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This Sept. 20, 2019, photo shows Massachusetts State Rep. David Nangle in Lowell, Mass. Federal officials announced Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, that Nangle, a Democrat who represents parts of Chelmsford and Lowell, has been arrested and charged with using thousands of dollars in campaign cash to fund personal expenses. (The Lowell Sun via AP)

State representative charged with misusing campaign funds

Feb. 18, 2020 5:34 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A longtime Massachusetts state representative was charged Tuesday with using tens of thousands of dollars in campaign cash for golf club dues, casino trips and other personal expenses. David Nangle, a Democrat who sits on the House Committee on Ethics, faces federal charges including wire...

Editorial Roundup: Recent editorials in Illinois newspapers

Feb. 18, 2020 4:43 PM EST

February 17, 2020 Chuicago Sun-Times Who can keep sham candidates for screwing up elections? You In just about every election, you come across sham candidates. These are candidates whose names are put on the ballot for the sole purpose of drawing votes from somebody else. They don’t campaign or raise money...

President Donald Trump talks to the media before he boards Air Force One for a trip to Los Angeles to attend a campaign fundraiser, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump to use 'big voice' to boost GOP on 4-day Western trip

Feb. 18, 2020 4:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he's ready to use his “big voice” to bolster Republicans' 2020 campaign hopes as he heads west for a four-day visit mixing policy and politics. Trump's trip will be packed with big-dollar fundraisers, a trio of campaign rallies meant...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders I-Vt., speaks at a campaign event in Tacoma, Wash., Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Sanders expands Michigan operations 3 weeks before primary

Feb. 18, 2020 2:00 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont announced Tuesday that his presidential campaign is expanding operations in Michigan, three weeks before the state's Democratic primary. Sanders, who narrowly won Michigan over Hillary Clinton in 2016, announced the campaign is hiring nine additional...

Recent Missouri editorials

Feb. 18, 2020 9:00 AM EST

The Kansas City Star, Feb. 14 The shortest-tenured Missouri governor in modern history is taking a victory lap after the long-awaited conclusion of the campaign finance complaint against him found “there were no reasonable grounds to believe that a violation exists under existing Missouri law” for...

Sanders targets Bloomberg spending at Colorado rally

Feb. 17, 2020 10:44 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said he wants to bring an end to a system in which billionaires can buy elections. Sanders referred to rival Michael Bloomberg in his speech Sunday night in Denver, The Denver Post reported. “We’re going to end a corrupt...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders I-Vt., smiles during his campaign event in Carson City, Nev., Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

One thing unites establishment Democrats: Fear of Sanders

Feb. 17, 2020 8:33 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A growing number of Democratic lawmakers, union officials, state leaders and party strategists agree that Bernie Sanders is a risky nominee to put up against President Donald Trump. There's less agreement about whether — and how — to stop him. Critics of the Vermont senator,...

President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, steps off Air Force One at the Palm Beach International Airport, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump expected to raise $10 million during Florida stop

Feb. 16, 2020 5:10 AM EST

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump mixed reelection business with pleasure during a weekend stop at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, attending a fundraiser on Saturday evening expected to raise $10 million for his campaign and the Republican National Committee. The event was believed to be his...

FILE - This undated photo provided by Robert Brown Public Relations shows Greg Lindberg. Lindberg, and two associates, accused of fraud conspiracy and bribery counts related to an alleged scheme of giving up to $2 million in campaign money to help Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey in exchange for Causey pushing aside a senior deputy, go on trial next week. (Robert Brown Public Relations/Greg Lindberg via AP, File)

Political corruption trial of big N Carolina donor to start

Feb. 15, 2020 10:26 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An insurance company magnate and two associates go on trial this week on charges they conspired to bribe an elected North Carolina regulator with up to $2 million in campaign money so scrutiny of his businesses would ease. U.S. District Judge Max Cogburn will preside over the case...

Former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams talks to reporters after campaigning for District 1 Commission candidate Jordan Johnson at the Tabernacle Baptist Church Family Life Center in Augusta, Ga., Friday, Jan. 31, 2019.  (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP)

Judge denies document request in Abrams ethics investigation

Feb. 14, 2020 6:18 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge handed Democrat Stacey Abrams’ 2018 campaign for Georgia governor a victory in a legal skirmish Friday, denying a request from the state ethics commission for the campaign to hand over more records. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Fulton County Superior Court...