Who’s who in the debt limit fight: Meet the five negotiators working to save the US from defaultMay 24, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy have turned to a select group of negotiators to work out a deal to increase the nation’s borrowing authority and avoid the economic carnage that could ensue if the U.S.
Biden showcases Dem coalition with campaign advisory boardMay 10, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is aiming to showcase the Democratic coalition rallying around his reelection bid as he announces on Wednesday his campaign's national advisory board of prominent elected officials who will assist his 2024 campaign.
W.Va. politicos keep fighting over 2020; voters, not so muchMay 6, 2023 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Some Republican officeholders in West Virginia are already revving up campaigns for governor in 2024. But first, they have to sort out what happened in 2020.
Years after Democrat Joe Biden was declared the White House winner, Secretary of State Mac Warner and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey say they remain concerned his victory was not legitimate.
Michigan legal watchdog pursues Trump-allied attorneysMay 5, 2023 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — Nine lawyers who were found to have abused the court system by filing a lawsuit that challenged Michigan's 2020 election results in favor of President Joe Biden committed misconduct and should be disciplined, a watchdog agency said.
Florida man charged with throwing explosive at Capitol riotMay 2, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida man accused of setting off an explosive and injuring several police officers during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan.
Democratic Washington Gov. Jay Inslee won’t seek 4th termMay 1, 2023 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inlsee, a Democrat who has sought to make the state a leader on progressive policies from climate change to gun violence prevention, said Monday he will not seek a fourth term in office.
Biden’s diverse coalition of support risks fraying in 2024May 1, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Connecticut Democrat-turned-Independent long known for his centrist views, voted for Joe Biden in 2020.
Biden’s diverse coalition of support risks fraying in 2024May 1, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Connecticut Democrat-turned-Independent long known for his centrist views, voted for Joe Biden in 2020. But as Biden’s reelection campaign begins, Lieberman is preparing to recruit a third-party candidate capable of defeating the Democratic president.
Democratic election commissioner resigns in WisconsinApril 30, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democratic member of the commission that oversees Wisconsin elections plans to resign.
Wisconsin Elections Commissioner Julie Glancey announced on Friday that she plans to step down on Monday.
Trump, in New Hampshire speech, turns focus to Biden rematchApril 28, 2023 GMT
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump turned his attention to the general election on Thursday, using his first campaign appearance since President Joe Biden launched his own reelection bid to boast of his poll numbers and suggest that he has no need to debate his Republican rivals.
Florida man gets prison term for role in attack on CapitolApril 26, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to four years and two months in federal prison for attacking police officers during the insurrection and storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan.
Bernie Sanders endorses Biden, rules out 2024 bid of his ownApril 25, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont said Tuesday that he would forgo another presidential bid of his own and instead endorse President Joe Biden's reelection.
Longtime Trump ally Laxalt joins PAC supporting DeSantisApril 22, 2023 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, a longtime Donald Trump ally, will help lead a political action committee encouraging Florida Gov.
Florida man sentenced for role in Jan. 6 Capitol attackApril 13, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida man was sentenced Thursday to eight months in federal prison for his role in the insurrection and storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan.
Biden and his 2024 campaign: Waiting for some big decisionsApril 2, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has all but announced he's running for reelection, but key questions about the 2024 campaign are unresolved: Who will manage it?
Worries grow that Trump indictment will eclipse other probesMarch 31, 2023 GMT
Biden and McCarthy reach a final deal to avoid US default and now must sell it to Congress
Debt ceiling deal: What's in, what's out of the bill to avert US default
Debt ceiling tests Speaker McCarthy as he rides breezily through high-wire act of his career
Debt ceiling agreement gets thumbs up from business groups, jeers from some on political right
Biden’s moves on Alaska drilling, TikTok test young votersMarch 27, 2023 GMT
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Recent moves by President Joe Biden to pressure TikTok over its Chinese ownership and approve oil drilling in an untapped area of Alaska are testing the loyalty of young voters, a group that’s largely been in his corner.
Pro-labor? Biden aims to prove it with unionized 2024 staffMarch 23, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden likes to say he's the most pro-union president in U.S.
Prosecutors rest in sedition case against Proud Boys leadersMarch 20, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Monday rested their seditious conspiracy case against former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and four lieutenants charged with plotting to stop the transfer of presidential power from Donald Trump to Joe Biden after the 2020 election.
Florida man sentenced for role in Jan. 6 Capitol attackMarch 17, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to four years and seven months in federal prison for three felony charges related to the insurrection and storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan.
2 Florida men guilty of participating in Capitol riotMarch 15, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Florida men were convicted Wednesday of storming the U.S. Capitol during the January 2021 insurrection.
Joshua Christopher Doolin, 25, of Polk City, and Michael Steven Perkins, 39, of Plant City, were each found guilty of felony civil disorder, entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds and disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, according to court records.
