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Schumer reelected Senate leader after Dems expand majority

Dec. 08, 2022 15:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Chuck Schumer was unanimously elected Thursday for another term as Senate Democratic leader, helming a bolstered 51-seat majority for a new era of divided government in Congress but intent on “getting things done” for the country. Senate Democrats met...

Sen. Chuck Schumer reelected as Senate Democratic leader, taking helm of bolstered 51-seat majority after midterm wins

Dec. 08, 2022 10:11 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Chuck Schumer reelected as Senate Democratic leader, taking helm of bolstered 51-seat majority after midterm wins.

Georgia vote gives Harris reprieve as Senate tiebreaker

Dec. 08, 2022 00:30 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris needed to get to the U.S. Senate to break a tie. But first she had to avoid causing a traffic jam. One more senator had to vote before Harris could end the impasse, and he was in Georgetown, on the opposite side of Washington. If...

Warnock delivers 51-seat Senate for Democrats, and much more

Dec. 07, 2022 16:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Senate Democrats, an oh-so-slim 51-49 majority never sounded so good. Sen. Raphael Warnock’s victory in swing-state Georgia gives Democrats a welcome “lift,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Wednesday at the Capitol -- newly confident of...

Jan. 6 'heroes' honored for defending Capitol from Trump mob

Dec. 06, 2022 16:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hailed as heroes, the law enforcement officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, were honored Tuesday with Congressional Gold Medals and praised for securing democracy when they fought off a brutal and bloody attack by supporters of then-President Donald Trump. ...

US says it will expand, extend temporary status for Haitians

Dec. 05, 2022 22:06 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday that it would expand temporary legal status for Haitians already living in the United States, determining conditions in the Caribbean nation were too dangerous for their forced return. The Homeland Security Department said...

Review: The digital sleuths who demystified cryptocurrency

Dec. 05, 2022 13:19 PM EST

“Tracers In The Dark" by Andy Greenberg (Doubleday) The year was 2011. Cryptocurrency was a little-understood novelty, and Sen. Chuck Schumer called a news conference to vent outrage over a one-stop online shop for illegal drugs whose technology made sellers “virtually...

To boost Georgia's Warnock, Biden goes to ... Massachusetts

Dec. 02, 2022 18:29 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden hit the phones with fellow Democrats Friday for Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock's runoff election. He fetched hot coffee for volunteers, too, and thanked them for their work. But this busy phone bank was nowhere near Georgia. Days before Georgia...

Jeffries wins historic bid to lead House Dems after Pelosi

Nov. 30, 2022 15:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats ushered in a new generation of leaders on Wednesday with Rep. Hakeem Jeffries elected to be the first Black American to head a major political party in Congress at a pivotal time as long-serving Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her team step aside next year. ...

Biden tells GOP his hopes, gets stiff response from McCarthy

Nov. 30, 2022 14:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Tuesday he hopes both parties' lawmakers can work together to keep the government open, boost spending for Ukraine and avert a crippling rail strike. But the Republicans' pick to be the next House speaker shrugged off the sunny talk, serving notice that...