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What’s in an adjective? ‘Democrat Party’ label on the rise

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two days before the assault on the U.S. Capitol, Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, a Republican, said supporters of then-President...

Trump the dominant force at conservative conference

WASHINGTON (AP) — A conference dedicated to the future of the conservative movement turned into an ode to Donald Trump as speakers declared their...

Some local GOP leaders fire up base with conspiracies, lies

A faction of local, county and state Republican officials is pushing lies, misinformation and conspiracy theories that echo those that helped inspire the violent...

McConnell says he’d support Trump if he wins 2024 nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than a month after excoriating Donald Trump in a blistering floor speech, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that...

Conservative gathering to feature Trump’s false fraud claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — A gathering of conservatives this weekend in Florida will serve as an unabashed endorsement of former President Donald Trump's desire to...

Hunger-striking Ethiopia politicians ‘deteriorating’ in jail

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Lawyers representing jailed Ethiopian opposition politicians say they are concerned for the lives of their clients, whose hunger strike has...

Russia hosts new Kyrgyzstan leader on his 1st foreign trip

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hosted the newly elected president of Kyrgyzstan, voicing hope for political stability in the Central...

Cindy McCain memoir about late husband coming in April

NEW YORK (AP) — Cindy McCain, widow of Sen. John McCain, will have a memoir out this spring. ...

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...

Key senators oppose Biden budget pick, confirmation at risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's nomination of Neera Tanden to lead the White House Office of Management and Budget was thrown into doubt...

Supreme Court rejects Trump election challenge cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a handful of cases related to the 2020 election, including disputes from Pennsylvania that had...

Dominion Voting Systems sues ‘MyPillow Guy’ for $1.3 billion

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dominion Voting Systems filed a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit Monday against the founder and CEO of Minnesota-based MyPillow, saying that Mike...

Uganda’s Wine withdraws court challenge to election results

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine says he will withdraw a legal petition that sought to overturn the victory of President...

Court won’t revive porn star’s defamation suit against Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from porn star Stormy Daniels, who sought to revive a defamation lawsuit she...

Libyan interior minister survives attack on motorcade

CAIRO (AP) — The interior minister of Libya’s U.N.-backed government survived an ambush by gunmen on his motorcade on Sunday, a brazen attack highlighting...

Ecuador looks to runoff vote for president in April

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Final results from a Feb. 7 presidential election in Ecuador confirmed that former banker Guillermo Lasso came second behind leading...

Violent attack as Niger’s voters select a new president

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Deadly violence struck Niger's presidential elections Sunday when seven members of the National Electoral Commission were killed when their car...

Tensions rise between Somalia and UAE over delayed elections

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Two days after violence related to Somalia's delayed elections, the country's foreign ministry has accused “external forces” for contributing to...

Biden pays a visit to ailing former GOP Sen. Bob Dole

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden paid a visit Saturday to former Sen. Bob Dole, days after the World War II veteran and 1996...

Impeachment vote becomes defining moment for GOP senator

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Sen. Richard Burr stood and said “guilty” there were hushed gasps in the Senate chamber. But the North Carolina Republican’s...

Doctor says 5 killed in Somalia’s election-related violence

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A health worker in Somalia’s capital says at least five soldiers were killed and more than a dozen people, mostly...

Cruz trip tests durability of scandal, memory of voters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ted Cruz's political career already featured many surprise twists before a jaunt to Mexico this week brought him a new level...

Will voters remember? Cruz trip tests durability of scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ted Cruz's political career already featured many surprise twists before a jaunt to Mexico this week brought him a new level...

Kim and Kanye: Tales of an uber celeb marriage gone wrong

NEW YORK (AP) — Holograms and Twitter rants, roving gospel gatherings and billion-dollar business ventures. If there's one word that defines the lives of...

GOP source: Priebus mulling run for Wisconsin governor

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Reince Priebus, a former White House chief of staff to Donald Trump, has called Republican donors and power brokers in...

