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'Mitt Romney Republican' is now a potent GOP primary attack

Jun. 25, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney isn't up for reelection this year. But Trump-aligned Republicans hostile toward the Utah senator have made his name a recurring theme in this year's primaries, using him as a foil and derisively branding their rivals “Mitt Romney Republicans." ...

In Colorado, a GOP rarity: An abortion rights candidate

Jun. 23, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Joe O’Dea stood before hundreds of social conservatives and uttered words they were unaccustomed to hearing from a Republican candidate, let alone someone running for the U.S. Senate: “I know my position on abortion isn’t the same as all of yours.” O'Dea, a...

Confederate flag-toting man, son convicted in Capitol riot

Jun. 15, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday convicted a Confederate flag-toting man and his son of charges that they stormed the U.S. Capitol together during the riot on Jan. 6, 2021, to obstruct Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s presidential victory. U.S. District Judge...

Judge to decide trial for Confederate flag-toting dad, son

Jun. 14, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man carrying a Confederate battle flag stormed the U.S. Capitol with his son because they intended to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral victory, prosecutors argued Tuesday at the close of the men's trial. A federal judge, not a...

Today in History: June 14, Continental Army is created

Jun. 14, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 14, the 165th day of 2022. There are 200 days left in the year. This is Flag Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 14, 1775, the Continental Army, forerunner of the United States Army, was created. ...

Tentative Senate gun deal has surprises, and loose ends

Jun. 13, 2022 21:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The outline of a bipartisan Senate agreement to rein in gun violence has no game-changing steps banning the deadliest firearms. It does propose measured provisions making it harder for some young gun buyers, or people considered threatening, to have weapons. And...

Officer hailed as hero testifies at Capitol riot trial

Jun. 13, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A police officer lauded for his bravery during the U.S. Capitol riot testified Monday that a man carrying a Confederate battle flag jabbed at him with the flagpole before joining the mob that chased him up a staircase. In his first public testimony since the Jan....

Today in History: June 8, Lincoln is renominated

Jun. 08, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 8, the 159th day of 2022. There are 206 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 8, 1864, Abraham Lincoln was nominated for another term as president during the National Union...

Trump's Ukraine impeachment shadows war, risks GOP response

Jun. 05, 2022 12:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump was impeached in late 2019 after pressuring Ukraine's leader for “a favor,” all while withholding $400 million in military aid to help confront Russian-backed separatists, even the staunchest defense hawks in the Republican Party stood virtually...

Today in History: June 4, Battle of Midway begins

Jun. 04, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 4, the 155th day of 2022. There are 210 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 4, 1942, the World War II Battle of Midway began, resulting in a decisive American victory against Japan...