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Pence navigates Trump's shadow during New Hampshire visit

Dec. 09, 2021 00:33 AM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — It had all the traditional trappings of a day on the presidential campaign trail. There was a fundraiser, time spent schmoozing with local activists, two holiday parties, a speech and a visit to a local bakery, where Mike Pence posed for pictures and bought a slice of cake...

Michigan man charged in assault on officers in Capitol riot

Dec. 08, 2021 18:09 PM EST

ROMEO, Mich. (AP) — A 41-year-old Michigan man appeared in court Wednesday on allegations that he used chemical spray on law enforcement officers as part of a mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Tim Boughner is charged with engaging in physical violence in a restricted...

Wyoming lawmakers again oppose Trump-backed election changes

Dec. 08, 2021 12:36 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers have again decided not to move forward with major election changes supported by former President Donald Trump. The Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Committee voted to indefinitely set aside a bill that would establish...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Dec. 08, 2021 09:22 AM EST

Philadelphia Inquirer. Dec. 2, 2021. Editorial: How Pa. can protect abortion rights no matter what the Supreme Court decides The future of abortion in Pennsylvania is going to be decided in 2022 — not only by nine U.S. Supreme Court justices but by millions of voters...

New York City poised to give voting rights to noncitizens

Dec. 07, 2021 01:14 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City, long a beacon for immigrants, is on the cusp of becoming the largest places in the country to give noncitizens the right to vote in local elections. Legally documented, voting-age noncitizens comprise nearly one in nine of the city's 7 million...

Trump gets wish in Georgia, sparks 'a political civil war'

Dec. 07, 2021 00:23 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Less than a year after losing the presidency, Donald Trump has set out to reshape the GOP in his image across the nation's top political battlegrounds, sparking bitter primary battles that will force candidates and voters to decide how much to embrace Trump and his grievances. ...

Alabama Gov. Ivey draws challengers in 2022 GOP primary

Dec. 06, 2021 22:55 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, who had been considered a safe incumbent as she seeks a second full-term in office, is drawing challengers in next year’s 2022 Republican primary with candidates gambling that they can capitalize on ties to former President Donald Trump or...

Trump gets wish in Georgia, sparks 'a political civil war'

Dec. 06, 2021 20:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Less than a year after losing the presidency, Donald Trump has set out to reshape the GOP in his image across the nation's top political battlegrounds, sparking bitter primary battles that will force candidates and voters to decide how much to embrace Trump and his grievances. ...

Bob Dole to lie in state at Capitol as nation honors senator

Dec. 06, 2021 15:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bob Dole's casket will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol on Thursday as congressional leaders honor the former Republican presidential candidate and World War II veteran who served in Congress for 36 years. Dole died Sunday at the age of 98. He was a leader...

Trump-tied group pushing for voting changes in Wisconsin

Dec. 06, 2021 00:18 AM EST

MADISON, Wisc. (AP) — A group formed to support former President Donald Trump's agenda is working with Wisconsin Republicans on a ballot measure that would bypass the state's Democratic governor to change how elections are run in the battleground state. The effort...