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Democratic U.S. Rep. Gomez triumphs in California district

Nov. 19, 2022 20:57 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Jimmy Gomez defeated rival Democrat David Kim on Saturday in a Los Angeles district after a battle on the party’s progressive flank. With nearly all the ballots counted, Gomez had 51.3% to 48.7% for Kim, or a margin of about 3,000 votes. ...

Biden hails Democrats' 'strong night,' acknowledges concerns

Nov. 09, 2022 19:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden claimed vindication the day after the midterm elections, saying Democrats had “a strong night” and he planned to change nothing about his approach despite facing the likelihood of divided government in the nation’s capital. “I’m...

5 mistakes you’re making with Medicare open enrollment

Nov. 09, 2022 08:34 AM EST

Millions of retirees are in the thick of Medicare open enrollment, which runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, but many find the process challenging. Some don’t understand the difference between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage, many are overwhelmed by Medicare advertising, and only 4 in 10 people...

GOP Sen. Johnson holds narrow lead in battleground Wisconsin

Nov. 09, 2022 02:46 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson held a narrow lead early Wednesday as he sought to win a third term in battleground Wisconsin against Mandela Barnes, a Democrat who refused to concede the race until all votes had been counted. Johnson stopped short of...

New Hampshire Democrats Pappas, Kuster reelected to Congress

Nov. 09, 2022 01:27 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democrats Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas both won reelection to Congress in New Hampshire’s 1st and 2nd Districts, defeating two pro-Trump Republicans. Pappas defeated Karoline Leavitt, who worked in the White House press office under former President Donald...

Democrat Seth Magaziner wins US House seat in Rhode Island

Nov. 08, 2022 22:57 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State Treasurer Seth Magaziner has won the congressional seat in Rhode Island being vacated by longtime U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin, keeping it in Democratic control. Magaziner defeated Republican Allan Fung, a former Cranston mayor, in the general election...

Supreme Court skeptical of rejecting civil rights precedent

Nov. 08, 2022 16:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed unlikely to agree to overturn decades of precedent in a case about civil rights lawsuits, a result that would preserve the ability of individuals to use federal law to sue. The justices had been asked to use a case about a...

Obama to Democrats: 'Sulking and moping is not an option'

Nov. 05, 2022 21:31 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Democratic Party's most powerful voices warned Saturday that abortion, Social Security and democracy itself are at risk as they labored to overcome fierce political headwinds — and an ill-timed misstep from President Joe Biden — over the final weekend of the 2022 midterm...

Medicare enrollees warned about deceptive marketing schemes

Nov. 05, 2022 08:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mailers designed to look like official government forms. Buses sporting scam pitches for Medicare websites. TV commercials featuring celebrities who encourage people to sign up for Medicare plans that do not always include their current doctors. With Medicare’s...

Charles Booker touts abortion rights in Kentucky Senate bid

Nov. 03, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Charles Booker's political stock rose in Democratic circles two years ago as he voiced outrage over the deaths of Black Americans in encounters with police, including in his hometown in Kentucky. That climb out of obscurity has given the Black former state...