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Kremlin denies roiling US politics through social media

Dec. 18, 2018 4:45 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin has rejected as baseless reports about a Russian political disinformation campaign on U.S. social media. Reports released by the Senate intelligence committee Monday suggested that Moscow's efforts to help Donald Trump in his 2016 presidential campaign through social media were...

Report: Russia still using social media to roil US politics

Dec. 18, 2018 12:42 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia's sweeping political disinformation campaign on U.S. social media was more far-reaching than originally thought, with troll farms working to discourage black voters and "blur the lines between reality and fiction" to help elect Donald Trump in 2016, according to reports released...

Democrats fight over who owns data ahead of 2020

Dec. 18, 2018 12:34 AM EST

Democratic National Committee officials and a group of state party leaders are trying to resolve an increasingly ugly dispute over how the party manages and pays for the voter data used in campaigns. The saga, which spilled into open view in recent weeks, eventually will determine how extensive and useful a voter...

No timeline: O'Rourke not rushing 2020 decision despite buzz

Dec. 18, 2018 12:34 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — If the deep field of potential Democratic presidential contenders is on pins and needles as Beto O'Rourke decides his next move, it could be a long wait. The outgoing Texas congressman's team says he has no timeline or roadmap for deciding if he'd like to parlay a surprisingly close...

For Trump, the economy is a potential 2020 storm cloud

Dec. 18, 2018 12:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Forget Robert Mueller. The greatest threat to President Donald Trump's re-election bid may not be the slew of investigations closing in on his Oval Office but a possible economic slowdown. And the president knows it. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell again Monday, the latest dip in...

Comey says House Republicans are 'shameful' after interview

Dec. 17, 2018 9:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey had harsh words for House Republicans on Monday, saying their silence in response to President Donald Trump's attacks on the Justice Department is "shameful." Comey said Republicans "have to have the courage to stand up and speak the truth, not be cowed by...

Key takeaways from new reports on Russian disinformation

Dec. 17, 2018 5:05 PM EST

Russians seeking to influence U.S. elections through social media had their eyes on Instagram and the black community. These were among the findings in two reports released Monday by the Senate intelligence committee. Separate studies from University of Oxford researchers and the cybersecurity firm New Knowledge...

Indiana mayor won't seek 3rd term, fueling 2020 speculation

Dec. 17, 2018 1:54 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, said Monday he won't seek a third term, fueling speculation he may run for president in 2020. Pete Buttigieg, an openly gay 36-year-old who gained national attention as he campaigned for Democratic National Committee chairman last year , declined to...

Madagascar's presidential runoff pits 2 ex-heads of state

Dec. 17, 2018 9:03 AM EST

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — The Indian Ocean island nation of Madagascar goes to the polls on Wednesday for a runoff presidential election that features two former heads of state who have a prickly past. Andry Rajoelina received 39 percent of the vote in the first round, while Marc Ravalomanana got 35...

Trump lawyer Giuliani rules out Mueller interview with Trump

Dec. 17, 2018 12:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a number of probes moving closer to the Oval Office, President Donald Trump and his attorney unleashed a fresh series of attacks on the investigators, questioning their integrity while categorically ruling out the possibility of a presidential interview with the special counsel....