Political endorsements

FILE – In this Sept. 29, 2014, file photo, Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Ohio, speaks in Independence, Ohio. Churches should have the First Amendment right to endorse political candidates and still keep their tax-free status, say House Republicans, who quietly tucked a provision into a sweeping spending bill that would deny the IRS money to enforce the 63-year-old law prohibiting such outright politicking from the pulpit. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)
July 01, 2017 - 2:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Churches should have the right to endorse political candidates and still keep their tax-free status, say House Republicans targeting a law that prohibits such outright politicking from the pulpit. Republicans repeatedly have failed to scrap the law preventing churches and other...
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FILE – In this Sept. 29, 2014, file photo, Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Ohio, speaks in Independence, Ohio. Churches should have the First Amendment right to endorse political candidates and still keep their tax-free status, say House Republicans, who quietly tucked a provision into a sweeping spending bill that would deny the IRS money to enforce the 63-year-old law prohibiting such outright politicking from the pulpit. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)
July 01, 2017 - 2:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are seeking to take down a law that prohibits churches from endorsing political candidates unless they give up their tax-free status. For years conservative lawmakers have tried but failed to repeal the so-called Johnson amendment, named for the Texas senator and...
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June 30, 2017 - 1:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Churches should have the First Amendment right to endorse political candidates and still keep their tax-free status, say House Republicans, who quietly tucked a provision into a sweeping spending bill that would deny the IRS money to enforce the 63-year-old law prohibiting such...
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June 30, 2017 - 1:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The law says churches and other nonprofits can't endorse political candidates, unless they are willing to give up their tax-exempt status. House Republicans are trying to stop the IRS from enforcing that law. A House panel has approved a funding bill for the IRS that would prevent...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions attends a Cabinet meeting with President Donald Trump, Monday, June 12, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 13, 2017 - 4:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is preparing for sharp questions from his former Senate colleagues 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...
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FILE- In this May 11, 2017, file photo, Phil Murphy participates in a Democratic gubernatorial primary debate in Newark, N.J. New Jersey voters are heading to the polls to pick their candidates to succeed Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday, June 6. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
June 06, 2017 - 9:19 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Voters on Tuesday chose a wealthy former Goldman Sachs executive and Republican Gov. Chris Christie's top deputy to run to replace the unpopular governor. Democrat Phil Murphy and Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno won in the first statewide primary election since President...
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a televised speech after he won the election, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, May 20, 2017. Rouhani says that the message of Friday's election that gave him another four-year term is one of Iran living in peace and friendship with the world. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
May 20, 2017 - 8:09 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's moderate President Hassan Rouhani trounced a hard-line challenger to secure re-election Saturday, saying his country seeks peace and friendship as it pursues a "path of coexistence and interaction with the world." Friday's election was widely seen as a referendum on the...
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FILE- In this May 11, 2017 file photo, Republican Greg Gianforte, right, welcomes Donald Trump Jr., the president's son, onto the stage at a rally in East Helena, Mont. Gianforte, a businessman, kept Trump at arm’s length when he unsuccessfully ran for Montana governor on the GOP ticket last year. Now he’s wholeheartedly embracing his party’s president in his race for the state’s open congressional seat. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan, File)
May 20, 2017 - 9:35 am
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Republican who hopes to win Montana's congressional seat in a special election next week has switched gears and now enthusiastically backs Donald Trump. Greg Gianforte while running last year for governor did not appear with Trump during his visit to Montana when it had...
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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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