Confederate Flag-Toting Man, Son Convicted in Capitol Riot | Political News

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal judge on Wednesday convicted a Confederate flag-toting man and his son of charges that they stormed the US Capitol together to obstruct Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral victory. US District Judge Trevor McFadden delivered the verdict from the bench after hearing two … Read more

House OKs Security Boost for Supreme Court Judges, Families | Political News

By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – The House gave final approval Tuesday to legislation that would allow around-the-clock security protection for families of Supreme Court justices, one week after a man carrying a gun, knife and zip ties was arrested near Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s house after threatening to kill the justice. The Senate … Read more

Jan. 6 Committee’s Members Are on Diverging Political Paths | Washington, DC News

By FARNOUSH AMIRI and KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – The nine members of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 US Capitol insurrection are on diverging political paths as they prepare for public hearings that could become a defining moment in their careers. Working in private rooms in a Capitol office building, the … Read more

Democrats, Republicans Fight to a Redistricting Stalemate | Political News

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press After nearly a year of partisan battles, number-crunching and lawsuits, the once-a-decade congressional redistricting cycle is ending in a draw. That leaves Republicans positioned to win control of the House of Representatives even if they come up just short of winning a majority of the national vote. That frustrates Democrats, … Read more

Virtual Reality Brings Portable Taser Training to Police | Political News

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – A combative man approaches, moving quickly toward a police officer who pulls out a Taser. The man is wearing a heavy jacket, which could mean the prongs that would generate an electronic current and send him to the ground might not work. It’s a scenario that’s played … Read more

US Lawmakers Urge Binding Vote on Puerto Rico Statehood | Political News

By DÁNICA COTO, Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – A group of Democratic congress members, including the House majority leader, on Thursday proposed a binding plebiscite to decide whether Puerto Rico should become a state or gain some sort of independence. The draft proposal unveiled at an online news conference would commit Congress … Read more

Late Del. Gov. Du Pont Remembered for Bipartisanship, Humor | Delaware News

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) – Current and former Delaware politicians, family and friends of Pierre S. “Pete” du Pont IV remembered the late governor, US House member and presidential candidate for reviving the state’s economy, working across the partisan aisle and sharing a cheerful spirit . Friday’s memorial service at a Wilmington theater came nearly a … Read more

Correspondents’ Gala Offers Political Normalcy Despite COVID | Washington, DC News

By WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Much of Washington is ready to party like it’s 2019, before the coronavirus, when the biggest risk at the annual White House press corps gala was more likely to be jokes that ruffled too many political feathers. After the pandemic nixed the event in 2020 and 2021, … Read more

Pandas Devor Ice Cake to Celebrate 50 Years at National Zoo | Political News

By ASHRAF KHALIL, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – The “cake” was made from frozen fruit juice, sweet potatoes, carrots and sugar cane and it lasted about 15 minutes once giant panda mama Mei Xiang and her cub Xiao Qi Ji got hold of it. The National Zoo’s most famous tenants had an enthusiastic breakfast Saturday … Read more

EXCERPT: Jill Biden, Navigating a Prominent Platform | Delaware News

By JULIE PACE and DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press The following excerpt is from the introduction of “Jill: A Biography of the First Lady,” by Associated Press journalists Julie Pace and Darlene Superville. The book details the life of Dr. Jill Biden. Superville covers the White House for the AP; Pace, a former White House correspondent … Read more

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