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Giuliani probe awaits Garland as he nears AG confirmation

NEW YORK (AP) — With Merrick Garland poised to be confirmed as attorney general as early as next week, one of the first major...

Florida governor faces growing claims of vaccine favoritism

MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and state health officials came under deeper scrutiny amid revelations that seniors in a wealthy enclave in...

House OKs George Floyd Act as Democrats avoid ‘defund’ clash

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats passed the most ambitious effort in decades to overhaul policing nationwide, avoiding a potential clash with moderates in their...

House passes sweeping voting rights bill over GOP opposition

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats passed sweeping voting and ethics legislation over unanimous Republican opposition, advancing to the Senate what would be the largest...

Double standard? Gillibrand in spotlight after Cuomo scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kirsten Gillibrand was the first Democratic senator to call for her colleague Al Franken's resignation in 2017 as he faced allegations...

With Biden’s backing, Dems revive bill to overhaul policing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheered on by President Joe Biden, House Democrats hustled Wednesday to pass the most ambitious effort in decades to overhaul policing...

House passes sweeping voting rights bill over GOP opposition

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats passed sweeping voting and ethics legislation Wednesday over unanimous Republican opposition, advancing to the Senate what would be the...

Trump’s cash plea could complicate GOP fundraising efforts

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — “Trump needs you,” one fundraising email implored. ...

Mississippi congressman Palazzo accused of misusing funds

WASHINGTON (AP) — An independent ethics body says there is "substantial reason to believe” that Republican Rep. Steven Palazzo of Mississippi abused his office...

Democratic voting bill would make biggest changes in decades

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress begins debate this week on sweeping voting and ethics legislation, Democrats and Republicans can agree on one thing: If...

France’s Sarkozy convicted of corruption, sentenced to jail

PARIS (AP) — A Paris court found French former President Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of corruption and influence peddling on Monday and sentenced him to...

California lawmakers OK payment for voter outreach campaign

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials have figured out a way to pay for a controversial $35 million voter outreach contract signed last year...

‘Mercenary’ donor gets 12 years in campaign finance scheme

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A once high-flying political fundraiser who prosecutors said gave illegal campaign contributions to Joe Biden, Lindsey Graham and a host...

Rush Limbaugh, radio king and architect of right wing, dies

Rush Limbaugh called himself a truth detector, doctor of democracy, lover of mankind, all-around good guy and harmless fuzz ball, titles his legions of...

Biden White House seeks to turn page on Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The end of former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial opens a new chapter for his successor in the White House. ...

Biden White House seeks to turn page on Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The end of former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial opens a new chapter for his successor in the White House. ...

California GOP pumps $125K into recall against Gov. Newsom

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Republican Party announced Saturday it is giving $125,000 to the campaign aimed at recalling Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom....

How a leading anti-Trump group ignored a crisis in its ranks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last June, the Lincoln Project was on a high. ...

Republican Cox opens run for governor with ad hitting rival

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican John Cox formally opened his campaign for California governor Monday with a TV ad depicting his leading GOP rival...

Pennsylvania’s Fetterman makes 2022 US Senate run official

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s larger-than-life lieutenant governor, the 6-foot-8, bald and tattooed John Fetterman, will run for U.S. Senate, making the announcement Monday...

Iowa governor auctioned off access for pork barons’ charity

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds auctioned off an afternoon of her time to raise money for the namesake charity of...

Nation’s stormy politics could unsettle California recall

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California may become the next testing ground for the nation’s roiled, unpredictable politics as an effort to give voters a...

What of ‘Individual-1′? Feds’ Trump campaign case is ‘dead’

NEW YORK (AP) — The federal probe of hush money paid to cover up former President Donald Trump's alleged extramarital affairs hasn’t been restarted,...

Super Bowl ads aim to comfort and connect

NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl ads each year offer a snapshot of the American psyche. And this year, it's a doozy. ...

Corruption case targets 11 in small Los Angeles County city

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former mayor of the tiny Los Angeles County city of Maywood and 10 other people have been charged in...

