incumbent as she seeks a second full-term in office, is drawing challengers in next year’s 2022 Republican primary with candidates gambling that they can capitalize on ties to former President Donald Trump or...

Justice Department sues Texas over new redistricting maps

Dec. 06, 2021 20:54 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Justice Department sued Texas on Monday over its new redistricting maps, saying the plans discriminate against minority voters, particularly Latinos, who have fueled the state’s population boom. The lawsuit claims the Republican-controlled state violated...

GOP Rep. Nunes leaving Congress for Trump social media firm

Dec. 06, 2021 20:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — California Republican Rep. Devin Nunes, who was one of former President Donald Trump’s most ardent loyalists in Congress, is leaving the House at the end of this year to join Trump’s fledgling media company. A statement Monday from the Trump Media &...

Dems: Discovery, AT&T merger will hurt diversity, workers

Dec. 06, 2021 18:19 PM EST

Congressional Democrats are raising concerns that the proposed merger of Discovery and AT&T’s WarnerMedia, a $43 billion effort to conquer the world of streaming, could affect diversity efforts in Hollywood and particularly hurt Latinos, who are already deeply underrepresented. ...

Maryland lawmakers convene for redistricting session

Dec. 06, 2021 16:37 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A new congressional map that could enable Democrats to gain a seat and sweep all eight Maryland U.S. House seats was advanced Monday by a legislative committee, which did not act on a separate proposal by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. The committee's 18-6 vote...

Wisconsin Republicans urge removal of DA over parade deaths

Dec. 06, 2021 14:27 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — More than a dozen Republican Wisconsin state lawmakers on Monday called on Democratic. Gov. Tony Evers to remove Milwaukee County’s top prosecutor because his office recommended $1,000 bail for a man before he allegedly drove his vehicle through a Christmas parade, killing...

Former U.S. Sen. David Perdue, with Trump backing, takes on Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in 2022 GOP primary for governor

Dec. 06, 2021 09:47 AM EST
ATLANTA (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. David Perdue, with Trump backing, takes on Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in 2022 GOP primary for governor.

Turning outrage into power: How far right is changing GOP

Dec. 06, 2021 05:33 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy appears to have settled on a strategy to deal with a handful of Republican lawmakers who have stirred outrage with violent, racist and sometimes Islamophobic comments. If you can't police them, promote them. ...

Perdue gears up for primary brawl with Georgia GOP governor

Dec. 05, 2021 23:50 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, who drew Donald Trump's wrath for refusing to act on his false allegations of a stolen election, is likely to face a prominent challenger for the 2022 Republican primary for governor, former Sen. David Perdue. Late Sunday, a...