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Stein, other North Carolina Democrats have fundraising leads entering summer

Jul. 16, 2024 17:23 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democrats outpaced their Republican rivals in fundraising over the past several months, according to campaign filings, entering the summer with cash advantages in a handful of top-ballot races this fall. Democratic candidate for governor Josh...

Far-right groups that block aid to Gaza receive tax-deductible donations from US and Israel

Jul. 16, 2024 11:10 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Under American pressure, Israel has pledged to deliver large quantities of humanitarian aid into the war-ravaged Gaza Strip. But at the same time, the U.S. and Israel have allowed tax-deductible donations to far-right groups that have blocked that aid from being delivered. ...

Welsh leader Vaughan Gething resigns after allies desert him over campaign donation scandal

Jul. 16, 2024 07:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The leader of Wales’ government, First Minister Vaughan Gething, said Tuesday he will resign after several members of his government quit over a campaign donation scandal. Gething said that “I have this morning taken the difficult decision to begin the process of...

Leader of Wales’ government, Vaughan Gething, says he will resign amid a scandal over campaign donations

Jul. 16, 2024 06:45 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Leader of Wales’ government, Vaughan Gething, says he will resign amid a scandal over campaign donations.

The Democratic National Committee says it's investing $15 million in 7 swing state parties

Jul. 16, 2024 06:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are trying to offer political counterprograming to the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, announcing $15 million to fund campaign operations in seven key swing states — even as some in the party have urged President Joe Biden to bow out of November's...

Conservative groups are pushing to clean voter rolls. Others see an effort to sow election distrust

Jul. 13, 2024 10:53 AM EDT

Conservative groups are systematically attempting to challenge the legitimacy of large numbers of voter registrations across the country before the presidential election. The strategy is part of a wider effort raising questions about the integrity of this year's election as former...

Former Georgia insurance commissioner sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to health care fraud

Jul. 12, 2024 19:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge on Friday sentenced former Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine to serve three-and-a-half years in prison after Oxendine pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud. U.S. District Judge Steve Jones had one question for the...

Philadelphia labor union powerbroker gets 6 years for bribery and theft

Jul. 11, 2024 14:51 PM EDT

READING, Pa. (AP) — A former Philadelphia labor leader who wielded significant clout in Pennsylvania politics was sentenced on Thursday to six years in prison for bribing a City Council member and stealing nearly $600,000 from the union he ran for nearly three decades. John...

Biden's support on Capitol Hill grimly uncertain. A seventh Democrat says he should drop out

Jul. 09, 2024 22:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mood on Capitol Hill turned grimly uncertain Tuesday as Democrats wrestled over President Joe Biden’s reelection and the extraordinary question before them — whether to stand behind his candidacy or push the president to bow out amid concerns over his ability to lead...

Ex-French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy charged with witness tampering in husband's campaign case

Jul. 09, 2024 20:25 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — Former supermodel and French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy was given preliminary charges Tuesday for involvement in alleged efforts to pressure a witness who accused ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy of receiving illegal campaign financing from Libya. Bruni-Sarkozy...