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Biden urged to act on outsourcing of West Virginia jobs

Jul. 21, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Dozens of labor and advocacy groups on Wednesday called on President Joe Biden to save nearly 1,500 jobs at a pharmaceutical plant in West Virginia scheduled to close at the end of July. Drugmaker Viatris Inc. announced in December it will lay...

Ben & Jerry's to stop sales in West Bank, east Jerusalem

Jul. 19, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Ben & Jerry’s said Monday it was going to stop selling its ice cream in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and contested east Jerusalem, saying the sales in the territories sought by the Palestinians are “inconsistent with our values.” The...

EXPLAINER: How Democrats hope to enact Biden domestic agenda

Jul. 19, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers’ most consequential battle this year over President Joe Biden’s expansive domestic agenda will snake through a legislative maze that's eye-rolling even by Congress’ standards. In a Capitol where procedures can be exasperating for...

Nevada incumbent politicians post hefty fundraising leads

Jul. 16, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's incumbent federal office holders are building up their campaign war chests ahead of next year's elections in the Western swing state, amassing millions of dollars to be spent on hiring staffers and consultants, blitzing the airwaves with advertisements and printing...

Biden and Sanders, once rivals, are now partners in power

Jul. 16, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Talkers both, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders stayed for an hour in the Oval Office, just two former rivals for the White House now acting as potential partners, negotiating a compromise both could live with. The centrist president listened as the liberal...

Once rivals, Biden and Sanders are now partners in power

Jul. 15, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Talkers both, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders stayed for an hour in the Oval Office, just two former rivals for the White House now acting as potential partners, negotiating a compromise both could live with. The centrist president listened as the liberal...

Biden pitches huge budget, says Dems will 'get a lot done'

Jul. 14, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden made a quick foray to the Capitol on Wednesday hunting support for his multitrillion-dollar agenda of infrastructure, health care and other programs, a potential landmark achievement that would require near-unanimous backing from fractious Democrats. ...

Senate Democrats reach $3.5 trillion budget agreement

Jul. 14, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats announced late Tuesday that they'd reached a budget agreement envisioning spending an enormous $3.5 trillion over the coming decade, paving the way for their drive to pour federal resources into climate change, health care and family-service programs...

Democrats eye immigration action in budget, but outlook hazy

Jul. 13, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats and immigration advocates are staring at their best chance in years to overcome Republican opposition and give millions of people in the U.S. without legal authorization a way to become citizens. Their goal is to stuff the...

Sanders, Biden meet as infrastructure bill swells past $3.5T

Jul. 12, 2021 22:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Emerging from a private meeting at the White House, Sen. Bernie Sanders said Monday that he and President Joe Biden are on the same page as Democrats draft a “transformative” infrastructure package unleashing more than $3.5 trillion in domestic investments on par with...