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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2005, file photo, New Kentucky Democratic Party Chairman Jerry Lundergan talks during an interview in his office in Frankfort, Ky. Lundergan, the father of former Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, was indicted Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, on charges that he illegally used his company to pay for consultants and vendors for her campaign and then lied about it. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke, File)
August 31, 2018 - 4:55 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal grand jury on Friday indicted the father of former Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes on charges that he used his company to fund her 2014 campaign and then lied about it. Jerry Lundergan faces 10 counts that include unlawful campaign...
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David Garcia, Democratic candidate for Arizona governor, speaks at a victory celebration at a restaurant Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Phoenix. Garcia, a Latino education professor, beat state Sen. Steve Farley and Kelly Fryer, former CEO of the YWCA Southern Arizona, to win the Democratic nomination for governor. (AP Photo/Anita Snow)
August 29, 2018 - 12:56 am
PHOENIX (AP) — The incumbent Republican governor and a Democratic Latino education professor won their parties' respective nods in Tuesday's primary election for Arizona's top office. Gov. Doug Ducey bested former Secretary of State Ken Bennett, a more conservative GOP candidate who had little...
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File - In this Aug. 22, 2018, file photo, U.S. Senatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., laughs while touring the international border with Mexico, south of Arivaca, Ariz. In her bid to become the Republican Senate nominee, McSally is facing former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Dr. Kelli Ward for the republican nomination in Tuesday's statewide primary. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
August 28, 2018 - 11:44 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Arizona and Florida and a runoff election in Oklahoma (all times local): 11:43 p.m. Congresswoman Martha McSally has won the Republican primary for Arizona's open U.S. Senate seat. She defeated former state Sen. Kelli Ward and former Maricopa...
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Cristhian Bahena Rivera is escorted into the Poweshiek County Courthouse for his initial court appearance, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in Montezuma, Iowa. Rivera is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Mollie Tibbetts, who disappeared July 18 from Brooklyn, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 24, 2018 - 5:41 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A top Republican fundraiser whose firm works for several prominent immigration hardliners is the partial owner of the land where the Mexican man accused of killing Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts lived rent-free, a farm spokeswoman said Friday. Nicole Schlinger has long...
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In this Aug. 21, 2018, photo, Michael Cohen, center, leaves federal court in New York. President Donald Trump has long demanded loyalty from his friends and associates. But he has been learning the hard way that in politics those relationships come and go. A key defection came this week when Cohen, Trump’s former personal attorney, implicated the president in a stunning plea deal, followed by a longtime friend and media boss cooperating with prosecutors. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 24, 2018 - 5:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Et tu, Michael Cohen? Loyalty has long been a core value for President Donald Trump. But he's learning the hard way that in politics, it doesn't always last. Cohen, the president's former personal attorney, this week implicated the president in a stunning plea deal. Days later,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014 photo, David Pecker, Chairman and CEO of American Media, addresses those attending the Shape & Men's Fitness Super Bowl Party in New York. The National Enquirer kept a safe containing documents on hush-money payments and other damaging stories it killed as part of its cozy relationship with Donald Trump leading up to 2016 presidential election, people familiar with the arrangement told The Associated Press. The detail comes as several media outlets reported Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 that federal prosecutors have granted immunity to Pecker, potentially laying bare his efforts to protect his longtime friend Trump. (Marion Curtis via AP, File)
August 24, 2018 - 2:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Enquirer kept a safe containing documents about hush-money payments and damaging stories it killed as part of its cozy relationship with Donald Trump leading up to 2016 presidential election, people familiar with the arrangement told The Associated Press. The detail...
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This undated image provided by the cybersecurity firm FireEye shows a Tweet from a social media persona related to a group called "Liberty Front Press" using the Twitter handle "@Berniecratss." FireEye called the group an influence operation apparently aimed at promoting Iranian political interests. The group had multiple social media personas that masqueraded as liberal U.S. activists. (FireEye via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 2:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — This week has seen major social media sites step up their policing of online disinformation campaigns. Google disabled dozens of YouTube channels and other accounts linked to a state-run Iranian broadcaster running a political-influence campaign. Facebook removed 652 suspicious...
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U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, center, leaves an arraignment hearing as a protester carries a sign, left, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in San Diego. Hunter and his wife Margaret pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges they illegally used his campaign account for personal expenses. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
August 24, 2018 - 2:12 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Indicted Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter has suggested that his wife was to blame for misuse of campaign funds after the couple was indicted on using up to $250,000 for trips, clothing purchases and school tuition In an interview Thursday with Fox News' Martha McCallum after the...
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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference regarding the country's opioid epidemic, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
August 23, 2018 - 4:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says his Justice Department won't be "improperly influenced by political considerations." His comments — in a statement Thursday — seem to push back against the latest round of...
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President Donald Trump listens during a roundtable on the "Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act" in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Washington. From left, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Rep. Jeb Hensarling, and Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 23, 2018 - 3:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, newly incensed by campaign allegations, plunged back into his criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, claiming in an interview that Sessions "never took control of the Justice Department" after Trump put him there. Sessions quickly hit back, declaring...
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