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President Donald Trump gestures while speaking during a news conference at the White House, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump's tax revelation could tarnish image that fueled rise

Sep. 28, 2020 8:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bombshell revelations that President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for office and paid no income taxes at all in many others threaten to undercut a pillar of his appeal among blue-collar voters and provide a new opening for his Democratic rival,...

President Donald Trump gestures while speaking during a news conference at the White House, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump's tax revelation could tarnish image that fueled rise

Sep. 27, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bombshell revelations that President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for office and paid no income taxes at all in many others threaten to undercut a pillar of his appeal among blue-collar voters and provide a new opening for his Democratic rival,...

Flanked by other members of the Illinois congressional delegation, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky speaks about the importance of the United States Postal Service during a press conference outside the USPS Chicago Headquarters. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Ill. Rep. Schakowsky backs College Athlete Bill of Rights

Sep. 23, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

Rep. Jan Schakowsky, chairwoman of the House Commerce Subcommittee, is backing the College Athlete Bill of Rights crafted by a group of Democratic senators. Schakowsky, D-Ill., was set Wednesday to announce her support for the legislative framework put forth by Sens. Corey Booker of New Jersey and Richard...

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2019 file photo, Democrat Jaime Harrison, who is seeking to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, speaks to Democrats gathered at the Spratt Issues Conference in Greenville, S.C.  U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has been outraised for the first time by his Harrison, Democratic challenger, in a record-breaking quarterly period that sets up a multimillion-dollar grudge match leading into the general election. Harrison announced late Wednesday, April 14, 2020,  that he took in $7.36 million in the first three months of 2020, a figure his campaign said brought his total, overall fundraising to nearly $15 million.  (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard, File)

Donor cash surges to Harrison, the Democrat taking on Graham

Sep. 18, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It won't be known until Election Day if a poll showing a tightening contest between Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democrat Jaime Harrison portends an upset — but the gains are real enough in the Democrat's campaign account. On the heels of a Quinnipiac University poll that...

FILE - In this May 5, 2020, file photo, then-Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration has agreed to provide in-person briefings on threats to the November election to key members of Congress. Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe agreed to brief the Senate and House intelligence committees, backing down from a decision to provide information only in writing. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool, File)

In reversal, intelligence panels to get election briefings

Sep. 16, 2020 7:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has agreed to provide in-person briefings on threats to the November election to key members of Congress, backing down from a decision last month to provide that information only in writing. Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe has agreed to provide...

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump not ready to OK TikTok deal, admits US won't get cut

Sep. 16, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he expects to get a report Thursday about Oracle's bid for the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok and admitted there is no legal path to letting the U.S. Treasury get a cut of the deal — a proposition experts had criticized as unprecedented and...

The U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. The tensions coursing through the United States over racism and policing are a likely target for adversaries seeking to influence the November election, lawmakers and experts warn — and there are signs that Russia is again seeking to exploit the divide.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Racial tensions roiling US pose target for election meddling

Sep. 5, 2020 11:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tensions coursing through the United States over racism and policing are likely targets for adversaries seeking to influence the November election, lawmakers and experts warn — and there are signs that Russia is again seeking to exploit the divide. Earlier this year, Facebook,...

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and Barron Trump stand on the South Lawn of the White House on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Washington.  It's called a “permission structure.” President Donald Trump's campaign is trying to construct an emotional and psychological gateway to help disenchanted voters feel comfortable voting for the president again despite their reservations about him personally. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump out to build 'permission structure' to win back voters

Sep. 5, 2020 12:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Showcasing Black Americans at the Republican National Convention to allay white voters' fears that President Donald Trump is a racist. Sharing touching stories about the president's concern for the military. Painting Democrat Joe Biden as an unacceptable alternative who threatens the...

Editorial Roundup: US

Sep. 2, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Aug. 30 The Washington Post on Washington NFL team owner Daniel Snyder: Just when you think there is nothing more Washington Football Team owner Daniel Snyder can do to debase what was once a winning, well-run and, yes, cherished sports...

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2019, file photo, Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, during the House impeachment inquiry hearings in Washington. The Trump administration has ended all election security briefings to Congress just weeks before Americans cast their ballots for president. The top U.S. intelligence official, National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe, told lawmakers Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 that they would only be receiving written updates about election security to help ensure the information “is not misunderstood nor politicized.” (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

Dems seeking to compel in-person election security briefings

Aug. 31, 2020 12:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Racing the political clock, frustrated Democrats on Sunday searched for a way to force the Trump administration to continue briefing Congress in person about foreign attempts to interfere in the November election. The director of national intelligence, John Ratcliffe, said most briefings...