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Beyond Manchin: Dems' $2T bill faces Senate gauntlet

Nov. 24, 2021 01:25 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It took half a year but Democrats have driven President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion package of social and climate initiatives through the House. It gets no easier in the Senate, where painful Republican amendments, restrictive rules and Joe Manchin lurk. ...

Vermont Democratic US Rep. Peter Welch to seek Senate seat

Nov. 22, 2021 12:05 PM EST

Vermont's sole member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democratic Rep. Peter Welch, announced Monday that he will run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy. Welch's decision comes a week after the 81-year-old Leahy's announcement that he...

Biden's political standing fuels Democratic worry about 2024

Nov. 21, 2021 08:31 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It was supposed to be a moment of triumph for Joe Biden. The Democratic president had just signed into law the most significant infrastructure package in generations. And he had done it by bringing Democrats and Republicans together, just as he...

Leahy retirement sets off scramble in Vermont for successor

Nov. 16, 2021 17:55 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Democrat Patrick Leahy’s announcement that he will retire after eight terms in the Senate has set off a scramble in Vermont over the rare opening in the state’s tiny congressional delegation. While political observers expect Democratic Rep....

Vermont Democratic Sen. Leahy, 81, is retiring after 8 terms

Nov. 15, 2021 18:34 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont said Monday he won't seek reelection next year to the seat he's held since 1975, signaling an end to a career that's included major roles on issues such as civil liberties and financing the government and that began before four...

Ellison, who led Chauvin prosecution, seeks 2nd term as AG

Nov. 15, 2021 17:45 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, who led the prosecution team that won the conviction of ex-officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, announced Monday he will seek a second term. Ellison assembled a team of attorneys in...

Sinema's shift: 'Prada socialist' to corporate donor magnet

Nov. 13, 2021 14:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty years ago, a Green Party activist running for the Phoenix City Council named Kyrsten Sinema likened raising campaign cash to “bribery.” Now a first-term senator from Arizona, she no longer has such qualms. Once a...

Sanders holds essay contest for Vermont high school students

Nov. 06, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is holding his 12th annual State of the Union Essay Contest to get Vermont high school students more engaged in the political process. The contest coincides with the president's State of the Union address to Congress...

Phil Murphy narrowly reelected governor in New Jersey

Nov. 03, 2021 22:57 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy narrowly won reelection Wednesday, eking out a victory that spared Democrats the loss of a second gubernatorial seat. He’s the state’s first Democratic governor to get a second straight term in 44 years,...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Nov. 03, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 28 The (Johannesburg, South Africa) Mail & Gazette on climate denial within political parties: Local government is on the front line of the climate crisis. ...