Campaign finance

President Donald Trump listens in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, June 26, 2017. Democrats are out to capitalize on what they believe is growing public sentiment that President Donald Trump, the richest man to call the White House home, is turning his back on the regular people who got him elected in favor of his wealthy peers. The party is hoping that pitch will pack extra oomph at a time when even some Republicans are raising concerns that the GOP health-care plan could hurt the poor. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 27, 2017 - 2:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump keeps taking time out from governing to run for re-election. On Wednesday night, he'll attend his first 2020 campaign fundraiser, at his Washington hotel. He's already spent five evenings at political rallies, always in front of an audience of thousands of...
Read More
FILE--In this July 28, 2016 file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. and his wife Jane walk through downtown in Philadelphia during the final day of the Democratic National Convention. Sanders and his wife Jane O'Meara Sanders have hired lawyers in the face of federal investigations into the finances of the now-defunct Burlington College, which closed last year due, many feel, to debts incurred when Jane Sanders entered into an ill-advised real estate deal. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
June 26, 2017 - 5:28 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Federal investigators are looking into the finances behind a real estate deal for a now-defunct college put together by the wife of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, and she has hired a lawyer to look after her interests, a family spokesman confirmed on Monday. The investigation,...
Read More
Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about his role in the firing of James Comey, his Russian contacts during the campaign and his decision to recuse from an investigation into possible ties between Moscow and associates of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 14, 2017 - 3:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on probes into possible contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russia (all times local): 8:55 p.m. It took about 24 hours, but the White House has knocked down speculation that President Donald Trump considered firing special prosecutor Robert Mueller. The...
Read More
Brazil's President Michel Temer smiles as he receives military honors during ceremony, in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, June 9, 2017. Brazil's top electoral court has decided to keep embattled President Temer in office. Judges on the Supreme Electoral Tribunal voted 4-3 against a suit about alleged campaign finance violations that would have annulled what was left of Temer's mandate. The decision is a much needed victory for Temer, who has faced growing calls that he resign amid a corruption scandal. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
June 10, 2017 - 9:15 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Fighting to save his job, Brazilian President Michel Temer has received a huge boost from a decision by the country's top electoral court to reject allegations of illegal campaign finance and keep him in office. The Superior Electoral Tribunal's 4-3 vote late Friday gave Temer...
Read More
WWL AP Feed General
June 02, 2017 - 7:37 am
LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors on Friday charged a former Conservative lawmaker and two party workers over alleged breaches of campaign-spending rules during the 2015 election. Prosecutors have been investigating claims that the Conservatives disguised local expenses as national ones in several...
Read More
President Donald Trump delivers a speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit, at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 21, 2017 - 2:29 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local): 10:13 p.m. An Israeli official says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet approved confidence building measures ahead of President Donald Trump's visit including allowing Palestinian...
Read More
Brazil's President Michel Temer says he will fight allegations that he endorsed the paying of hush money to an ex-lawmaker jailed for corruption, during a national address at the Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, May 18, 2017. It was the first appearance since the Globo newspaper published a report Wednesday night that Temer was recorded supporting payments to former Lower House Speaker Eduardo Cunha. (AP Photo/Ricardo Botelho)
May 18, 2017 - 5:08 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Michel Temer on Thursday rejected calls for his resignation, saying he will fight allegations that he endorsed the paying of hush money to a former lawmaker jailed for corruption. Even in this country weary from the constant drip of revelations of a wide-...
Read More
FILE - In this March 29, 2017 file photo, FBI Director James Comey speaks in Alexandria, Va. Don't expect Comey to reveal much about the bureau's months-long investigation of potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia when he speaks publicly before members of Congress on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
May 02, 2017 - 10:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't expect FBI Director James Comey to reveal much about the bureau's months-long investigation of potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia when he speaks publicly before members of Congress on Wednesday. In fact, there's no guarantee Comey and his agency...
Read More
FILE - In this March 29, 2017 file photo, FBI Director James Comey speaks in Alexandria, Va. Don't expect Comey to reveal much about the bureau's months-long investigation of potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia when he speaks publicly before members of Congress on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
May 02, 2017 - 12:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't expect FBI Director James Comey to reveal much about the bureau's months-long investigation of potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia when he speaks publicly before members of Congress on Wednesday. In fact, there's no guarantee Comey and his agency...
Read More
FILE - In this March 23, 2017 file photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. In a pair of special House elections, Republicans are raising the specter of a second turn as House speaker for Pelosi to excite or scare GOP voters and sway independents enough to counter surging opposition to President Donald Trump. The strategy could be a defining theme of the 2018 elections. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
May 01, 2017 - 7:17 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Move over Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, Republicans have a new campaign boogeyman. Well, sort of new. It's more of an encore for Nancy Pelosi, the 77-year-old House Democratic leader who spent four years as the nation's first female speaker, lost her majority in 2010 and now...
Read More

Pages