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Even voters in independent-minded Maine are taking sides in a polarized nation

Feb. 15, 2024 00:19 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The state of Maine's long-cherished reputation for political independence is being threatened by the nation's polarized politics, with more and more of its voters feeling pressured to take sides. The shift, reflected in new voter registration numbers and an...

Abandoned by his colleagues after negotiating a border compromise, GOP senator faces backlash alone

Feb. 08, 2024 00:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just before the Senate voted Wednesday to kill the border deal he spent the last four months negotiating, Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford climbed a set of marble stairs outside the chamber and joined his wife in the visitors’ gallery. As the Republican quietly...

Border bill supporters combat misleading claims that it would let in more migrants

Feb. 05, 2024 21:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s one of the most hard-fought provisions in the bipartisan border security package, and one that Democrats had to be persuaded to include: a new authority for the U.S. government to block migrants from entering the country. Now it’s the central line of...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Feb. 02, 2024 21:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — National security adviser Jake Sullivan; House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y.; Sen. JD Vance, R-Ohio. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press” — Sullivan; House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La. ___ ...

Senators reach a deal on border policy bill. Now it faces an uphill fight to passage

Feb. 02, 2024 16:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate negotiators on Friday reached a deal on a proposal to overhaul the asylum system at the U.S. border with Mexico, clearing the way for Democratic and Republican Senate leaders to begin the difficult task of convincing Congress to pass a national security package that will...

The Senate is headed for a crucial test vote on new border policies and Ukraine aid

Feb. 01, 2024 18:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate will hold a crucial test vote next week on legislation that would pair new policies at the southern border with wartime aid for Ukraine and other American allies, leaders pressing ahead despite heavy skepticism from Republicans and some Democrats. ...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jan. 30, 2024 14:58 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Jan. 26 The Washington Post says Congress is moving backward when it comes to country's ‘dreamers’ Congress’s border deal talks might be ongoing, but in one essential area,...

Biden awards $623 million in grants to build out electric vehicle charging network

Jan. 11, 2024 17:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is awarding $623 million in grants to states, local governments and tribes to help build an electric vehicle charging network across the nation. Grants announced Thursday will fund 47 EV charging stations and related projects in 22 states and Puerto...

Ruben Gallego is endorsed by Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, his ex-wife, in bid for Arizona Senate seat

Dec. 18, 2023 15:14 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego on Monday endorsed her ex-husband, U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego, in his campaign to move up to the Senate. The mayor's decision to publicly back her former husband, while not surprising, will help him blunt criticism for their divorce, which...

Senate border security talks grind on as Trump invokes Nazi-era 'blood' rhetoric against immigrants

Dec. 18, 2023 11:14 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Time slipping, White House and Senate negotiators struggled Sunday to reach a U.S. border security deal that would unlock President Joe Biden’s request for billions of dollars worth of military aid for Ukraine and other national security needs before senators leave town for...