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Former White House strategist Steve Bannon leaves a House Intelligence Committee meeting where he was interviewed behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 16, 2018 - 9:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Tuesday refused to answer a broad array of queries from the House Intelligence Committee about his time working for President Donald Trump, provoking a subpoena from the panel's Republican chairman. The development brought to the...
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FILE - This Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, shows the exterior of the Trump International Hotel in downtown Washington. More than 60 groups, including foreign governments, political campaigns and business organizations, spent money at Trump-branded properties across the U.S. last year, according to a report Tuesday by a watchdog group that has long been critical of how such spending could be used to influence the president. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
January 16, 2018 - 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 60 groups, including foreign governments, political campaigns and business organizations, spent money at Trump-branded properties across the U.S. last year, according to a report Tuesday by a watchdog group that has long been critical of how such spending could be used...
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January 15, 2018 - 1:44 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Justice Ministry says it has filed a lawsuit to shut down a company used by opposition leader Alexei Navalny that is being used to fund his political campaigning. The Justice Ministry said Monday it has asked a Moscow court to close the Fifth Season of the Year foundation,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2015 file photo, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, reviews honor guards, as he takes part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Moscow, Russia. Two hopefuls have launched their presidential campaigns with a barrage of criticism of general-turned-president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's rule. El-Sissi has yet to formally announce whether he would contest the March 26-28, 2018 election, but he is virtually certain to contest and win another four-year term in office. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, Pool, File)
January 14, 2018 - 11:48 am
CAIRO (AP) — Barely a week after authorities set a date for Egypt's presidential elections, two hopefuls have launched their campaigns with criticism of general-turned-president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's rule, with one promising to end "repression" if elected and the other claiming the incumbent is...
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In this Jan. 3, 2018 photo, Democratic Illinois gubernatorial candidate Chris Kennedy, left, gathers with community leaders to discuss gun violence in Chicago at a press conference accompanied by, from left, Chicago Alderman Rick Munoz, U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, Rev. Paul Jakes, and U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush in Chicago. Few people running for public office have been more personally affected by gun violence than Chris Kennedy. Now the 54-year-old Democrat has made the issue a centerpiece of his campaign for Illinois governor. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune via AP)
January 14, 2018 - 10:36 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Few candidates for public office have been more personally affected by gun violence than Chris Kennedy. The Democrat was a child when his father and uncle, Sen. Robert Kennedy and President John F. Kennedy, were assassinated. Now he's made the issue a centerpiece of his Illinois...
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In this Jan. 3, 2018 photo, the Capitol is seen in Washington. Newly published research shows that the same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past six months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against an unknown number of U.S. Senate staffers, including Republicans. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 12, 2018 - 9:40 pm
PARIS (AP) — The same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate, a cybersecurity firm said in a report Friday. The revelation suggests the group often nicknamed Fancy...
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January 12, 2018 - 7:01 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey reports that he's heading into his re-election year with $8.6 million in campaign cash, easily leading his rivals. Casey's campaign reported the tally Friday. Jan. 31 is the deadline to give full campaign finance reports to the Federal Election...
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This photo released by John Shallman, shows boxes of petitions with signatures that call for the recall of Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky, a California judge who came under fire for his handling of a sexual assault case involving Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner, at the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters office in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Stanford University law professor Michele Dauber said the campaign to remove submitted nearly 100,000 signatures on Thursday to get the recall on the June 2018 ballot. (John Shallman via AP)
January 11, 2018 - 5:55 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Voters on Thursday were a big step closer to getting an opportunity to decide whether to oust a California judge who was severely criticized for his handling of a sexual assault case involving a Stanford University swimmer. The campaign to remove Santa Clara County Judge...
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FILE - In this May 26, 2016, file photo, North Dakota state Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-ND, speaks in Bismarck, N.D. Cramer said Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, he won't run for U.S. Senate, depriving Republicans of the candidate many saw as the party's best chance to unseat vulnerable Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast File)
January 11, 2018 - 3:15 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota (AP) — Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota got a hard sell last week from President Donald Trump, who gave Cramer and his wife a personal tour of the West Wing and used the gilded luster of the newly renovated Oval Office to entreat Cramer to challenge popular...
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Graphic shows countries whose democracies Russia meddled with, according to a Democratic Senate committee report; 2c x 5 1/4 inches; 96.3 mm x 133 mm;
January 11, 2018 - 9:59 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin on Thursday dismissed a new report by Senate Democrats describing Russian interference in the U.S. and throughout Europe as unfounded, while some European politicians said they are mindful of Moscow's meddling. The 200-page report commissioned by Sen. Ben Cardin of...
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