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Prosecutor: Bank CEO sought 'power' with $16M Manafort loans

Jun. 23, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Chicago bank owner traded $16 million in loans to ex-President Donald Trump's ex-campaign manager in a bid for a prestigious position in Trump's administration, a prosecutor told jurors in an opening statement Wednesday before a defense attorney assured them that the...

Louisiana governor agrees to remove PAC limits for campaigns

Jun. 22, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Candidates for office in Louisiana will soon be able to take unlimited sums directly from political action committees, under a bill signed into law Tuesday by Gov. John Bel Edwards. The removal of limits on donations that come largely from...

France's Sarkozy faces jail term in campaign financing trial

Jun. 22, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The trial of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy concluded Tuesday in Paris, after a month during which the court sought to determine whether he broke laws on campaign financing in his unsuccessful 2012 re-election bid. The verdict is to be delivered...

Political donations lead Stonewall Inn to ban some beers

Jun. 21, 2021 01:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Stonewall Inn's owners say they won't serve certain beers at the famous LGBT bar during Pride weekend to protest manufacturer Anheuser-Busch's political contributions to some politicians who have supported anti-LGBT legislation. Co-owners Stacy Lentz...

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...

Brooks sends fundraising emails over lawsuit service

Jun. 10, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks is attempting to raise cash for his Senate race with a fundraising email detailing how his wife was served with papers notifying the congressman of a lawsuit accusing him of inciting the crowd that stormed the U.S. Capitol. ...

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...

Nevada Democrats bypass state party, deepen internal split

Jun. 09, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A divide among Nevada Democrats has deepened as top Democratic officials opted to bypass the state party and set up an alternate party organization in Washoe County ahead of next year's election. Tuesday's decision to shift the coordinated Democratic...