Political action committees

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks during a news conference at MLB headquarters in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 27, 2018 - 6:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will put in place new procedures for vetting political contributions after giving $5,000 to Cindy Hyde-Smith, a Republican senator from Mississippi, and then asking for the money back following her controversial remarks. MLB's political action committee donated...
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FILE - This combination of 2018 file photos shows Arkansas Congressional candidates, Democrat Clarke Tucker, left, and Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill. Tucker and Hill condemned a political action committee’s radio ad that suggests white Democrats will lynch black Americans if they win the midterm election next month. (AP Photos/File)
October 19, 2018 - 8:35 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A political action committee said Friday that it won't pull radio ads in hotly contested races in Arkansas and Missouri that suggest African American men will face rape accusations if Democrats win midterm elections. An ad from Black Americans for the President's Agenda in...
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October 09, 2018 - 5:45 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A newly formed political action committee says it's trying to "encourage" former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, to run for president. The group called "Tenaciously Moving for American Change in 2020" announced its formation Tuesday. The group's name is a play on...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017 file photo, Richard Linklater, director/co-writer of "Last Flag Flying," poses at the premiere of the film at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles. Linklater is the latest celebrity wading into the tight U.S. Senate race in Texas with a social media ad attacking Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
October 09, 2018 - 1:49 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Filmmaker Richard Linklater is the latest celebrity wading into the tight U.S. Senate race in Texas with a social media ad attacking Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. The "Boyhood" and "Dazed and Confused" director made a 30-second spot for a political action committee backed by Cruz...
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In this Friday, July 13, 2018 photo, Animo Westside Charter Middle School is seen during a summer session to introduce new students to the school they will attend in the fall, in the Playa Del Rey area of Los Angeles. Animo is one of many schools to benefit from donations by billionaires that are influencing state education policy by giving money to state-level charter support organizations to sustain, defend and expand the charter schools movement across the country. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
July 16, 2018 - 5:56 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Dollar for dollar, the beleaguered movement to bring charter schools to Washington state has had no bigger champion than billionaire Bill Gates. The Microsoft co-founder gave millions of dollars to see a charter school law approved despite multiple failed ballot referendums. And his...
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FILE - In a Friday, May 25, 2018 file photo, Missouri Attorney General and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley takes questions from the media after touring the POET Biorefining ethanol plant, in Macon, Mo. A Democratic political action committee is targeting Hawley over allegations of corruption by a past top donor, although Hawley’s authority to take action against the donor is limited. A Senate Majority PAC ad claims Hawley is “refusing to investigate” as attorney general. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
June 19, 2018 - 12:30 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Democratic political action committee is targeting Republican Missouri Senate candidate Josh Hawley over allegations of corruption by a past top donor, although Hawley's authority to take action against the donor is limited. A Senate Majority PAC ad claims Hawley is "...
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April 24, 2018 - 5:05 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic candidate for Iowa Secretary of State said Tuesday she would refund a major contribution from a national political group after learning it was mistakenly given and accepted in violation of Iowa law. Deidre DeJear's campaign said it would send back the $5,000...
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This January 2018 photo provided by the Gil Cisneros for Congress campaign shows Gil Cisneros in Santa Ana, Calif. He is one of a number of Democrats running for California'a 39th Congressional District seat. (Angel De Leon/Cisneros for Congress via AP)
April 24, 2018 - 2:36 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Fresh-faced Democrats are packing U.S. House races nationwide, inspired to run in the Trump era with hopes of seizing long-held Republican seats in a much-anticipated "blue wave." But in California, Democrats will find out in June if all that enthusiasm has a downside...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2016, file photo, then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are introduced during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. Almost 18 months have passed since Clinton lost the presidency. She holds no position of power in government or in her political party. And she is not expected to run for office ever again. Yet Clinton is starring in the Republican Party’s 2018 midterm strategy. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
April 22, 2018 - 4:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Almost 18 months have passed since Hillary Clinton lost the presidency. She holds no position of power in government. And she is not expected to run for office again. Yet Clinton is starring in the Republican Party's 2018 midterm strategy. With control of Congress up for grabs this...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., who announced yesterday he will not run for re-election, holds his weekly news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, April 12, 2018. Ryan was asked to reflect on his time as a steady if reluctant wingman for President Donald Trump's policies. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 13, 2018 - 1:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When House Speaker Paul Ryan announced his retirement decision, he did so on his own terms. The political fallout may not be so easy to control. Ryan's relinquishing of one of the most powerful positions in Washington left Republicans reeling Thursday over not just who will...
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