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The Latest: House panel asks Hope Hicks to clarify testimony

Jul. 18, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the unsealing of court records related to the Michael Cohen investigation (all times local): 8 p.m. The House Judiciary Committee is asking former White House aide Hope Hicks to clarify her June testimony to the panel after federal prosecutors in New York released documents...

Records detail frenetic effort to bury stories about Trump

Jul. 18, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Court records released Thursday show that President Donald Trump took part in a flurry of phone calls in the weeks before the 2016 election as his close aides and allies scrambled to pay porn star Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about an alleged affair. The documents detailing calls and text...

California lawmakers consider new rules for political ads

Jul. 13, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Elections come and go, but the season for political advertising sometimes seems to never end. Facebook users in California, for example, may have noticed ads in recent months showing a woman with duct tape over her mouth and text that warns: "Legislators are leaving sexual assault...

UK lawmakers urge new law in campaigning in digital age

Jul. 1, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An influential British parliamentary committee urged the government Tuesday to urgently bring forward new laws addressing campaigning techniques in the digital age, insisting that democracy itself is under threat without speedy action. Committee Chairman Damian Collins accused the government...

Brazil's Bolsonaro tries new tactic to loosen gun laws

Jun. 26, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro has issued several new decrees to loosen Brazil's strict gun laws, moving to rescue a signature campaign promise after the Senate rejected his earlier effort. The series of edicts issued Tuesday night effectively canceled a May decree that eased access to...

Dems accelerate election security push after Trump comments

Jun. 14, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alarmed by President Donald Trump's willingness to accept foreign dirt on a political opponent, House Democrats are accelerating their efforts to strengthen election security ahead of the 2020 campaign. Lawmakers had already been compiling a fresh package of bills in the aftermath of...

Planned Parenthood forum on abortion drawing Dem candidates

Jun. 12, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — With abortion emerging as a high-profile issue in the 2020 presidential race, many of the Democrats seeking their party's nomination plan to attend a forum on reproductive rights later this month in South Carolina. The Planned Parenthood Action Fund says 11 of the 24 Democratic...

Washington Supreme Court weighing legislative records case

Jun. 11, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Supreme Court justices had pointed questions Tuesday for lawyers representing the Legislature and a media coalition who argued that lawmakers have been violating the law by not releasing emails, daily schedules and written reports of sexual harassment investigations. The...

Trump campaign lawyers cite Mueller report to fight DNC suit

Jun. 4, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign asked a judge Tuesday to penalize the Democratic National Committee for alleging in a lawsuit a conspiracy between the campaign and Russia, saying special counsel Robert Mueller's findings revealed the "doomed effort to prove a...

Biden campaign says his climate plan failed to cite sources

Jun. 4, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

Joe Biden's Democratic presidential campaign amended his climate policy plan hours after it was released Tuesday because a handful of passages did not credit some of the sources in the proposal. The changes come after The Daily Caller, a conservative news outlet, reported that several passages from Biden's plan...