FRANKFORT, Ky. — 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 contributions, false statements and falsifying records. Dale Emmons, … Continue reading FRANKFORT, Ky. | Ex-candidate’s father indicted; charges stem from Senate bid
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Fresh from a stunning primary upset that boosts the progressive wing of the Democratic Party and potentially scrambles the November midterms in the nation’s premier political battleground, Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum says he’s intent on bringing a flood of new voters to the polls in November. “We’re going to be … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Gillum, Nelson: A team approach for Florida Dems?
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump unloaded on former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, calling her a “crazed, crying lowlife” and “that dog,” as a clash rooted in the reality star’s accusations of racism focused new attention on his frequent disparagement of prominent African-Americans. The public conflict showed no signs of slowing, as Manigault Newman did another … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump-Omarosa feud rooted in her allegations of racism
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Donald Trump on Sunday acknowledged that the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between a Kremlin-connected lawyer and his son was to collect information about his political opponent, casting new light on a moment central to the special counsel’s Russia probe. Trump, amid a series of searing tweets sent from his New Jersey … Continue reading BRIDGEWATER, N.J. | Trump acknowledges purpose of meeting with Russian lawyer
TAMPA, Fla. — Amid the “Trump 2020” placards, the “Women for Trump” signs and the “CNN SUCKS” T-shirts, the most inscrutable message that came out of Donald Trump’s Tampa rally on Tuesday evening was a letter. Q. People wore T-shirts with the letter emblazoned on the front. Others carried signs containing the letter: “Q WWG1WGA … Continue reading TAMPA, Fla. | Who is Q? Behind conspiracy theory erupting at Trump rallies
WASHINGTON— Young people are looking for a change this election season — a generational change. A poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV found that most Americans ages 15 to 34 think voting in the midterm elections gives their generation some say about how the government is run, and 79 … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP-NORC/MTV Poll: Young people looking for younger leaders
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump exaggerated his role in boosting U.S. economic growth, falsely claiming full credit for positive economic news and inaccurately declaring a “historic” turnaround. The statements capped a week of mystifying assertion in which Trump also invented history by saying he won the women’s vote in the 2016 election, saw progress with … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s ‘historic’ economic gains, 2016 myths
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump denied Friday that he knew in advance about a Trump Tower meeting in June 2016 between a Russian lawyer, his eldest son and other aides that had been convened to hear dirt on his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. Trump tweeted, “NO,” he “did NOT know of the meeting with my … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump denies knowing about Trump Tower meeting in advance