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Sluggish pace of confirmations vexes Biden White House

Oct. 25, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s willingness to confirm a president's nominees took a downward turn during Donald Trump’s first year in office. And it has only gotten worse for President Joe Biden. About 36% of Biden's nominees have been confirmed so far in the evenly...

Ambassador pick emphasizes US strengths in countering China

Oct. 20, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's pick for ambassador to Beijing told lawmakers considering his nomination on Wednesday that Americans should "have confidence in our strength” when dealing with the rise of China, a nation he said the U.S. and its allies could manage. ...

Laxalt paves path in 2022 Senate race with Biden backlash

Oct. 14, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — In a western battleground state that could decide which party controls the U.S. Senate, Republican Adam Laxalt has early on targeted those who feel angered and afraid, telling them the stakes of next year's race against Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto are no less than...

Unsupported ‘sickout’ claims take flight amid Southwest woes

Oct. 13, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — When Southwest Airlines canceled more than 2,000 flights over the weekend, citing bad weather and air traffic control issues, unsupported claims blaming vaccine mandates began taking off. Conservative politicians and pundits, including Republican Sen. Ted...

McConnell seizes on debt standoff to undermine Biden agenda

Oct. 09, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the frantic bid to avert a default on the nation’s debt, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell held a position of unusual power — as the one who orchestrated both the problem and the solution. McConnell is no longer the majority leader, but...

Senate dodges US debt disaster, voting to extend borrowing

Oct. 07, 2021 22:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate dodged a U.S. debt disaster Thursday night, voting to extend the government’s borrowing authority into December and temporarily avert an unprecedented federal default that experts warned would devastate the economy and harm millions of Americans. ...

A look at high court's top cases in new term starting Monday

Oct. 04, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

Abortion, guns and religion top the Supreme Court term that begins Monday. A look at those and a few other notable cases: ABORTION Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health (19-1392) is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade and Planned...

A look at high court's top cases in new term starting Monday

Oct. 02, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

Abortion, guns and religion top the Supreme Court term that begins Monday. A look at those and a few other notable cases: ABORTION Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health (19-1392) is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade and Planned...

Senate panel deadlocked on Massachusetts US Attorney nominee

Sep. 30, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's pick for U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts has hit a snag as a key U.S. Senate panel deadlocked Thursday over the nomination of Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins as the state's top federal prosecutor. The Senate Judiciary...

High court adds 5 cases, including one brought by Ted Cruz

Sep. 30, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday added five new cases to its calendar for the term that begins next week, among them a challenge to federal election law brought by Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Cruz’s challenge involves rules about repaying a...