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FILE - This photo combo shows incumbent U.S. Rep Chris Pappas, D-NH, left, and Republican challenger Matt Mowers, right, candidates in New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District in Nov. 3, 2020, general election. (AP Photos, File)

Pappas, Mowers trade barbs on virus response, police reform

Oct. 21, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas and Republican challenger Matt Mowers attacked each other Wednesday night over everything from the coronavirus response to health care in a heated debate that was often a shouting match. The early part of the debate was dominated by the coronavirus response, and Mowers went on...

Sandy Martinez begins filling in the first in-person ballot of the day at an early voting center on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Santa Fe, N.M. Early voting centers opened Saturday across the state. In-person early voting extends for two weeks through Oct. 31. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

Early voting surges in New Mexico as Senate candidates clash

Oct. 19, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — More than 80,000 people cast ballots across New Mexico over the weekend as registered Democrats continue to dominate early voting ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election, the secretary of state's office said. Voting convenience centers opened Saturday across the state and will...

Elderly, health care workers likely to receive vaccine first

Oct. 16, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

Residents who are elderly or medically at-risk, as well as health care workers and other essential workers, will likely receive the first doses of an anticipated COVID-19 vaccine in Connecticut, according to a draft state distribution plan submitted Friday to the federal government. The 77-page document, filed...

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, left, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma sign health care waivers at the state Capitol in Atlanta, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Georgia's plans would provide Medicaid access to adults who make less than poverty level incomes who meet work requirements, and leave private brokers as the only avenue to buy federally-subsidized private insurance for people with above-poverty incomes. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)

Feds approve Georgia health insurance changes sought by Kemp

Oct. 15, 2020 8:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia will become the first state to offer federally subsidized health insurance to its residents only through private brokers under a plan being approved by President Donald Trump's administration. A separate part of the plan would offer Medicaid to some of the state's poorest able-bodied...

Katherine Rutigliano prepares a meal with her husband, Elio, right, along with their son, Theo, and daughter, Charlotte, at their home in Phoenix, Ariz., on March 16, 2020. When the couple moved away from San Francisco in 2013, they figured they would never meet a fellow Democrat again. Rutgliano didn't realize it, but she had moved her family to what is now the front lines in American politics. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

Moving the flip zone: Democrats march deeper into suburbia

Oct. 6, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — When Katherine Rutigliano and her husband moved away from San Francisco in 2013, they figured they would never meet a fellow Democrat again. But housing was affordable around Phoenix. Everything would be easier for them and their kids in the suburbs — everything, that is, except...

Katherine Rutigliano comforts her son at their home in Phoenix, Ariz., on March 15, 2020. When she and her husband moved away from San Francisco in 2013, they figured they would never meet a fellow Democrat again. Rutgliano didn't realize it, but she had moved her family to what is now the front lines in American politics. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

Moving the flip zone: Democrats march deeper into suburbia

Oct. 6, 2020 1:38 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — When Katherine Rutigliano and her husband moved away from San Francisco in 2013, they figured they would never meet a fellow Democrat again. But housing was affordable around Phoenix. No more cramped condo. No more suffocating mortgage payments. No more tech-boom exhaustion. Everything would...

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Hickenlooper, who served two terms as Colorado's governor, speaks to supporters at a rally in front of the Pueblo Union Depot, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, Pueblo, Colo. Hickenlooper will square off in debate with Republican incumbent Cory Gardner later Friday. (Zachery Allen/The Pueblo Chieftain via AP)

Candidates swap jabs on ethics, health care at Senate debate

Oct. 2, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Republican Sen. Cory Gardner and his Democratic challenger, former Gov. John Hickenlooper, sparred over ethics, health care and energy during the initial debate in Colorado's hard-fought U.S. Senate race. The two politicians are both veterans of the state's political scene and known for their...

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2006, photo, KRQE-TV meteorologist Mark Ronchetti prepares the weathercast at the KRQE studios in Albuquerque, N.M. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., is vastly outspending well-known Republican former television meteorologist Ronchetti, a first-time political candidate with a tough-on-crime message, in the race to succeed retiring Sen. Tom Udall. (Jaelyn deMaria/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File)

Senate race pits political scion against TV-savvy Republican

Oct. 2, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Latino congressman and mainstay of Democratic politics in northern New Mexico is vying for an open U.S. Senate seat against a television-savvy Republican challenger with household name recognition as a former network meteorologist based in Albuquerque. The race between U.S. Rep. Ben...

President Donald Trump, left, and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, right, with moderator Chris Wallace, center, of Fox News during the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Chaotic first debate: Taunts overpower Trump, Biden visions

Sep. 30, 2020 12:22 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden deteriorated into bitter taunts and near chaos Tuesday night as Trump repeatedly interrupted his opponent with angry — and personal — jabs that sometimes overshadowed the sharply different...

President Donald Trump talks about the Endurance all-electric pickup truck, made in Lordstown, Ohio, at the White House, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsehoods on Ohio economy, health care

Sep. 29, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of their first debate, President Donald Trump made exaggerated claims about economic gains in northeastern Ohio and falsely accused Democratic rival Joe Biden of wanting to provide free health care to immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally in a spate of events aimed at promoting...