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New graft probe targets Guatemala first lady

Feb. 22, 2019 5:26 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors said Friday they have opened an investigation into first lady Patricia Marroquin de Morales related to apparently unreported campaign checks during President Jimmy Morales' election bid. The announcement follows an investigative report by El Periodico that found that in...

Dems' choice: Scrap the system or make gradual change?

Feb. 22, 2019 4:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential contenders are splitting into two camps: those who want to quickly overhaul economic systems that have existed for decades and those who favor more gradual change. It's not just a battle over liberal or moderate policies. In many cases, the White House hopefuls...

GOP fundraiser admits fraud; accused of spending on escorts

Feb. 21, 2019 2:19 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A GOP fundraiser and former congressional candidate from Rhode Island has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud and violating campaign law after prosecutors say he used more than $1 million of the money he raised on himself, including for adult entertainment and escort services....

Poland ruling party allegedly financed politics from charity

Feb. 21, 2019 12:43 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's opposition lawmakers on Thursday demanded explanations from the ruling party about reports that one of its regional offices used donations for the Red Cross to finance its parliamentary campaign. Gazeta Wyborcza daily reported recently that Red Cross funds raised from the...

Analysis: Sanders may not need 2016 magic to be 2020 force

Feb. 20, 2019 12:29 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Can Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders recapture the magic that fueled his first presidential campaign? To win the nomination, he may not need to. As Sanders, a 77-year-old self-described democratic socialist, formally launches his 2020 campaign, the lessons of President Donald Trump's victory in...

The Latest: Sanders' 2020 campaign raises $4M in half a day

Feb. 19, 2019 8:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Bernie Sanders' announcement that he is running for president in 2020 (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Bernie Sanders' campaign says he has raised more than $4 million in the 12 hours since announcing his 2020 presidential campaign. The Vermont senator said Tuesday that...

Sen. Bernie Sanders says he's running for president in 2020

Feb. 19, 2019 8:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Tuesday that he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination again, a decision that will test whether he can still generate the progressive energy that fueled his insurgent 2016 campaign. "Our campaign is not only about defeating Donald Trump," the...

The Latest: Leahy backs Sanders in shift from 2016

Feb. 19, 2019 2:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential bid (all times local): 2:30 p.m. On the first day of his presidential campaign, Bernie Sanders picked up the support of his fellow home-state senator, Democrat Patrick Leahy. Leahy, who endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic...

In Nigeria, election spectacle at odds with rampant poverty

Feb. 15, 2019 12:21 PM EST

RUGA SETTLEMENT, Nigeria (AP) — It's hard to find a campaign poster in this threadbare settlement on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital, where thousands live in makeshift structures of tarpaulin and sticks of timber. From his little grocery shop, 65-year-old Jafar Ali awaits the moment a presidential...

Ex-astronaut Mark Kelly's campaign raises $1.1M since launch

Feb. 14, 2019 4:56 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Mark Kelly's campaign for Arizona's U.S. Senate seat in 2020 says it has raised more than $1 million in individual contributions since announcing his candidacy Tuesday morning. The Arizona Republic reports the 54-year-old retired astronaut and Tucson Democrat touted his financial grab...