States holding key vaccine discussions in closed meetings

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — As the nation's COVID-19 vaccination campaign accelerates, governors, public health directors and committees advising them are holding key discussions...

Ecuador to pick new president amid deepening economic crisis

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Evidence of the crisis in Ecuador is everywhere: shuttered restaurants, soaring oxygen tank prices and countless “for sale” and “for...

Things to Know: State vaccination talks being held privately

Here’s what’s happening Wednesday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: ...

In Ohio, open Senate seat sparks debate on gender, diversity

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An open Senate seat in Ohio has set off a round of jockeying among ambitious Democrats and a spirited debate...

San Diego ex-mayor Faulconer to run for California governor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer said he is entering the race for California governor, the first major Republican to...

Bolsonaro allies win in Congress and slow impeachment drive

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro helped elect two allies to the top jobs in both houses of Brazil's Congress, a success that...

Deal or no deal: Virus aid tests Biden ‘work together’ plea

WASHINGTON (AP) — He was an arm-draping pol as a senator. He hung out in the Senate cloakroom chatting up legislators as vice president....

As Wisconsin’s Johnson weighs future, Trump ties take a toll

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — After President Donald Trump lost his reelection bid, most Senate Republicans, his Justice Department and the courts dismissed or disputed...

Veteran activists campaign for Biden’s immigration reform

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Immigrant rights activists energized by a new Democratic administration and majorities on Capitol Hill are gearing up for a fresh...

AP Source: Sarah Sanders running for Arkansas governor

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Sarah Sanders, Donald Trump’s former chief spokeswoman and one of his closest aides, is running for Arkansas governor, a...

MyPillow Guy among the Trump acolytes picking up the torch

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Mike Lindell, better known to TV viewers as the MyPillow Guy, went to the White House last week to try...

Italian PM Conte works to cement majority after narrow vote

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte worked to solidify his majority in parliament Wednesday after narrowly winning a Senate confidence vote after a...

The Latest: Trump declassifies Crossfire Hurricane material

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden's presidential inauguration (all times local): ...

Records: Trump allies behind rally that ignited Capitol riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of President Donald Trump’s failed presidential campaign played key roles in orchestrating the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault...

Netanyahu rival hires anti-Trump Lincoln Project founders

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's top rival to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is getting some American help ahead of March 23 elections. ...

Vaccine skepticism hurts East European anti-virus efforts

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Vaccines from the West, Russia or China? Or none at all? That dilemma faces nations in southeastern Europe, where coronavirus...

Arizona Republicans figure prominently in election turmoil

PHOENIX (AP) — Several Arizona lawmakers figure prominently in the controversy over the Republican effort to overturn President Donald Trump’s election loss and the...

Hawley, facing fallout, blames media, D.C. ‘establishment’

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley, facing waning support from longtime backers and donors in the wake of the attack at...

AP Exclusive: MLB suspends political donations after DC riot

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is suspending all political contributions in the wake of last week's invasion of the U.S. Capitol by...

Airbnb to block, cancel DC bookings ahead of inauguration

NEW YORK (AP) — Airbnb said Wednesday it will be blocking and canceling all reservations in the Washington, D.C., area during the week of...

US Chamber says some legislators will lose campaign funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is threatening to withhold campaign funds from politicians who railed against approval of Joe Biden's election...

Airbnb banning rioters, hate groups ahead of inauguration

Airbnb said Monday that it’s reviewing reservations in the Washington, D.C., area ahead of next week’s presidential inauguration and will bar any guests associated...

Business grows skittish about Trump and GOP after riots

WASHINGTON (AP) — Corporate America is quickly distancing itself from President Donald Trump and his Republican allies, with many of the biggest names in...

Uganda accuses Facebook of ‘interfering’ in tense polls

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan official accused Facebook of meddling in the East African country's election after several accounts linked to President Yoweri...

Pelosi says House will impeach Trump, pushes VP to oust him

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday the House will proceed with legislation to impeach President Donald Trump as she pushes the...

