Political organizations

July 16, 2018 - 1:11 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — More than 100 people have signed up to weigh in on whether the Democrat-friendly city of Charlotte, North Carolina, should host the Republican National Convention in 2020. The Charlotte City Council has scheduled a special meeting Monday to debate hosting the convention at...
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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 this July 2, 2015, file photo, Russian metals magnate Oleg Deripaska attends Independence Day celebrations at Spaso House, the residence of the American Ambassador, in Moscow, Russia. A U.S. lobbying firm sought to recruit the ambassadors of France, Germany and other countries to demonstrate international support for severing Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s control of Rusal, the aluminum manufacturing giant sanctioned by Washington. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
July 16, 2018 - 12:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. lobbying firm sought to recruit the ambassadors of France, Germany and several other countries to demonstrate international support for severing Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska's control of Rusal, the aluminum manufacturing giant sanctioned by Washington. Documents made...
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July 15, 2018 - 9:32 am
WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, has narrowly won the race for governor of Ekiti state in the country's south, electoral officials announced Sunday. The ruling party's Kayode Fayemi won by a margin of less than 20,000 votes, Nigeria's electoral commission...
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Marlene Burkgren, 67, of Ashburn, Va., teaches a Tai Chi class at Cascades Loudoun County Senior Center, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Sterling, Va. It stands to shift the direction of the nation’s highest court for decades, but President Donald Trump’s move to fill a Supreme Court vacancy has barely cracked the consciousness of voters in the nation’s top political battlegrounds. In northern Virginia, here two-term Congresswoman Barbara Comstock is considered one of the nation’s most vulnerable Republicans, Burkgren says she feels powerless to stop Trump’s party from confirming Kavanaugh. “I’m a little disappointed with the way things have worked out,” said Burkgren, a volunteer teach tai chi teacher at the local senior center.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 14, 2018 - 4:43 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It stands to shift the direction of the nation's highest court for decades, but President Donald Trump's move to fill a Supreme Court vacancy has barely cracked the consciousness of some voters in the nation's top political battlegrounds. Even among this year's most prized voting...
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July 13, 2018 - 7:27 pm
In the first known case of its kind, U.S. drug agents supplied unwitting cocaine-trafficking suspects in California with smartphones they thought were encrypted but had been rigged to allow eavesdropping, Human Rights Watch reported Friday. The advocacy group said it feared the technique could be...
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People hold a rally outside the Federal Courthouse in Bridgeport, Conn. on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Lawyers for two immigrant children detained in Connecticut after being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border asked a federal judge on Wednesday to order that the girl and boy be reunited with their families. (Brian A. Pounds/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP)
July 13, 2018 - 4:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Abolishing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is a trendy battle cry for liberals. Republicans like it too, but think a better use for the proposal is to cause campaign-season headaches for Democrats. A day after a handful of House progressives introduced legislation...
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FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok testifies before the House Committees on the Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform during a hearing on "Oversight of FBI and DOJ Actions Surrounding the 2016 Election," on Capitol Hill, Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 13, 2018 - 7:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — An embattled FBI agent whose anti-Trump text messages exposed the Justice Department to claims of institutional bias vigorously defended himself at an extraordinary congressional hearing that devolved into shouting matches, finger-pointing and veiled references to personal...
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Honor Guard members stand over the casket of former Iowa Gov. Robert Ray during a memorial service, Thursday, July 12, 2018, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 13, 2018 - 12:59 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Regarded as a savior to many Vietnam War refugees and as a political centrist willing to cross party lines, former Iowa Gov. Robert D. Ray will be remembered at a funeral Friday as a beloved leader — who likely would have a tough time being elected in today's political...
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FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok testifies before the House Committees on the Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform during a hearing on "Oversight of FBI and DOJ Actions Surrounding the 2016 Election," on Capitol Hill, Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 12, 2018 - 10:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An embattled FBI agent whose anti-Trump text messages exposed the Justice Department to claims of institutional bias vigorously defended himself Thursday at an extraordinary congressional hearing that devolved into shouting matches, finger-pointing and veiled references to...
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