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Texas GOP Rep. Kevin Brady says he won't run again in 2022

Apr. 14, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas said Wednesday he won't run for re-election after 25 years in Congress, making him the most senior House Republican to announce he won't be back in 2022. Brady was chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Committee in 2017 when...

Wisconsin Senate set to approve Republican election changes

Apr. 14, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Senate was set Wednesday to pass a host of Republican-authored changes to Wisconsin elections, including a prohibition on accepting private grants to aid election administration. The proposals are part of a larger package of GOP-authored...

Iran supreme leader: Vienna offers 'not worth looking at'

Apr. 14, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Wednesday dismissed initial offers being made at talks in Vienna aimed at saving Tehran's tattered nuclear deal with world powers. He described them as “not worth looking at” after an attack on an atomic site in his country. ...

Probe faults DC Guard use of aircraft during June protests

Apr. 14, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the Washington D.C. National Guard lacked clear guidance and didn't fully understand how to appropriately use helicopters during the civil unrest in the city last June when one of the aircraft flew very low over a crowd, a military investigation has concluded. ...

No. 2 House Republican says GOP would act against Gaetz

Apr. 14, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans would “take action” on Rep. Matt Gaetz if the Justice Department formally moves ahead against him, the chamber's No. 2 GOP leader said Wednesday. The remarks by Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana made him the latest of many...

Study finds people want more than watchdogs for journalists

Apr. 14, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A study of the public's attitude toward the press reveals that distrust goes deeper than partisanship and down to how journalists define their very mission. In short: Americans want more than a watchdog. The study, released Wednesday...

Watchdog lays bare Capitol Police's riot security failures

Apr. 14, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A blistering internal report by the U.S. Capitol Police describes a multitude of missteps that left the force unprepared for the Jan. 6 insurrection — riot shields that shattered upon impact, expired weapons that couldn’t be used, inadequate training and an...

Wisconsin Treasurer Godlewski launches US Senate bid

Apr. 14, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Treasurer Sarah Godlewski joined the growing ranks of Democrats running for U.S. Senate on Wednesday, launching her bid for the seat in the battleground state currently held by Republican Sen. Ron Johnson who has yet to say whether he will seek a third term. ...

Biden faces long odds in push for more state 'red flag' laws

Apr. 14, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — President Joe Biden faces an uphill battle as he tries to revive a push for more state laws that would allow authorities to temporarily disarm people who are considered a danger to themselves or others. The political circumstances surrounding this...

Biden begins to undo Trump's ban on abortion referrals

Apr. 14, 2021 10:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday began to undo a Trump-era ban on clinics referring women for abortions, a policy directive that drove Planned Parenthood from the federal family planning program and created new complications for women trying to get birth control. ...