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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

McEnany wears 2 hats as WH press secretary, campaign adviser

Nov. 12, 2020 4:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House press secretary who refers questions to the White House? Kayleigh McEnany is wearing two hats, one as a Trump 2020 campaign adviser and the other as the White House press secretary, charged with articulating the administration’s policies and positions to the press and...

Republican candidate for Senate Rep. Doug Collins attends an election night watch party in Buford, Ga., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Davis)

Some Republicans attack Georgia votes, provide no evidence

Nov. 9, 2020 5:54 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Some Republicans renewed their attacks Monday on Democrat Joe Biden's lead over President Donald Trump in Georgia, with U.S. Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler taking the extraordinary step of calling for the resignation of Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, the state's chief...

Maine gov says food program should help local distributors

Nov. 5, 2020 6:43 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's governor called on the federal government to include local food distributors in a food aid program on Thursday. Gov. Janet Mills, a Democrat, asked U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to reconsider the most recent round of Farmers to Families Food Box program...

The wife of Georgia Governor Marty Kemp speaks in lieu of Governor Brian Kemp who is under quarantine for coronavirus at an election night watch party for Republican candidate for Senate Sen. Kelly Loeffler, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Tami Chappell)

Georgia chooses 3 new US House members as 10 incumbents win

Nov. 4, 2020 2:11 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Three new faces are headed to Washington to represent Georgia in the U.S. House along with 10 incumbents who won reelection amid a competitive statewide election with votes still being counted early Wednesday. Among those returning is Democrat Lucy McBath, who won another term in a House...

This photo taken Sept. 30, 2020, shows U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler during an appearance in Traverse City, Mich., where he announced an environmental justice grant for Detroit and pledged a more community-oriented focus in a second Trump administration. (AP Photo/John Flesher)

Trump tests limits as Cabinet members fan out to key states

Oct. 30, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos planned a “Moms for Trump” rally in her home state of Michigan. The Department of Homeland Security's top official was in Texas to celebrate completion of a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall. The chief of the Environmental Protection...

Democrat Pandy bids to upset GOP's Clyde in 9th District

Oct. 24, 2020 3:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — There may be no better embodiment of the uphill underdog struggle in many of Georgia's congressional districts than the 9th District contest pitting Democrat Devin Pandy against Republican Andrew Clyde in the state's northeast corner. The district is intensely Republican, with Pandy trying...

Maine farmers eligible for federal assistance due to drought

Oct. 21, 2020 10:52 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The federal government is making Maine's farmers eligible for disaster relief assistance due to the drought that has affected the state. Most of Maine is facing extreme or severe levels of drought, according to the United States Drought Monitor. U.S. Department of Agriculture...

Governor extends state of emergency until Nov. 15

Oct. 15, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott on Thursday extended Vermont's coronavirus-related state of emergency until Nov. 15. Scott said the state emergency not only helps the state to suppress the virus but it keeps protections in place to mitigate economic hardships, including expanded housing and meal delivery...

Lawmakers: New Mexico farmers shortchanged on disaster aid

Oct. 14, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's congressional delegation is calling for more oversight of a federal agency after some farmers and ranchers were shortchanged on disaster aid and Hispanic farmers who rely on traditional acequias to irrigate their crops have been told they’re ineligible for...

Ag officials release gas station upgrade grants for biofuels

Oct. 8, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

Federal agriculture officials said Thursday they awarded $22 million in grants to gas stations, convenience stores and fuel distribution sites in 14 states to upgrade pumps, fuel lines and storage tanks as part of a program designed to increase the use of higher blends of ethanol fuel and biodiesel. U.S....