Youngkin’s Virginia Win Jolts Democrats, Tight Race in NJ

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican former business executive Glenn Youngkin has won Virginia’s governor’s race, a major political turnabout in a state that had been trending increasingly blue. The win has alarmed national Democrats already nervous about holding their party’s narrow control of Congress in next year’s midterm elections. The party was also looking at…

Oil Chiefs set to Testify at Landmark Congressional Hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top executives at ExxonMobil and other oil giants are set to testify at a landmark House hearing Thursday as congressional Democrats investigate what they describe as a decades-long, industry-wide campaign to spread disinformation about the role of fossil fuels in causing global warming. The much-anticipated hearing comes after months of public efforts…

Illinois Democrats Unveil Updated Congressional Maps

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Democrats have unveiled updated congressional maps that propose a second Latino-leaning Chicago-area district and could mean primary matchups for Democratic incumbents in the suburbs and Republican incumbents downstate. Democrats, who control state government and redistricting in Illinois, released the revised maps Saturday evening. The maps come weeks after their first draft…