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McConnell: Finland, Sweden 'important additions' to NATO

May. 15, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday that Finland and Sweden would be “important additions” to NATO as he led a delegation of GOP senators to the region in a show of support against Russia's aggression. McConnell also called on President Joe...

Ukraine: Russians withdraw from around Kharkiv, batter east

May. 14, 2022 22:38 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian troops were withdrawing from around Ukraine’s second-largest city after bombarding it for weeks, the Ukrainian military said Saturday, as Kyiv and Moscow's forces engaged in a grinding battle for the country’s eastern industrial heartland. ...

McConnell, GOP senators meet Zelenskyy in surprise Kyiv stop

May. 14, 2022 20:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and a delegation of GOP senators met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv during an unannounced visit Saturday, delivering the latest show of American solidarity with the country at war with Russia. “Our...

Biden order to boost mining may not have quick payoff

Apr. 30, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is turning to a Cold War-era law to boost production of lithium and other minerals used to power electric vehicles, but experts say the move by itself is unlikely to ensure the robust domestic mining Biden seeks as he promotes cleaner energy sources. ...

Manchin, Capito among senators asking consultation on VA

Apr. 08, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's U.S. senators are among a dozen asking President Joe Biden to consult with officials state by state on the possible impact of recommendations of the Department of Veterans Affairs to the Asset and Infrastructure Review Commission. “The...

US pipeline agency pulls back plan to assess climate impacts

Mar. 24, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid pushback from industry groups and lawmakers in both parties, federal energy regulators on Thursday scaled back plans to consider how natural gas projects affect climate change and environmental justice. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said a plan to...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Mar. 19, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and John Barrasso, R-Wyo.; Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg;...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Mar. 18, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and John Barrasso, R-Wyo.; Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg;...

US strikes harder at Putin, banning all Russian oil imports

Mar. 08, 2022 21:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Striking harder at Russia’s economy, President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered a ban on Russian oil imports in retaliation for Vladimir Putin’s onslaught in Ukraine. The major trade action, responding to the pleas of Ukraine’s embattled leader, thrust the U.S. out front as...

Johnson, Baldwin move to end wolf protections

Mar. 04, 2022 16:14 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin’s two U.S. senators are moving to end protections for gray wolves across most of the United States. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Friday that Republican Ron Johnson and Democrat Tammy Baldwin introduced a bill earlier this week to remove...