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'Dirty deeds': Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen gets 3 years in prison

Dec. 12, 2018 8:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's one-time fixer, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for crimes that included arranging the payment of hush money to conceal his boss' alleged sexual affairs, telling a judge that he agreed time and again to cover up Trump's "dirty deeds"...

National Enquirer owner admits it buried stories for Trump

Dec. 12, 2018 7:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The parent company of magazines including the National Enquirer, Us Weekly and In Touch has admitted to engaging in a journalistically dubious practice known as "catch-and-kill" in order to help Donald Trump become president. Federal prosecutors revealed Wednesday they had agreed not to...

Aide to ex-Texas Congressman Steve Stockman also gets prison

Dec. 12, 2018 12:06 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A onetime aide to former Texas Congressman Steve Stockman must follow his ex-boss to federal prison in a $1.25 million charity and campaign funds scam. Thomas Dodd of Houston was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months and ordered to repay $800,000. Dodd in 2017 pleaded guilty to conspiracy to...

Top Democratic donors hear from rising stars ahead of 2020

Dec. 11, 2018 5:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to excite top donors ahead of the 2020 presidential campaign, the Democratic National Committee gave a platform Tuesday to the party's rising stars, including winners and one notable loser from the November midterms. Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum, fresh off a loss in a razor-thin...

Beshear donates $14,000 to atone for tainted contributions

Dec. 10, 2018 5:47 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Democratic attorney general said Monday he has atoned for some tainted contributions to his 2015 campaign by donating more than $14,000 to a government watchdog group — but it's not clear the group will accept the money. Andy Beshear, who is running for governor in...

Cost of governor's race topped $64M, shy of state record

Dec. 10, 2018 1:15 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Spending in Pennsylvania's gubernatorial race topped $64 million, as Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf thumped Republican Scott Wagner to win a second term. Campaign finance reports filed at last week's deadline show that Wolf outspent Wagner, $31 million to $22 million, counting the value of...

Diverse group of PACs supported Rhode Island campaigns

Dec. 10, 2018 12:35 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A wide range of political action committees supported Rhode Island campaigns this year. The Providence Journal reports that PACs run by unions, large corporations, advocacy groups and other interests all contributed more than $2 million to state campaigns in 2018. According to Rhode...

For first time, prosecutors connect Trump to a federal crime

Dec. 8, 2018 8:53 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says that President Donald Trump directed illegal payments to buy the silence of two women whose claims of extramarital affairs threatened his presidential campaign, the first time prosecutors have connected Trump to a federal crime. In a court filing , prosecutors...

Rosen fundraising topped $26M, Heller $15M in NV Senate race

Dec. 7, 2018 8:30 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Democratic Sen.-elect Jacky Rosen raised more than four times as much money as Republican Sen. Dean Heller in the final weeks of her successful campaign to unseat him in the high-profile race in November, with her total for the election cycle surpassing $26 million to Heller's $15...

GOP House candidate would back new election if fraud shown

Dec. 7, 2018 5:47 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Republican candidate in North Carolina's unresolved congressional race said Friday that he would support a new election if it's proved that fraud changed the outcome of a contest that was decided by 905 votes. Mark Harris released a video statement addressing allegations of...