Will Weissert
Will Weissert
@AP National Political Reporter. From WDC to Guate to Mexico to Cuba to Texas and back. Go Blue!Source
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Biden Republicans? Some in GOP open to president's agenda

Biden Republicans? Some in GOP open to president's agenda

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/some-gop-open-to-biden-agenda-7858050374c244239578f00745ba4450Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/some-gop-open-to-biden-agenda-7858050374c244239578f00745ba4450Click to copyRelated topicsRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jay Copan doesn’t hide his disregard for the modern Republican Party.A solid Republican voter for the past four decades, the 69-year-old quickly regretted casting his 2016 ballot for Donald Trump. When Trump was , Copan appeared on roadside billboards across North Carolina, urging other Republicans to back .Nearly three months into the...

April 12, 2021
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'Very angry': Democrats face tough choices on immigration

'Very angry': Democrats face tough choices on immigration

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-donald-trump-immigration-coronavirus-pandemic-736d1356acf662c3e36abad4dc94a79bClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-donald-trump-immigration-coronavirus-pandemic-736d1356acf662c3e36abad4dc94a79bClick to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats who long blistered the Trump administration’s hard-line immigration policies are suddenly in a tough political bind. The Biden administration is responding to a wave of children crossing the southern border into the U.S. with some of the very tactics that evoked moral outrage...

March 19, 2021
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Democrats bank on relief aid to win back wary working class

Democrats bank on relief aid to win back wary working class

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/3e783462865f0db28964bb5876e71dffClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/3e783462865f0db28964bb5876e71dffClick to copyRelated topicsJEANNETTE, Pa. (AP) — When Joe Biden visited this corner of southwestern Pennsylvania in the final weeks before the election, his goal wasn’t to win it so much as to show the area’s overwhelmingly white working-class electorate that his party was at least willing to try. “A lot of white, working-class Democrats thought we forgot them,” Biden said after touring a union training facility during a through Westmoreland...

March 14, 2021
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Democrats bank on relief aid to win back wary working class

Democrats bank on relief aid to win back wary working class

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/3e783462865f0db28964bb5876e71dffClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/3e783462865f0db28964bb5876e71dffClick to copyRelated topicsJEANNETTE, Pa. (AP) — When Joe Biden visited this corner of southwestern Pennsylvania in the final weeks before the election, his goal wasn’t to win it so much as to show the area’s overwhelmingly white working-class electorate that his party was at least willing to try. “A lot of white, working-class Democrats thought we forgot them,” Biden said after touring a union training facility during a through Westmoreland...

March 14, 2021
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From vote to virus, misinformation campaign targets Latinos

From vote to virus, misinformation campaign targets Latinos

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-donald-trump-race-and-ethnicity-media-misinformation-9696392bf389ba8ca3441d2314abcefaClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-donald-trump-race-and-ethnicity-media-misinformation-9696392bf389ba8ca3441d2314abcefaClick to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — Tom Perez was a guest on a Spanish-language talk radio show in Las Vegas last year when a caller launched into baseless complaints about both parties, urging Latino listeners to not cast votes at all. Perez, then chairman of the Democratic Party, recognized many of the...

March 7, 2021
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Double standard? Gillibrand in spotlight after Cuomo scandal

Double standard? Gillibrand in spotlight after Cuomo scandal

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/kirsten-gillibrand-andrew-cuomo-al-franken-resignation-a3735f0f78ed6a8949b34cbc82239023Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/kirsten-gillibrand-andrew-cuomo-al-franken-resignation-a3735f0f78ed6a8949b34cbc82239023Click to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — Kirsten Gillibrand was the first Democratic senator to call for her colleague as he faced allegations of sexual misconduct, building a profile as a leading advocate for women that became the centerpiece of her 2020 presidential bid.But the New York senator is taking a different approach...

March 4, 2021
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Cruz trip tests durability of scandal, memory of voters

Cruz trip tests durability of scandal, memory of voters

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-ap-top-news-ted-cruz-elections-texas-48d07fdc322180e32b7234c46d8907feClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-ap-top-news-ted-cruz-elections-texas-48d07fdc322180e32b7234c46d8907feClick to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — Ted Cruz’s political career already featured many surprise twists before a jaunt to Mexico this week brought him a new level of notoriety.The Texas senator was once the biggest threat to Donald Trump capturing the 2016 presidential nomination. During a particularly bitter stretch of that year’s...

February 20, 2021
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Donald Trump calls Mitch McConnell 'political hack' after GOP leader blames ex-president for Capitol riot | abc7chicago.com

Donald Trump calls Mitch McConnell 'political hack' after GOP leader blames ex-president for Capitol riot | abc7chicago.com

By Will Weissert, Associated PressUpdated 2 hours agoFormer President Donald Trump has issued a blistering statement denouncing the top Republican in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, as a "political hack."WASHINGTON -- In the most caustic sign yet of deepening GOP divisions, former President Donald Trump blistered Mitch McConnell as a "political hack" on Tuesday, days after the Senate's top Republican denounced him as the inciter of U.S. Capitol attack."The Republican Party can never again be respected or strong with political 'leaders' like Sen. Mitch McConnell at its helm," Trump said in a...

February 17, 2021
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Trump rips McConnell as GOP divide deepens post-Capitol riot

Trump rips McConnell as GOP divide deepens post-Capitol riot

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/capitol-siege-donald-trump-political-action-committees-impeachments-mitch-mcconnell-201c0f4a6565439a31fad831390ddd2bClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/capitol-siege-donald-trump-political-action-committees-impeachments-mitch-mcconnell-201c0f4a6565439a31fad831390ddd2bClick to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — In the most caustic sign yet of deepening GOP divisions, former President Donald Trump blistered Mitch McConnell as a “political hack” on Tuesday, days after the Senate’s top Republican denounced him as the inciter of U.S. Capitol...

February 17, 2021
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Inflation up, virus down as priorities in US: AP-NORC poll

Inflation up, virus down as priorities in US: AP-NORC poll

Heading into a critical midterm election year, the top political concerns of Americans are shifting in ways that suggest Democrats face considerable challenges to maintaining their control of Congress. A poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that management of the coronavirus pandemic, once an issue that strongly favored President Joe Biden and his fellow Democrats, is beginning to recede in the minds of Americans. COVID-19 is increasingly overshadowed by concerns about the economy and personal finances — particularly inflation — which are topics that...

Jan 10
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