State Rep. Krystle Matthews wins Democratic U.S. Senate nod in South Carolina

Matthews, the second-place finisher in a June 14 primary, defeated author and preservationist Catherine Fleming Bruce in the runoff.

Lankford wins GOP primary in race for U.S. Senate seat

Lankford defeated Tulsa pastor Jackson Lahmeyer and Joan Farr of Broken Arrow in Tuesday's primary. Lankford will be a heavy favorite to defeat the Democratic primary winner in November's general...

Colorado businessman Joe O'Dea wins Republican nomination to run for U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON - Colorado construction company owner and self-financed candidate Joe O'Dea beat state Representative Ron Hanks to win the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, AP projected on...

Trump's false election claims cast shadow over Illinois, Colorado contests

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON -Republican voters in several states weighed former President Donald Trump's false claims of a stolen presidency on Tuesday as they selected candidates for the...

New Hampshire GOP Senate hopefuls pressed on abortion

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Five of New Hampshire’s Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls say they don’t support enacting federal legislation restricting abortion, though most of them initially sidestepped the...

Factbox-Four key races in Illinois, Colorado midterm primaries

WASHINGTON - Voters in Illinois and Colorado will pick candidates for the U.S. Congress and other offices in primaries on Tuesday, in another test of former President Donald Trump's influence in...

Dems' Rocky Mountain MAGA bet

Colorado Democrats are about to learn the wisdom of spending $4 million to meddle in today's GOP's Senate primary: Calling Ron Hanks a true conservative and questioning if Joe O’Dea is even a...

Jan. 6 committee announces surprise hearing for Tuesday on new evidence

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot announced it will hold a new hearing on Tuesday. The surprise hearing was set for 1 p.m. ET on Capitol Hill. It was not immediately...

Factbox-Four key races in Illinois, Colorado midterm primaries

WASHINGTON - Voters in Illinois and Colorado will pick candidates for the U.S. Congress and other offices in primaries on Tuesday, in another test of former President Donald Trump's influence in...

What to watch in primaries in Colorado, Illinois, elsewhere

NEW YORK (AP) — Seven states are set to host primary elections Tuesday as the nation comes to terms with last week's stunning Supreme Court ruling eliminating the constitutional right to an...

Democratic women call on Biden, Congress to protect federal abortion rights

By David Morgan and David Lawder WASHINGTON - Leading Democratic women called on President Joe Biden and Congress on Sunday to protect abortion rights nationwide after the U.S. Supreme Court...

NLRB's top prosecutor seeks big changes, faces uphill battle

As workers at major companies increasingly move to unionize, the political environment for labor couldn’t be more ripe. Perhaps nowhere is that more accurate than at the National Labor Relations...

Democrats campaign on abortion ruling while GOP sticks to inflation

National Republican campaign arms are looking to stay focused on inflation, crime and immigration after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, while Democrats seized on the loss of...

Giffords documentary comes as gun debates stay center stage

In the two years documentary filmmakers shadowed former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, the most jarring moment for them was in the kitchen of her Tucson, Arizona, home.As cameras were rolling, she...

How U.S. states have banned, limited or protected abortion

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the...

GitHub users respond to Gillibrand-Lummis bill with 'Bitcoin bill' idea

Senators Cynthia Lummis and Kirsten Gillibrand uploaded the full contents of their Responsible Financial Innovation Act (RFIA) on GitHub, a platform populated by software and product experts. Now,...

U.S. Senate passes gun safety bill as Supreme Court knocks down handgun limits

A bipartisan package of modest gun safety measures passed the U.S. Senate late on Thursday even as the Supreme Court broadly expanded gun rights by ruling Americans have a constitutional right to...

Majority of U.S. Senate votes to pass landmark gun safety bill; voting continues

WASHINGTON - A rare bipartisan package of gun safety legislation garnered enough votes to pass the U.S. Senate on Thursday, but voting continued on the bill that Democrats and Republicans hope...

U.S. House speaker's husband charged with driving under influence of alcohol

By Kanishka Singh WASHINGTON - The husband of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was charged on Thursday with driving under the influence of alcohol, weeks after he was arrested on suspicion of...

Analysis-U.S. Supreme Court ruling provides ammunition for gun law challenges

By Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling striking down New York state's limits on carrying concealed handguns in public is likely to provide legal...

U.S. Supreme Court strikes down New York limits on concealed handguns

By Andrew Chung WASHINGTON -The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down as unconstitutional New York state's limits on carrying concealed handguns in public, handing a landmark victory to gun...

U.S. Senate poised to step forward on rare bipartisan gun legislation

By David Morgan WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate is poised on Thursday for a vote to advance a bipartisan gun control bill that supporters hope will help curb the mass shootings that have rocked the...

GitHub users respond to Gillibrand-Lummis bill with 'Bitcoin bill' idea

Senators Cynthia Lummis and Kirsten Gillibrand uploaded the full contents of their Responsible Financial Innovation Act (RFIA) on GitHub, a platform populated by software and product experts. Now,...

Raphael Warnock recounts his rise to the U.S. Senate in a new memoir

Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock gained national attention in January 2020 when he won a high-profile Senate runoff race. But before that, he was best known as a senior pastor at Atlanta's historic...

U.S. Senate's no. 2 Republican says gas tax holiday 'dead on arrival'

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden's request that Congress pass a three-month suspension of the federal gasoline tax "is dead on arrival," U.S. Senator John Thune, the second-ranking Republican in...

Jan. 6 committee counsel leaving to explore run for U.S. Senate in Missouri

Instant view: Fed 'strongly committed' to bring down inflation 'expeditiously,' Powell says

NEW YORK - The Federal Reserve is "strongly committed" to bringing down inflation that is running at a 40-year high and policymakers are acting "expeditiously to do so," U.S. central bank chief...

Former Tallahassee mayor, Florida governor candidate Gillum indicted for fraud

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON -The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday said a federal grand jury voted to indict Tallahassee's former Democratic mayor and Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew...

USTR Tai says U.S. open to new talks with Canada on lumber tariffs

WASHINGTON - U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said on Wednesday that the United States is open to reopening negotiations with Canada on a new agreement that would resolve a longstanding...

Fed 'strongly committed' to bring down inflation 'expeditiously,' Powell says

Breaking News - The Federal Reserve is "strongly committed" to bringing down inflation that is running at a 40-year high and policymakers are acting "expeditiously to do so," U.S. central bank...

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