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Democrats narrowly best GOP in House campaign fundraising

Oct. 14, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fundraising committee aiming to help Democrats maintain control of the House said Thursday it raised $106.5 million through the end of last month, narrowly edging the $105 million its Republican counterpart announced collecting over the same period. ...

No. 2 House Republican refuses to say election wasn’t stolen

Oct. 10, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House's second-ranking Republican, Rep. Steve Scalise, repeatedly refused to say on Sunday that the 2020 election wasn’t stolen, standing by Donald Trump’s lie that Democrat Joe Biden won the White House because of mass voter fraud. More than...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Oct. 08, 2021 20:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen; Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president of global affairs. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Clegg; Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.; former White House press secretary...

Analysis: Louisiana braces for flood insurance sticker shock

Oct. 03, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Louisiana homeowners, many of them still digging out of Hurricane Ida's destruction, will soon see rising flood insurance bills. But the federal government is providing few details about how much its recalculation of rates will boost premiums...

Analysis: Ida's destruction may help Hurricane Laura victims

Sep. 19, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hurricane Ida's thrashing left homes in mangled heaps across southeastern Louisiana, but in an uncomfortable twist, the storm might have been a boon to southwestern parishes still struggling to recover from last year's Hurricane Laura. Ida's...

Biden tells storm-ravaged Louisiana: 'I know you're hurting'

Sep. 04, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

LAPLACE, La. (AP) — Giant trees knocked sideways. Homes boarded up with plywood. Off-kilter street signs. Less than a week after Hurricane Ida battered the Gulf Coast, President Joe Biden walked the streets of a hardhit Louisiana neighborhood and told local residents,...

Biden walks storm-ravaged Louisiana: 'I know you're hurting'

Sep. 03, 2021 21:25 PM EDT

LAPLACE, La. (AP) — Giant trees knocked sideways. Homes boarded up with plywood. Off-kilter street signs. Less than a week after Hurricane Ida battered the Gulf Coast, President Joe Biden walked the streets of a hardhit Louisiana neighborhood on Friday and told local...

Biden holds to Kabul Aug. 31 deadline despite criticism

Aug. 24, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

U.S. President Joe Biden declared Tuesday he is sticking to his Aug. 31 deadline for completing a risky airlift of Americans, endangered Afghans and others seeking to escape Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. The decision defies allied leaders who want to give the evacuation more time and opens...

Biden sticking to pullout deadline though lawmakers complain

Aug. 24, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has decided to stick with his deadline next week for completing the U.S.-led evacuation from Afghanistan, an administration official said Tuesday. The decision reflects a growing fear of extremist attacks at the Kabul airport but also opens Biden to...

Analysis: Cassidy at odds with delegation on infrastructure

Aug. 15, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana could see a huge infusion of federal cash to chisel away at its multibillion-dollar backlog of road and bridge work under the $1 trillion infrastructure bill that U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy helped to negotiate. But Cassidy's left selling the proposal to...