Peltola defeats Palin to win Alaska House special election

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Democrat Mary Peltola won the special election for the lone U.S. House seat in Alaska on Wednesday, beating a field that included Republican Sarah Palin, who was seeking a political comeback in the State where she was once governor. Peltola, who is Yup’ik and turned 49 on Wednesday, will become the … Read more

Student loan relief limited for many by the legacy of the war on drugs in the United States

President Joe Biden says he hopes his proposal to cancel federal student loans will narrow the nation’s racial wealth gap. But a generation of black and Hispanic Americans have been disproportionately excluded from one of the keys to Biden’s plan: the Pell Grant program. As a member of “war on drugs” — a massive anti-crime … Read more

How Attendance Helped Dem Pat Ryan Score a Surprise NY19 Congressional Victory

Democrat Pat Ryan was considered the underdog on Tuesday House special election for New York’s 19th District – but a combination of good timing, old-fashioned politics and favorable turnout pushed the Ulster County Executive to a surprise victory that many pundits see as an indicator of how whose November midterms could take place across the … Read more

Florida Democrats pick Rep. Crist to challenge DeSantis

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. Representative Charlie Crist won the Democratic nomination for governor of Florida on Tuesday, setting him up to challenge Governor Ron DeSantis this fall in a campaign the incumbent Republican sees as the first step toward an eventual run for the White House. In choosing Crist, Florida Democrats sided with a candidate … Read more

Student loan aid for millions from Biden after delay

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is expected to announce his long-delayed decision on Wednesday to cancel up to $10,000 in federal student loans for many Americans and extend a pause on payments until January, according to three people familiar with. with the plan. Biden faced liberal pressure to provide broader relief to hard-hit borrowers, … Read more

DeSantis’ rival will come out of Florida’s high-stakes primary

MIAMI (AP) – Government of Florida. Ron DeSantis is set to learn the identity of his general election opponent on Tuesday as Democrats choose between a man who has spent his life in politics — largely as a Republican — and a woman who is running as “somebody.” something new” as she searches for her … Read more

Pro-Trump wins in blue states threaten GOP November hopes

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Republicans have had success in Democratic strongholds like Maryland and Massachusetts when fielding moderate candidates who could appeal to voters of both parties. With Democrats facing headwinds this year, Republicans had hoped that strategy might once again bear fruit. But Republican voters have nominated former President Donald Trump loyalists in several … Read more

Judge won’t let Graham delay testimony in election inquiry

ATLANTA (AP) – Sen. Lindsey Graham cannot postpone his appearance before a special grand jury investigating whether then President Donald Trump and others have illegally tried to influence the 2020 elections in Georgia, a federal judge said Friday. Earlier this week, U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May ordered Graham to honor his subpoena for the … Read more

Murkowski advances in Alaska Senate race, Palin in House

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican U.S. Senator from Alaska Lisa Murkowski and Kelly Tshibaka, her GOP rival who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, moved on from Tuesday’s primary, while Republican Sarah Palin, seeking a return to elected office after more than a decade, was among the candidates running in November’s general election in … Read more

Biden signs massive climate and health care legislation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has signed Democrats’ landmark bill on climate change and health care signed into law on Tuesday, delivering what he called the ‘final piece’ of his streamlined national platform, as he aims to bolster his party’s standing with voters less than three months before mid-term elections. The legislation includes the … Read more