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Ellison, pressed over abuse allegation, takes it to voters

Aug. 17, 2018 9:54 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison is heading out on the campaign trail despite calls to quit the state's attorney general race following allegations of domestic abuse. Ellison is visiting north Minneapolis on Friday to knock on doors and talk to voters. He won this week's Democratic primary...

After stumbles, Trump and McConnell forge bond for midterms

Aug. 17, 2018 12:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Senate convened for a rare August work period, the late-summer session serves as a reminder of how much has changed in the partnership between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump. This time last year, the two men were barely on speaking terms. Trump...

Former US security leaders blast Trump for yanking clearance

Aug. 16, 2018 10:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former U.S. security officials issued scathing rebukes to President Donald Trump on Thursday, admonishing him for yanking a top former spy chief's security clearance in what they cast as an act of political vengeance. Trump said he'd had to do "something" about the "rigged" federal probe...

The Latest: Ex-intel leaders admonish Trump in joint letter

Aug. 16, 2018 10:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former CIA Director John Brennan (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Twelve former senior intelligence officials have issued a joint statement admonishing President Donald Trump for yanking former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance, calling it "ill-considered and...

Nonprofit objects to remarks by Blackburn consultant

Aug. 16, 2018 5:32 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A left-leaning Tennessee nonprofit has objected to comments by a paid political consultant to U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn's Senate campaign, claiming the remarks signal illegal coordination with outside political groups. Tennessee Citizen Action says it has sent a formal complaint to...

Montana governor touts ability to win in Trump country

Aug. 16, 2018 4:00 PM EDT

Montana's Democratic governor was in Iowa on Thursday railing against money's corrupting influence in government and talking up his ability to win in Trump country, but he continued to deflect questions about his plans for a 2020 presidential run. Gov. Steve Bullock's speech at the Iowa State Fair marked his...

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...

Brazil's Temer backs other party's presidential candidate

Aug. 16, 2018 2:06 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian President Michel Temer is endorsing another party's candidate as well as his own in October's presidential election. Temer said in an interview published Thursday by the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper that he sees former Sao Paulo Gov. Geraldo Alckmin of the right-leaning...

AP FACT CHECK: No Pritzker plan to increase taxes 26 percent

Aug. 16, 2018 12:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Republican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is telling voters that his Democratic opponent J.B. Pritzker plans to raise taxes by 26 percent if he's elected to office. Rauner, who is seeking a second term this fall, has spent years battling Democrats over how to handle the state's troubled...

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...