Presidential elections

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein leaves a classified briefing about the federal investigation into President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 24, 2018 - 8:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic lawmakers huddled Thursday in classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a highly unusual series of meetings prompted by partisan allegations that the bureau spied on Donald...
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President Donald Trump shows off the "Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act," in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 24, 2018 - 3:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday signed into law a measure that loosens key restraints for banks imposed after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. Savoring the legislative triumph, he called it "the next step in America's unprecedented economic comeback." The...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2018 file photo Michael Avenatti, attorney and spokesperson for adult film actress Stormy Daniels, arrives at federal court in New York. Avenatti is once again seeking to depose President Donald Trump in the porn actress' fight to invalidate a confidentiality agreement she signed days before the 2016 presidential election. Avenatti says in a court filing Thursday, May 24, 2018, a judge should reconsider an order delaying the case and allow him to depose Trump and obtain documents in the lawsuit. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 24, 2018 - 2:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stormy Daniels' lawyer has renewed efforts to depose President Donald Trump in the porn actress' legal fight to invalidate a confidentiality agreement she signed days before the 2016 presidential election, according to court documents filed Thursday. Attorney Michael Avenatti...
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May 24, 2018 - 7:38 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An international security body says it is deploying 22 long-term and 350 short-term observers to monitor Turkey's June 24 snap presidential and parliamentary elections. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human...
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West Hollywood mayor pro tempore John D'Amico, second left, speaks during a ceremony for Stormy Daniels, 3rd left, receiving a City Proclamation and Key to the City on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in West Hollywood, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
May 23, 2018 - 7:06 pm
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Stormy Daniels receiving the key to the city of West Hollywood (all times local): 5 p.m. It's "Stormy Daniels Day" in West Hollywood, California. Mayor John Duran presented the porn actress with the key to the city Wednesday outside an adult boutique...
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Former Secretary of State and former Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during the New York state Democratic convention, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Hempstead, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
May 23, 2018 - 5:44 pm
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Democrats can win elections and stand up to Washington Republicans by sticking to their core principles when it comes to education, health care, equality and the environment, Hillary Clinton told a friendly crowd at the New York state Democratic convention on Wednesday. The...
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Gubernatorial candidate and former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, in red, greets Kayren Moore and her neighbors Wade Hyde, center in purple, and Tim Thobe outside a polling place at Walnut Hill Recreation Center in Dallas on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. The only statewide runoff features little-known Democratic gubernatorial candidates: Ex-Dallas County sheriff Lupe Valdez against Houston businessman Andrew White. Neither is expected to seriously challenge well-funded Abbott. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
May 22, 2018 - 10:36 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on primaries on Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky and Texas (all times local): 11:35 p.m. A Democratic candidate who was attacked as too liberal by the national party campaign committee has lost a runoff in the race for a Houston-area House seat that Democrats hope to win from...
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CORRECTS JUAN DOMINGUEZ' POSITION TO COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR - Gubernatorial candidate and former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez greets Debbie Wilkes, left, outside a polling place at Renner Frankford Branch Library in Dallas on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Today's primary runoff election will decide whether Valdez or Andrew White will be the democratic candidate for Texas governor on the ballot in November. Communications Director Juan Dominguez holds brochures at right. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
May 22, 2018 - 9:49 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on primary runoff elections in Texas (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Republican voters in the district of disgraced former Texas congressman Blake Farenthold have nominated a replacement. Michael Cloud won a GOP runoff Tuesday night in a race overshadowed by Farenthold'...
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro greets guests after receiving from the National Electoral Council, CNE, a certificate declaring him the winner of the presidential election, during a ceremony at CNE headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
May 22, 2018 - 7:53 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro expelled the top U.S. diplomat in Venezuela and his deputy Tuesday for allegedly conspiring against the socialist government and trying to sabotage the weekend presidential election. "The empire doesn't dominate us here," Maduro said in a televised...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017, file photo, former President Donald Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn leaves federal court in Washington. Robert Mueller charged former campaign chairman Paul Manafort with failing to register as a foreign agent despite being paid millions from a pro-Russian Ukrainian political party, and court papers show Flynn did undisclosed work directed in part by Turkish government officials. A federal case against a Pakistani man is putting Washington lobbyists on notice. The prosecution reflects what officials say is a more aggressive enforcement strategy against unregistered foreign agents that began before Robert Mueller’s investigation laid bare a shadowy world of international influence peddling. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
May 22, 2018 - 2:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A recent and rare prosecution of a Pakistani man in Maryland under a relatively obscure lobbying law has many in the multimillion dollar world of foreign influence in Washington bracing for more. The prosecution of Nisar Ahmed Chaudhry reflects what current and former Justice...
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