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Ex-state lawmaker-elect avoids prison in embezzlement case

Jun. 17, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who was elected to the state legislature but resigned before being sworn in has pleaded no contest to embezzling about $16,000 from an environmental nonprofit and using the money on his political campaign, prosecutors said. ...

Capitol rioter used charity to promote violence, feds say

Jun. 16, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

A California man charged with joining anti-government extremists in rioting at the U.S. Capitol told the IRS last year that he formed a charity called the American Phoenix Project to defend “human and civil rights” and educate the public about vaccines. Instead, Alan...

France: Sarkozy denies wrongdoing in campaign funding trial

Jun. 15, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy appeared in court Tuesday, angrily denying wrongdoing during a trial over the allegedly illegal financing of his unsuccessful 2012 re-election bid. Sarkozy, 66, is facing allegations that he spent almost twice the...

Kasim Reed files to campaign for comeback as Atlanta mayor

Jun. 09, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed filed paperwork Wednesday to run again for his old job just four years after leaving City Hall. A document Reed's campaign team filed with the Georgia ethics commission opens the door for Reed to start accepting political...

EXPLAINER: The differences between Democrats' 2 voting bills

Jun. 09, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Democratic Party's hopes of passing a massive overhaul of elections may have suffered a fatal blow when West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin became the first member of the party to say he wouldn't support it, ensuring the bill, known as HR1, would not pass the Senate. ...

EXPLAINER: The differences between Democrats' 2 voting bills

Jun. 08, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Democratic Party's hopes of passing a massive overhaul of elections may have suffered a fatal blow when West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin became the first member of the party to say he wouldn't support it, ensuring the bill, known as HR1, would not pass the Senate. ...

McAuliffe still has fundraising lead among Democratic field

Jun. 03, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Terry McAuliffe held on to his commanding fundraising lead in the Democratic nomination contest for Virginia governor, and incumbent Attorney General Mark Herring maintained a financial edge over his primary challenger, according to the latest campaign finance filings...

Justice Department probing postmaster over fundraising

Jun. 03, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is investigating Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over political fundraising activity at his former business, a DeJoy spokesman said Thursday. Federal authorities in recent weeks have subpoenaed DeJoy and interviewed current and...

Today in History

Jun. 03, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 3, the 154th day of 2021. There are 211 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 3, 1989, Iran’s spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, died. On the same...

National Enquirer owner fined for illegal Trump campaign aid

Jun. 02, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

A federal election watchdog fined the publisher of the National Enquirer $187,500 for squelching the story of a former Playboy model who claimed she'd had an affair with former President Donald Trump. The Federal Election Commission fined A360 Media, formerly known as...