CT state Senate candidate bitten by dog while campaigning

It was a scary weekend on the campaign trail for a state Senate candidate. Democrat April Capone is recovering Monday after a serious dog bite that landed her in the emergency room.

Czech Senate president meets Taiwan leader; Beijing protests

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Czech Senate president met with Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen and other top government officials Thursday during a rare trip by a foreign dignitary to the self-ruled democratic island that rival China called an “open provocation.” Tsai presented a medal for Jaroslav Kubera, the late predecessor of Czech Senate President Milos […]

Kennedy falls short in Senate bid; tight race to succeed him

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III became the first in his storied political family to lose a run for Congress in Massachusetts, falling short in his bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Edward Markey in a hard-fought Democratic primary. Meanwhile, the race for Kennedy’s House seat in the 4th Congressional District remained too close […]

2 Kansas doctors but differing COVID-19 takes in Senate race

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall’s audience of about 40 people packed a banquet room in a Kansas City-area bistro. No one wore a mask during his lunchtime remarks about the coronavirus. The Republican nominee for Kansas’ open Senate seat put one on later while talking to masked reporters but dropped it […]

The Latest: Gross wins Alaska Democratic US Senate primary

The Latest on the 2020 primary elections (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Alaska time Independent Al Gross has won the Democratic primary in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race. Gross, 58, will face first-term Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan in the November general election. Sullivan was unopposed in his primary. Politically unaffiliated candidates — those registered as […]

Trump campaign’s Russia contacts ‘grave’ threat, Senate says

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump campaign’s interactions with Russian intelligence services during the 2016 presidential election posed a “grave” counterintelligence threat, a Senate panel concluded Tuesday as it detailed how associates of Donald Trump had regular contact with Russians and expected to benefit from the Kremlin’s help. The nearly 1,000-page report, the fifth and final […]

McConnell’s legacy: Wielding majority power to reshape court

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s legacy time for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Fulfilling the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the fall election is as much about McConnell’s goal of securing a conservative majority on the court for decades to come as it is about confirming President […]

Who’s a hypocrite? GOP, Dems debate past comments on court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The “H” word — hypocrisy — is suddenly in vogue at the Capitol as lawmakers debate how quickly to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court following the death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed that President Donald Trump’s as-yet unnamed nomineewill receive a vote […]

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