Democratic Sen. Warnock wins Georgia runoff against WalkerDecember 7, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock defeated Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a Georgia runoff election Tuesday, ensuring Democrats an outright majority in the Senate for the rest of President Joe Biden’s current term and capping an underwhelming midterm cycle for the GOP in the last major vote of the year.
Trump’s Constitution remarks put McConnell, GOP on defenseDecember 7, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell delivered another rebuke of former President Donald Trump on Tuesday, saying that anyone who thinks the Constitution can be suspended would have a “very hard time” becoming president in the United States.
Trump Organization convicted in executive tax dodge schemeDecember 7, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s company was convicted of tax fraud Tuesday for helping executives dodge taxes on extravagant perks such as Manhattan apartments and luxury cars, a repudiation of financial practices at the former president’s business as he mounts another run for the White House.
DOJ subpoenas election officials in states Trump disputedDecember 6, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Special counsel Jack Smith has subpoenaed local election officials in Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona and Pennsylvania, asking for communications with or involving former President Donald Trump, his 2020 campaign aides and a list of allies involved in his efforts to try to overturn the results of the election.
Outgoing elections head in key Nevada county details threatsDecember 6, 2022 GMT
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Heading into this year’s midterms, the elections director in the largest county in one of the nation’s most important battleground states had a lot on his mind.
Ex-candidate for governor seeks time to mull any plea dealsDecember 6, 2022 GMT
ALLENDALE, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer for a former Republican candidate for Michigan governor said Tuesday they want more time to consider possible plea deals in a case related to the 2021 riot at the U.S.
Youngkin’s early shine faces test as he eyes White House bidDecember 6, 2022 GMT
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Glenn Youngkin swept into office as a Republican sensation with a fresh formula for victory as the GOP contemplated its future beyond Donald Trump.
Trump faces peril in docs probe after decades of scrutinyDecember 5, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — As a businessman and president, Donald Trump faced a litany of lawsuits and criminal investigations yet emerged from the legal scrutiny time and again with his public and political standing largely intact.
Supreme Court weighs ‘most important case’ on democracyDecember 4, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is about to confront a new elections case, a Republican-led challenge asking the justices for a novel ruling that could significantly increase the power of state lawmakers over elections for Congress and the presidency.
Trump rebuked for call to suspend Constitution over electionDecember 4, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump faced rebuke Sunday from officials in both parties after calling for the “termination” of parts of the Constitution over his lie that the 2020 election was stolen.
Reformers take 6 of 14 UAW board seats, could win majorityDecember 4, 2022 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — Reform-minded candidates won several races as members of the United Auto Workers union voted on their leaders in an election that stemmed from a federal bribery and embezzlement scandal involving former union officials.
Non-religious voters wield clout, tilt heavily DemocraticDecember 3, 2022 GMT
When members of the small Pennsylvania chapter of Secular Democrats of America log on for their monthly meetings, they're not there for a virtual happy hour.
“We don’t sit around at our meetings patting ourselves on the back for not believing in God together,” said David Brown, a founder from the Philadelphia suburb of Ardmore.
Defeated election conspiracists seek to lead Michigan GOPDecember 3, 2022 GMT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republicans who lost their races for Michigan's top three statewide offices after promoting falsehoods about the 2020 presidential election are not planning to go quietly.
Iowa caucuses, built on myth, lose place at head of the lineDecember 3, 2022 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Hy-Vee Hall ballroom in Des Moines erupted in cheers in 2008 when the youthful Illinois senator hinted at the improbable possibility of the feat ahead: “Our time for change has come!”
To boost Georgia’s Warnock, Biden goes to ... MassachusettsDecember 2, 2022 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden hit the phones with fellow Democrats Friday for Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock's runoff election. He fetched hot coffee for volunteers, too, and thanked them for their work.
South Dakota Gov. Noem appoints incoming secretary of stateDecember 2, 2022 GMT
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Friday appointed Monae Johnson, who won election for secretary of state in November, to fill the position for the next month following the early resignation of the current secretary of state.
Brazil’s Bolsonaro to receive pension as ex-lawmakerDecember 2, 2022 GMT
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who was beaten by leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in October's presidential election, is receiving a pension for the years he spent as a lawmaker on top of the pension he receives as a former army captain.
Dems move to make South Carolina, not Iowa, 1st voting stateDecember 2, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats voted Friday to remove Iowa as the leadoff state on the presidential nominating calendar and replace it with South Carolina starting in 2024, a dramatic shakeup championed by President Joe Biden to better reflect the party’s deeply diverse electorate.
New Mexico visits new political landscape in four-day tripDecember 2, 2022 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is traveling to a convention of Democratic governors in New Orleans on the heels of her reelection victory, with additional engagements in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
Louisiana: What to expect on election nightDecember 2, 2022 GMT
With no statewide offices on the ballot, Louisiana’s general election on Dec. 10 features three constitutional amendments. One would restate that only U.S. citizens can vote in Louisiana, which is already part of the state constitution.
