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Post-Trump, Democrats push to curb presidential powers

Sep. 21, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats say they will vote on legislation this fall to curb the power of the president, an effort to rein in executive powers that they say President Donald Trump flagrantly abused. The legislation, expected to be introduced Tuesday, would...

Lawyer pleads not guilty in Trump-Russia investigation probe

Sep. 17, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A prominent cybersecurity lawyer on Friday pleaded not guilty to making a false statement to the FBI in a charge stemming from a probe of the U.S. government’s investigation into Russian election interference. Michael Sussman appeared Friday in D.C....

Lawyer charged in probe of Trump-Russia investigation

Sep. 16, 2021 23:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The prosecutor tasked with examining the U.S. government's investigation into Russian election interference charged a prominent cybersecurity lawyer on Thursday with making a false statement to the FBI five years ago. The indictment accuses Michael...

Report: Most federal election security money remains unspent

Aug. 25, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

Congress provided hundreds of millions of dollars to shore up the nation's election system against cyberattacks and other threats, but roughly two-thirds of the money remained unspent just weeks before last year's presidential election. A recently released federal report...

Conservative activist lawyer sues Roger Stone for defamation

Aug. 12, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The conservative activist lawyer that sued China for $20 trillion over the coronavirus pandemic is now seeking $5 million in a defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump ally Roger Stone over comments he made on a social media site popular with far-right extremists. ...

Biden makes selection for his top Supreme Court lawyer

Aug. 11, 2021 06:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated acting Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar to be his administration's top Supreme Court lawyer on a permanent basis. Prelogar has served in the position on an acting basis since January, arguing two cases...

Today in History

Aug. 07, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 7, the 219th day of 2021. There are 146 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 7, 1998, terrorist bombs at U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania killed 224 people,...

Today in History

Jul. 30, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, July 30, the 211th day of 2021. There are 154 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a measure creating Medicare, which began...

NY law has long let officials use campaign funds for defense

Jul. 27, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Some legislators want to change New York's campaign finance rules after Gov. Andrew Cuomo used $285,000 in political donations to pay lawyers representing him in sexual harassment and misconduct investigations. New York politicians have used millions...

Today in History

Jul. 24, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, July 24, the 205th day of 2021. There are 160 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 24, 1969, the Apollo 11 astronauts — two of whom had been the first men to set foot...