Murkowski advances in Alaska Senate race, Palin in House

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Senator from Alaska Lisa Murkowski and fellow Republican Kelly Tshibaka moved out of Tuesday’s primary, while Republican Sarah Palin, seeking a political comeback, was among the candidates who ran in the November general election in the race for Alaska alone. House seat. In a voter-approved electoral process used for the … Read more

Cheney braces for loss as Trump tested in Wyoming and Alaska

CHEYENNE, Wyoming (AP) – Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney, a leader of the Republican resistance to former President Donald Trumpfights to save his US House seat on Tuesday as voters weigh in on GOP leadership. Cheney’s team is bracing for a loss to a Trump-backed challenger in the state in which he won by the largest … Read more

US Congress members meet Taiwan leader amid China anger

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen met with a delegation of U.S. congressmen on Monday in a further sign of support from U.S. lawmakers for the self-governing island that China claims as its own territory. Taiwanese media showed the delegation arriving for the talks, but details of the meeting were not immediately released. … Read more

Cheney and Murkowski: Trump critics facing divergent futures

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — They come from the most prominent Republican families in their states. They were among the GOP’s most vocal critics of former President Donald Trump. And after the January 6 uprisingthey supported his impeachment. But for all their similarities, the political fortunes of US Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and U.S. Representative … Read more

More US politicians make unannounced visit to Taiwan after Pelosi trip

A delegation of American politicians arrived in Taiwan just 12 days after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit, which prompted China to launch major military exercises. Key points: Five US Congressmen arrive for talks with Taiwan leaders The trip comes just days after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit sparked Chinese anger Tensions remain high in the … Read more

More US lawmakers visit Taiwan 12 days after Pelosi trip

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A delegation of U.S. lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Sunday, just 12 days after U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited which has prompted an angry China to launch days of threatening military exercises around the self-governing island which Beijing says must come under its control. The five-member delegation, led by Democratic … Read more

Congress OKs Dems’ climate, health bill, a Biden triumph

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Congress gave final approval on Friday to the Democrats’ landmark climate and health care bill.offering President Joe Biden a triumph back from the dead on coveted priorities that the party hopes will bolster their chances of retaining their House and Senate majorities in November’s election. The House used a 220-207 … Read more

Rep. Scott Perry says FBI agents seized his cellphone

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Representative Scott Perry said his cellphone was seized Tuesday morning by FBI agents with a search warrant. The circumstances surrounding the seizure were not immediately known. Perry, however, has been a figure in the Congressional investigation. in the actions of President Donald Trump leading up to the Capitol insurrection on January … Read more

What to watch in Wis., 3 other states in Tuesday’s primaries

The Republican game in the race for governor of Wisconsin Tuesday features competing candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump and his former Vice President, Mike Pence. Democrats choose a candidate to face two terms from GOP Sen. Ron Johnson for control of the tightly divided chamber. Meanwhile, Vermont voters choose a replacement for U.S. … Read more

Senate parliamentarian OKs most of Dems’ drug price controls

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate congressman scaled back the Democrats’ plan to cut drug prices but left it largely untouched on Saturday, Democrats said, as party leaders prepared to start moving their sprawling economic bill through the room. Elizabeth MacDonough, the chamber rules arbiter, also gave the green light to air quality provisions in the … Read more