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Biden to go to Pittsburgh as he looks get out of DC more

Jan. 24, 2022 19:55 PM EST

President Joe Biden is set to travel to Pittsburgh on Friday to spotlight his administration's efforts to strengthen the nation's supply chains and other aspects of his domestic agenda. The White House announced Biden's trip on Monday after the president said last week he would look...

Trial begins in accuser's defamation case against Roy Moore

Jan. 24, 2022 19:44 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A jury was selected Monday in the defamation lawsuit filed by a woman who had accused failed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of molesting her when she was 14. Leigh Corfman said Moore defamed her and made false statements as he denied her accusations during...

2 US Senate candidates in Ohio to jump primaries and debate

Jan. 24, 2022 19:22 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Trump-aligned Republican and an underdog progressive Democrat are taking an unusually early step in their campaigns for the U.S. Senate: They're holding a debate. The odd match-up between Josh Mandel, a former GOP state treasurer, and Democrat Morgan Harper,...

Activist and tech exec Traci Johnson launches US Senate bid

Jan. 22, 2022 11:11 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democrat Traci Johnson has joined the race of U.S. Senate in Ohio, pledging to energize the party's urban and suburban base by working to quell political divisions, address gun violence, and fight for affordable wifi, voting rights and the environment. The...

Former Sen. Donnelly confirmed as US ambassador to Vatican

Jan. 21, 2022 12:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly will be heading to Rome as the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. The U.S. Senate approved Donnelly for the position in a voice vote Thursday. President Joe Biden nominated Donnelly for the ambassadorship in October. ...

Alaska governor: Work with Murkowski endures after Trump nod

Jan. 20, 2022 21:25 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy said he doesn't see his acceptance of former President Donald Trump's endorsement as hurting his relationship with the state's senior U.S. senator, Republican Lisa Murkowski, who voted to convict Trump at his impeachment trial last year...

Missouri Senate candidate ad falsely claims stolen election

Jan. 20, 2022 18:33 PM EST

A Republican congressman running for U.S. Senate in Missouri released a 30-second ad Thursday that falsely claims the 2020 election was “rigged” and “stolen” from former President Donald Trump. Billy Long, who represents a southwestern Missouri district in the U.S. House, is...

Democrats' issue No. 1 in Senate race: Kill the filibuster

Jan. 20, 2022 18:01 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Getting rid of the filibuster rule in the U.S. Senate is emerging as perhaps the most important issue in Pennsylvania’s competitive Democratic primary for an open Senate seat, as the party struggles to use its majority in Washington to advance its agenda. ...

Voting and elections bill blocked by Republican filibuster as Democrats push to change Senate rules

Jan. 19, 2022 20:58 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Voting and elections bill blocked by Republican filibuster as Democrats push to change Senate rules.

Democratic Senate candidate files election lawsuits

Jan. 19, 2022 12:49 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate filed two lawsuits Tuesday alleged that Wisconsin election officials aren’t keeping all ballots secret and are not properly vetting voting machines. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Wednesday that candidate Peter...