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#NeverTrump to #OKTrump: Romney's evolution mirrors party

Jun. 21, 2018 8:14 PM EDT

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Mitt Romney did not ride a donkey. But the one-time presidential nominee and now candidate for Senate did cheer enthusiastically at a donkey basketball game, where 4-H members shot hoops while mounted on the beasts. Romney's campaigning on the ground in Utah like a homegrown hero...

Arpaio seeks investigation of his defeat in 2016 election

Jun. 21, 2018 7:53 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Joe Arpaio is seeking an investigation into his claim that the U.S. Justice Department meddled in his unsuccessful 2016 campaign for sheriff in metro Phoenix. Arpaio, now a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat held by retiring Sen. Jeff Flake, alleges the federal agency tried to sway voters...

Turkey's Erdogan seeks new term with greater powers

Jun. 21, 2018 10:52 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Since he took office in 2003, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has given a name to each stage in his consolidation of power in Turkey. First he called himself the apprentice; then the journeyman; and latterly the master. Now, he says a new five-year term would elevate him to the role of...

Algerian PM calls on ailing president to seek 5th term

Jun. 21, 2018 10:25 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's prime minister called on the country's president Thursday to seek a fifth term next year despite his age and partial paralysis. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who uses a wheelchair, hasn't yet made known if he'll run in the North African nation's April 2019 election, when...

Voting machines raise worries in Congo ahead of elections

Jun. 21, 2018 5:43 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Congo's government is moving forward with plans to use electronic voting machines in this year's highly anticipated presidential election despite warnings from watchdog groups that transparency and credibility could suffer. The vast, mineral-rich nation is under pressure to ensure a...

Mexico court upholds ruling against presidential candidate

Jun. 20, 2018 10:26 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's federal Electoral Tribunal has upheld a finding of campaign irregularities by independent presidential candidate Jaime Rodriguez. The court on Wednesday also unanimously confirmed a fine of 739,000 pesos (more than $37,000) that was levied against Rodriguez in May by the...

Trump plays central role in South Carolina governor debate

Jun. 20, 2018 9:57 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster was an early supporter of presidential candidate Donald Trump, who had never run for political office. McMaster's opponent said Wednesday it's inconsistent for McMaster to now say there's no time for on-the-job training where the governorship is...

Veteran Republican strategist Steve Schmidt renounces GOP

Jun. 20, 2018 4:19 PM EDT

Veteran Republican campaign strategist Steve Schmidt said Wednesday he is renouncing the GOP — in part because of what he calls President Donald Trump's unethical and corrupt behavior, but more because the party's leadership in Congress has failed to hold Trump to account. "What we've seen is the complete...

Another test of loyalty looms over Trump's Minnesota visit

Jun. 20, 2018 1:30 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign trip Wednesday to Minnesota could signal whether he'll wade into the GOP's primary for governor between a former two-term governor who once called him "unhinged" and an underdog who is an avowed supporter. The rally in Duluth is officially for Pete...

Despite the odds, Turkey's opposition mounts tough challenge

Jun. 20, 2018 7:34 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's airwaves and billboards are dominated by speeches and campaign ads for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of Sunday's presidential and parliamentary elections, drowning out the opposition candidates in a country where the media is strongly biased in favor of the government....