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Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during a campaign rally at the Buffalo Soldier Museum in Houston, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner stands at right. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Bloomberg would sell business interests if elected president

Feb. 18, 2020 5:42 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Mike Bloomberg would sell the financial data and media company he created in the 1980s — which bears his name and made him a multibillionaire — if he is elected U.S. president, a top adviser said Tuesday. Bloomberg would put Bloomberg LP into a blind trust, and the...

state Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake, and Sen. Mark Koran, R-North Branch, appear at a news conference, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, at the Minnesota Senate Building in St. Paul, Minn. They appeared in support of Kiffmeyer's bill to tie legislative authorization for the secretary of state to spend a new round of federal election security money to passing her proposal for a provisional balloting system that Democrats warn could suppress turnout. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)

Key GOP senator revives fight over election security money

Feb. 18, 2020 5:35 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An influential Senate Republican who held up federal election security funding for most of the 2019 legislative session moved Tuesday to tie approval of a new round of money to passing her proposal for a provisional balloting system that Democrats warn could suppress turnout. Sen....

This Sept. 20, 2019, photo shows Massachusetts State Rep. David Nangle in Lowell, Mass. Federal officials announced Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, that Nangle, a Democrat who represents parts of Chelmsford and Lowell, has been arrested and charged with using thousands of dollars in campaign cash to fund personal expenses. (The Lowell Sun via AP)

State representative charged with misusing campaign funds

Feb. 18, 2020 5:34 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A longtime Massachusetts state representative was charged Tuesday with using tens of thousands of dollars in campaign cash for golf club dues, casino trips and other personal expenses. David Nangle, a Democrat who sits on the House Committee on Ethics, faces federal charges including wire...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Feb. 18, 2020 5:30 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Spike in drug deaths must be reversed Akron Beacon Journal Feb. 15 Together, they would have filled about eight classrooms. All 198 had mothers, fathers, loved ones and people who cared about them. Yet, they all died in 2019 from...

FILE - In this March 26, 2019, file photo, protesters unfurl a banner as Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a roadshow with Americans for Prosperity in 49th State Brewing Company in Anchorage, Alaska. The group opposing an effort to recall Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy plans to drop its court fight and instead gear up for a possible recall election. Stand Tall With Mike said Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, that it told its attorneys to withdraw its appeal before the Alaska Supreme Court. The group says recent court actions indicate that continuing to pursue the case in court would not be a productive use of resources. (Bill Roth/Anchorage Daily News via AP, File)

Dunleavy recall opponents seek to drop out of court fight

Feb. 18, 2020 5:22 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The group opposing an effort to recall Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy said Tuesday it will drop its court fight and instead gear up for a possible recall election. Stand Tall With Mike, in a statement, said it told its attorneys to withdraw its appeal before the state Supreme Court, saying...

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2019 file photo, former campaign adviser for President Donald Trump, Roger Stone, leaves federal court in Washington. The Justice Department said Tuesday it will take the extraordinary step of lowering the amount of prison time it will seek for Roger Stone, an announcement that came just hours after President Donald Trump complained that the recommended sentence for his longtime ally and confidant was “very horrible and unfair.

Judge refuses to delay sentencing of Trump ally Roger Stone

Feb. 18, 2020 5:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday refused to delay sentencing for Roger Stone on his witness tampering and lying to Congress conviction as President Donald Trump kept up his unrelenting defense of his longtime confidant and said he wouldn’t be quieted on social media even if he's making...

This combination of Nov. 19, 2019 photos shows Marquette University Law Professor Ed Fallone, left, Dane County Circuit Court Judge Jill Karofsky, center, and Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly, during a candidate's forum for a seat on the state Supreme Court. On Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 voters will narrow the field from three to two for the general election in April. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

Primary voters to narrow Supreme Court, 7th District fields

Feb. 18, 2020 5:06 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Voters will winnow the field of candidates for state Supreme Court and an open congressional seat representing northern Wisconsin in primaries Tuesday. The Supreme Court primary pits incumbent conservative Justice Dan Kelly against liberal challengers Jill Karofsky and Ed Fallone. The...

Editorial Roundup: Recent editorials in Illinois newspapers

Feb. 18, 2020 4:43 PM EST

February 17, 2020 Chuicago Sun-Times Who can keep sham candidates for screwing up elections? You In just about every election, you come across sham candidates. These are candidates whose names are put on the ballot for the sole purpose of drawing votes from somebody else. They don’t campaign or raise money...

President Donald Trump talks to the media before he boards Air Force One for a trip to Los Angeles to attend a campaign fundraiser, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump to use 'big voice' to boost GOP on 4-day Western trip

Feb. 18, 2020 4:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he's ready to use his “big voice” to bolster Republicans' 2020 campaign hopes as he heads west for a four-day visit mixing policy and politics. Trump's trip will be packed with big-dollar fundraisers, a trio of campaign rallies meant...

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019 file photo, the first panels of levee border wall are seen at a construction site along the U.S.-Mexico border, in Donna, Texas. The Trump administration said Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, that it will waive federal contracting laws to speed construction of the border wall with Mexico. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Homeland Security waives contracting laws for border wall

Feb. 18, 2020 4:15 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it is waiving federal contracting laws to speed construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, moving the president closer to fulfilling a signature campaign promise in an election year but sparking criticism about potential for fraud, waste...