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Dems seek investigation of AG's possible 'abuse of power'

Oct. 22, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Democratic leaders in the Montana Legislature are asking for an investigation into whether the attorney general abused his power by sending a Montana Highway Patrol trooper to a Helena hospital over a complaint from the family of a COVID-19 patient. ...

Biden, top Dems strategize; Pelosi says deal 'very possible'

Oct. 22, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Congress' top two Democrats strategized Friday trying to wrap up their giant domestic legislation, as the party continued scaling back the measure and determining ways to pay for it ahead of new deadlines. Biden had breakfast at...

Blank slate to best hope: Can Youngkin rescue the Va. GOP?

Oct. 22, 2021 06:03 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When Glenn Youngkin threw his hat and his cash into the Republican nominating contest for Virginia governor this year, he was a rich former private equity executive with no experience as a candidate, and few insider connections or public political views. ...

White House, Dems hurriedly reworking $2 trillion Biden plan

Oct. 21, 2021 22:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Democrats are hurriedly reworking key aspects of President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion domestic policy plan, trimming the social services and climate change programs and rethinking new taxes on corporations and the wealthy to pay for a scaled-back...

Former GOP lawmaker Jarchow running for attorney general

Oct. 21, 2021 19:53 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Republican state Rep. Adam Jarchow is running for attorney general, setting up a primary with Fond du Lac District Attorney Eric Toney. Jarchow told the Cap Times in a story published Thursday that he was running and...

Virginia gives Democrats a test of Black turnout before 2022

Oct. 21, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — As Democrat Terry McAuliffe worked the crowd at Norfolk State University’s homecoming football game, many fans at the historically Black school were ready with answers before he could even ask for their vote. “Everybody I talked to said:...

Democrats seek 7-7 party split in Georgia congressional map

Oct. 21, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrats released their preferred version of a congressional map on Thursday — a plan likely going nowhere in the state's Republican-controlled General Assembly. The proposal would likely split Georgia's congressional districts 7-7 among...

Biden bill would put US back on path of reducing uninsured

Oct. 21, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats’ social spending and climate change bill would put the United States back on a path to reducing its persistent pool of uninsured people, with estimates ranging from 4 million to 7 million Americans gaining health coverage. Those getting...

Texas GOP leader pays illegal voting 'bounty' to Democrat

Oct. 21, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The conservative Texas Republican leader who pledged bounties to those who prove fraud at the polls has paid a liberal Democratic poll watcher who reported illegal voting by a Pennsylvania Republican. Tipster Eric Frank deposited a $25,000 check...

Evers tells Republicans to start over on redistricting plans

Oct. 21, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers told Republican lawmakers to start over on their redistricting plans, saying Thursday they will “have to do better” if they expect him to sign the proposals that would solidify the majorities already in place. The...