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Progressives eye Texas race as test for toppling incumbents

Jan. 21, 2022 17:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Henry Cuellar is an increasingly rare politician in the Democratic Party, a conservative-leaning lawmaker whose unapologetic defense of gun rights and the energy industry during his 17 years in Congress long delighted his Texas constituents. That was once a...

Gov. Baker commutes two first-degree murder convictions

Jan. 12, 2022 19:09 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker announced Wednesday he commuted the first-degree murder convictions of Thomas Koonce and William Allen to second-degree murder, making each immediately eligible for parole. The state Parole Board recently recommended commutations for both Koonce and...

US Rep. Ayanna Pressley tests positive for COVID-19

Dec. 31, 2021 16:36 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley said Friday that she has tested positive for COVID-19. The Massachusetts Democrat said that after experiencing symptoms, she received a positive, breakthrough positive COVID-19 test result Friday. “Thankfully, my symptoms are...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Dec. 17, 2021 19:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Fauci; Gov. Jared Polis, D-Colo. ___ ...

House panel demands information on federal execution drug

Dec. 16, 2021 11:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Oversight Committee is demanding the Justice Department provide answers about whether Biden administration officials have any plans to procure the drug used in federal executions despite an ongoing moratorium on capital punishment. The demand was made...

Progressive Democrats pressure Pelosi to discipline Boebert

Dec. 08, 2021 18:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of progressive Democrats on Wednesday ratcheted up pressure on Speaker Nancy Pelosi to punish firebrand conservative Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, whose recent comments likening a Muslim member of Congress to a bomb-carrying terrorist they decried as a “bigoted”...

All Rep. Pressley wants for Christmas is her Mariah album

Dec. 03, 2021 15:43 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts congresswoman Ayanna Pressley is upset that her beloved Mariah Carey Christmas album has gone missing, but she needn't worry — she was promised a replacement copy courtesy of the five-time Grammy winner herself. “This is a PSA or a...

Omar seeks action over House colleague's remarks on Muslims

Nov. 26, 2021 19:16 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota called Friday for House leaders to take “appropriate action" against Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert for using anti-Muslim language in describing a recent encounter she had with Omar at the U.S. Capitol. ...

Baker signs Massachusetts' congressional redistricting map

Nov. 23, 2021 13:42 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed legislation Monday creating new lines for Massachusetts' nine congressional districts. The map avoids any dramatic shifts in district lines, in large part because the state retains the same number of existing...

Michelle Wu sworn in as Boston’s first woman elected mayor

Nov. 16, 2021 15:13 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Michelle Wu was sworn in Tuesday as Boston’s first woman and first person of color elected mayor in the city's long history. The swearing-in of the city's first Asian American mayor came two weeks after Wu won the city's mayoral election. Before Wu,...