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Rivals of Trump-backed US Senate candidate amass millions

Oct. 15, 2021 22:13 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An endorsement by former President Donald Trump in Pennsylvania’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race isn’t backing down rival Republicans, with one putting up millions for her campaign and another getting a seven-figure pledge from a donor. ...

Shapiro declares candidacy for governor, blasts Republicans

Oct. 13, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

Launching his gubernatorial campaign Wednesday, Pennsylvania’s Democratic attorney general sought to tie the crowded Republican field to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection and former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn last year’s election. Josh Shapiro, who...

Pennsylvania attorney general jumps into '22 governor's race

Oct. 11, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's high-profile attorney general, Josh Shapiro, will formally announce his candidacy for governor on Wednesday, entering the 2022 race months after making his intentions known and effectively clearing the field of potential rivals for the Democratic...

Senate confirms Biden pick to lead consumer watchdog agency

Sep. 30, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate narrowly approved President Joe Biden's pick to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday, giving the bureau a director who is likely to embrace an aggressive “watchdog” role, similar to how the agency operated under former President Barack...

A potential Powell renomination for Fed faces some dissent

Sep. 29, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Resistance to the potential renomination of Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell intensified this week, with Sen. Elizabeth Warren becoming the first senator to publicly oppose him and many progressive groups pushing for some alternative leader at the Fed. ...

Yellen warns delay in raising debt limit will slow economy

Sep. 28, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen sounded an urgent call Tuesday for Congress to raise the government's borrowing limit, a day after Senate Republicans blocked consideration of a bill that would have done so. If the debt limit isn’t raised by Oct....

Anti-Trump Republican drops bid for Pennsylvania Senate seat

Sep. 27, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An anti-Trump candidate said Monday he is dropping his bid for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania. Craig Snyder, a longtime lobbyist and political consultant from Philadelphia, said he has been unable...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Sep. 25, 2021 07:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Albert Bourla, chairman and CEO of Pfizer. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas; Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. ...

Court rejects lawsuit against NSA on "state secrets" grounds

Sep. 15, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A divided federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of an ACLU lawsuit challenging a portion of the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance of Americans' international email and phone communications. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court...

US Senate race in Pennsylvania takes personal turn

Sep. 08, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Republican primary for Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate seat turned personal Wednesday, as real estate developer Jeff Bartos slammed rival Sean Parnell for allegations related to his contentious divorce and child custody dispute. Parnell, the Trump-endorsed candidate,...