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Some Republicans see good politics in same-sex marriage bill

Jul. 29, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When asked if he’d support legislation to protect same-sex marriage, one conservative Republican senator was almost nonchalant. “I see no reason to oppose it,” Ron Johnson of Wisconsin told reporters, bringing Democrats one vote closer to an unexpected...

House passes same-sex marriage bill in retort to high court

Jul. 19, 2022 21:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved legislation Tuesday to protect same-sex and interracial marriages amid concerns that the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade abortion access could jeopardize other rights criticized by many conservatives. In a robust...

Live updates | American Medical Association weighs in

Jun. 23, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling on New York's gun law: The American Medical Association has called the ruling a “harmful and deeply disturbing decision.’’ "Firearm violence is a public health crisis, and easier access to weapons and fewer restrictions on...

Paladino: Saying Hitler 'kind of leader we need' was mistake

Jun. 09, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Carl Paladino, a Republican running for Congress in western New York, said Thursday he was wrong to invoke Adolf Hitler when he said in an interview last year he was “the kind of leader we need today” because of his ability to rally crowds. It was the...

Hearings guide: What to know as the Jan. 6 panel goes public

Jun. 09, 2022 07:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol will hold the first in a series of hearings laying out its initial findings Thursday night, a highly anticipated look at evidence the panel has been gathering for the last year. With the...

Capitol attack's full story: Jan. 6 panel probes US risks

Jun. 08, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol played out for the world to see, but the House committee investigating the attack believes a more chilling story has yet to be told -- about the president and the people whose actions put American democracy at risk. ...

NY House candidate posts about mass shooting conspiracies

Jun. 08, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York Republican running to represent a congressional district that includes suburbs of Buffalo, New York, shared and deleted a conspiracy-laden Facebook post suggesting a racist mass shooting in Buffalo and other mass killings were part of a plot to take away people's guns....

GOP Rep. Jacobs to retire after backing assault weapons ban

Jun. 03, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Republican Rep. Chris Jacobs announced Friday that he will not run for another term in Congress amid backlash over his support for new gun control measures. Jacobs, who represents parts of western New York, including suburban Buffalo, told reporters he has decided...

Progressive ousts Biden-backed Schrader in Oregon primary

May. 27, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Seven-term U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader, a centrist who was endorsed by President Joe Biden, has been ousted in the Democratic primary in Oregon by progressive challenger Jamie McLeod-Skinner after results were delayed more than a week by a ballot-printing issue. ...

In Buffalo, Biden mourns victims, says 'evil will not win'

May. 17, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

BUFFALO (AP) — President Joe Biden mourned with Buffalo’s grieving families on Tuesday, then exhorted the nation to reject what he angrily labeled the poison of white supremacy. He said the nation must “reject the lie” of the racist “replacement theory” espoused by the shooter who...