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Roy Moore defamation lawsuit against accusers is paused

Aug. 16, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A judge has paused a defamation suit filed by Roy Moore against women who accused him during his unsuccessful U.S. Senate bid of past misconduct. Circuit Judge Albert Johnson ruled last month case will be held on the administrative docket until a related defamation case against...

Republicans still waiting on Pompeo in Kansas Senate race

Aug. 16, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Even though U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has declared a Senate run to be "off the table" next year, many fellow Republicans in Washington and his home state of Kansas aren't buying it. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is among the GOP senators encouraging the former congressman to...

Even as some cringe, Rep. Steve King's support may endure

Aug. 15, 2019 9:20 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rep. Steve King's most recent insensitive remarks about rape are the kind that have doomed political candidates elsewhere, but some fellow Iowa Republicans say it's possible they actually could do more good than harm for the embattled congressman's re-election chances by reinforcing...

Hickenlooper ends White House bid, mulls Senate run in 2020

Aug. 15, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday ended his longshot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination and said he may instead challenge one of the most vulnerable Senate Republicans in 2020. In a video message , Hickenlooper said he had heard from many in his state urging him...

Trump throws support behind possible Lewandowski Senate run

Aug. 15, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

MANCHSTER, N.H. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday threw his support behind his former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, who is considering a run for Senate in his home state of New Hampshire. Trump praised Lewandowski as "a very outstanding guy" in an interview on the "New Hampshire Today" radio...

UN experts: Mali peace signatories failed to accelerate deal

Aug. 14, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say signatories to a 2015 peace agreement in Mali failed to accelerate its implementation as promised amid growing rivalries and popular resentment against the deal as well as increasing attacks by militants in Mali and neighboring countries. The report to the Security...

Trial begins for father of Sen. McConnell campaign rival

Aug. 13, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The father of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes deliberately violated federal law by funneling corporate contributions to his daughter's failed 2014 U.S. Senate campaign, a prosecutor said Tuesday at the start of a trial. Jerry Lundergan's attorney characterized the...

The Latest: McConnell rival's campaign donations prosecuted

Aug. 13, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the federal trial of the father of Kentucky's secretary of state (all times local): 1 p.m. A prosecutor says the father of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes funneled corporate money into her failed U.S. Senate campaign in violation of federal law. Jerry...

Texas Latina activist condemns hate in launching Senate bid

Aug. 12, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Latina activist in Texas launched a U.S. Senate run Monday saying hate has made people feel "they can target us on the streets" in the wake of an El Paso mass shooting that police say was preceded by the gunman posting a racist, anti-Hispanic screed. Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez,...

Twitter reposts McConnell threat video after appeal

Aug. 9, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Twitter has reposted a video from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign that showed protesters yelling threats in front of his Kentucky home. The social media giant temporarily locked McConnell's campaign account Wednesday after his account shared the video. Republican...