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President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with North Korean defectors where he talked with reporters about allowing the release of a secret memo on the FBI's role in the Russia inquiry, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 03, 2018 - 10:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday claimed complete vindication from a congressional memo that alleges the FBI abused its surveillance powers during the investigation into his campaign's possible Russia ties. But the memo also includes revelations that might complicate efforts by...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2018 file photo, Rep. Jeanne Ives (42nd) meet with the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board at Tribune Tower in Chicago. Ives, who is trying to unseat Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner. is standing by a campaign ad that's being blasted as racist, homophobic and "repulsive." Ives, a social and fiscal conservative, says the ad that began airing this weekend illustrates the GOP governor's "chosen constituents based on the policy choices he made." The ad features actors portraying people including a transgender woman and a Chicago Teachers Union member, all thanking Rauner.(Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)
February 03, 2018 - 5:12 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A Republican lawmaker trying to unseat Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is standing by a campaign ad that has been blasted as racist and homophobic, despite the state party chairman's call for her to stop airing it and apologize. State Rep. Jeanne Ives, a social and fiscal conservative,...
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February 03, 2018 - 3:12 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The three people who say they are running for the Democratic nomination for governor in South Carolina weren't shy about criticizing each other at their first debate. The likely front-runner, Rep. James Smith, told the audience Friday at the Palmetto State Progressive Summit...
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February 03, 2018 - 1:07 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In a story Feb. 2 about Jon Huntsman Sr., The Associated Press erroneously reported the amount of money Huntsman gave to a super PAC supporting his son's presidential campaign. He gave more than $1.8 million, not $1.8 billion. A corrected version of the story is below: Jon...
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February 03, 2018 - 8:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by Donald Trump's former presidential campaign chairman. Paul Manafort was indicted in October in special counsel Robert Mueller's (MUHL'-urs) Russia investigation. A suit Manafort filed last month challenges the scope...
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FILE- In this Jan. 29, 2018 file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during the "People's State of the Union" event at The Town Hall in New York. De Blasio put his legal troubles behind him a year ago when federal prosecutors said he wouldn't face criminal charges over his campaign fundraising tactics. Recently, new revelations that two businessmen pleaded guilty to making donations that amounted to bribes has led to a renewed round of criticism of the Democrat. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)
February 03, 2018 - 8:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Harendra Singh was in a losing battle with New York City over millions of dollars in rent on his waterfront restaurant. So, by his own admission, he opened his wallet and bribed his way out of the problem. He donated thousands of dollars to the mayor's election campaign and, as a...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, during the opening of the summit on Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking at Department of Justice in Washington, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. President Donald Trump, dogged by an unrelenting investigation into his campaign's ties to Russia, lashes out at the FBI and Justice Department as politically biased ahead of the expected release of a classified Republican memo criticizing FBI surveillance tactics. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 03, 2018 - 12:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the FBI (all times local): 12:10 a.m. The lawmaker who pushed the release of a previously classified memo that some Republicans say shows there is FBI abuse of surveillance says there's "no evidence of collusion" between President Donald...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017 file photo, Republican gubernatorial candidate Assemblyman Travis Allen, R-Huntington Beach, discusses a judge's ruling in Sacramento, Calif. Documents released Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, by the California Legislature show four current lawmakers faced sexual misconduct complaints since 2006. The documents outline complaints against Democratic Assemblywoman Autumn Burke of Los Angeles, Republican Assemblyman Travis Allen of Huntington Beach, Democratic Sen. Tony Mendoza of Artesia and Democratic Sen. Bob Hertzberg of Van Nuys. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
February 02, 2018 - 9:03 pm
An Arizona lawmaker who repeatedly harassed women has become the first since the swell of the #MeToo movement to get kicked out of office by colleagues but likely will not be the last to face repercussions amid intensifying scrutiny of sexual misconduct in state legislatures. The heightened focus...
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President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with North Korean defectors where he talked with reporters about allowing the release of a secret memo on the FBI's role in the Russia inquiry, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 02, 2018 - 8:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declassified a top-secret congressional memo Friday and suggested it proved the investigation of his presidential campaign and Russia was fatally flawed from the start. Democrats said the document did nothing to clear him or his campaign, and the FBI called...
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Russian celebrity TV host Ksenia Sobchak, who wants to challenge Russian President Vladimir Putin in the March 18 presidential election, speaks to media as she submits boxes containing signatures in support of her candidacy in the Central Election Commission in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
February 02, 2018 - 10:12 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin's top foe in next month's election isn't a candidate; it's public apathy. But he has one rival who could draw voters to the polls: the celebrity TV host Ksenia Sobchak. With her glamour, sharp wit and defiant ways, Sobchak is both loved and loathed —...
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