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FILE - In this March 4, 2015 file photo, Arizona House Majority Leader Steve Montenegro, R-Avondale, speaks during a legislative session at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. Two former Republican Arizona lawmakers who are leading candidates to fill a vacant U.S. House seat are embroiled in controversy as Tuesday's special primary election looms. Former state Sen. Steve Montenegro reportedly received racy text messages from a Senate staffer who isn't his wife. Former state Sen. Debbie Lesko is under fire for transferring $50,000 from her old state Senate campaign fund to an independent group backing her congressional election bid. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
February 21, 2018 - 7:18 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A Christian minister seeking the congressional seat of a disgraced Arizona congressman is labeling reports that that he traded suggestive texts with a female staffer who included a topless photo of herself in one of the exchanges as "tabloid trash." But former state Sen. Steve...
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FILE - In a Jan. 4, 2006 file photo, U.S. Rep. John "Jimmy" Duncan, R-Tenn., addresses a business development news conference in Knoxville, Tenn. The House Ethics Committee confirmed Tuesday,, Feb. 20, 2018, that it's investigating Republican Rep. John Duncan Jr., who is serving his 16th term in the House and had previously announced he won't seek re-election. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)
February 20, 2018 - 4:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee confirmed Tuesday that it is investigating Republican Rep. John Duncan Jr., of Tennessee over unspecified allegations, after media reports last year that he had paid his son for campaign work. Duncan Jr., who is serving his 16th term in the House and had...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018, file photo, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks about the tech sector during an industry conference, in Salt Lake City. Romney plans to announce his Utah Senate campaign Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Three people with direct knowledge of the plan say Romney will formally launch his campaign in a video. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
February 14, 2018 - 11:53 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney is preparing to announce a bid for Utah's Senate seat held by retiring Orrin Hatch, a position some hope the 2012 GOP presidential nominee will use to continue his biting criticism of President Donald Trump. Romney, who once called Trump "a phony" who was unfit for...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29 2002, file photo, Mark Wellstone, son of U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone eulogizes his father during a public memorial service in Minneapolis for Wellstone, his wife, daughter and three staff members who died Oct. 25, in a plane crash in Eveleth, Minn. Wellstone Action, the campaign organization dedicated to their father's legacy, told Mark Wellstone and his brother David, on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, that they will be voted off its governing board in the coming days. (AP Photo/ Paul Sancya, File)
February 14, 2018 - 7:41 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A liberal campaign organization dedicated to the late Minnesota Sen. Paul Wellstone is pushing out the senator's two sons for what leaders said were differences in organizational vision. But one son countered that the board moved against them after they raised questions about...
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File- In this May 19, 2017, file photo, a man works on the Southern Nevada portion of U.S. Interstate 11 near Boulder City, Nev. President Donald Trump on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, will unveil his long-awaited infrastructure plan, a $1.5 billion proposal that fulfills a number of campaign goals, but relies heavily on state and local governments to produce much of the funding. The administration’s plan is centered on using $200 billion in federal money to leverage local and state tax dollars to fix America's infrastructure, such as roads, highways, ports and airports.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
February 11, 2018 - 6:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday will unveil his long-awaited infrastructure plan, a $1.5 trillion proposal that fulfills a number of campaign goals, but relies heavily on state and local governments to produce much of the funding. The administration's plan is centered on using $...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2017, photo, Rep. Jon Stanard, R-St. George, votes on the House floor, at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. The Utah House of Representatives is investigating whether a lawmaker who abruptly resigned used a state-issued cellphone and hotel room paid for with taxpayer money to arrange trysts with a prostitute. House Speaker Greg Hughes declined to comment on a Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, report in British newspaper the Daily Mail that former Republican Rep. Stanard twice hired a prostitute in 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
February 09, 2018 - 1:45 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Utah lawmaker purchased at least two hotel rooms with taxpayer money that he is accused of using to meet up with a prostitute last year, according to documents reviewed by a legislative official. The DailyMail.com reported allegations Thursday that former Republican...
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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., talks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley of Iowa and Graham released a criminal referral they had sent to the Justice Department earlier this year asking for an investigation into the former spy, Christopher Steele. The senators say they’ve found evidence that either Steele lied to the FBI or classified documents supporting the surveillance contain false statements. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 07, 2018 - 7:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two influential Republican senators have injected new information into the partisan dispute over the government's secret surveillance of a former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump, revealing more details about how the FBI and Justice Department used research compiled by a...
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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 Dec. 13, 2017 file photo, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee speaks during a House and Senate conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Wyden is seeking documents from the National Rifle Association and the Treasury Department following reports of an FBI investigation into whether a Russian central banker funneled money to the group during the 2016 presidential campaign. In letters sent to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the NRA on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, Wyden requested any documents showing financial links between Russia and the gun lobbying organization. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
February 02, 2018 - 5:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Democrat is seeking documents from the National Rifle Association and the Treasury Department following reports of an FBI investigation into whether a Russian central banker funneled money to the group during the 2016 presidential campaign. In letters sent to Treasury...
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January 31, 2018 - 12:00 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidates Paul Mango and Scott Wagner are donating heavily to their campaigns, putting up millions of dollars for the right to challenge Pennsylvania's Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in the November election. Wednesday is the deadline for campaigns to...
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