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Biden to focus on hurricane victims in Florida, not politics

Oct. 05, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is headed to hurricane-ravaged Florida on Wednesday with a pledge that federal, state and local governments will work as one to help rebuild homes, businesses and lives — putting politics on mute for now to focus on those in need. Hurricane...

DeSantis drops provocations — for now — in response to Ian

Sep. 30, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has whipsawed his way through the national conversation this month, first by putting migrants on planes or buses to Democratic strongholds and then shifting to a more traditional role of crisis manager as one of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit the U.S. barreled into...

NJ Senate confirms Platkin to be attorney general

Sep. 29, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Democrat-led Senate on Thursday confirmed Gov. Phil Murphy's former chief counsel to be the state's attorney general. Attorney General Matt Platkin had been serving as the state's acting top law enforcement official since earlier this year when...

Former NJ governor, US Rep. James Florio dies at 85

Sep. 26, 2022 09:29 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. James Florio, who championed a plan that substantially raised the state’s sales and income taxes leading to his reelection defeat in 1993, died Sunday. He was 85. His law partner Doug Steinhardt and current New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy...

Today in History: September 6, McKinley fatally shot

Sep. 06, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 6, the 249th day of 2022. There are 116 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Sept. 6, 1901, President William McKinley was shot and mortally wounded by anarchist Leon Czolgosz...

New Jersey's gas tax to fall a penny a gallon on Oct. 1

Aug. 29, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The gas tax in New Jersey will fall by a penny a gallon, or about 2% — the second straight year the levy has declined, Gov. Phil Murphy's administrated said Monday. The tax rate combines two different levies that are commonly known as the gas tax in the...

Liz Cheney in 2024? Deep skepticism emerges in key states

Aug. 29, 2022 01:41 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — As the sun set in Wyoming, U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney described her blowout loss as the beginning of a more consequential step in her political career. She summoned Abraham Lincoln, who lost elections for the House and Senate and still went on to become one of the nation's most...

Trump's bond with GOP deepens after primary wins, FBI search

Aug. 11, 2022 07:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's pick for governor in the swing state of Wisconsin easily defeated a favorite of the Republican establishment. In Connecticut, the state that launched the Bush family and its brand of compassionate conservatism, a fiery Senate contender who promoted...

GOP rallies around Trump following FBI search of his estate

Aug. 09, 2022 22:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For much of the year, small cracks in Donald Trump's political support have been growing. Dissatisfied Republican primary voters began to consider new presidential prospects. GOP donors grappled with damaging revelations uncovered by the Jan. 6 committee. S everal...

Trump ally Kari Lake wins GOP primary for Arizona governor

Aug. 05, 2022 02:07 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Kari Lake, a former news anchor who walked away from her journalism career and was embraced by Donald Trump and his staunch supporters, won the Republican primary for Arizona governor on Thursday. Lake's victory was a blow to the GOP establishment that lined up...