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Minnesota budget deals remain elusive near end of session

May. 20, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers couldn't find common ground on several budget bills Friday as the end of their legislative season rapidly approached. Democratic House Speaker Melissa Hortman, of Brooklyn Park, said tax committee chairs have made “fantastic progress”...

Lee wins Democratic primary in historic bid for Congress

May. 20, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Summer Lee has won a five-way Democratic primary for a Pittsburgh-based U.S. House seat, making her the favorite in the heavily Democratic district to win the fall general election and become the first Black woman elected to Congress from Pennsylvania. Friday...

Summer Lee wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District.

May. 20, 2022 18:24 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Summer Lee wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District.

Salinas, Erickson, win primaries in new Oregon 6th District

May. 20, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State Rep. Andrea Salinas has won the Democratic primary in Oregon's new 6th U.S. House district. Salinas, who has maintained her lead as more ballots have been counted from Tuesday's primary, would be Oregon’s first Hispanic congresswoman if elected in...

Andrea Salinas wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Oregon's 6th Congressional District.

May. 20, 2022 15:06 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrea Salinas wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Oregon's 6th Congressional District.

Biden's approval dips to lowest of presidency: AP-NORC poll

May. 20, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

President Joe Biden’s approval rating dipped to the lowest point of his presidency in May, a new poll shows, with deepening pessimism emerging among members of his own Democratic Party. Only 39% of U.S. adults approve of Biden’s performance as president, according to the poll...

Georgia's senior congressman facing toughest race since 2010

May. 20, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

After years of coasting to reelection, Georgia's senior congressman is gearing up for his toughest campaign in more than a decade as hopeful Republican challengers crowd the May 24 primary ballot and raise impressive sums of cash to target the Democrat who's held the seat for 30 years. ...

AP-NORC poll: Biden’s approval rating dips to 39%, lowest level of presidency, as fellow Democrats grow more pessimistic

May. 20, 2022 08:02 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — AP-NORC poll: Biden’s approval rating dips to 39%, lowest level of presidency, as fellow Democrats grow more pessimistic.

Arizona developer's lawyer wants to rebut US House charges

May. 19, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An attorney for an Arizona real estate developer who was referred to the Department of Justice for a criminal investigation along with a former Trump administration Cabinet member by Democrats on a congressional committee demanded Thursday that he be allowed to publicly rebut the...

'Conversion therapy' ban falls short in Minnesota Senate

May. 19, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An effort to ban “conversion therapy” for LGBTQ youth won a majority in the Republican-controlled Minnesota Senate on Thursday, but it didn’t get enough votes on a procedural maneuver to advance to a full debate on the bill's merits. With little advance...