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Biden picks women of color to lead White House budget office

Nov. 24, 2021 14:21 PM EST

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Two women of color are President Joe Biden’s picks to lead the White House budget office, a milestone for the powerful agency after his first choice withdrew following criticism over her previous attacks on lawmakers from both parties. If...

Biden to keep Powell as Fed chair, Brainard gets vice chair

Nov. 22, 2021 15:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Monday he is nominating Jerome Powell for a second four-year term as Federal Reserve chair, endorsing his stewardship of the economy through a brutal pandemic recession in which the Fed's ultra-low rate policies helped bolster confidence and...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Nov. 20, 2021 07:46 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg; Sens. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Kevin...

Biden mulls reversing Trump rules on western grouse species

Nov. 19, 2021 17:28 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday said it will consider new measures to protect greater sage grouse, a bird species once found across much of the U.S. West that has suffered drastic declines in recent decades due to oil and gas drilling, grazing, wildfires and other...

GOP paints Biden's choice for bank regulator as radical

Nov. 18, 2021 14:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s choice to become one of the top banking regulators endured a contentious nomination hearing Thursday, with Republican senators warning she would nationalize the U.S. banking system and Democrats saying she's eminently qualified and would be tough...

Biden's nominee for bank regulator faces hostile opposition

Nov. 17, 2021 14:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A fierce battle is being waged in Washington over President Biden's choice to lead a typically low-profile agency that oversees the banking industry. Saule Omarova, 55, was nominated in September to be the nation’s next comptroller of the currency. If...

Senate Dems push new voting bill, and again hit GOP wall

Nov. 03, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — If at first you don’t succeed, make Republicans vote again. That's the strategy Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer appears to be pursuing as the New York Democrat forced another test vote Wednesday on legislation to overhaul the nation's election...

Blackfeet Nation celebrates life of Chief Earl Old Person

Oct. 22, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

BROWNING, Mont. (AP) — The Blackfeet Nation honored Chief Earl Old Person with a weeklong memorial, ending with a funeral service Friday in the Browning High School gym. The gym smelled of sage, many women wore ribbon skirts and some men wore headdresses as they...

Blackfeet Tribal Chief Earl Old Person dies of cancer at 92

Oct. 14, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

BROWNING, Mont. (AP) — Earl Old Person, the chief of the Blackfeet Tribe in Montana and former chairman of the tribal business council, has died of cancer. He was 92. Old Person died Wednesday at Blackfeet Community Hospital “after a long battle with cancer,”...

Lawsuit argues new Montana law suppresses student vote

Oct. 12, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A lawsuit filed Tuesday is challenging a new Montana law banning voter registration and get-out-the-vote efforts in certain areas of college campuses. The lawsuit filed by the Montana Democratic Party, Montanans for Tester, and University of Montana...