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Donald Trump's campaign says it will begin accepting contributions through cryptocurrency

May. 21, 2024 18:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump 's presidential campaign said Tuesday it would begin accepting donations in cryptocurrency as part of an effort to build what it calls a “crypto army” leading up to Election Day. The Trump campaign launched a fundraising page that allows “any...

Biden and Democrats raised $51 million in April, far less than Trump and the GOP's $76 million

May. 20, 2024 20:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee said Monday that they raised more than $51 million in April, falling well short of the $76 million that Donald Trump and the Republican Party reported taking in for the month. Biden's reelection campaign...

Montana's attorney general said he recruited token primary opponent to increase campaign fundraising

May. 20, 2024 19:27 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's attorney general told supporters he skirted the state’s campaign finance laws by inviting another Republican to run against him as a token candidate in next month's primary so he could raise more money for the November general election, according to a recording...

What we've learned so far in the Trump hush money trial and what to watch for as it wraps up

May. 19, 2024 07:35 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Testimony in the hush money trial of Donald Trump is set to conclude in the coming days, putting the landmark case on track for jury deliberations that will determine whether it ends in a mistrial, an acquittal — or the first-ever felony conviction of a former American...

For a second time, Sen. Bob Menendez faces a corruption trial. This time, it involves gold bars

May. 12, 2024 00:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For the second time in a decade, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez faces a corruption trial Monday with his political career and freedom on the line in a criminal case that already has forced him out of one of the most powerful posts in Congress. The 70-year-old New Jersey...

Ethics review finds probable cause that Rep. Troy Nehls misused campaign funds

May. 10, 2024 18:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The independent office that reviews allegations against House members found probable cause that Rep. Troy Nehls of Texas converted campaign funds to personal use, triggering an investigation by the House Ethics Committee, a new disclosure revealed Friday. The...

Chinese billionaire gets time served, leaves country after New York, Rhode Island straw donor scheme

May. 09, 2024 18:57 PM EDT

A Chinese billionaire who pleaded guilty to funneling illegal straw donations to politicians' campaigns in New York and Rhode Island was sentenced Thursday to time served and quickly left the country as part of his deal with prosecutors to forfeit his green card. Hui Qin, 56, a...

In a revived case, a former congressman is charged with lying about an illegal campaign contribution

May. 09, 2024 15:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Rep. Jeff Fortenberry has been charged with lying to federal authorities about a foreign billionaire's illegal $30,000 contribution to his campaign, reviving a case that was derailed by an appellate court. A federal jury convicted the Nebraska Republican in...

Trump is in no hurry as he leans into the pageantry of vice presidential tryouts

May. 08, 2024 11:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As former President Donald Trump remains stuck in the courtroom listening to salacious details of an extramarital sexual encounter he denies, another spectacle is playing out in the background as his vice presidential tryouts get underway. The dynamic was on full...

Spartz fends off Republican rivals to win contentious Indiana congressional primary

May. 07, 2024 21:18 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two-term U.S. Rep. Victoria Spartz won a contentious Republican primary to defend her seat just months after she decided to run for reelection in a campaign that focused attention on her opposition to sending aid to her native Ukraine. She defeated eight rival...