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Congress to probe whether Trump told lawyer Cohen to lie

Jan. 18, 2019 3:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are vowing to investigate whether President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a Moscow real estate project, calling that possibility a "concern of the greatest magnitude." Trump's current lawyer said the allegations sparking the...

Former Sen. Jeff Flake talks Trump, GOP in Nashville

Jan. 17, 2019 10:12 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Recently retired Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake on Thursday vowed not to vote for President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, but added that he hopes Trump doesn't get impeached before the president's first term is up. Flake made the remarks while in Nashville to...

Cohen says he rigged online polls for Trump in 2014, 2015

Jan. 17, 2019 3:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's estranged former lawyer acknowledged Thursday that he paid a technology company to rig Trump's standing in two online polls before the presidential campaign. Michael Cohen tweeted that "what I did was at the direction of and for the sole benefit of" Trump. "I truly...

Cohen acknowledges rigging polls for Trump in 2014 and 2015

Jan. 17, 2019 12:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's estranged former lawyer is acknowledging that he paid a technology company to rig Trump's standing in two online polls. Michael Cohen tweeted Thursday that "what I did was at the direction of and for the sole benefit of" Trump. Technology company owner John Gauger...

2020 Democrats face a choice: Fight Trump or ignore him?

Jan. 17, 2019 6:06 AM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — When Sen. Elizabeth Warren took the stage earlier this month at this city's ornate Orpheum Theatre, Tricia Currans-Sheehan posed a pointed question to the expected presidential contender. "Why did you undergo the DNA testing and give Donald Trump more fodder to be a bully?" the Iowa...

Colbert, Maddow are coveted slots for presidential wanna-bes

Jan. 16, 2019 6:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kirsten Gillibrand is hitting the television daily double this week. The New York senator announced her presidential candidacy on Stephen Colbert's "Late Show," following it up with an MSNBC interview Wednesday with Rachel Maddow. Her itinerary reflects the importance of those two media...

Oklahoma voter registration at record after 2018 election

Jan. 16, 2019 6:06 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Voter registration in Oklahoma has reached an all-time high following the November mid-term election. The Oklahoma State Election Board's annual Jan. 15 voter registration count eclipsed 2.1 million, the Tulsa World reported . "Our state saw a big increase in voter engagement in 2018,...

Hogan stresses civility, bipartisanship, in inaugural speech

Jan. 16, 2019 3:58 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan spent much of his second inaugural speech contrasting bipartisanship in his first term with the partisan rancor in the nearby nation's capital, as he embraced a rare moment in Maryland politics by becoming only the second Republican governor to be sworn in to a second...

Judge accepts Manafort's resignation as Connecticut lawyer

Jan. 16, 2019 9:46 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has accepted former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort's proposal to permanently give up his right to practice law in the state amid disbarment proceedings. Judge David Sheridan in Hartford on Tuesday also issued a finding of misconduct related to Manafort's...

Barr seeks to assure senators he won't be a Trump loyalist

Jan. 16, 2019 8:46 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the special counsel investigation shadowing Trump is not a witch...