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In Nigeria, election spectacle at odds with rampant poverty

Feb. 15, 2019 12:21 PM EST

RUGA SETTLEMENT, Nigeria (AP) — It's hard to find a campaign poster in this threadbare settlement on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital, where thousands live in makeshift structures of tarpaulin and sticks of timber. From his little grocery shop, 65-year-old Jafar Ali awaits the moment a presidential...

Ex-astronaut Mark Kelly's campaign raises $1.1M since launch

Feb. 14, 2019 4:56 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Mark Kelly's campaign for Arizona's U.S. Senate seat in 2020 says it has raised more than $1 million in individual contributions since announcing his candidacy Tuesday morning. The Arizona Republic reports the 54-year-old retired astronaut and Tucson Democrat touted his financial grab...

Klobuchar raises $1M within 48 hours of launching 2020 bid

Feb. 12, 2019 9:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar's campaign says the Democrat raised more than $1 million in the 48 hours after launching her presidential bid. Klobuchar kicked off her candidacy Sunday during a snowy rally in Minneapolis. Her campaign says the money was raised from "online and grassroots...

Indicted political operative popped up in unlikely places

Feb. 8, 2019 1:10 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Paul Erickson, the boyfriend of admitted Russian covert agent Maria Butina accused this week of fraud, has turned up in the unlikeliest of places — from landing a top spot on Pat Buchanan's 1992 presidential campaign to representing a man involved in one of the most salacious...

Globe-trotting political donor eyed in Trump inaugural probe

Feb. 8, 2019 12:33 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors have cast a wide net in their investigation of President Donald Trump's inaugural committee, subpoenaing a smorgasbord of documents, including any addressing whether foreign nationals helped fund the $107 million celebration thrown to celebrate the Republican's ascent to...

Illinois Senate backs $15 hourly minimum wage within 6 years

Feb. 7, 2019 6:06 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Senate voted Thursday to hike the statewide minimum wage to $15 an hour within six years, quickly advancing a top campaign promise of the newly elected Democratic governor in a major industrial state that hasn't raised the pay floor in nearly a decade. Gov. J.B....

New subpoena signals Trump's legal woes will outlast Mueller

Feb. 5, 2019 6:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russia investigation may be winding down, but President Donald Trump's legal problems are far from over. A sweeping subpoena served on Trump's inaugural committee Monday is just the latest sign that his presidency will continue to be shadowed by federal prosecutors looking into all...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's untruths on Russia probe, wall, jobs

Feb. 4, 2019 12:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is glossing over the facts when it comes to the Russia investigation and his economic performance. The president suggests the 34 charges issued or guilty pleas achieved by special counsel Robert Mueller have had little to do with him. But Trump's ignoring reality....

Out-of-state money boosts Collins after Supreme Court vote

Feb. 3, 2019 12:58 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins had the best fundraising quarter of her career after she delivered a pivotal vote that helped seat Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission. The Bangor Daily News reports that after...

'Love ain't easy': Booker brings upbeat vibe to 2020 fight

Feb. 2, 2019 7:18 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cory Booker leaped into the 2020 presidential race on Friday with a call for Americans to unite in a time of bitter polarization while some of his Democratic rivals are taking a more combative stance as they vie to take on President Donald Trump. Booker's entry into the Democratic primary...