AP sources: Biden tells Dems he wants SC as 1st primary voteDecember 2, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has declared that Democrats should give up “restrictive” caucuses and prioritize diversity at the start of their presidential primary calendar — dealing a major blow to Iowa's decadeslong status as the state that leads off the process.
DeSantis 2024 prospects prompt Fla. lawmakers to review lawDecember 2, 2022 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may need some help from the state Legislature if he proceeds with a highly anticipated bid for the Republican presidential nomination.
Rossi ousts billionaire Lisin to head Olympic shooting bodyDecember 1, 2022 GMT
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Italian official Luciano Rossi has beaten incumbent president and Russian billionaire Vladimir Lisin to become the new head of the governing body for Olympic shooting.
Hogan raises money amid speculation of White House bidDecember 1, 2022 GMT
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Term-limited Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan raised money and launched a political action committee on Wednesday amid speculation he will run for president in 2024, telling hundreds of supporters he'll make a decision after he leaves office in January.
Jan. 6 panel interviews Wisconsin GOP Assembly speakerNovember 30, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol interviewed Republican Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on Wednesday, moving to wrap up depositions ahead of preparing a final report.
Judge: GOP head can’t share lawyers with other fake electorsNovember 30, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — The chairman of the Georgia Republican Party cannot share lawyers with 10 other fake electors in matters related to a special grand jury investigation into possible illegal meddling in the 2020 election in the state, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Election certification delays few, but a ‘test run’ for 2024November 30, 2022 GMT
Before November, election officials prepared for the possibility that Republicans who embraced former President Donald Trump's lies about voter fraud would challenge the verdict of voters by refusing to certify the midterm results.
Biden shows little urgency as Dems mull 2024 primary shakeupNovember 30, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats considering shaking up the order of their 2024 presidential primary are waiting on President Joe Biden, anxious to see if he'll endorse stripping Iowa of its traditional leadoff spot or discourage major changes while mulling his own potential reelection bid.
Haley signals 2024 openness despite pledge to back TrumpNovember 30, 2022 GMT
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Nikki Haley, U.N. ambassador under President Donald Trump, said Tuesday that she would take the Christmas holiday to mull a possible 2024 presidential bid, contradicting her statement last year that she wouldn't enter the race if Trump opted to run again.
Oath Keepers’ Rhodes guilty of Jan. 6 seditious conspiracyNovember 30, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes was convicted Tuesday of seditious conspiracy for a violent plot to overturn President Joe Biden’s election, handing the Justice Department a major victory in its massive prosecution of the Jan.
Parade killings judge running for Wisconsin Supreme CourtNovember 30, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The judge who presided over the trial of the man convicted of killing six people during the Waukesha Christmas parade is running for a spot on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, her husband said Tuesday.
Court says Trump aide Meadows must testify in election probeNovember 29, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court says former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows must testify before a special grand jury that’s investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and his allies illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in Georgia.
Michels: Trump assured him no campaign visit neededNovember 29, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Losing Wisconsin Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels said Tuesday that former President Donald Trump told him five days before the election that he didn't need to visit the state because Michels was going to win.
Pence calls on Trump to apologize for dinner with antisemiteNovember 29, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing number of Republicans, including former Vice President Mike Pence, criticized Donald Trump on Monday for dining with a Holocaust-denying white nationalist and the rapper formerly known as Kanye West days after launching his third campaign for the White House.
Pennsylvania campaign wildcard Fetterman turns to governingNovember 28, 2022 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — When John Fetterman goes to Washington in January as one of the Senate’s new members, he’ll bring along an irreverent style from Pennsylvania that extends from his own personal dress code — super casual — to hanging marijuana flags outside his current office in the state Capitol.
Pennsylvania campaign wildcard Fetterman turns to governingNovember 28, 2022 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — When John Fetterman goes to Washington in January as one of the Senate's new members, he'll bring along an irreverent style from Pennsylvania that extends from his own personal dress code — super casual — to hanging marijuana flags outside his current office in the state Capitol.
Democrats kept the Senate this year, but 2024 may be harderNovember 28, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats celebrating a successful effort to keep control of the U.S.
Mexico’s López Obrador leads massive pro-government marchNovember 28, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people marched in Mexico’s capital Sunday in a show of support for President Manuel López Obrador, who before assuming the presidency had led some of the country’s biggest protests.
Ga. Senate runoff between Warnock, Walker has bitter closingNovember 27, 2022 GMT
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — Ads with the candidates’ ex-wives. Cries of “liar” flying in both directions. Stories of a squalid apartment building and abortions under pressure.
Taiwan president resigns as party leader after election lossNovember 26, 2022 GMT
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party following local election losses on Saturday in which voters chose the opposition Nationalist party in several major races across the self-ruled island.
