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FILE - In this April 22, 2021, file photo, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks during his weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCarthy is leading his party to an inflection point. House Republicans are preparing to dump Rep. Liz Cheney from the No. 3 leadership position. If so, McCarthy will have transformed what's left of the party of Lincoln more decisively into the party of Trump.

House GOP leader says he backs ousting Cheney from No. 3 job

FILE - In this April 22, 2021, file photo, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks during his weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCarthy is leading his party to an inflection point. House Republicans are preparing to dump Rep. Liz Cheney from the No. 3 leadership position. If so, McCarthy will have transformed what's left of the party of Lincoln more decisively into the party of Trump.

May 9, 2021, 1:51pm Latest News

WASHINGTON — Top House Republican Kevin McCarthy on Sunday publicly endorsed Rep. Elise Stefanik for the post of No. 3 leader, cementing party support of the Donald Trump loyalist over Rep. Liz Cheney, an outspoken critic of the former president for promoting discredited claims that the 2020 election was stolen. Read story

People wait in line to vote at  Dan Ruiz Branch Library on November 3, 2020, in Austin, Texas.

Texas companies break silence on voting restrictions

People wait in line to vote at  Dan Ruiz Branch Library on November 3, 2020, in Austin, Texas.

May 9, 2021, 1:45pm Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — When much of the Texas business community rallied against a polarizing “bathroom bill” four years ago, Brett Hurt, a prominent chief executive officer in the Austin tech world, was on the front lines. He fired off dozens of social media posts, engaged in conference call strategy sessions… Read story

Aging campuses? Lawmakers want to help modernize historically Black colleges, universities

May 9, 2021, 11:02am Politics

WASHINGTON — Ruptured pipes. Broken sidewalks. Campus blackouts. Rep. Alma Adams, a former professor at a historically Black college, has seen it all. Read story

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., listens during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in Washington.

Klobuchar’s big test: Shepherding election reform

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., listens during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in Washington.

May 9, 2021, 11:00am Politics

WASHINGTON — By most political calculus, the sweeping election reform bill that Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota is trying to shepherd through the Senate is a moonshot: hard to achieve and fraught with complications. Read story

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May 9, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. With riot cases flooding into Washington's federal court, the Justice Department is under pressure to quickly resolve the least serious cases.

AP FACT CHECK: Yes, Trump lost election despite what he says

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. With riot cases flooding into Washington's federal court, the Justice Department is under pressure to quickly resolve the least serious cases.

May 8, 2021, 9:20pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to shame Republicans who are disloyal to him, former President Donald Trump distorted the Constitution’s meaning in asserting widespread voter fraud and insisting that state legislatures could overturn Joe Biden’s presidential win. Read story

In this Nov. 20, 2019 file photo, Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., listens during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Rep. Stefanik’s rise toward leadership job irks conservatives

In this Nov. 20, 2019 file photo, Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., listens during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.

May 8, 2021, 9:18pm Politics

WASHINGTON — Conservatives in and out of Congress are expressing opposition to Rep. Elise Stefanik ’s rise toward House Republicans' No. 3 leadership job, grumbling that's unlikely to derail her but serves notice that the right wing is battling again to affect the party’s future. Read story

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. With riot cases flooding into Washington's federal court, the Justice Department is under pressure to quickly resolve the least serious cases.

Former acting Defense chief to testify on Jan. 6 response

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. With riot cases flooding into Washington's federal court, the Justice Department is under pressure to quickly resolve the least serious cases.

May 8, 2021, 9:11pm Politics

WASHINGTON — Former acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller is scheduled to testify next week about the Pentagon's role in responding to the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, the latest in a series of high-profile congressional hearings centered on the insurrection. Read story

FILE - In this April 26, 2021, file photo Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks at the Department of Justice in Washington, The Justice Department is opening a sweeping probe into policing in Louisville after the March 2020 death of Breonna Taylor, who was shot to death by police during a raid at her home.

With civil rights charges, Justice signals its priorities

FILE - In this April 26, 2021, file photo Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks at the Department of Justice in Washington, The Justice Department is opening a sweeping probe into policing in Louisville after the March 2020 death of Breonna Taylor, who was shot to death by police during a raid at her home.

May 8, 2021, 9:00pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is sending a strong message about its priorities these days. Read story

FILE - Int his April 14, 2009, file photo Malia Obama runs with Bo, followed by President Barack Obama and Sasha Obama, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Former President Barack Obama's dog, Bo, died Saturday, May 8, 2021, after a battle with cancer, the Obamas said on social media.

Obama dog Bo, once a White House celebrity, dies from cancer

FILE - Int his April 14, 2009, file photo Malia Obama runs with Bo, followed by President Barack Obama and Sasha Obama, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Former President Barack Obama's dog, Bo, died Saturday, May 8, 2021, after a battle with cancer, the Obamas said on social media.

May 8, 2021, 5:44pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama’s dog Bo died Saturday after a battle with cancer, the Obamas said on social media. Read story