Trump repeats election claims in interviews, is unchallenged

NEW YORK (AP) — In the first television interviews of his post-presidency, Donald Trump repeated his false claims that the election was stolen from...

Somali security forces fire on protest over delayed election

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Security forces in Somalia's capital fired on hundreds of people protesting the delay of the country's election on Friday as...

Belarus journalist on trial over report on protester’s death

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Belarussian court on Friday opened the trial of a journalist accused of revealing personal data in her report on...

Beam me up? Bavarian governor eyes top job after Merkel

NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Markus Soeder is many things: the state governor of Bavaria, a conservative who believes in combating climate change, and a...

EXPLAINER: After acquittal, Trump 2024? Maybe not so fast

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's acquittal by the Senate in his impeachment trial may not be the end of the line for...

GOP’s Thune says Trump allies engaging in ‘cancel culture’

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Thune is criticizing Republican activists and party leaders for engaging in “cancel culture” by rushing to censure...

‘Obviously a mistake’: Cruz returns from Cancun after uproar

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said his family vacation to Mexico was “obviously a mistake” as he returned stateside Thursday following an...

GOP’s Thune says Trump allies engaging in ‘cancel culture’

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Thune on Thursday criticized Republican activists and party leaders for engaging in “cancel culture” by rushing to...

Trump-McConnell feud threatens Republicans’ path to power

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is escalating a political war within his own party that could undermine the Republican push to fight...

Palestinian president’s rival promises vaccines for Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The United Arab Emirates is sending 20,000 doses of the Russian coronavirus vaccine to the Gaza Strip, a...

Trump-McConnell feud threatens Republicans’ path to power

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is escalating a political war within his own party that could undermine the Republican push to fight...

Libyans mark 2011 uprising with eyes on interim government

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libyans on Wednesday marked the 10th anniversary of their 2011 uprising that led to the overthrow and killing of longtime...

Former presidential hopeful goes on trial in Belarus

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A trial began Wednesday in Belarus for a bank executive who had aspired to challenge authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko in...

Pandemic politicking: Israel’s election sprint echoes US’s

JERUSALEM (AP) — In Israel, the sprint to the March 23 election is striking a notable resemblance to the American presidential brawl in 2020. ...

California OK’s mailed ballots for 2021 as recall looms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As California Gov. Gavin Newsom prepares for a potential recall election this year, the state Legislature passed a bill on...

Dem’s lawsuit accuses Trump of inciting deadly Capitol riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Homeland Security chairman accused Donald Trump in a federal lawsuit Tuesday of inciting the deadly insurrection at the U.S....

France passes anti-radicalism bill that worries Muslims

PARIS (AP) — Lawmakers in the French parliament's lower house on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bill that would strengthen oversight of mosques, schools and...

Dozens charged in Capitol riots spewed extremist rhetoric

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — In a text message, a radicalized Trump supporter suggested getting a boat to ferry “heavy weapons” across the Potomac...

Belarus targets journalists, activists in new raids

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Belarus raided homes and offices of journalists and human rights activists Tuesday in the latest move to squelch...

NC GOP votes to censure Sen. Burr after impeachment vote

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Republican Party unanimously approved a resolution Monday to censure Sen. Richard Burr over his vote to convict...

Allegations of abductions grip Uganda after tense elections

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine on Monday released a list of 243 people who have allegedly been abducted by the...

Trump looks to reassert himself after impeachment acquittal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump took in the win at Mar-a-Lago, surrounded by friends and family. His lawyers celebrated with hugs and smiles. One...

Impeachment isn’t the final word on Capitol riot for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's acquittal at his second impeachment trial may not be the final word on whether he’s to blame for the...

Impeachment isn’t the final word on Capitol riot for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's acquittal at his second impeachment trial may not be the final word on whether he’s to blame for the...

