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Democrat says Trump Jr. may have lied to Senate committee

May. 24, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator said Thursday he's concerned that President Donald Trump's eldest son may have lied to Congress about his knowledge of foreign assistance offered to the Trump campaign. Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware cited Donald Trump Jr.'s testimony on Sept. 7 to the Senate Judiciary...

Dem, GOP leaders get classified briefings on Russia probe

May. 24, 2018 6:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Thursday huddled in classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a highly unusual series of meetings prompted by partisan allegations that the bureau spied on the Trump...

Iowa gubernatorial candidate accused of misconduct drops out

May. 24, 2018 6:34 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A popular Democrat's exit from the Iowa governor's race Thursday amid sexual misconduct allegations could impact the party's efforts to coalesce behind the eventual nominee and regain power in a state that has moved sharply to the right in recent years. Nate Boulton, a Des Moines...

Correction: Right to Work-Missouri story

May. 24, 2018 6:33 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In a story May 18 about a right-to-work referendum, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Senate Concurrent Resolution moving the election date did not require the governor's signature to take effect. While some concurrent resolutions do not require a governor's...

Biden: Republicans show 'phony populism,' 'fake nationalism'

May. 24, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — In a forceful rebuke to President Donald Trump and other Washington Republicans, former Vice President Joe Biden told fellow Democrats in New York on Thursday that the GOP has abandoned traditional American values in the name of "phony populism" and "fake nationalism." Speaking at...

The Latest: 2nd briefing on Russia probe wraps up

May. 24, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia investigation (all times local): 4:45 p.m. A second classified briefing for Republican and Democratic lawmakers on the Russia investigation has concluded on Capitol Hill. Law enforcement and intelligence officials provided two separate...

Trump signs bill easing post-2008 crisis restraints on banks

May. 24, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday signed into law a measure that loosens key restraints for banks imposed after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. Savoring the legislative triumph, he called it "the next step in America's unprecedented economic comeback." The...

Clinton 'wants to be helpful' to Democrats. Can she?

May. 24, 2018 11:46 AM EDT

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Hillary Clinton is not going away. Standing on a convention stage Wednesday, the former Democratic presidential candidate cheered a primary election candidate from Georgia and endorsed one from New York, promising to be an active participant in red and blue states alike in the coming...

In US House race, former Navy commander targets former SEAL

May. 24, 2018 11:37 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Political battle lines are forming in Virginia where a woman who once led a combat-ready unit of 400 sailors wants to capture a Republican congressional seat held by a former Navy SEAL. National Democrats are backing former Navy commander Elaine Luria in her quest to claim the...

Clinton: Democrats can win with bold ideas, core principles

May. 24, 2018 6:34 AM EDT

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Democrats can win elections and stand up to Washington Republicans by sticking to their core principles when it comes to education, health care, equality and the environment, Hillary Clinton told a friendly crowd at the New York state Democratic convention on Wednesday. The remarks...