Political endorsements

This combination of two Friday, April 14, 2017 file photos shows Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, left, and Iranian cleric Ebrahim Raisi when they register their candidacies for the May 19 presidential elections at the Interior Ministry in Tehran. Iran's state television declared incumbent President Rouhani the winner of the country's presidential election on Saturday, May 20, giving the 68-year-old cleric a second four-year term to see out his agenda calling for greater freedoms and outreach to the wider world. His nearest challenger was hard-line cleric Raisi, with 15.5 million votes. He is close to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, who stopped short of endorsing anyone in the election. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, Files)
May 20, 2017 - 6:33 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani won re-election by a wide margin Saturday, giving the moderate cleric a second four-year term to see out his agenda pushing for greater freedoms and outreach to the wider world. The 68-year-old incumbent secured a commanding lead of 57 percent in...
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A supporter holds a poster of Iranian presidential candidate cleric Ebrahim Raisi, the main challenger of President Hassan Rouhani, outside a polling station for the presidential and municipal councils election, in Tehran, Iran, Friday, May 19, 2017. Millions of Iranians voted late into the night Friday to decide whether incumbent President Hassan Rouhani deserves another four years in office after securing a landmark nuclear deal, or if the sluggish economy demands a new hard-line leader who could return the country to a more confrontational path with the West. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
May 20, 2017 - 5:08 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state television declared incumbent President Hassan Rouhani the winner of the country's presidential election on Saturday, giving the 68-year-old cleric a second four-year term to see out his agenda calling for greater freedoms and outreach to the wider world. State TV...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2017, file photo, former President Barack Obama walks toward a podium to address an audience after being presented with the 2017 Profile in Courage award during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Former President Barack Obama is starting to define his new role in the age of Donald Trump. After dropping out of sight for a pair of glamorous island getaways, Obama is emerging for a series of paid and unpaid speeches, drawing sharp contrasts with Trump even as he avoids saying the new president’s name. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
May 09, 2017 - 3:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is starting to define his new role in the age of Donald Trump. After dropping out of sight for a pair of glamorous island getaways, Obama is emerging for a series of paid and unpaid speeches, drawing sharp contrasts with Trump even as he avoids saying...
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President Donald Trump give the thumbs-up as he walks from Marine One across the South Lawn to the White House in Washington, Sunday, May 7, 2017, as he returns from Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 07, 2017 - 11:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is offering praise and congratulations to centrist Emmanuel Macron, who was elected as France's youngest president ever. Trump described Macron's victory over far-right opponent Marine Le Pen in the French presidential runoff as a "big win." In a tweet...
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British musician Pete Doherty performs on stage during a concert of various artists against Marine Le Pen at Republique Square in Paris, Thursday, May 4, 2017. Le Pen and centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron face on in Sunday's runoff vote, with the latest polls suggesting Macron is well ahead. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
May 04, 2017 - 4:25 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France's presidential election (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Singer Pete Doherty is calling French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen "a shadow at the gate," and has joined French artists and students rallying and singing for openness and tolerance. While Le...
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People wait for the arrival of French far-right leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in Ennemain, northern France, Thursday, May 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
May 04, 2017 - 12:59 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France's presidential election (all times local): 7 p.m. The campaign of French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen says that a hacker has confessed to repeatedly targeting the campaign's website. The statement, released Thursday, gave few details about the...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 4, 2017, before signing an executive order aimed at easing an IRS rule limiting political activity for churches. From second from left are, Cardinal Donald Wuerl is the Archbishop of Washington, Pastor Jack Graham, and Paula White, senior pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 04, 2017 - 12:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is seeking to further weaken enforcement of an IRS rule barring churches and tax-exempt groups from endorsing political candidates, though his executive order on religious freedom is disappointing some of his supporters. As he marked the National Day of...
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May 04, 2017 - 12:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order Thursday targeting a rarely enforced IRS rule that says religious organizations and other non-profits that endorse political candidates risk losing their tax-exempt status. The order also promises "regulatory relief" for...
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French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen arrives at her meeting, Monday May 1, 2017, in Villepinte, outside Paris. With just six days until a French presidential vote that could define Europe's future, far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron are holding high-stakes rallies Monday. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
May 01, 2017 - 3:12 pm
PARIS (AP) — Far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron hunted working class votes Monday, entering the final week of an increasingly nasty campaign for president. Thousands across France celebrated May Day by showing their top concerns are jobs and the kind of country the next...
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A youth runs during riots as part of the May Day demonstration, Monday May 1, 2017, in Paris. Paris police are firing tear gas at rowdy protesters on sidelines of May Day workers' march. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
May 01, 2017 - 10:37 am
PARIS (AP) — With just six days until a French presidential runoff that could define Europe's future, far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron held high-stakes rallies Monday that overlapped with May Day marches and underscored the fact that jobs are voters' No. 1 concern. France...
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