Latest George Soros News

Republican congressional candidate John Cowan greets supporters Tueaday, June 9, 2020 in Rome, Georgia at an election night party. Cowan is in an Aug. 11 runoff for the Republican nomination in northwest Georgia's 14th Congressional District against Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has come under fire for remarks she made in videos she recorded. (Jeremy Stewart/Rome News-Tribune via AP)

Controversy puts spotlight on Georgia congressional runoff

Aug. 9, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

DALLAS, Ga. (AP) — Marjorie Taylor Greene is running for Congress - and is unrepentant about her racist rhetoric and support for the QAnon conspiracy theory. With the runoff for the Republican nomination in the conservative district approaching, some voters seem unaware of Greene's controversial views, or...

FOX News contributor wins judgment against Kim Gardner

Jul. 31, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Fox News contributor John Solomon has won a default judgment against St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner in an open records lawsuit he filed concerning a 2018 investigation into former Gov. Eric Greitens. Solomon sued Gardner's office after it did not respond to his requests for records...

FILE - In this May 27, 2020 file photo, a worker processes mail-in ballots at the Bucks County Board of Elections office prior to the primary election in Doylestown, Pa. Deep-pocketed and often anonymous donors are pouring over $100 million into an intensifying dispute about whether it should be easier to vote by mail, a fight that could determine President Donald Trump's fate in the November election. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Wealthy donors pour millions into fight over mail-in voting

Jul. 27, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deep-pocketed and often anonymous donors are pouring over $100 million into an intensifying dispute about whether it should be easier to vote by mail, a fight that could determine President Donald Trump's fate in the November election. In the battleground of Wisconsin, cash-strapped...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 file photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, speaks with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., right, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., left, and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., second from left, in a private room just off the House floor after the House votes to impeach President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Friday, July 17, 2020, The Associated Press reported on this photo circulating online incorrectly asserting it shows the lawmakers without masks in mid-July 2020. The photo was taken in December 2019 before the first known case of coronavirus was reported in the U.S. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 17, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ CLAIM: A photo from this week shows House Speaker Nancy Pelosi huddled with...

FILE - In this June 19, 2020, file photo, protesters wear protective masks as they march after a Juneteenth rally outside the Brooklyn Museum, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. A loose network of Facebook groups that took root across the country in April to organize protests over coronavirus stay-at-home orders has become a hub of misinformation and conspiracies theories that have pivoted to a variety of new targets. Their latest: Black Lives Matter and the nationwide protests against racial injustice. (AP Photo/John Minchillo

Facebook groups pivot to attacks on Black Lives Matter

Jul. 5, 2020 11:33 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A loose network of Facebook groups that took root across the country in April to organize protests over coronavirus stay-at-home orders has become a hub of misinformation and conspiracy theories that have pivoted to a variety of new targets. Their latest: Black Lives Matter and the...

FILE - In this June 21, 2019, file photo, George Soros, Founder and Chairman of the Open Society Foundations, looks before the Joseph A. Schumpeter award ceremony in Vienna, Austria. Soros, the billionaire investor and philanthropist who has long been a target of conspiracy theories, is now being falsely accused of orchestrating and funding the protests over police killings of black people that have roiled the United States. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)

George Soros conspiracy theories surge as protests sweep US

Jun. 21, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

They say he hires protesters and rents buses to transport them. Some say he has people stash piles of bricks to be hurled into glass storefronts or at police. George Soros, the billionaire investor and philanthropist who has long been a target of conspiracy theories, is now being falsely accused of orchestrating...

FILE - In this April 12, 2017 photo people gather to protest against then planned new NGO and CEU laws, at the Heroes Square in Budapest. The European Union's Court of Justice says that restrictions imposed by Hungary on the foreign funding of non-governmental organizations does not comply with EU law. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP,file)

Hungary law on NGOs' foreign funding found to break EU rules

Jun. 18, 2020 7:11 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Restrictions imposed by Hungary on the foreign funding of non-governmental organizations do not comply with EU law, the Court of Justice of the European Union said Thursday. The Luxembourg-based court said that Hungarian regulations — in effect since 2017 and nominally meant...

FILE - In this May 27, 2020 file photo, processed mail-in ballots are seen at the Bucks County Board of Elections office prior to the primary election in Doylestown, Pa. A network of deep-pocketed progressive donors are launching a $59 million effort to encourage people of color to vote by mail in November, a step many Democrats view as crucial to turning out the party's base during a global pandemic. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Progressive donor group announces $59M vote-by-mail campaign

Jun. 18, 2020 5:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A network of deep-pocketed progressive donors is launching a $59 million effort to encourage people of color to vote by mail in November, a step many Democrats view as crucial to turning out the party's base during the coronavirus pandemic. A nonprofit arm of the donor network Way to Win...