Businesses rethink political donations after Capitol siege

Businesses are rethinking political contributions in the wake of the deadly Capitol siege by President Donald Trump’s supporters on Wednesday. ...

Warnock, Biden wins give twin thrills to religious liberals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Rev. and Sen.-elect Raphael Warnock shares more than a party with President-elect Joe Biden: Both Democrats made faith a central...

The day my ‘second home,’ the Capitol, was overtaken by mob

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Capitol is my second home. I have been covering the occupants of the building for an absurdly long period...

Ugandan police confront Bobi Wine during online briefing

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Police in Uganda confronted popular opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine during his online press conference Thursday to announce a petition...

After years of work, Abrams takes victory lap in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams spent years crisscrossing Georgia, working to convince Democratic leaders, donors and prospective candidates that a vast, untapped well of...

The Latest: Trump promises ‘orderly transition’ on Jan. 20

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local): ...

GEORGIA TAKEAWAYS: Black turnout fuels Warnock victory

ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Raphael Warnock, a Democrat, defeated Sen. Kelly Loeffler in Tuesday's special election for an unexpired term for a U.S....

GEORGIA TAKEAWAYS: Black turnout fuels Warnock victory

ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Raphael Warnock, a Democrat, defeated Sen. Kelly Loeffler in Tuesday's special election for an unexpired term for a U.S....

Dominion worker sues Trump campaign and conservative media

NEW YORK (AP) — An election systems worker driven into hiding by death threats has filed a defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump's campaign,...

Voter voices: Georgians weigh in on crucial Senate runoffs

ATLANTA (AP) — Voters across Georgia cast their ballots Tuesday to decide which party will control the U.S. Senate. The election has dominated the...

Biden, Trump warn of high stakes of Georgia Senate runoffs

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden on Monday told Georgia Democrats they had the power to “chart the course” for a generation as...

The Latest: Trump says Georgia stakes ‘could not be higher’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest in U.S. politics (all times local): ...

Senate race thrusts ‘Black America’s church’ into spotlight

ATLANTA (AP) — For decades, the red-bricked Gothic Revival church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once preached has been a monument to...

In Georgia, Biden’s presidency meets early defining moment

ATLANTA (AP) — Usually it's a president's first midterm election that reorders a White House's political approach and priorities. For President-elect Joe Biden, his...

Sen. Perdue quarantines for virus exposure before GA runoff

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Republican Sen. David Perdue was forced into quarantine Thursday in the home stretch of Georgia's high-stakes Senate runoffs, disclosing just...

Trump to return to White House early from Florida vacation

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is cutting short his Florida holiday vacation and returning to Washington on Thursday, one day...

Trump, Biden headline final push in Georgia Senate runoff

ATLANTA (AP) — Campaigns and outside groups are making a final push to turn out election-weary Georgians whose votes will determine control of the...

Central African Republic votes amid fears of unrest

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic held presidential and legislative elections Sunday amid fears of violence after a campaign period marked...

Turnout among young voters key to Georgia Senate runoffs

ATLANTA (AP) — Preethi Gowrishankar was never really politically active before this year. But watching polarization increase during President Donald Trump's administration changed that. ...

Democrats in Georgia Senate contests take in more than $200M

ATLANTA (AP) — The Democrats running for Georgia's two U.S. Senate seats each raised more than $100 million over two months, a massive haul...

Kushner pardon revives ‘loathsome’ tale of tax evasion, sex

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called it “one of the most loathsome, disgusting crimes” he ever prosecuted...

New round of Trump clemency benefits Manafort, other allies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pardoned more than two dozen people, including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Charles Kushner, the father of...

New round of Trump clemency benefits Manafort, other allies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned more than two dozen people, including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Charles Kushner, the...

Ex-Tunisian presidential candidate jailed in financial case

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Former Tunisian presidential candidate and media mogul Nabil Karoui has been arrested on charges of money laundering and tax evasion,...

Kushner pardon revives ‘loathsome’ tale of tax evasion, sex

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called it “one of the most loathsome, disgusting crimes” he ever prosecuted...

