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FILE - In this June 1, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump holds a Bible as he visits outside St. John's Church across Lafayette Park from the White House in Washington. Trump began June with his Bible-clutching photo op outside the church after authorities used chemicals and batons to scatter peaceful demonstrators, and the month never got less jarring or divisive. Now, some Republicans are expressing concern about the month's impact on their party's ability to hold the Senate. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

GOP worries Trump's divisive June imperils Senate control

Jul. 7, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's June began with his Bible-clutching photo op outside a church after authorities used chemicals and batons to scatter peaceful demonstrators. It never got less jarring or divisive. By the time it ended, he was downplaying a coronavirus pandemic upsurge that was...

FILE - Hot air balloons are inflated during the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, N.M., on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. The Santa Fe Opera, Meow Wolf and the non-profit organization that puts on the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta are among the New Mexico businesses that received loans from the federal government as part of massive effort to support the economy amid the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, file)

Kanye West? The Girl Scouts? Hedge funds? All got PPP loans

Jul. 7, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's small business lending program has benefited millions of companies, with the goal of minimizing the number of layoffs Americans have suffered in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Yet the recipients include many you probably wouldn't have expected. Kanye West's...

In this May 2020 photo provided by the Blake Moore For Congress Campaign is Blake Moore in Salt Lake City. Moore has won the GOP primary in northern Utah's 1st Congressional District in the race to replace retiring longtime Rep. Rob Bishop. Moore bested three competitors in a close race that was determined Monday, July 6, 2020, after days of vote counting. (Blake Moore For Congress Campaign via AP)

Blake Moore wins GOP primary in race to replace Bishop

Jul. 6, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Businessman Blake Moore has won the GOP primary in northern Utah's 1st Congressional District in the race to replace retiring longtime Congressman Rob Bishop. Moore bested three competitors in a close race that was determined Monday after days of vote counting. The other candidates...

3 Democrats appear together for last time before primary

Jul. 6, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — One of three Democratic candidates vying to try to unseat Republican Sen. Susan Collins sought to use the front-runner's prolific fundraising against her during their final gathering on Monday ahead of next week's primary. Attorney Bre Kidman of Saco asked House Speaker Sara Gideon...

FILE - In this May 21, 2020, file photo, state Sen. Jim Oberweis, R-Sugar Grove, wears a full face shield while on the floor of the Illinois Senate during session at the State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Oberweis is the GOP nominee for a Chicago-area congressional seat and the chairman of Oberweis Dairy. The dairy received a Paycheck Protection Program loan of between $5 million and $10 million, according to data released by the Treasury Department. Oberweis, who also owns an investment firm, has loaned his congressional campaign against Democrat Rep. Lauren Underwood more than $1.1 million since last year. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP, Pool, File)

GOP congressional hopeful's dairy got virus relief loan

Jul. 6, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A dairy owned by Illinois Republican congressional candidate Jim Oberweis received a loan worth $5 million to $10 million from the federal rescue package aimed at helping small businesses weather the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released Monday. Oberweis Dairy, the North...

FILE - Hot air balloons are inflated during the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, N.M., on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. The Santa Fe Opera, Meow Wolf and the non-profit organization that puts on the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta are among the New Mexico businesses that received loans from the federal government as part of massive effort to support the economy amid the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, file)

Kanye West? The Girl Scouts? Hedge funds? All got PPP loans

Jul. 6, 2020 7:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's small business lending program has benefited millions of companies, with the goal of minimizing the number of layoffs Americans have suffered in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Yet the recipients include many you probably wouldn't have expected. Kanye West's...

Businessman Blake Moore wins GOP primary in northern Utah's 1st Congressional District

Jul. 6, 2020 6:25 PM EDT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Businessman Blake Moore wins GOP primary in northern Utah's 1st Congressional District.

Appeals court reverses Wisconsin voting restrictions rulings

Jul. 6, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel upheld a host of Republican-authored voting restrictions in Wisconsin on Monday, handing conservatives a significant win in a pair of lawsuits just months before residents in the battleground state cast their ballots for president. The three-judge panel...

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2019, file photo, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill arrives for a hearing at the state Supreme Court at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Indiana's Republican delegates are continuing to cast their ballots as the time nears to select who will run for state attorney general in November 2020. The spotlight is expected to be on incumbent Hill, who must convince delegates that he deserves a second term despite his misconduct allegations. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Indiana GOP AG candidates speak out before ballots come in

Jul. 6, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s Republican delegates are casting ballots as the time nears to select who will run for state attorney general in November. The spotlight is on incumbent Indiana Attorney Curtis Hill, who must convince delegates that he deserves a second term despite misconduct...

Editorial Roundup:

Jul. 6, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

Houston Chronicle. July 2, 2020. Mask up, Texas. That’s an order from your governor — finally. With COVID-19 infections soaring and hospital ICU capacity reaching critical levels, Gov. Greg Abbott finally did the right thing Thursday and ordered everyone in most Texas counties to wear a mask in...