Support grows for Capitol riot inquiry after Trump acquittal

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after former President Donald Trump won his second Senate impeachment trial, bipartisan support appeared to be growing for an...

GOP’s McConnell: Trump morally responsible for Jan. 6 attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his speech from the Senate floor, Sen. Mitch McConnell delivered a scalding denunciation of Donald Trump, calling him “morally responsible”...

2 impeachment trials, 2 escape hatches for Donald Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's first impeachment trial centered on a phone call Americans never heard with the leader of a country very far...

The Latest: Biden says all Americans must ‘defend the truth’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump's second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): ...

Trial highlights: Acquittal, anger and a curve ball

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's unprecedented second impeachment trial ended in acquittal Saturday, the Democratic-led prosecution failing to garner enough Republican support to convict...

GOP’s McConnell: Trump morally responsible for Jan. 6 attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his speech Saturday from the Senate floor, Sen. Mitch McConnell delivered a scalding denunciation of Donald Trump, calling him “morally...

Trump lawyers: Impeachment based on hatred, not facts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s impeachment lawyers accused Democrats of waging a campaign of “hatred” against the former president as they sped through their...

The Latest: Tuberville stands by account of Trump phone call

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump's second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): ...

Trial highlights: Trump grievances, angry outbursts and more

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a whirlwind defense, Donald Trump's impeachment attorneys aired a litany of grievances Friday, arguing the former president bore no responsibility...

Investigating Trump a big early move for Atlanta’s new DA

ATLANTA (AP) — The district attorney investigating whether former President Donald Trump should face charges for attempting to pressure Georgia's elections chief into changing...

Riot video spotlights mob’s focus on stopping Biden win

As the insurrectionists breached the U.S. Capitol, smashing windows and climbing in over the jagged glass, some of their first audible cries were a...

Trial highlights: ‘We were invited’ and a quick defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump incited a deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol, put his own vice president in danger and later expressed solidarity...

Mexico president warns against false claims of open US doors

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Thursday many migrants believe the “doors are open” to the United States following...

GOP’s Tenney, who won House seat by 109 votes, is sworn in

Republican Claudia Tenney of New York was sworn in Thursday as a member of Congress, reclaiming a seat she lost two years ago and...

Trial highlights: Harrowing footage, focus on Trump’s words

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats opened their first day of arguments in former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with searing footage of the U.S....

The Latest: House managers wrap up 1st full day of arguments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump's second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): ...

Trump trial video shows vast scope, danger of Capitol riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors unveiled chilling new security video in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Wednesday, showing the mob of rioters breaking...

Trial highlights: Harrowing footage, focus on Trump’s words

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats opened their first day of arguments in former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial Wednesday with searing footage of the...

Georgia prosecutor investigates election after Trump call

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia prosecutor said Wednesday that she has opened a criminal investigation into “attempts to influence” last year’s general election, including...

Uganda eases social media curbs, but Facebook still off

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan authorities on Wednesday lifted restrictions on social networks imposed ahead of a presidential election last month, but Facebook remains...

Trump never conceded he lost, but his impeachment lawyer did

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the lawyers heading former President Donald Trump’s defense at his second impeachment trial did what Trump himself has not:...

Sen. Warren’s ‘Pinkie Promises’ to be published this fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren has not forgotten the many young people she befriended during her 2020 presidential run. ...

Trial highlights: history lessons, Trump tweets and more

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump will stand trial for impeachment after the Senate rejected arguments from the former president's lawyers Tuesday that the chamber...

The Latest: Republicans criticize Trump lawyers’ performance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump's second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): ...

Trump’s trial starting: ‘Grievous crime’ or just ‘theater’?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate launches Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial on Tuesday, with lawyers for the former president insisting he is not...

Alabama US Sen. Shelby announces he won’t seek a 7th term

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard C. Shelby, the Senate’s fourth most senior member and a force in Alabama and national politics for...

