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Senate confirms 200th federal judge under Biden as Democrats surpass Trump's pace

May. 22, 2024 19:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the 200th federal judge of President Joe Biden's tenure, about a month earlier than when Donald Trump hit that mark in his term, though Trump still holds the edge when it comes to the most impactful confirmations — those to the Supreme Court...

America's debt tops $34 trillion, but a commission to address it appears dead in Congress

May. 11, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Mike Johnson it was effectively a Day 1 priority. It's well past time, the newly elected House speaker said in October, to establish a bipartisan commission to tackle the federal government's growing $34.6 trillion in debt. "The consequences if we don’t act...

Can you afford to take care of your children and parents? Biden revives effort to lower costs

May. 08, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Joe Biden runs for reelection, he’s resurrecting proposals to reshape American life from the cradle to the grave by lowering the cost of child care, expanding preschool opportunities and making home aides more available to the elderly. The...

US loosens some electric vehicle battery rules, potentially making more EVs eligible for tax credits

May. 03, 2024 15:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government on Friday loosened some rules governing electric vehicle tax credits, potentially making more EVs eligible for credits of up to $7,500 but leading critics to accuse the Biden administration of helping China. The Treasury Department announced final...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

May. 02, 2024 07:14 AM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. April 30, 2024. Editorial: A look at the upcoming congressional primaries The primary election for the U.S. Senate in West Virginia has been a long-anticipated one. And it’s only picked up more heat since Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., the...

Disgraced coal CEO lost races as GOP and third party candidate. He's trying again as a Democrat

Apr. 24, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Don Blankenship hasn't had much success running for office. He ran for the Senate as a Republican in 2018 and sought the White House in 2020 as a third party candidate. He lost badly both times but is on the ballot again in 2024, this time as a Democrat...

In race for his Senate seat, Joe Manchin endorses West Virginia Democratic Mayor Glenn Elliott

Apr. 22, 2024 10:23 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Outgoing U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin endorsed the mayor of Wheeling on Monday in the Democratic primary race for his seat representing deep-red West Virginia, where Manchin is the only Democrat holding statewide office. In a video released by Democrat Glenn...

First Muslim American appellate court nominee faces uphill battle to salvage nomination

Apr. 10, 2024 16:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nominee who could become the first Muslim American to serve as a federal appellate court judge is fighting back against characterizations of his work by law enforcement groups that are jeopardizing his nomination. The White House and Senate are doubling down on their efforts...

Joe Lieberman's death leaves a hole at No Labels as it tries to recruit a 2024 third-party candidate

Mar. 28, 2024 20:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When No Labels' critics got the loudest, it was Joe Lieberman who came to the group's defense. The former Connecticut senator was a founding chairman of the centrist organization that focused, above all, on promoting bipartisanship in national politics. Despite its...

West Virginia Gov. Justice vetoes bill that would have loosened school vaccine policies

Mar. 27, 2024 20:32 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday broke with West Virginia's GOP-majority Legislature to veto a bill that would have loosened one of the country's strictest school vaccination policies. West Virginia is only one of a handful of states in the U.S....