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Biden warns of GOP plans for Medicare, Social Security cuts

Feb. 08, 2023 20:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Joe Biden suggested that Republicans want to slash Medicare and Social Security, the GOP howls of protest during his State of the Union address showcased a striking apparent turnaround for the party that built a brand for years trying to do just that. ...

N. Carolina Sen. Lee new budget chairman in upcoming session

Jan. 10, 2023 21:24 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Veteran state Sen. Michael Lee of New Hanover County has been elevated to one of the chief Senate budget-writing positions for the next two years, presumptive Senate leader Phil Berger announced on Tuesday. Lee will join fellow Republican Sens. Brent Jackson...

Senate hits snag in bid to pass $1.7 trillion spending bill

Dec. 21, 2022 23:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Momentum toward passing a $1.7 trillion government funding bill with more aid for Ukraine slowed considerably Wednesday as lawmakers struggled to reach an agreement on amendments needed to get to a final vote and avoid a partial government shutdown at midnight Friday. ...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 30, 2022 16:41 PM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. November 28, 2022. Editorial: An outraged judge suspends mind control in Florida Florida is living proof of George Santayana’s famous warning that “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Here,...

US lawmakers skeptical grocery merger will mean lower prices

Nov. 29, 2022 18:57 PM EST

U.S. senators from both parties expressed skepticism Tuesday that a proposed merger between grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons would result in lower prices for consumers. “Fewer local options mean less competition to keep prices low,” said Sen. Alex Padilla, a California...

McConnell reelected Senate GOP leader: 'Not going anywhere'

Nov. 16, 2022 18:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Mitch McConnell was reelected as Republican leader Wednesday, quashing a challenge from Sen. Rick Scott of Florida, the Senate GOP campaign chief criticized after a disappointing performance in the midterm elections that kept Senate control with Democrats. ...

McMullin loss in Utah raises independent candidacy questions

Nov. 12, 2022 11:05 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Democrats' decision to back an independent rather than nominate a member of their own party to take on Republican Mike Lee transformed the state's U.S. Senate race from foregone conclusion to closely watched slugfest. Independent Evan McMullin, an...