Election turmoil splits West Virginia city’s evangelicals

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — If you’re Christian in Bluefield — and most everyone is, in this small city tucked into the Appalachian Mountains —...

Election turmoil splits West Virginia city’s evangelicals

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — If you’re Christian in Bluefield — and most everyone is, in this small city tucked into the Appalachian Mountains —...

Israeli PM pleads not guilty as corruption trial resumes

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pleaded not guilty Monday as his trial on corruption charges resumed in a Jerusalem courtroom just...

Ex-presidential contender leaves Turkish opposition party

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A politician who once ran as a presidential challenger to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan resigned Monday from Turkey’s main...

EXPLAINER: Why Haiti’s political strife has worsened

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Political strife in Haiti has deepened as opposition leaders and supporters claim that President Jovenel Moïse’s five-year term has expired,...

Stormy Daniels and Michael Cohen, once foes, talk Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — When he was Donald Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen was hellbent on silencing Stormy Daniels, even arranging a hush-money payment to...

Leftist leads in early returns for Ecuador presidential vote

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A young leftist backed by a convicted-but-popular former president led the field of 16 candidates in early returns from Ecuador’s...

Haiti’s president alleges coup conspiracy, says 20 arrested

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian President Jovenel Moïse announced Sunday that police have arrested more than 20 people he accused of trying to kill...

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...

Cheney says she won’t quit the House after Wyoming censure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Liz Cheney, the third-ranking House GOP leader, said Sunday she was undeterred by a censure from Wyoming Republicans and criticism...

In winter’s quiet, Belarus opposition prepares new protests

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Winter's cold and harsh police actions in Belarus have put a chill on the protests against President Alexander Lukashenko that...

Somalia’s talks on troubled election fail 2 days before vote

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A meeting on Somalia’s troubled election has ended in failure as the federal government and regional states could not reach...

A test for Trumpism: Virginia Republicans seek new playbook

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The national Republican Party in Washington is at war with itself, struggling to reconcile a bitter divide between former President...

Peru’s crime worries tainting Venezuelans who want to work

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Adriana Marero dropped out of college in her native Venezuela in 2017 as anti-government protests turned violent amid worsening economic...

A test for Trumpism: Virginia Republicans seek new playbook

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The national Republican Party in Washington is at war with itself, struggling to reconcile a bitter divide between former President...

Rennie Davis, ‘Chicago Seven’ activist, dies at 80

DENVER (AP) — Rennie Davis, one of the “Chicago Seven” activists who was tried for organizing an anti-Vietnam War protest outside the 1968 Democratic...

AP-NORC poll: Most Republicans doubt Biden’s legitimacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — About two-thirds of Republicans say Joe Biden was not legitimately elected president, according to a new poll conducted barely two weeks...

Dem-led House, drawing a line, kicks Greene off committees

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fiercely divided House tossed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene off both her committees Thursday, an unprecedented punishment that Democrats said she’d...

Voting company sues Fox, Giuliani over election fraud claims

MIAMI (AP) — A voting technology company is suing Fox News, three of its hosts and two former lawyers for former President Donald Trump...

Election officials say combating lies will be big challenge

After an election season dominated by conspiracy theories and false claims about voting, top election officials across the country say they already are bracing...

Uganda’s Bobi Wine urges ‘strong action’ over disputed polls

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine is urging the international community to back up concerns over the country's disputed elections with...

Hunter Biden’s memoir ‘Beautiful Things’ out in April

NEW YORK (AP) — Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden and an ongoing target for conservatives, has a memoir coming out April 6. ...

Haiti opens debate on proposed constitutional changes

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti has unveiled multiple proposed changes to overhaul the country’s Constitution that officials plan to present to voters starting this...

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...

Lawyer who pushed voter fraud claims under investigation

ATLANTA (AP) — State election officials are investigating whether one of the most outspoken proponents of the claim that the presidential election was stolen...

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