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Pompeo unveils PAC, demurs on possible 2024 presidential bid

Jun. 17, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has become the latest former Trump administration official to launch a political action committee, but he's not disclosing any possible 2024 presidential plans. “Only the Lord knows where I will be in...

Report: Income losses let Manhattan DA candidate avoid taxes

Jun. 17, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan district attorney candidate Tali Farhadian Weinstein and her husband, a hedge fund manager, paid no federal income taxes in four recent years because they reported negative income from investment losses or used deductions to reduce their bill, ProPublica reported...

NC election bills unlikely to become laws after Senate votes

Jun. 16, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate Republicans pushed a trio of election measures through their chamber on Wednesday, including one that would prohibit counting mail-in absentee ballots that aren't received by local officials by Election Day. But unlike other...

Conservative activist to run for Pennsylvania governor

Jun. 16, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Charlie Gerow, a longtime conservative activist, said he will run for governor of Pennsylvania, formally joining the field of candidates vying for the Republican Party's nomination next year. Gerow, 66, runs a communications and marketing firm in...

Capitol rioter used charity to promote violence, feds say

Jun. 16, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

A California man charged with joining anti-government extremists in rioting at the U.S. Capitol told the IRS last year that he formed a charity called the American Phoenix Project to defend “human and civil rights” and educate the public about vaccines. Instead, Alan...

Nevada man present at insurrection announces governor bid

Jun. 15, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A northern Nevada attorney who has questioned the results of the 2020 presidential election and was outside the U.S. Capitol the day it was violently stormed has announced he's running for governor. Republican Joey Gilbert told an applauding...

Emails show Trump pressured Justice Dept. over 2020 election

Jun. 15, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — During the last weeks of his presidency, Donald Trump and his allies pressured the Justice Department to investigate unsubstantiated claims of widespread 2020 election fraud that even his former attorney general declared without evidence, newly released emails show. ...

Analysis: Subdued Iran vote will still impact wider Mideast

Jun. 15, 2021 02:11 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's presidential election on Friday, though likely more a coronation for a hard-line candidate long cultivated by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, still carries implications for a wider Middle East already roiled by years of tensions between...

Many Iranians fear vote will underscore their powerlessness

Jun. 14, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians this week are preparing to vote in — or perhaps to boycott — a presidential election that many fear will only underscore their powerlessness to shape the country's fate. Hopefuls are running to replace the term-limited President Hassan...

Exodus of election officials raises concerns of partisanship

Jun. 13, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

There is no shortage of job openings for local election officials in Michigan. It's the same in Pennsylvania. Wisconsin, too. After facing threats and intimidation during the 2020 presidential election and its aftermath, and now the potential of new punishments in...