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Zelenskyy says the world cannot wait until the US election in November to take action to repel Putin

Jul. 09, 2024 22:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Tuesday that decisive action must be taken before the U.S. presidential election in November to repel Russia's offensive against his country, using an address on the sidelines of the NATO summit to press for greater support during a...

Former US Sen. Jim Inhofe, defense hawk who called human-caused climate change a 'hoax,' dies at 89

Jul. 09, 2024 15:08 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former Sen. Jim Inhofe, a conservative known for his strong support of defense spending and his denial that human activity is responsible for the bulk of climate change, has died. He was 89. Inhofe, a powerful fixture in Oklahoma politics for over six decades,...

FACT FOCUS: Here's a look at some of the false claims made during Biden and Trump's first debate

Jun. 28, 2024 06:28 AM EDT

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump traded barbs and a variety of false and misleading information as they faced off in their first debate of the 2024 election. Trump falsely represented the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol as a relatively small number of people...

Many Senate Republicans were done with Trump after Jan. 6. Now they want him back in the White House

Jun. 15, 2024 00:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years ago, Donald Trump had few friends left in the Senate. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell declared in a speech that Trump was “practically and morally responsible” for the violent Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol by spreading “wild...

Cheers, cake and a fist-bump from GOP as Trump returns to Capitol Hill in a first since Jan. 6 riot

Jun. 13, 2024 18:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump made a triumphant return to Capitol Hill on Thursday, his first with lawmakers since the Jan.6, 2021 attacks, embraced by energized House and Senate Republicans who find themselves reinvigorated by his bid to retake the White House. Despite pending...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jun. 13, 2024 07:17 AM EDT

Ashland Daily Independent. June 8, 2024. Editorial: Progress made on drug deaths Finally there’s some good news in the fight against deaths caused by drug abuse: The Commonwealth of Kentucky revealed this week drug overdose deaths in the state are down by almost...

Runner-up criticizes Nevada GOP Senate nominee Sam Brown while other former rivals back him

Jun. 12, 2024 22:09 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The bitter primary that saw nearly a dozen Republican Senate candidates swipe at retired Army Capt. Sam Brown is fading out of view for some, who say their quest to take down incumbent Democrat Sen. Jacky Rosen trumps any intra-party grievances from the past 11 months. ...

North Dakota voters just approved an age limit for congressional candidates. What's next?

Jun. 12, 2024 17:05 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — People in their late 70s or older can no longer run for Congress in North Dakota under a ballot measure overwhelmingly approved by voters Tuesday, and legal scholars said the law could remain on the books indefinitely because no elderly candidate might challenge the...

Kids are upstaging their political parents — by acting like kids

Jun. 11, 2024 14:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For one shining moment this week, the country's ongoing political crises were swept away by the comedic power of one cherubic and wildly exuberant 6-year-old. Rep. John Rose, R-Tenn., was giving an impassioned defense of former President Donald Trump when his...

Two weeks after hush money verdict, Trump to meet with Senate Republicans

Jun. 10, 2024 18:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump will meet with Senate Republicans Thursday, speaking to the group just two weeks after he was convicted on 34 charges in his hush money trial and as GOP senators have increasingly rallied around him. The invitation was issued by...