Politics

  • DC Statehood Vote Faces Crossroads

    by - Apr 22, 2021
    By ASHRAF KHALIL Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Proponents of statehood for Washington, D.C., face a milestone moment in their decades-long movement to reshape the American political map.  The House will vote Thursday on legislation that...
  • Biden Opens Global Summit on Climate

    by - Apr 22, 2021
    By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and AAMER MADHANI Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden convened leaders of the world’s most powerful countries on Thursday to try to spur global efforts against climate change, drawing commitments from...
  • Floyd Killing Has Prompted State Reforms

    by - Apr 22, 2021
    By PAUL J. WEBER and FARNOUSH AMIRI Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — George Floyd’s killing last year and the protests that followed led to a wave of police reforms in dozens of states, from changes...
  • Tax Credit Offered to Spur Vaccinations

    by - Apr 21, 2021
    By ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is trying to overcome diminishing demand for COVID-19 shots by offering businesses a tax incentive to give employees paid leave to get vaccinated. The move comes as...
  • Biden Wants to Make It Easier to Get Vaccine

    by - Apr 21, 2021
    By ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is trying to overcome diminishing demand for COVID-19 shots by making it easier for Americans to get vaccinated even as the United States is set...
  • Source: Biden Sets Greenhouse Gas Reduction

    by - Apr 21, 2021
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will pledge to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at least in half by 2030 as he convenes a virtual climate summit with 40 world leaders, according to three people with knowledge of...
  • Justice Dept. Announces Police Probe

    by - Apr 21, 2021
    By MICHAEL BALSAMO and AMY FORLITI Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is opening a sweeping investigation into policing practices in Minneapolis after a former officer was convicted in the killing of George Floyd...
  • GOP Moves to Restrict Early Voting

    by - Apr 16, 2021
    By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press Nearly seven of every 10 voters cast their ballots before Election Day in 2020. Republicans are moving to make it harder for that to happen again, potentially affecting the voting preferences...
  • Troop Pullout Leaves Uncertain Afghanistan

    by - Apr 15, 2021
    By KATHY GANNON Associated Press ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Biden administration’s surprise announcement of an unconditional troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by Sept. 11 appears to strip the Taliban and the Afghan government of considerable leverage and...
  • Marshall Votes No on Hate Crime Bill

    by - Apr 15, 2021
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Roger Marshall of Kansas is among a handful of conservative U.S. senators who opposed moving forward with a Democratic-sponsored measure for confronting hate crimes against Asian Americans. Marshall’s office said Thursday...

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