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Biden has an eye on China as he heads to South Korea, Japan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden departs on a six-day trip to South Korea and Japan aiming to build rapport with the two nations’ leaders while also sending an unmistakable message to China: Russia’s faltering invasion of Ukraine should give Beijing pause about its own saber-rattling in the Pacific. Biden departs Thursday and is set …

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House passes bills to address baby formula shortage

Washington — The House of Representatives passed two bills to address the nationwide baby formula shortage Wednesday night as families continue to face bare shelves across the nation. One measure would help enable recipients to buy formula by giving the Agriculture secretary the permanent flexibility to waive certain requirements the special supplemental nutrition program for …

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Blurry ballot barcodes delay Oregon House primary results

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The fate of seven-term incumbent Democratic US Rep. Kurt Schrader hung in the balance Wednesday as elections officials in Oregon’s third-largest county scrambled to tally tens of thousands of ballots with blurry barcodes that were being rejected by vote-counting machines. Clackamas, a sprawling county of nearly 2,000 square miles (5,180 square …

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Oregon primaries set up competitive governor’s race

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gubernatorial elections in Oregon usually result in victories for the Democrats, but this November’s contest is setting up to be a competitive and contentious three-way race. Former Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek won the Democratic nomination for Oregon governor Tuesday. She will face the winner of the GOP gubernatorial primary as …

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Trump Turns the Georgia Primary Into His Personal Vendetta

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/Getty The 2020 election was closer than you remember. If Donald Trump had flipped 60,000 votes from blue to red in Georgia, Arizona, and Pennsylvania, he would be president right now. Placing loyalists in positions to impact a possible run in 2024 is the most obvious explanation for why …

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How mailed ballots slow results in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Counting of mailed ballots in Pennsylvania is drawing renewed scrutiny amid a too-close-to-call US Senate primary between Republicans David McCormick and Dr. Mehmet Oz. Former President Donald Trump blasted the state’s elections procedures on social media Wednesday even though there are no indications of any wrongdoing with those ballots other than …

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Trump-backed candidates see mixed results in primaries

Hello, OnPolitics readers! Primary elections in several states Tuesday resulted in a big incumbent defeat, a controversial win and a race with results still pending. After a rash of ethics complaints, shocking statements and embarrassing videos, Rep. Madison Cawthorn, RN.C., lost his primary race to state Sen. Chuck Edwards. A critic of Cawthorn’s rhetoric after …

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Biden invokes Defense Production Act for formula shortage

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday invoked the Defense Production Act to speed production of infant formula and authorized flights to import supply from overseas, as he faces mounting political pressure over a domestic shortage caused by the safety-related closure of the country’s largest formula manufacturing plant. The Defense Production Act order requires …

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Missouri governor OKs new US House map favoring Republicans

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed new US House districts into law Wednesday that are expected to shore up Republican strength in the state’s most competitive congressional district ahead of this year’s elections. The new voting districts took effect immediately, meaning they will be place for the Aug. 2 primary. But …

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Democrats warn abortion, voting rights at stake in Pennsylvania governor’s race

By James Oliphant and Jarrett Renshaw WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After far-right candidate Doug Mastriano won the Republican primary for Pennsylvania governor, Democrats quickly warning voters that he poses a threat to abortion access, voting and election integrity should he win in November. Josh Shapiro, the state’s attorney general and the Democratic nominee for governor, called …

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