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Mueller probe gets info from ex-Trump lawyer Cohen

Sep. 21, 2018 2:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer says he is providing "critical information" as part special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. Michael Cohen, who...

Nevada senator rallies with president he used to criticize

Sep. 20, 2018 11:56 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republicans' chances of keeping their majority in the U.S. Senate have become shakier as races in red states such as Texas have tightened, but the party's most vulnerable member insists he's bullish about his re-election in Nevada. Sen. Dean Heller has faced tight races before but never...

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen providing info in Mueller probe

Sep. 20, 2018 9:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer claimed Thursday he is providing "critical information" as part special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. Michael...

Ethics panel: Reynolds OK to take 9 rides on private jets

Sep. 20, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds did nothing wrong in accepting nine rides on private jets in the last 14 months, a state ethics board said Thursday, concluding they were legitimate in-kind campaign contributions allowable under Iowa's gift law. The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board...

DeSantis not returning cash to donor who called Obama N-word

Sep. 20, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis' campaign for Florida governor said Thursday he will no longer accept money from a donor who used the N-word in a tweet about former President Barack Obama, but said contributions the donor's company made won't be returned because they were already...

Candidates for governor spar over making tax returns public

Sep. 20, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The candidate had just chided the media minutes earlier for not being tougher on his opponent when the moderator asked him what might be his least favorite campaign question: Why won't you release your tax returns? It wasn't a scene from the 2016 presidential race. Rather, it was...

Democrat Ben Jealous struggles in blue Maryland

Sep. 19, 2018 3:53 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Ben Jealous compared his decisive Maryland Democratic primary victory in June to climbing the world's second-highest mountain — a prelude, he hopes, to ascending the state's political Mount Everest to knock off popular Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. Instead, Jealous has had to...

Democrats in key House races push against tax deduction cap

Sep. 19, 2018 1:08 PM EDT

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Congressman Leonard Lance voted last December with the interests of his northern New Jersey district in mind when he opposed his own party's sweeping tax overhaul. The cap on deductions for state and local taxes that was part of the Republican plan was bound to mean that many...

GOP frets about prospects for picking up Indiana Senate seat

Sep. 19, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Braun, the Republican candidate for a crucial Senate seat in Indiana, often refers to his rival, Sen. Joe Donnelly, as "Sleepin' Joe" and has vowed to wake the vulnerable Democrat from his "siesta" on Election Day. But as Donnelly barnstorms the state in a used RV, it is Braun's...

Advocacy groups file complaint against GOP Senate candidate

Sep. 17, 2018 4:53 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A campaign finance watchdog and a gun-safety advocacy group on Monday asked the Federal Election Commission to investigate allegations of illegal campaign coordination between Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale of Montana and the National Rifle Association. The Campaign...