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House Democrats talk to Cambridge Analytica whistleblower

Apr. 24, 2018 5:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats, frustrated by what they see as GOP inaction and with an eye on midterm elections, on Tuesday held the first of what they hope to be several interviews with witnesses who have not been interrogated in the Republican-led Russia investigations. Democrats on the House...

Correction: Trump-DNC Lawsuit story

Apr. 24, 2018 5:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In an April 20 story about the Democratic National Committee filing a lawsuit over Russian meddling in the 2016 election, The Associated Press reported erroneously that U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz accused former FBI Director James Comey of damaging Hillary Clinton's chances against...

Hawley campaign to return donation from resigned senator

Apr. 24, 2018 5:10 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley's spokeswoman says the campaign will return $1,000 from a former U.S. senator who resigned decades ago amid allegations of sexual harassment. Campaign finance records show Bob Packwood donated to Hawley last month. Packwood resigned in...

APNewsBreak: Candidate refunds illegal EMILY's List donation

Apr. 24, 2018 5:05 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic candidate for Iowa Secretary of State said Tuesday she would refund a major contribution from a national political group after learning it was mistakenly given and accepted in violation of Iowa law. Deidre DeJear's campaign said it would send back the $5,000 contribution...

A tough re-election climate tests the chumminess in Senate

Apr. 24, 2018 12:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In Trump's Washington, traditions are frail and civility a novelty. But one custom that is hanging on — tattered and tenuously — is an unwritten rule: Don't work too hard to inflict political harm on your Senate colleagues. This election season is testing lawmakers'...

Colorado Supreme Court knocks US Rep. Lamborn off ballot

Apr. 23, 2018 8:04 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Supreme Court on Monday knocked six-term U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn from his party's primary, saying the Colorado Springs Republican didn't collect enough valid voter signatures to qualify for the ballot. The court reversed a lower court ruling in a lawsuit that challenged the validity...

Senators cling to a fading custom Trump's Washington

Apr. 23, 2018 7:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In Trump's Washington, traditions are frail and civility a novelty. But one custom that is hanging on — tattered and tenuously — is an unwritten rule: Don't work too hard to inflict political harm on your Senate colleagues. This election season is testing lawmakers'...

Romney facing a family doctor in US Senate primary in Utah

Apr. 23, 2018 7:13 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When he previously ran for U.S. Senate 24 years ago in Massachusetts, Mitt Romney lost handily to the late liberal lion Ted Kennedy. Now in Utah, Romney is facing a new challenge from someone who shares his old opponent's name but little else: State Rep. Mike Kennedy. The conservative...

The Latest: Anonymous $100,000 to firm in Greitens' case

Apr. 23, 2018 6:16 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The law firm representing the ex-husband of the woman who had an affair with Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens in 2015 received two anonymous $50,000 payments that went toward the man's legal fees....

Political overtone at Catalan celebration of patron saint

Apr. 23, 2018 12:35 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Hundreds of Catalans left yellow roses at a central Barcelona square Monday in support of jailed separatists they view as political prisoners in their campaign to break away from Spain. It gave a political overtone to the celebration of Sant Jordi, the patron saint of the Catalan...