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Vermont Likely to Elect its 1st Woman to Congress this Year

Vermont Likely to Elect its 1st Woman to Congress this Year

By Wilson Ring | May 29, 2022

With a rare opening this fall in its congressional delegation, Vermont appears poised to lose its distinction as the only state that has never been represented by a woman in Washington.

After Cawthorn's Loss, Candidate Challenge Ruling Reversed

After Cawthorn's Loss, Candidate Challenge Ruling Reversed

By Gary D. Robertson | May 25, 2022

A week after U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn lost his primary election, a federal appeals court overturned a trial judge's decision that had blocked North Carolina's elections board from examining whether he should be disqualified from running for reelection.

US Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Wins GOP Primary in Georgia

US Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Wins GOP Primary in Georgia

By Russ Bynum | May 25, 2022

A defiant U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene easily defeated five fellow Republicans on Tuesday in a primary race that showed her conservative Georgia constituents standing steadfastly beside her after a turbulent freshman term.

State Farm Isn't There: Insurance Giant Cuts LGBTQ Support after Complaints

State Farm Isn't There: Insurance Giant Cuts LGBTQ Support after Complaints

By Emell Adolphus | May 24, 2022

Insurance company State Farm said Monday that it would dissolve its relationship with The GenderCool Project, an organization that supports transgender and non-binary youth, after facing backlash from some customers.

Marjorie Taylor Greene Seat, 2 Democratic Primaries Among Top US House Races

Marjorie Taylor Greene Seat, 2 Democratic Primaries Among Top US House Races

By Brian Slodysko | May 24, 2022

Primary elections that will be held Tuesday in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Minnesota and Texas will offer a glimpse of what the next Congress could look like.

Gloves Off! Madison Cawthorn Urges It's Time for Dark MAGA

Gloves Off! Madison Cawthorn Urges It's Time for Dark MAGA

May 22, 2022

Defeated North Carolina congressman Madison Cawthorn wants Republicans to unleash Dark MAGA.

Out to Debunk 'False Narratives,' Ron DeSantis' Press Secretary Gets Fooled by a 'Homophobic' Dog

Out to Debunk 'False Narratives,' Ron DeSantis' Press Secretary Gets Fooled by a 'Homophobic' Dog

May 22, 2022

She says she out to "debunk false narratives," but Florida governor Ron DeSantis's press secretary Christina Pushaw fell for one recently about a supposed homophobic dog.

AP Source: Giuliani Interviewed for Hours by 1/6 Committee

AP Source: Giuliani Interviewed for Hours by 1/6 Committee

By Eric Tucker | May 22, 2022

Rudy Giuliani, who as a lawyer for then-President Donald Trump pushed bogus legal challenges to the 2020 election, met for hours with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

State Rep Brian Sims, LGBTQ Candidates Lose Bids for Office in Pennsylvania

State Rep Brian Sims, LGBTQ Candidates Lose Bids for Office in Pennsylvania

By Emell Adolphus | May 19, 2022

LGBTQ+ candidates running for in the state of the U.S. Senate, lieutenant governor, and a seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in Philadelphia's "gayborhood" each lost their races in the Keystone State's May 17 Democratic primary.

Controversies Sink Reelection Bid of GOP Rep. Cawthorn

Controversies Sink Reelection Bid of GOP Rep. Cawthorn

May 18, 2022

U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn's unexpected 2020 win made him the youngest member of Congress and a rising Republican star. Then the scandals started to pile up.

Out Candidate Tina Kotek Wins Oregon Gubernatorial Primary

Out Candidate Tina Kotek Wins Oregon Gubernatorial Primary

By Sara Cline | May 18, 2022

Former Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek on Tuesday won the Democratic gubernatorial primary, beating state Treasurer Tobias Read in a victory for the party's progressive wing.

Candidate in Hospital, Others Scrambling Before Pa. Primary

Candidate in Hospital, Others Scrambling Before Pa. Primary

By Marc Levy and Michael Rubinkam | May 17, 2022

The last full day of campaigning in Pennsylvania's hotly contested primaries for governor and U.S. Senate began Monday.

Florida Lawmaker Won't Seek Reelection Amid Harassment Claim

Florida Lawmaker Won't Seek Reelection Amid Harassment Claim

May 16, 2022

Florida Rep. Ramon Alexander, the incoming leader of the House Democrats, says he will not seek reelection following allegations that he sexually harassed a former male employee of Florida A&M.

2022 Midterms: What to Watch as 5 States Hold Primaries

2022 Midterms: What to Watch as 5 States Hold Primaries

By Marc Levy and Gary D. Robertson | May 16, 2022

Former President Donald Trump's winning streak in U.S. Senate primaries is on the line Tuesday as voters in five states cast their ballots in midterm elections.

Madison Cawthorn Tries to Survive Primary as Slip-Ups Mount

Madison Cawthorn Tries to Survive Primary as Slip-Ups Mount

By Gary D. Robertson | May 15, 2022

U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn's prominent role as the youngest pro-Donald Trump agitator in Congress can rub people on the right and the left the wrong way in his North Carolina district.

While AIDS Ravaged New York City, Mayor Ed Koch Stayed in the Closet

While AIDS Ravaged New York City, Mayor Ed Koch Stayed in the Closet

May 15, 2022

In an extensive report on the life and career of the late, former New York mayor Ed Koch, the New York Times reveals he was gay and chose to stay in the closet while AIDS ravaged in the city he governed.

'Reprehensible': Oz Condemns GOP Opponent's Tweet on Islam

'Reprehensible': Oz Condemns GOP Opponent's Tweet on Islam

By Steve Peoples | May 15, 2022

Republican Senate hopeful Mehmet Oz is stepping up his criticism of far-right candidates in Pennsylvania who are gaining traction ahead of Tuesday's primary election.

Dr. Scott Jensen Wins GOP Endorsement for Minnesota Governor

Dr. Scott Jensen Wins GOP Endorsement for Minnesota Governor

By Steve Karnowski | May 15, 2022

Dr. Scott Jensen, a skeptic of the government's response to COVID-19, won the Minnesota GOP's endorsement after a wild ride on Saturday to challenge Democratic Gov. Tim Walz in the November election.

Challenges for Finkenauer after Iowa Senate Ballot Woes

Challenges for Finkenauer after Iowa Senate Ballot Woes

By Thomas Beaumont | May 14, 2022

Abby Finkenauer 's bid to clinch the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Iowa was not supposed to be so fraught.

New York AG Lawyer: Evidence Could Support Action vs. Trump

New York AG Lawyer: Evidence Could Support Action vs. Trump

By Michael R. Sisak | May 14, 2022

As a federal judge weighs Donald Trump's lawsuit seeking to halt a civil investigation into his business practices, a lawyer for the New York attorney general's office said Friday that evidence found throughout the 3-year probe could support legal action.

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