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GOP Rep. Katko, who voted to impeach Trump, won't run again

Jan. 14, 2022 16:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. John Katko, a respected Republican moderate whose congressional career seemed on the ascent, announced his retirement Friday, the third of the 10 House GOP lawmakers who voted to impeach President Donald Trump last January to say they won't seek reelection. ...

Twitter, Meta among tech giants subpoenaed by Jan. 6 panel

Jan. 13, 2022 20:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Months after requesting documents from more than a dozen social platforms, the House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection has issued subpoenas targeting Twitter, Meta, Reddit and YouTube after lawmakers said the companies' initial responses were inadequate. ...

Subpoena GOP leader McCarthy? Big decision for Jan. 6 panel

Jan. 13, 2022 16:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leader Kevin McCarthy’s refusal to provide information to a bipartisan House committee about his call with then-President Donald Trump during the Capitol riot is deepening a standoff between the committee and GOP lawmakers, forcing investigators to consider whether...

GOP leader McCarthy says he won't cooperate with 1/6 panel

Jan. 12, 2022 21:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection requested an interview and records from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday, as it continues to seek first-hand details from members of Congress on former President Donald Trump’s actions on the day...

Mississippi Senate OKs revisions to 4 US House districts

Jan. 12, 2022 14:57 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Mississippi Senate on Wednesday passed a plan to redraw the state’s four congressional districts, sending it to Gov. Tate Reeves for his expected approval. The NAACP or other opponents could still ask a federal court to consider...

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Trump aide, 2 GOP strategists

Jan. 11, 2022 19:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection is demanding records and testimony from a former White House aide they say helped draft former President Donald Trump's Jan. 6 speech, along with two others it says were in communication with people close to Trump. ...

Ohio Rep. Jordan rejects Jan. 6 panel request for interview

Jan. 09, 2022 23:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, one of former President Donald Trump’s closest allies in Congress, on Sunday rejected a request for an interview by the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. In a combative letter to committee chairman...

Analysis: Redistricting not as tough as it was 2 decades ago

Jan. 07, 2022 19:30 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s current congressional redistricting effort is much less contentious than the effort was 20 years ago, when the state dropped from five U.S. House seats to four. The state lost a seat because the 2000 Census showed Mississippi’s population had...

'Hatred in the eyes': How racist rage animated Jan. 6 riots

Jan. 06, 2022 20:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Cori Bush is no stranger to protests. She spent years marching the streets of St. Louis and Ferguson, Missouri, rising to public office on the strength of her activism. But as the Missouri Democrat looked out the window of the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 — only...

Mississippi House OKs congressional remap amid objections

Jan. 06, 2022 13:59 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Mississippi House on Thursday approved a plan to redraw the state's four congressional districts. The 76-42 vote was mostly along party lines, with Republicans and one independent in favor and Democrats and one independent opposed....