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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 file photo, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, left, joins his partner, Marlon Reis, in acknowledging the crowd after Polis took the oath of office during the inauguration ceremony in Denver. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has tested positive for the coronavirus. Polis and his partner, Marlon Reis, both have COVID-19 and are asymptomatic, the governor said in a statement Saturday night, Nov. 28, 2020.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, Pool)

GOP aide sent home from Colorado Legislature had COVID-19

Nov. 30, 2020 7:05 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — As Colorado's Democrat-led Legislature convened Monday for a special session, a GOP staff member who tested positive for COVID-19 attended a morning House session and was sent home. In response to the incident, Colorado House Speaker KC Becker, a Democrat from Boulder, called it a...

Neera Tanden, president of Center for American Progress, speaks during an introduction for New Start New Jersey at NJIT in Newark, NJ, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. President-elect Joe Biden will have an all-female senior communications team at his White House, led by campaign communications director Kate Bedingfield. Tanden will be director of the Office of Management and Budget, according to a person familiar with the transition process granted anonymity to speak freely about internal deliberations. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Political fight brewing over Biden's WH budget chief nominee

Nov. 30, 2020 7:02 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden's pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget is quickly emerging as a political battle that could disrupt his efforts to swiftly fill out his administration. Some Republicans are expressing doubt that Neera Tanden could be confirmed by the Senate...

1st female Senate majority leader elected in N. Carolina

Nov. 30, 2020 5:37 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate Republicans picked Sen. Kathy Harrington on Monday to be the next majority leader, putting a woman in that position for the first time since the chamber created it over 40 years ago. Harrington, entering her sixth term from Gaston County, was elected unanimously...

Wolf vetoes GOP-backed bill on limiting COVID-19 liability

Nov. 30, 2020 4:38 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor on Monday rejected a bill that would have made it harder to sue schools, health care providers and other businesses for coronavirus-related claims. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said the measure's liability protections were so broad the legislation would have...

In this file photo taken on Monday, March 9, 2020, Speaker of the House Todd Huston, R-Fishers, addresses the House Chamber after being sworn in at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Huston is trying to hold onto his suburban Indianapolis district that’s shifted away from reliably Republican as he faces his first election since March, when he took over the powerful position that controls much of the General Assembly’s action. He faces Democratic challenger Aimee Rivera Cole, who received 46% of the vote against Huston two years ago. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Critics look to pressure GOP over Indiana redistricting

Nov. 30, 2020 3:57 PM EST

A coalition of activist groups announced a new push Monday against what it called partisan gerrymandering by Indiana’s Republican-dominated Legislature. Coalition leaders said they would form a citizens commission that will hold virtual town hall meetings in January and February and propose new voting...

FILE—In this file photo from Oct. 6, 2020, David Pepper, the chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party, speaks at the Hamilton County Board of Elections as people arrive to participate in early voting in Norwood, Ohio. Pepper announced Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 that he is stepping down at the end of the year. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster, File)

Ohio's Democratic Party chair stepping down after 6 years

Nov. 30, 2020 3:49 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio’s Democratic Party chair is stepping down after six years during which Republicans, including Donald Trump, dominated statewide elections, he said Monday. David Pepper, a former Hamilton County commissioner and Cincinnati council member, sent a letter to party officials...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Nov. 30, 2020 10:00 AM EST

The Dallas Morning News. Nov. 28, 2020 Texas killed straight-ticket voting, and our state is better for it Voters have to consider the candidate, not the party. In this moment of political division, our mind has been turning to another moment in our political history. The moment when George Washington, after his...

Iowa GOP congressional candidate holds lead after recount

Nov. 28, 2020 6:45 PM EST

CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — A Republican candidate is hanging onto a single-digit lead in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District after a recount in a race that will help determine the size of Democrats’ majority in the House of Representatives. Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks had just six more votes...

Republicans to hold meeting on Nov. 3 election, Trump defeat

Nov. 28, 2020 6:21 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Republicans have scheduled a meeting at a hotel in downtown Phoenix on Monday to discuss the Nov. 3 election and President Donald Trump's defeat. The event was billed as a “fact-finding hearing" featuring members of Trump's legal team and members of the Arizona Legislature,...

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019 file photo students at Phoenix College gather to fill out voter registration forms on National Voter Registration Day on campus, in Phoenix. Immigrant-rights and grassroots organizations that have been mobilizing Latinos in Arizona for nearly two decades helped propel Joe Biden to victory in a traditionally conservative state.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin,File)

To court Latinos, Democrats have to expand strategy in 2022

Nov. 28, 2020 11:36 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden’s campaign credits its success in Arizona to the immigrant-rights and grassroots organizations that have been mobilizing Latinos for nearly two decades. The fruits of their labor — in triple-digit heat, no less — paid off in this traditionally...