Political conventions

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton raise their arms together in celebration during the California Democratic Party Convention in Sacramento, Calif., on Saturday, May 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
May 20, 2017 - 4:25 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Democrats had tough words for Republican President Donald Trump and the GOP Congress on Saturday as they continued their three-day convention with renewed optimism about their party's chances of tipping the balance of power in the U.S. House. The party's elected...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2017, file photo, then-FBI Director James Comey speaks to the Anti-Defamation League National Leadership Summit in Washington. The White House is disputing a report that President Donald Trump asked Comey to shut down an investigation into ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
May 17, 2017 - 3:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Firing FBI Director James Comey is already coming back to haunt President Donald Trump. In dismissing Comey last week, Trump created the very real possibility that a respected law enforcement official known for an outspoken nature and willingness to buck political convention could...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2017, file photo, then-FBI Director James Comey speaks to the Anti-Defamation League National Leadership Summit in Washington. The White House is disputing a report that President Donald Trump asked Comey to shut down an investigation into ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
May 17, 2017 - 3:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Firing FBI Director James Comey is already coming back to haunt President Donald Trump. In dismissing Comey last week, Trump created the very real possibility that a respected law enforcement official known for an outspoken nature and willingness to buck political convention could...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2017, file photo, then-FBI Director James Comey speaks to the Anti-Defamation League National Leadership Summit in Washington. The White House is disputing a report that President Donald Trump asked Comey to shut down an investigation into ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
May 16, 2017 - 9:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Firing FBI Director James Comey is already coming back to haunt President Donald Trump. In dismissing Comey last week, Trump created the very real possibility that a respected law enforcement official known for an outspoken nature and willingness to buck political convention could...
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FILE- In this May 10, 2013, file photo, actor Antonio Sabato Jr. poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Sabato is running for Congress. The familiar face from soap operas "General Hospital" and "Melrose Place" and friend of President Donald Trump filed paperwork with federal regulators to begin raising money for the contest in the 26th Congressional District, which encompasses most of Ventura County northwest of Los Angeles. The seat is held by Democrat Julia Brownley. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
May 08, 2017 - 9:35 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Antonio Sabato Jr., a familiar face from soap operas "General Hospital" and "Melrose Place" and friend of President Donald Trump, has decided to run for Congress. The one-time Calvin Klein underwear model filed paperwork with federal regulators to begin raising money for...
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Alice Weidel, left, and Alexander Gauland, members of the AfD (Alternative for Germany) wave to the delegates during the party convention in Cologne, Germany, Sunday, April 23, 2017. The delegates elected Weidel and Gauland as new top candidates for the September general election on Sunday, after the party’s best-known politician, Frauke Petry, said she would no longer be available. (Rolf Vennenbernd//dpa via AP)
April 23, 2017 - 12:13 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's nationalist party Alternative for Germany on Sunday elected two new top candidates for the September general election after the party's best-known politician, Frauke Petry, said last week she would no longer be available. Members of the far-right party, known by its acronym...
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Alice Weidel, left, and Alexander Gauland, members of the AfD (Alternative for Germany) wave to the delegates during the party convention in Cologne, Germany, Sunday, April 23, 2017. The delegates elected Weidel and Gauland as new top candidates for the September general election on Sunday, after the party’s best-known politician, Frauke Petry, said she would no longer be available. (Rolf Vennenbernd//dpa via AP)
April 23, 2017 - 11:28 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's nationalist party Alternative for Germany on Sunday elected two new top candidates for the September general election after the party's best-known politician, Frauke Petry, said last week she would no longer be available. Members of the far-right party, known by its acronym...
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Protestors hold a banner reading 'refugees welcome' during a demonstration against the party convention of Germany's nationalist party AfD (Alternative for Germany) in Cologne, Germany, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Around 50,000 left-wing protesters were expected and about 4,000 police officers were on the ground to prevent a violent escalation of anti-populist rallies. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
April 22, 2017 - 9:12 am
COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Divisions among German nationalists erupted Saturday as delegates from the far-right Alternative for Germany party rejected an appeal by one of their leaders to seek a pragmatic political path instead of turning into a "fundamental opposition" party. While tensions brewed...
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Co-leader Frauke Petry holds a speech at the party convention of Germany's nationalist party AFD (Alternative for Germany) in Cologne, Germany, Saturday, April 22, 2017. The convention takes place days after AfD's Petry, who is Germany's best-known nationalist politician, said that she won't be her party's top candidate in the September general election, a decision that appears to reflect a growing split among its leading figures. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
April 22, 2017 - 6:51 am
COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Germany's best-known nationalist politician on Saturday called on members of the Alternative for Germany to endorse her more pragmatic course instead of turning the party into a "fundamental opposition," an appeal that appeared to reveal the growing split among the populist...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2014 file-pool photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with Russian metals magnate Oleg Deripaska while visiting the RusVinyl plant in Kstovo, in Russia's Nizhny Novgorod region. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for Deripaska, a Russian billionaire, to advance the interests of Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service, File)
March 22, 2017 - 2:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is distancing itself from former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, saying his secret work for a Russian billionaire detailed in an Associated Press report happened during "the last decade." White House press secretary Sean Spicer says nothing in Wednesday's AP...
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