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GOP lawmakers vote remotely more often after initial scorn

Apr. 20, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 50 Republicans who once joined a lawsuit claiming the House's pandemic-era proxy voting was unconstitutional have themselves voted by proxy this year, remotely without showing up. Across the aisle, Rep. Kai Kahele, a working Hawaiian Airlines pilot as...

U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar meets with Pakistani leaders

Apr. 20, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar met Wednesday with Pakistani leaders in the first visit by a member of Congress since a new coalition government came into power in Islamabad last week after the ouster of former premier Imran Khan. According to a government statement, Omar met...

Florida man pleads guilty to threatening Rep. Ilhan Omar

Apr. 19, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man pleaded guilty Tuesday to threatening U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar nearly three years ago. David Hannon, 67, of Sarasota, pleaded guilty in Tampa federal court to one count of threatening a federal official, according to court records. The charge carries a...

Munson loan swells fundraising for open congressional seat

Apr. 18, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State Rep. Jeremy Munson leads all candidates in fundraising for the special Republican primary for the open congressional seat of the late U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn, including his widow Jennifer Carnahan, but only because Munson lent his campaign $200,000 of his own money. ...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Apr. 13, 2022 07:15 AM EDT

Charlotte Observer. April 8, 2022. Editorial: Trump and his ‘big lie’ are visiting NC. Republicans should move on. It’s ironic that Donald Trump will hold his North Carolina rally at a venue known for hosting weddings. What Republicans and the former president...

House passes bill to prohibit discrimination based on hair

Mar. 18, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black people who wear hairstyles like Afros, cornrows or tightly coiled twists should not face bias in society, school and the workplace, the U.S. House said Friday in voting to make it explicit that such discrimination is a violation of federal civil rights law. ...

Pariahs no more? US reaches out to oil states as prices rise

Mar. 10, 2022 00:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three checkered oil regimes that President Joe Biden and past U.S. leaders have spectacularly snubbed — Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and Iran — are now targets of U.S. outreach as global fuel prices reach jarring levels during the Ukraine crisis. But it’s not...

Threats, vitriol aimed at women in positions of power

Mar. 05, 2022 10:58 AM EST

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was one of the more high-profile targets of political violence when prosecutors say a group of men who were angry about restrictions imposed because of the pandemic plotted to kidnap the Democrat and hold a “trial” accusing her of what they called treason. ...

Whitmer plot underlines growing abuse of women officials

Mar. 05, 2022 10:55 AM EST

Angry over COVID-19 restrictions such as the closing of gyms, people from several states met in Ohio in June 2020 to plot ways to overthrow government “tyrants,” prosecutors say. Within a week, they chose Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as a target. The plan, as outlined in a...

White House disavows Graham's call for Putin assassination

Mar. 04, 2022 18:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is facing intense pushback from all corners of Washington after calling for the Russian people to end the Ukraine war by assassinating President Vladimir Putin. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday that it is “not the position of...