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Recording: Omarosa offered $15,000 a month to be 'positive'

Aug. 16, 2018 3:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Omarosa Manigault Newman on Thursday released another secret audio recording that she says proves President Donald Trump wanted to silence her after firing her from the White House. In the recording played on MSNBC, Trump's daughter-in-law Lara Trump offers Manigault Newman a job earning...

Inside a super PAC that spends on everything but winning

Aug. 16, 2018 12:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two billionaire mega donors poured $1.25 million into a super PAC that was supposed to supercharge Chris McDaniel's insurgent bid to be Mississippi's next Republican senator. A year later, much of the money from Illinois shipping supply CEO Richard Uihlein and New York financier...

Ex-Trump aides often find a soft landing for staying quiet

Aug. 15, 2018 12:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. And, perhaps, your potential leakers closer yet. President Donald Trump's political operation has made a regular practice of providing soft landing-pads for discarded staffers, offering nebulous jobs at big salaries to aides who have been...

The Latest: Radinovich wins Minnesota Democrat House primary

Aug. 14, 2018 11:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Former state Rep. Joe Radinovich has won a crowded Democratic primary to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan in a northeastern Minnesota swing district. Radinovich defeated Rep. Jason...

No leaks: Cushy job offers for discarded Trump staffers

Aug. 14, 2018 6:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. And, perhaps, your potential leakers closer yet. President Donald Trump's political operation has made a regular practice of providing soft landing-pads for discarded staffers, offering nebulous jobs at big salaries to aides who have been...

Congressman's son rips him for 'ruining' FBI agent's career

Aug. 13, 2018 6:45 PM EDT

The son of a powerful Republican congressman lambasted his father on Twitter on Monday for "ruining" the career of a recently fired FBI agent who had sent anti-Trump text messages during the Russia investigation. The son of U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte also began soliciting campaign donations on Sunday for the...

Against all odds: Democrats pour money into longshot races

Aug. 12, 2018 9:19 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Thara Narasimhan, who hosts an Hindu radio program in Houston, has already given $1,200 to a Democrat running against Republican U.S. Rep. Pete Olson, who once drove around his solidly conservative Texas district with a "NEVER HILLARY" bumper sticker on his pickup. Her plans to donate even...

The Latest: Manafort prosecutors expect to rest case Monday

Aug. 10, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the bank fraud and tax evasion trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (all times local): 6 p.m. Prosecutors in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial say they expect to rest their case Monday. The former Trump campaign chairman's trial was delayed for...

Candidate 'frustrated' by fundraiser after shooting insults

Aug. 9, 2018 1:34 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine House candidate says she's "frustrated" by an online fundraising campaign started on her behalf after her former competitor called a Florida high school shooting survivor a "skinhead lesbian" and called another a "bald-faced liar." Democrat Eryn Gilchrist tells the Portland...

Star witness talks about NYC mayor at ex-union head's trial

Aug. 8, 2018 7:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The star witness in the trial of the ex-head of New York City's jail guards union testified Wednesday that he tried to demand attention from Mayor Bill de Blasio when he didn't think he was getting his money's worth from contributions to the Democrat's mayoral campaign. The witness, real...