A look at the 29 people Trump pardoned or gave commutations

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a second night in a row, President Donald Trump issued a round of pardons and commutations in the final weeks...

A look at the 29 people Trump pardoned or gave commutations

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a second night in a row, President Donald Trump issued a round of pardons and commutations in the final weeks...

With a video filmed in secret, Trump keeps sowing chaos

WASHINGTON (AP) — The video message that plunged Washington into chaos was filmed in secret. ...

Georgia US Senate race: Ossoff again campaigning in overtime

ATLANTA (AP) — Though still chasing his first victory, Jon Ossoff is no stranger to the pressure of campaigning in overtime — this time...

Trump pardons 15, commutes 5 sentences, including GOP allies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned 15 people, including a pair of congressional Republicans who were strong and early supporters, a...

California first: A Latino U.S. senator to replace Harris

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom selected Secretary of State Alex Padilla on Tuesday to be a U.S. senator, a pick that...

Indicted Giuliani associate seeks White House communications

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for Lev Parnas, the indicted former associate of Rudy Giuliani, asked a federal judge Tuesday to order the...

FBI: White supremacists plotted attack on US power grid

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — White supremacists plotted to attack power stations in the southeastern U.S., and an Ohio teenager who allegedly shared the plan said...

GOP activist’s voter challenges raise questions in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — When a conservative organization announced plans this month to launch an election integrity operation in Georgia, the group’s news release included...

Loeffler’s wealth, Trump loyalty face scrutiny in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — In the fight to retain her U.S. Senate seat, Republican Kelly Loeffler has boasted she is “more conservative than Attila the...

Biden may time confirmation votes to protect House majority

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden’s decision to tap several House Democrats for administrative positions is putting Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a politically...

Facebook removes French, Russian accounts active in Africa

PARIS (AP) — Individuals linked to Russia and the French military used fake Facebook and Instagram accounts to wage a covert disinformation campaign in...

Biden hails transportation nominee Buttigieg as ‘new voice’

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has introduced his one-time Democratic primary rival Pete Buttigieg as his nominee for transportation secretary, saying the...

Biden calls transportation nominee Buttigieg ‘a new voice’

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden introduced onetime Democratic primary rival Pete Buttigieg on Wednesday as his nominee for transportation secretary, saying the...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s book ‘Persist’ to come out in April

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren has a book coming out about six key experiences and perspectives. The title should be familiar to...

Biden taps Buttigieg for transportation, Granholm for energy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden nominated his former rival Pete Buttigieg as secretary of transportation on Tuesday and intends to choose former Michigan...

Biden tells Georgia he needs a Democratic Senate to govern

ATLANTA (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden told Georgia voters on Tuesday they must deliver two Democratic Senate runoffs victories in January so his administration...

The Latest: Biden says election workers showed courage

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Electoral College meeting (all times local): ...

Loeffler campaign: She had ‘no idea’ she posed with neo-Nazi

ATLANTA (AP) — The campaign of Georgia Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler is disavowing a photo circulating on social media of her posing with...

House Dems’ campaign chief a moderate who wins in Trump land

WASHINGTON (AP) — Their dwindling majority in peril, House Democrats are entrusting their campaign operations to an analytical, openly gay moderate who’s been an...

Wife of convicted California congressman seeks divorce

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The wife of former Rep. Duncan Hunter has filed for divorce after both were convicted of corruption and prosecutors alleged...

‘A new movement’: Trump’s false claims take hold in states

HOUSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign to subvert the will of voters and reverse his reelection loss to Democrat Joe Biden is taking...

Source of money behind GOP’s new Georgia super PAC a mystery

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Republican super political action committee, Peachtree PAC, is starting a $43 million TV ad campaign in Georgia on Wednesday,...

Noem’s travel builds profile as virus surges in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem spent the weekend traveling out of state to appearances in Texas and Georgia, as...

Trump adviser broke law with Biden criticism, watchdog says

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal watchdog agency on Monday reported that one of President Donald Trump’s economic advisers repeatedly violated the law during the...

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