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Senate opposition leads White House to withdraw ATF nominee

Sep. 09, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Thursday it would withdraw the nomination of a gun-control advocate to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after nominee David Chipman ran into bipartisan opposition in the Senate. Chipman’s nomination...

Trump endorses GOP challenger to Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney

Sep. 09, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump endorsed a Wyoming attorney on Thursday in his campaign to unseat U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, one of his most vocal Republican critics. Trump endorsed Harriet Hageman, who launched a primary campaign Thursday against Cheney,...

AP source: Trump to endorse GOP challenger to Cheney

Sep. 08, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has chosen a favored candidate in his bid to unseat Rep. Liz Cheney, one of his most vocal Republican critics. Trump is planning to endorse Wyoming attorney Harriet Hageman, who is preparing to launch a primary campaign...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Sep. 01, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

Aug. 30 The Los Angeles Times on the Texas abortion law: A horrendous new Texas law scheduled to go into effect Wednesday would ban abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected — typically around six weeks of gestation — and turn individuals into...

Prosecutors vet US Senate candidate's fishing license case

Aug. 19, 2021 22:23 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Law enforcement officials have completed their investigation into whether a U.S. Senate candidate and former State of Alaska official illegally obtained a fishing license for a sportfishing event two years ago and turned it over to a special prosecutorial branch of...

GOP hits Biden despite divides over Afghanistan withdrawal

Aug. 17, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Joe Biden announced he would stick to his predecessor's plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, Republican reaction was mixed and largely muted. Foreign policy had become so contentious that the party's own leaders had no single position on the end of...

Clean energy projects highlighted in Granholm's Alaska tour

Aug. 13, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm plans to spend two days in Alaska traveling with Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski to showcase what Granholm’s office calls the state's status as “America’s living laboratory.” The visit coincides...

For Biden and senators, a sense that 'world was watching'

Aug. 11, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Joe Biden first announced the framework he'd reached with a bipartisan group of senators for a big infrastructure bill, he said it meant more than building roads and bridges. Agreement, he said two months ago, would send a signal “to...

Big win for $1T infrastructure bill: Dems, GOP come together

Aug. 10, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a robust vote after weeks of fits and starts, the Senate approved a $1 trillion infrastructure plan for states coast to coast on Tuesday, as a rare coalition of Democrats and Republicans joined together to overcome skeptics and deliver a cornerstone of President Joe...

Hurry up and wait in the Senate on infrastructure

Aug. 07, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate moved closer to passing a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package Saturday after lawmakers from both parties came together and voted to clear a key procedural hurdle, but the action soon stalled out as a few Republican opponents refused to speed up...