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Delicate GOP dance for Trump, Youngkin in Virginia gov race

Oct. 16, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When Donald Trump rallied Republicans this past week to vote for Glenn Youngkin for governor in Virginia, the former president called in to a gathering of die-hard supporters. That may be the closest he gets to campaigning in the most closely watched election of 2021. ...

Jill Biden travels to Virginia, New Jersey to help Democrats

Oct. 15, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

HENRICO, Va. (AP) — First lady Jill Biden campaigned Friday for Democrats in governors' races in Virginia and New Jersey, saying "this election will set a course for a year from now” during her first political trip of her husband's presidency. Biden spoke at an early...

Watchdog: Psaki violated ethics law by promoting McAuliffe

Oct. 15, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog group said Friday that it had filed an ethics complaint against White House press secretary Jen Psaki for a comment she made about former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat who is running for election to his old post. ...

Biden to meet with Pope Francis to discuss COVID-19, climate

Oct. 14, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to meet Pope Francis when he visits the Vatican later this month as part of a five-day swing through Italy and the U.K. for global economic and climate change meetings. Biden plans to discuss the coronavirus pandemic, the...

First lady's 3-state tour includes Illinois, Pennsylvania

Oct. 13, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — First lady Jill Biden wrapped up a visit to Illinois on Wednesday with a stop at a community college before heading to Pennsylvania during a three-state tour in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. She toured the Arturo Velasquez Institute in Chicago with...

Obama to campaign with McAuliffe in Virginia governor's race

Oct. 12, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama will campaign with fellow Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the final stretch of the Virginia governor's race. “The stakes could not be greater,” McAuliffe said, as he announced the news Tuesday morning on MSNBC. ...

First lady Jill Biden visits Kansas City, Kansas school

Oct. 12, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — First lady Jill Biden touted the Biden administration’s interest in the concerns of the Hispanic community during a visit Tuesday to a school in Kansas City, Kansas. Biden's visit to El Centro Academy, a dual-language early childhood education...

Biden attends nephew's wedding to ex-'Real Housewives' star

Oct. 11, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — President Joe Biden attended his nephew’s wedding in Pennsylvania on Monday before returning to Washington for the week. The president and his wife, Jill Biden, attended the wedding of Cuffe Owens, the son of Biden’s sister Valerie Biden...

Army general who commanded in Iraq dies of cancer at age 67

Oct. 09, 2021 22:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Raymond T. Odierno, a retired Army general who commanded American and coalition forces in Iraq at the height of the war and capped a 39-year career by serving as the Army's chief of staff, has died, his family said Saturday. He was 67. “The general...

Jill Biden wears bracelet made by South Carolina designer

Oct. 02, 2021 00:25 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — When Natalie Holst saw the glint of gold, her hands began to shake. It was Sept. 18, and the designer had just shuffled through security at Charleston International Airport. She was on her way to New York City, the fashion capital of America, but...