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Probation violation charge: Candidate with DUI back in jail

Apr. 12, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

DALTON, Ga. (AP) — A former congressional candidate in Georgia who spent much of his unsuccessful 2018 campaign in jail because of a drunken-driving offense is now charged with a probation violation. Democrat Steve Foster spent three months in jail last year, convicted of drunken driving in Whitfield...

Trump: Democrats would 'leave Israel out there'

Apr. 6, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Donald Trump warned on Saturday that a Democratic victory in 2020 could "leave Israel out there," as he highlighted his pro-Israel actions in an effort to make the case for Jewish voters to back his re-election. Speaking at the annual meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition,...

Disgraced former Virginia lawmaker seeks state Senate seat

Apr. 4, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia lawmaker who used to spend his days at the General Assembly and his nights in jail after being accused of having sex with his teenage secretary is launching another political campaign. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Joe Morrissey launched a bid for a...

Political spending by Abrams' nonprofit could pose problems

Mar. 20, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a matter of months, Stacey Abrams has gone from losing the Georgia governor's race to being a heavily recruited Democratic star, urged to run for Senate and mentioned as a possible presidential contender. It's a dramatic rise often fueled by the promotional spending of Fair Fight...

US Supreme Court denies hearing Ron Paul 2012 aides' appeal

Mar. 18, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of the felony convictions of three top staffers on Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign. Campaign chairman Jesse Benton, campaign manager John Tate and deputy campaign manager Dimitri Kesari were convicted in 2016 of causing...

Beto O'Rourke says nothing in his past will hinder 2020 run

Mar. 18, 2019 2:07 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke told supporters Sunday that he's never taken LSD and there's "nothing" he hasn't already revealed about his past that could come back to hurt his run for office. The former Texas congressman — who has become known for his...

Gillibrand in 2020 Democratic race as full-fledged candidate

Mar. 17, 2019 7:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand formally joined the 2020 White House race on Sunday and previewed the hard line she will take against President Donald Trump by announcing a rally outside one of his signature Manhattan properties. She had spent more than a month traveling around the...

Ex-Georgia US Rep. accused of improperly spending thousands

Mar. 14, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Georgia U.S. Rep. John Linder has been accused of improperly spending tens of thousands of dollars of leftover campaign donations on personal expenses. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Thursday that a campaign finance watchdog group filed a complaint with the Federal Election...

Manafort faces state charges after drawing more federal time

Mar. 14, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to a total of seven and a half years in prison on federal charges, then was hit almost immediately with fresh state charges in New York that could put him outside the president's power to pardon. In Washington on Wednesday, U.S....

Trump's budget proposal offers preview of upcoming campaign

Mar. 12, 2019 7:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated by a divided Congress and rifts within his own party, President Donald Trump is giving little indication in his latest budget proposal of any new policy ambitions for the coming two, or six, years. Trump's budget plan increases spending on his border wall and the military but...