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Tennessee judge rules election panel violated open meetings

Sep. 25, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee judge ruled on Friday the state's Registry of Election Finance violated open meetings law when it held a vote by email on the eve of an election filing deadline. Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle rejected the state's argument that the vote was inconsequential...

Lawyer: Client in Giuliani case hasn't paid legal fees

Sep. 25, 2020 2:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The lawyer representing a man accused of conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions has asked a judge to let him quit the case, in part because his client hasn't paid his legal bills. David Correia is among four men charged last year with using straw...

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a Biden for President Black economic summit at Camp North End in Charlotte, N.C. The final stretch of a presidential campaign is typically a nonstop mix of travel, caffeine and adrenaline. But as the worst pandemic in a century bears down on the United States, Joe Biden is taking a lower key approach. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Biden's low-key campaign style worries some Democrats

Sep. 25, 2020 11:43 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The final stretch of a presidential campaign is typically a nonstop mix of travel, caffeine and adrenaline. But as the worst pandemic in a century bears down on the United States, Joe Biden is taking a lower key approach. Since his Aug. 11 selection of California Sen. Kamala Harris...

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. hands out yard signs at the 14th Congressional District Office in Detroit, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Obama to join Kamala Harris for 2 Democratic fundraisers

Sep. 24, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama will join Kamala Harris for a pair of fundraisers next week in support of the Democratic ticket, the pair's first events together since Harris became Joe Biden's running mate. The two will team up for a grassroots fundraiser focused on low-dollar...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, the then Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., speaks during a news conference on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program​on Capitol Hill in Washington. The U.S. Justice Department is investigating the now former Florida Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen accused of spending at least $50,000 of campaign money on vacations and restaurant and luxury hotel bills. WFOR-TV first reported the investigation Wednesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Florida Republican cooperating with campaign finance probe

Sep. 24, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is investigating a former Florida congresswoman accused of spending at least $50,000 in campaign money on vacations and restaurant and luxury hotel bills. The federal department's Public Integrity Section is looking into the expenditures by Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a...

Editorial Roundup: US

Sep. 23, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Sept. 23 The Guardian on new customs regulations due to Brexit: The prospect of a Brexit-induced queue of 7,000 lorries at Dover, each one requiring a permit to enter the county of Kent, would once have been dismissed by leave campaigners as...

Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden cheer as a motorcade with Biden aboard arrives at Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry in Manitowoc, Wis., Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

‘Bidin’ his time': Joe Biden battles being chronically late

Sep. 23, 2020 12:08 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden was running late. Again. On a recent Friday, he’d already apologized for the delayed start to a speech, then taken more questions than expected at a subsequent press conference. When it was finally over, Biden’s motorcade sped away quickly enough to leave...

FILE - In this Feb. 2019 file photo, former astronaut Mark Kelly speaks during his senate campaign kickoff event in Tucson, Ariz. If Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly wins a seat in the U.S. Senate, he could take office as early as Nov. 30, 2020. A Kelly victory would shrink the GOP's Senate majority at a crucial moment and complicate the path to confirmation for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee.(Mike Christy/Arizona Daily Star via AP, File)

AP FACT CHECK: GOP ads twist Mark Kelly's ex-company's deal

Sep. 22, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

Republicans in an Arizona U.S. Senate race are distorting the details of a development deal for a high-altitude balloon company co-founded by Mark Kelly, the Democratic candidate for the seat. Contrary to their TV and online ads, Kelly's company didn't get $15 million from taxpayers and give nothing back except...

FILE - In this file photo from July 30, 2020, Ohio state Rep. Bob Cupp, center, is congratulated after being elected Speaker of the House at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Cupp begins to lead the Ohio House as members of his party tout him as the

New Ohio House speaker's sterling narrative has detractors

Sep. 22, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — There were some whispers among members of the Republican caucus that Bob Cupp should be the person to lead the Ohio House. It was 2018. The federal investigation into the previous House speaker had left the dais empty for months and the chamber at a standstill. But Cupp, who has...

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2020, file photo, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the Postal Service on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump says he's open to an investigation of  DeJoy after some of DeJoy's former employees said they felt pressured to donate to GOP candidates.(Tom Williams/Pool via AP)

Longtime ally to Trump's postal chief was paid by RNC

Sep. 21, 2020 10:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former executive who worked in the private sector for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was recently paid by President Donald Trump's reelection effort, according to a new campaign finance disclosure. Joe Hauck, who was formerly vice president of sales and marketing for DeJoy's New Breed...