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Voting bill showdown looms as GOP rejects Manchin plan

Jun. 17, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is set for a key vote Tuesday on a sweeping rewrite of voting and election law, setting up a dramatic test of Democratic unity on a top priority that Republicans are vowing to block. Democrats appeared to be coalescing Thursday around...

Beshear signals effort to entice more people back to work

Jun. 17, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signaled Thursday that he plans to offer incentives to fill more jobs, as he defended enhanced jobless benefits that Republican lawmakers and businesses blame for causing labor shortages. The Democratic governor wants more Kentuckians back to...

'Obamacare' survives: Supreme Court dismisses big challenge

Jun. 17, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court, though increasingly conservative in makeup, rejected the latest major Republican-led effort to kill the national health care law known as “Obamacare” on Thursday, preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans. The...

White House: Markets showing little worry about inflation

Jun. 16, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

The White House believes it has an ally in the bond markets to make the case that inflation isn't an economic threat. Republican lawmakers have interpreted the jump in consumer and producer prices as a sign that inflation is spiking at levels that will hurt growth, and...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jun. 16, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

Frankort State Journal. June 11, 2021. Editorial: Juneteenth should be a national holiday Although President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in September 1862, news of Black slaves’ freedom came at different times for those...

Senate Democrats press ahead on voting bill despite dim odds

Jun. 16, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats pledged to forge ahead with a likely doomed vote on their sprawling elections and voting bill next week, even as it faces universal opposition from Republicans, as well as from a key senator in their own party. Democrats have made the...

Senate Democrats press ahead on voting bill despite dim odds

Jun. 15, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats pledged Tuesday to forge ahead with a likely doomed vote on their sprawling elections and voting bill next week, even as it faces universal opposition from Republicans, as well as from a key senator in their own party. Democrats have...

Justice Department to tighten rules on seizing Congress data

Jun. 15, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will tighten its rules around obtaining records from members of Congress, Attorney General Merrick Garland said, amid revelations the department under former President Donald Trump had secretly seized records from Democrats and members of the media. ...

Justice Department to tighten rules on seizing Congress data

Jun. 14, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will tighten its rules around obtaining records from members of Congress, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Monday, amid revelations the department under former President Donald Trump had secretly seized records from Democrats and members of the...

Senate votes to confirm Biden pick for DC appeals court

Jun. 14, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday confirmed the first appellate court judge of President Joe Biden’s tenure, elevating a judge with strong prospects of landing on the president's short list should a Supreme Court vacancy arise. Senators voted 53-44 to confirm...