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McAuliffe urges Dems to use muscle on voting, infrastructure

Oct. 13, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for Virginia governor, on Tuesday called on leaders in Washington from both parties — including President Joe Biden — to “get their act together," while pushing Senate Democrats to scrap the filibuster if needed to enact...

The AP Interview: McAuliffe wants Democrats to 'get it done'

Oct. 12, 2021 21:19 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for Virginia governor, on Tuesday called on leaders in Washington from both parties — including President Joe Biden — to “get their act together," while pushing Senate Democrats to scrap the filibuster if needed to enact...

Congress off the rails? Lawmakers barrel toward fall fights

Oct. 11, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Year-end pileups of crucial legislation and the brinkmanship that goes with them are normal behavior for Congress. This autumn, lawmakers are barreling toward battles that are striking for the risks they pose to both parties. Though few doubt that...

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...

Baltimore's Black leaders recall the past in modern protests

Oct. 09, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) — The pride was evident in Kim Randall’s voice as she described the police officer handing her a citation. “My grandmother should be proud of me,” said Randall, 52, a Baltimore hotel worker who donned a bright-red, “Voting Rights Now!”...

McConnell says he won't help Dems raise debt limit again

Oct. 08, 2021 22:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday he would not again help Democrats extend the government's borrowing authority, raising fresh doubts about how Congress will avert a federal default when a temporary patch expires in December. McConnell...

Congress foresees short-term debt fix amid perilous standoff

Oct. 06, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic leaders edged back Wednesday from a perilous standoff over lifting the nation's borrowing cap, with Democratic senators signaling they were receptive to an offer from Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell that would allow an emergency extension into...

Biden: Senate filibuster change on debt a 'real possibility'

Oct. 05, 2021 22:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — To get around Republican obstruction, President Joe Biden said Tuesday that Democrats are considering a change to the Senate's filibuster rules in order to quickly approve lifting the nation's debt limit and avoid what would be a devastating credit default. ...

Nebraska OKs new congressional maps, keeps Omaha competitive

Sep. 30, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopefuls could still have a real shot at claiming one of Nebraska's electoral votes, despite Republican dominance statewide, based on new political maps approved Thursday. Nebraska passed congressional boundaries that would...

Senate parliamentarian deals fresh immigration blow to Dems

Sep. 29, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate parliamentarian told Democrats on Wednesday that their newest proposal for helping millions of immigrants stay in the U.S. permanently could not be included in their $3.5 trillion social and environment bill, the party's latest setback on the issue. ...