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Maryland Rep. Anthony Brown running for attorney general

Oct. 25, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Anthony Brown said Monday he will run for attorney general in Maryland. Brown, a Democrat who is a former lieutenant governor, confirmed his plan to run for the office next year in an interview. He is the first major Democratic candidate...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Oct. 25, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

Quad-City Times. Oct. 24, 2021. Editorial: Pass the maps This week, Iowa legislators get another chance to uphold the state’s non-partisan redistricting process. We urge them to do so. Last Thursday, the Legislative Services...

First steps made in Congress to honor pop superstar Prince

Oct. 25, 2021 08:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota's Congressional delegation on Monday is introducing a resolution to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to pop superstar Prince, citing his "indelible mark on Minnesota and American culture,” The Associated Press has learned. The...

Poor People's Campaign rallies at West Virginia Capitol

Oct. 25, 2021 07:39 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival held a rally at the West Virginia Capitol on Sunday to pressure U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin to support President Joe Biden's package of social services and climate change strategies, according to a news...

People or profit? Facebook papers show deep conflict within

Oct. 25, 2021 06:58 AM EDT

Facebook the company is losing control of Facebook the product — not to mention the last shreds of its carefully crafted, decade-old image as a benevolent company just wanting to connect the world. Thousands of pages of internal documents provided to Congress by a...

Stripping military bases of Confederate names stirs passions

Oct. 25, 2021 05:19 AM EDT

BLACKSTONE, Va. (AP) — Civil War history casts a long shadow in Virginia, the birthplace of Confederate generals, scene of their surrender and now a crossroad of controversy over renaming military bases that honor rebel leaders. In and around Blackstone, about 50 miles...

Public hearings offer input on NC redistricting proposals

Oct. 25, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The public is getting multiple chances this week to tell North Carolina legislators what they think about U.S. House and General Assembly district boundary proposals that lawmakers have been drawing. The House and Senate ...

Sluggish pace of confirmations vexes Biden White House

Oct. 25, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s willingness to confirm a president's nominees took a downward turn during Donald Trump’s first year in office. And it has only gotten worse for President Joe Biden. About 36% of Biden's nominees have been confirmed so far in the evenly...

Race-blind redistricting? Democrats incredulous at GOP maps

Oct. 24, 2021 21:39 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A decade ago, North Carolina Republicans redrew their legislative districts to help their party in a way that a federal court ruled illegally deprived Black voters of their right to political representation. A state court later struck down Republican-drawn maps as based...

Groups seek 2 districts with large Black voter bases

Oct. 24, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s seven-member congressional delegation for decades has consisted of a single African-American member, elected from the only district with a majority Black population. But with Black and mixed-race residents now making up more than 25%...