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Mueller reveals Trump's attempts to choke off Russia probe

Apr. 18, 2019 9:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller's report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller's removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president. Trump was...

Georgia ethics director to subpoena Abrams campaign records

Apr. 12, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The new director of Georgia's state ethics commission said he plans to subpoena bank records from Democrat Stacey Abrams' nationally watched but unsuccessful 2018 campaign for governor. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that David Emadi, just days into his new posting, said Thursday...

Maldives votes in crucial ballot to elect new parliament

Apr. 6, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — People in the Maldives voted in a crucial parliamentary election on Saturday that many hope will help President Ibrahim Mohammed Solih overcome a coalition split that has hampered his efforts to restore political freedoms and tackle corruption. Some voters who had lined up earlier...

'Heartbeat' abortion ban heads to Georgia governor's desk

Mar. 30, 2019 5:06 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Watchful eyes now turn to Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, wondering when he might sign a "heartbeat" abortion ban that he supported and helped push through. The Georgia House gave final approval Friday to legislation outlawing abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, sending...

Democrats pivot to health care as Trump attacks 'Obamacare'

Mar. 27, 2019 8:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling on Republicans to revive the effort to quash the Affordable Care Act, handing Democrats an opportunity to unite in defense of the law as they try to move past the Russia investigation and win the White House in 2020. Trump's administration is asking a...

GOP fundraiser pleads guilty to fraud, keeping donor money

Mar. 21, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

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

O'Rourke seeks end of voter ID laws that he calls 'racist'

Mar. 19, 2019 9:40 PM EDT

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke is calling for an end to what he sees as "racist voter ID laws" during his first presidential campaign stop in New Hampshire. Speaking at Keene State College on Tuesday, the former Texas congressman also called for expanding same-day voter registration, as well as...

Institute founded by Sanders' wife, son is shutting down

Mar. 15, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Sanders Institute, a think tank founded by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' wife and son, is shutting down, at least for now, amid criticism that the nonprofit has blurred the lines between family, fundraising and campaigning. The Vermont-based institute has...

House passes 4 bills targeting Russia, Putin's wealth

Mar. 12, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House passed a series of bills Tuesday pushing back on the Russian government, demanding accountability for corruption, human rights abuses and aggression. The legislation demands accountability for the slaying of a Russian opposition leader, prohibits...

AP EXPLAINS: The GOP's FEC complaint against Ocasio-Cortez

Mar. 8, 2019 7:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Freshman New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and several of her allies were accused this week by a conservative group of improperly masking political spending during the 2018 campaign. Ocasio-Cortez is a vocal critic of untraceable money in politics, and the news provoked uproar from...