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Senate parliamentarian deals blow to Dems' immigration push

Sep. 19, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats can’t use their $3.5 trillion package bolstering social and climate programs for their plan to give millions of immigrants a chance to become citizens, the Senate’s parliamentarian said late Sunday, a crushing blow to what was the party’s clearest pathway...

As flights resume, plight of Afghan allies tests Biden's vow

Sep. 10, 2021 01:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Evacuation flights have resumed for Westerners, but thousands of at-risk Afghans who had helped the United States are still stranded in their homeland with the U.S. Embassy shuttered, all American diplomats and troops gone and the Taliban now in charge. ...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Aug. 28, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Secretary of State Antony Blinken; Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Blinken; Fauci;...

Three senators test positive for COVID in breakthrough cases

Aug. 19, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three senators said Thursday they have tested positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated, a high-profile collection of breakthrough cases that comes as the highly infectious delta variant spreads rapidly across the United States. Sens. Angus King,...

South Carolina gets $100k from DNC for voter registration

Aug. 13, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Democrats are getting $100,000 from the Democratic National Committee to bolster voter registration efforts as the party aims to pour money into states traditionally dominated by Republicans before the 2022 midterms. The first-ever...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Aug. 11, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

(Columbia) The State. Aug. 10, 2021. Editorial: Infrastructure bill compromise by senators means more dollars for SC roads, bridges Chances are you’ve driven on a bumpy, pothole-laden road or rickety bridge and wondered will this ever be fixed? ...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 09, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

Houston Chronicle. Aug. 8, 2021. Editorial: Did Biden create COVID super-spreader at border? The truth about McAllen To hear Gov. Greg Abbott tell it, if Texas has a problem with COVID at all, it’s because migrants are running loose, spreading the...

Kansas Rep. Davids contracts COVID-19 despite vaccination

Aug. 06, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Rep. Sharice Davids tested positive Friday for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated against it and is in isolation at home. Davids said in a statement that she has had only mild symptoms from her breakthrough case. She said she was tested after...

Graham says he's told Trump to 'speak up' on COVID vaccines

Aug. 05, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As he recovers from a breakthrough infection of the coronavirus, Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday that he has urged former President Donald Trump to press his supporters to get the COVID-19 vaccine, which the South Carolina Republican called “the antidote to the...

House lawmaker suing Pelosi over mask rule says he has COVID

Aug. 05, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Rep. Ralph Norman, one of the three congressional Republicans suing Speaker Nancy Pelosi over fines for not wearing masks during a vote on the U.S. House floor, has contracted a breakthrough case of COVID-19, the second member of South Carolina's delegation to do so. ...