Records in Fox defamation case show pressures on reportersMarch 11, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — It wasn't critics, political foes or their bosses that united Fox News stars Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham when they gathered via text message for a gripe session shortly after the 2020 election.
Tucker Carlson amplifies Jan. 6 lies with GOP-provided videoMarch 8, 2023 GMT
The Carters: What you know may be wrong (or not quite right)March 2, 2023 GMT
PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Exaggeration, misinformation and myth have always infected politics – even before social media took it to the extreme.
Misconceptions take especially strong hold where U.S. presidents are concerned: sometimes to their advantage, sometimes not.
Jimmy Carter: Family affair to the White House and beyondFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — When Jimmy Carter stepped onto the national stage, he brought along those closest to him, introducing Americans to a colorful Georgia family that helped shape the 39th president’s public life and now, generations later, is rallying around him for the private final chapter of his 98 years.
Arizona county board votes to give recorder election dutiesFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — A rural Arizona county board that was embroiled last year in voting machine conspiracies voted Tuesday to give responsibility for elections through 2024 to the county's elected Republican recorder, a move the state attorney general's office suggested may be illegal.
Biden to visit Selma, Ala. for voting rights anniversaryFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President Joe Biden will travel to Alabama on Sunday to mark the 58th anniversary of a landmark event of the civil rights movement.
Biden will speak in Selma for the annual remembrance of “Bloody Sunday,” the day in 1965 that white police beat Black civil rights marchers as they attempted to cross the city's Edmund Pettus Bridge.
Williamson becomes Democratic primary’s 1st Biden challengerFebruary 27, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bestselling self-help author Marianne Williamson, who brought quirky spiritualism to the 2020 presidential race, has announced she's running for president again, becoming the first major Democrat to challenge President Joe Biden for his party’s nomination in 2024.
Jill Biden voices kinship with Africans’ fight for democracyFebruary 24, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — U.S. first lady Jill Biden said Friday that she feels a kinship with Africans during her sixth visit to the continent, telling The Associated Press in an exclusive interview that she wants to support nations fighting for democracy — “just like I feel we're doing in the United States.”
Ex-member: Proud Boys were ‘tip of the spear’ after electionFebruary 21, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Proud Boys member who pleaded guilty to plotting with group leaders to violently stop the transfer of presidential power from Donald Trump to Joe Biden told jurors Tuesday that he viewed their far-right extremist organization as “the tip of the spear” after the 2020 election.
Trump absent as Iowa 2024 GOP caucus train begins to rollFebruary 21, 2023 GMT
URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — Nikki Haley is swinging through Iowa this week fresh off announcing her presidential campaign. Her fellow South Carolinian Republican, Sen.
Rogue Republican makes bid for open Wisconsin Senate seatFebruary 18, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A rogue Republican lawmaker who alienated her colleagues in the Wisconsin Assembly when she embraced debunked election fraud conspiracy theories is vying to win an open state Senate seat, a victory that would give the GOP a supermajority in the chamber.
Biden’s Trump-focused campaign could be risky if GOP shiftsFebruary 17, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden built his 2020 White House run around promises to beat Donald Trump “like a drum.” As Biden gears up for an expected reelection campaign, he insists he can do it again.
Pence says he will fight subpoena as far as Supreme CourtFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that he will challenge a subpoena by the special counsel overseeing Trump investigations to compel his testimony before a grand jury — pursuing it to the Supreme Court if necessary.
July trial set in Jan. 6 case for ex-candidate for governorFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
ALLENDALE, Mich. (AP) — A judge set a July 31 trial date Wednesday for a former Republican candidate for Michigan governor who is charged with misdemeanors for his presence at the 2021 riot at the U.S.
Court nixes Fox News’ bid to end voting tech firm’s suitFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News lost an attempt Tuesday to shut down a multibillion-dollar defamation lawsuit that accuses the network of spreading lies that a voting-technology company helped “steal” the 2020 election from then-U.S.
Panel scolds Wisconsin justice for remarks in Trump caseFebruary 11, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judicial oversight commission has dismissed a complaint against a liberal-leaning Wisconsin Supreme Court justice who accused an attorney for former President Donald Trump of making racist contentions and trying to protect his “king” in a case challenging the 2020 election results in the battleground state.
Biden, Lula focus on democracy, climate during visitFebruary 11, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva met at the White House on Friday and reflected on how their nations were tested in their respective battles to preserve democracy, with the U.S.
Biden rallies workers in Wisconsin after big speechFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
DeFOREST, Wis. (AP) — Fresh from his State of the Union address, President Joe Biden rallied supporters in Wisconsin on Wednesday, preparing for an expected reelection announcement this spring and trying to shore up the backing of working-class voters who have edged away from Democrats in recent years.
In new role, Sanders demands answers from Starbucks’ SchultzFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders settles into his new role as chairman of the Senate committee that oversees health and labor issues, he says some corporations “should be nervous.” And the longtime liberal crusader’s first target is Howard Schultz, the interim CEO of Starbucks who has aggressively fought his workers’ efforts to unionize.
