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Court rejects lawsuit against NSA on "state secrets" grounds

Sep. 15, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A divided federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of an ACLU lawsuit challenging a portion of the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance of Americans' international email and phone communications. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court...

US Senate race in Pennsylvania takes personal turn

Sep. 08, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Republican primary for Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate seat turned personal Wednesday, as real estate developer Jeff Bartos slammed rival Sean Parnell for allegations related to his contentious divorce and child custody dispute. Parnell, the Trump-endorsed candidate,...

Trump's backing lands early in wide-open US Senate race

Sep. 03, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The most sought-after endorsement in Pennsylvania's wide-open Republican primary for U.S. Senate went early to Sean Parnell, but the backing of former President Donald Trump isn't clearing the field for Parnell and it's yet to be seen what sort of help it will...

Parnell gets Trump endorsement in Pennsylvania Senate race

Sep. 01, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday gave an endorsement in Pennsylvania's crowded U.S. Senate field, backing Republican Sean Parnell in what is expected to be one of the nation’s most competitive Senate contests in next year’s election. ...

Packed Democratic primary looms for Pennsylvania Senate seat

Aug. 07, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pennsylvania already had a full lineup of Democrats wanting to join the U.S. Senate: A heavily tattooed lieutenant governor who looks more like a nightclub bouncer than the holder of an advanced degree from Harvard. A young upstart in the Legislature trying to become the...

Biden nudges Senate over 'historic' $1T infrastructure bill

Aug. 06, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite a rocky week of fits and starts, President Joe Biden on Friday praised the Senate for edging the bipartisan infrastructure plan closer to passage, ahead of a key vote on the $1 trillion package. As Biden spoke from the White House, he compared...

Conor Lamb joins 2022 race for open Pennsylvania Senate seat

Aug. 06, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb announced his candidacy for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat Friday, joining a crowded Democratic field in one of the nation’s most competitive races. Lamb is seeking the nomination to replace outgoing GOP U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey. Lamb, a former...

Senators struggle to amend, finish $1T infrastructure bill

Aug. 06, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearing decision time, senators struggled late Thursday to wrap up work on the bipartisan infrastructure plan despite hopes to expedite consideration and voting on the nearly $1 trillion proposal. The package had appeared on track for eventual Senate...

Anti-Trump Republican enters Pennsylvania's race for Senate

Jul. 28, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A one-time chief of staff to the late former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter and a longtime lobbyist and political consultant from Philadelphia will run for U.S. Senate as an anti-Trump Republican, and sees a crowded GOP primary as a key ally. Craig...

Biden woos working class with new 'buy American' efforts

Jul. 28, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

MACUNGIE, Pa. (AP) — President Joe Biden checked out the big rigs at a Pennsylvania truck factory on Wednesday and promised workers that his policies would reshape the U.S economy for the working class — a message clearly aimed at a group of voters who have drifted to Republicans. ...