New state voter fraud units finding few cases from midtermsNovember 26, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — State-level law enforcement units created after the 2020 presidential election to investigate voter fraud are looking into scattered complaints more than two weeks after the midterms but have provided no indication of systemic problems.
Brazilian protests intensify; Bolsonaro stays silentNovember 25, 2022 GMT
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The two men were sitting at a bar on Nov. 21, sipping drinks for relief from the scorching heat of Brazil's Mato Grosso state, when police officers barged in and arrested them for allegedly torching trucks and an ambulance with Molotov cocktails.
Murkowski withstands another conservative GOP challengerNovember 25, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a moderate Republican, has twice withstood challenges from more conservative factions of her party; more than a decade ago, she mounted a historical write-in campaign to beat a tea party favorite, and this year she won reelection after inflaming the ire of former President Donald Trump.
Midterms free of feared chaos as voting experts look to 2024November 25, 2022 GMT
Before Election Day, anxiety mounted over potential chaos at the polls.
Next act for Palin unclear after Alaska House lossesNovember 24, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican Sarah Palin re-emerged in Alaska politics over a decade after resigning as governor with hopes of winning the state’s U.S. House seat. She had a lot going for her: unbeatable name recognition, the backing of former President Donald Trump in a state he carried twice, an unrivaled ability to attract national media attention.
Brazil election agency rejects Bolsonaro push to void votesNovember 24, 2022 GMT
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The head of Brazil's electoral authority has rejected the request from President Jair Bolsonaro's political party to annul ballots cast on most electronic voting machines, which would have overturned the Oct.
Brazil election agency rejects Bolsonaro push to void votesNovember 24, 2022 GMT
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The head of Brazil's electoral authority on Wednesday rejected the request from President Jair Bolsonaro and his political party to annul ballots cast on most electronic voting machines, which would have overturned the Oct.
GOP’s Lisa Murkowski wins reelection in Alaska Senate raceNovember 24, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has won reelection, defeating Donald Trump-endorsed GOP rival Kelly Tshibaka.
Murkowski beat Tshibaka in the Nov. 8 ranked choice election.
Montana man gets 3 years in prison for role in Capitol riotNovember 23, 2022 GMT
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man who was among the first people to illegally enter the U.S. Capitol while Congress was certifying President Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 election has been sentenced to just over three years in federal prison.
Trump’s long-teased White House bid is low key in 1st weekNovember 23, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — From the moment he left the White House in defeat last year, Donald Trump has teased the prospect of a third presidential campaign.
Bolsonaro contests Brazil election loss, wants votes voidedNovember 23, 2022 GMT
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — More than three weeks after losing a reelection bid, President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday blamed a software bug and demanded the electoral authority annul votes cast on most of Brazil’s nation’s electronic voting machines, though independent experts say the bug doesn't affect the reliability of results.
US Sen. Lindsey Graham questioned in Georgia election probeNovember 22, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham testified Tuesday before a special grand jury that's investigating whether President Donald Trump and others illegally meddled in the 2020 election in Georgia.
2nd Arizona county delays certifying election, for nowNovember 22, 2022 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — A second Republican-controlled Arizona county on Monday delayed certifying the results of this month's election as a protest against voting issues in Maricopa County that some GOP officials have blamed for their losses in top races including the contest for governor.
Jan. 6 sedition trial of Oath Keepers founder goes to juryNovember 21, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — As angry supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol, ready to smash through windows and beat police officers, Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes extolled them as patriots and harkened back to the battle that kicked off the American Revolutionary War.
S. Korea’s leader suspends Q&A with reporters amid media rowNovember 21, 2022 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s new president has suspended his routine morning Q&A sessions with journalists after squabbling with a broadcaster over coverage of his remarks caught on a hot mic in the United States.
Kazakh president wins new term against weak oppositionNovember 21, 2022 GMT
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev easily won a new seven-year term in a snap election in which the second biggest choice by voters was to reject all six candidates, the country's central elections commission said Monday.
Trump’s growing GOP challengers revive fears of 2016 repeatNovember 20, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Memories of the tumultuous 2016 Republican primary hung over the Las Vegas ballroom this weekend during the first major gathering of the party's potential contenders for the 2024 nomination.
Incumbent expected to win Kazakh presidential electionNovember 20, 2022 GMT
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Kazakhstan's incumbent president is widely expected to secure an easy victory in Sunday's snap election that came after bloody unrest shook the country this year and he moved to stifle the influence of his authoritarian predecessor.
GOP sees slight Latino vote gains, painful candidate lossesNovember 20, 2022 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — Republicans had placed hopes on a roster of Latina candidates around the country as they looked to make gains with Latino voters in a midterm election that some had predicted would yield sweeping GOP victories.
Walker, Kemp campaign in Ga. together for the 1st timeNovember 19, 2022 GMT
SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) — Fresh off his commanding reelection, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Saturday played the role of dutiful Republican soldier as he campaigned for the first time alongside Senate hopeful Herschel Walker after spending months steering clear of his ticket-mate.