AP sources: Walsh to leave Biden Cabinet for NHL unionFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh is expected to leave the Biden administration to run the National Hockey League Players’ Association, according to two people familiar with his plans.
Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard writing book on leaving DemocratsFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Tulsi Gabbard, the former Democratic representative from Hawaii who clashed often with her party and eventually left it, has a memoir coming out Oct. 10.
Gabbard's memoir, currently untitled, is the first of a two-book deal with Regnery Publishing, the longtime conservative publisher.
Trump campaign staff on 2020 election lies: ‘fan the flame’February 3, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A newly released audio recording offers a behind-the-scenes look at how former President Donald Trump’s campaign team in a pivotal battleground state knew they had been outflanked by Democrats in the 2020 presidential election.
Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate focuses on parade crashFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative candidate in a pivotal race for Wisconsin Supreme Court is using video images of an SUV that drove through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, killing six people, in her first television ad of the race released Thursday.
Durenberger, former US senator from Minnesota, dies at 88January 31, 2023 GMT
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former U.S. Senator David Durenberger, a Minnesota Republican who espoused a progressive brand of politics and criticized the GOP after his political career, died Tuesday at age 88.
Concerns over prayer breakfast lead Congress to take it overJanuary 29, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Prayer Breakfast, one of the most visible and long-standing events that brings religion and politics together in Washington, is splitting from the private religious group that had overseen it for decades, due to concerns the gathering had become too divisive.
Ohio lawmaker Dolan running for US Senate again in 2024January 17, 2023 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Republican state Sen. Matt Dolan said Tuesday that he is again running for U.S. Senate as the GOP tries in 2024 to flip the Ohio seat long held by Democrat Sherrod Brown, who is expected to seek reelection.
Montana man who brought juvenile son to Capitol riot chargedJanuary 13, 2023 GMT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man who authorities say entered the U.S. Capitol with his juvenile son during the Jan. 6, 2021 riot was charged with misdemeanor crimes including disorderly conduct, according to court documents released Friday.
Biden’s Delaware home is now a player in document dramaJanuary 13, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's President Joe Biden's refuge from Washington — a place that's part home office, part Sunday family dinner venue, a safe place for his treasured 1967 Corvette and a makeshift campaign studio during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prosecutor: Proud Boys attacked ‘heart’ of democracy on 1/6January 12, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and four lieutenants led a coordinated attack on “the heart of our democracy” in a desperate attempt to keep Donald Trump in the White House, a federal prosecutor said Thursday at the start of their seditious conspiracy trial.
Georgia lawmakers push back on testifying in Trump probeJanuary 11, 2023 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia state lawmakers are pushing back on a state court ruling that forced some of them to testify during an investigation into whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in the state.
Proud Boys go to trial on sedition as Jan. 6 probe heats upJanuary 4, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — As members of the Proud Boys extremist group stormed past police lines and swarmed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, their leader cheered them on from afar, prosecutors say.
Congress approves new election rules in Jan. 6 responseDecember 24, 2022 GMT
Congress on Friday gave final passage to legislation changing the arcane law that governs the certification of a presidential contest, the strongest effort yet to avoid a repeat of Donald Trump's violence-inflaming push to reverse his loss in the 2020 election.
Jury selection for Proud Boys trial to resume next monthDecember 23, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jury selection for the seditious conspiracy trial of former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and four lieutenants will resume in early January after a holiday break, according to court records.
GOP’s Joe Kent concedes Washington state Congressional raceDecember 22, 2022 GMT
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Republican Joe Kent has officially conceded the race to represent Washington state’s 3rd Congressional District after his defeat in November by Rep.-elect Marie Gluesenkamp Perez.
How Congress is changing electoral law in response to Jan. 6December 20, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — In one of the last acts of the Democratic-led Congress, the House and the Senate are set to pass an overhaul of the Electoral Count Act, the arcane election law that then-President Donald Trump tried to subvert after his 2020 election defeat.
Jan. 6 committee to vote Monday on riot criminal referralsDecember 15, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Capitol riot will hold its final meeting Monday, wrapping up its year-and-a-half-long inquiry by asking the Justice Department to investigate potential crimes.
2022 Notebook: Democracy at a crossroadsDecember 15, 2022 GMT
THE BACKGROUND: The U.S. midterm elections broke from the historical pattern of the president’s party taking a drubbing.
It was a particularly unpredictable campaign season with major issues pulling voters in different directions.
Florida man convicted in Jan 6 insurrectionDecember 12, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida man who posted a Facebook video of himself during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol faces more than two decades in prison following a felony conviction.
Young voters’ enthusiasm for Democrats waned during midtermsDecember 12, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Young voters who have been critical to Democratic successes in recent elections showed signs in November’s midterms that their enthusiasm may be waning, a potential warning sign for a party that will need their strong backing heading into the 2024 presidential race.