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Questions persist on source of George Santos campaign funds

Jan. 25, 2023 20:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Of all the questions swirling around U.S. Rep. George Santos, one of the most serious has been how he amassed the personal fortune he claimed to have used to finance his campaign. The Republican fabulist filed new campaign finance reports this week that only elevated the confusion...

Santos probe sought by Democrats over House ethics

Jan. 10, 2023 17:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee was asked Tuesday to investigate Rep. George Santos, the newly-elected Republican from New York who has admitted to lying about his job experience, college education and even family heritage, and now faces questions about his campaign financial...

As speaker bid falters, mixed views of McCarthy in hometown

Jan. 06, 2023 13:42 PM EST

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy’s political troubles don’t stop at the Washington Beltway. In his Central California hometown of Bakersfield — where oil derricks blanket hillsides and country music fans flock to Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace...

China blasts US defense bill while Taiwan welcomes it

Dec. 24, 2022 02:02 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China blasted an annual U.S. defense spending bill for hyping up the “China threat" while Taiwan welcomed the legislation, saying it demonstrated U.S. support for the self-governing island that China says must come under its rule. “China deplores and firmly...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Dec. 07, 2022 07:11 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Dec. 5 The Washington Post on microchips, the U.S. and the future When President Biden visits a microchip factory under construction in Arizona, it might look like a political victory lap:...

Speedier drug approvals hit slowdown as FDA faces scrutiny

Dec. 07, 2022 00:03 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Expedited drug approvals slowed this year as the Food and Drug Administration's controversial accelerated pathway came under new scrutiny from Congress, government watchdogs and some of the agency’s own leaders. With less than a month remaining in the year, the...

Why AP called the Georgia Senate runoff for Warnock

Dec. 06, 2022 22:52 PM EST

There weren't enough uncounted votes in Republican-leaning areas for GOP challenger Herschel Walker to make up his runoff election night gap with incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock. That's what led The Associated Press to call the race for Warnock late Tuesday. ...

Democrat Raphael Warnock wins reelection to U.S. Senate from Georgia

Dec. 06, 2022 22:29 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Raphael Warnock wins reelection to U.S. Senate from Georgia.

Congress set to rescind COVID-19 vaccine mandate for troops

Dec. 06, 2022 22:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The COVID-19 vaccine mandate for members of the U.S. military would be rescinded under the annual defense bill heading for a vote this week in Congress, ending a directive that helped ensure the vast majority of troops were vaccinated but also raised concerns that it harmed...

Trump's Constitution remarks put McConnell, GOP on defense

Dec. 06, 2022 21:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell delivered another rebuke of former President Donald Trump on Tuesday, saying that anyone who thinks the Constitution can be suspended would have a “very hard time” becoming president in the United States. The comment...