Campaigns

January 31, 2018 - 6:40 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Democratic National Committee still lagged its Republican rivals in fundraising despite the left's grassroots energy since President Donald Trump's election. But financial disclosure reports at the start of this election year also showed other Democratic groups and many...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2017 file photo, House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., speaks during a House Judiciary hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Gowdy says he will not seek re-election. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 31, 2018 - 5:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Trey Gowdy, a powerful GOP watchdog who built his name leading the investigation into the 2012 attacks against Americans in Benghazi, Libya, has become the latest prominent Republican to head for the exits rather than run for another term. The former South Carolina prosecutor...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2017 file photo, former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to the GirlsBuildLA Leadership Summit in Los Angeles. Clinton is expressing regret about allowing a senior campaign adviser to keep his job after another worker complained in 2007 that he had behaved inappropriately. Clinton put out a lengthy Facebook post Tuesday, Jan. 30, 3018 saying that she wouldn’t have let adviser Burns Strider keep his job on her 2008 presidential campaign if she had it to do over again. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
January 31, 2018 - 3:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton says she should not have let a senior campaign adviser keep his job after a female staffer accused him of sexual harassment in 2007. "The most important work of my life has been to support and empower women," Clinton wrote on Facebook Tuesday night . "So I very much...
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FILE - IN this Nov. 16, 2017 file photo, Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez becomes emotional as he speaks to reporters in front of the courthouse in Newark, N.J. Federal prosecutors decided Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 not to retry Menendez on corruption charges, lifting the legal cloud hanging over the New Jersey Democrat as he gears up for re-election this year. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 31, 2018 - 2:34 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors decided Wednesday not to retry Sen. Bob Menendez on corruption charges that ended in a hung jury last fall, lifting the legal cloud hanging over the New Jersey Democrat as he gears up for re-election this year to the closely divided Senate. The move brings to...
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In this photo taken on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, the Communist Party's candidate for the 2018 Russian presidential election Pavel Grudinin pose for a picture with old made Soviet tractors in the background in the Lenin state farm outside Moscow, Russia. Russia’s Communist Party has nominated a millionaire farm director who does not believe in the tenets of Communism as its presidential candidate. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
January 31, 2018 - 12:20 pm
LENIN STATE FARM, Russia (AP) — The Communist Party's candidate for president would seem to be an odd choice: He's a millionaire and proud of it. He also openly rejects the basic tenets of Communism. Pavel Grudinin is the Russian party's first new nominee in 14 years as it hopes to rejuvenate...
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President Donald Trump signs a hat after finishing the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in Washington. (Win McNamee/Pool via AP)
January 30, 2018 - 11:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech (all times local): 11:15 p.m. President Donald Trump's first State of the Union is the most-tweeted joint address to Congress ever, according to Twitter. The social network says 4.5 million tweets were sent around...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to his supporters during a meeting for his campaign in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. Putin said on Tuesday the Trump administration made a "hostile step" when it published a list of Russian businessmen and politicians as part of a sanctions law against Moscow. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
January 30, 2018 - 6:14 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin described a list of his country's officials and tycoons put together to comply with a U.S. sanctions law as a hostile and "stupid" move spearheaded by President Donald Trump's political foes, but said Tuesday that the Kremlin would refrain from...
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A supporter holds a poster showing President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in front of the National Elections Authority in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. El-Sissi is virtually certain of winning a second, four-year term in the March 26-28 vote. But after a string of would-be challengers were arrested, forced out or quit the race, the prospect of a one-candidate election has proven embarrassing for the government. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
January 30, 2018 - 1:20 pm
CAIRO (AP) — A coalition of eight Egyptian opposition parties and some 150 pro-democracy public figures on Tuesday called for a boycott of the March presidential election, calling it an "absurdity" and comparing the government's handling of the vote to that of "old and crude dictatorships."...
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January 29, 2018 - 4:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on political contributions by Steve Wynn, the Las Vegas billionaire accused of sexual misconduct (all times local): 4 p.m. The chief campaign group for Republican candidates for governor is returning $100,000 to the company run by billionaire Steve Wynn, in the...
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FILE - This March 15, 2016, file photo, shows casino mogul Steve Wynn at a news conference in Medford, Mass. Wynn Resorts is denying multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault by its founder Steve Wynn, describing it as a smear campaign related to divorce proceedings from his ex-wife. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, that a number of women say they were harassed or assaulted by the casino mogul. Wynn denied the allegations personally in a printed statement. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
January 29, 2018 - 2:06 pm
Some Republicans in Congress are donating their contributions from Las Vegas billionaire Steve Wynn to charity in light of sexual misconduct allegations against the former Republican National Committee finance chairman. The announcements come in light of a Wall Street Journal report Friday that...
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