Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's 1969 car crash on Chappaquiddick Island killed a woman — and ended any aspirations he had of challenging President Richard Nixon in 1972.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Through history, the Fourth of July has been a day for some presidents to declare their independence from the public. They've made tracks to the beach, the mountains, the golf...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Republicans in New York have picked a new state chairman as they seek to recover from a series of recent political and legislative defeats.
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Today is Sunday, June 23, the 174th day of 2019. There are 191 days left in the year.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and hearings on special counsel Robert Mueller's report (all times local):
The House is expecting to receive the first files of...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An annual retreat in California put on by an elite club whose ranks include former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon and powerful business leaders is facing scrutiny...
DENVER (AP) — U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch, who ruled his courtroom with a firm gavel and a short temper and gained national respect in the 1990s for his handling of the Oklahoma City...
The Latest: Politicians praise late Judge Damon J. Keith
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on Damon J. Keith, federal judge who died Sunday (all times local):
Michigan politicians are praising prominent Judge Damon J. Keith as a "legal...
DETROIT (AP) — Judge Damon J. Keith, a grandson of slaves and figure in the civil rights movement who as a federal judge was sued by President Richard Nixon over a ruling against warrantless...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took to Twitter Wednesday promising to fight any effort by House Democrats to impeach him for, in the Constitution's vague words, "high crimes and...
YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — Ed Nixon, the younger brother of President Richard Nixon who spent years promoting his brother's legacy, was remembered at a memorial service as a Navy aviator,...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — President Donald Trump will use Tax Day on Monday to visit Minnesota, an erstwhile Democratic stronghold he hopes to flip in 2020 after nearly winning it in 2016. Questions...
Trump to visit Minnesota on tax filing deadline day
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will travel to Minnesota on Monday, the April 15 tax filing deadline.
Trump is hoping to win Minnesota in the next election and has been citing tax...
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kent State University says journalist Bob Woodward is scheduled to speak at the school next month.
Kent State President Beverly Warren announced that Woodward, an associate...
Radio show host Hugh Hewitt will head Nixon Foundation
YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — Radio show host Hugh Hewitt has been tapped to head a foundation focused on preserving the legacy of former President Richard Nixon, officials said Monday.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids is displaying the work of the 38th president's photographer.
Keith Miller, Alaska’s third governor, dies at 94
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Keith Miller, who served as Alaska's third governor, has died. He was 94.
His step-daughter, Carol Slater, confirmed Miller died of pancreatic cancer while in...
Edward Nixon, brother of President Richard Nixon, dies at 88
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Edward Nixon, the youngest brother of former President Richard Nixon who staunchly defended his sibling's White House legacy, died Wednesday. He was 88.
Watergate in full: Epic documentary shows at Berlin fest
BERLIN (AP) — Charles Ferguson thought Watergate had never "properly been done." The result was a documentary that explores the American presidential scandal in its full epic span, clocking in at more than four hours.
The director of financial crisis documentary "Inside Job," which won an Oscar in 2011, is presenting the film this week at the Berlin International Film Festival, where it had its European premiere. The documentary was shown in the U.S. last year.
Trump is latest to give State of Union in time of turmoil
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is the latest chief executive to deliver a State of the Union address at a time of turmoil.
But others may have had it even worse. Abraham Lincoln delivered a written report during the Civil War, Richard Nixon spoke while embroiled in the Watergate scandal and Bill Clinton gave one of his State of the Union speeches just weeks after he'd been impeached in the very same room.
Roger Stone: A Trump ally known for dirty tricks
NEW YORK (AP) — It was vintage Roger Stone: The longtime Republican operative flashed a Nixonesque double-armed victory sign after being indicted Friday for lying to federal investigators.
Stone, with his self-professed political dirty tricks and the tattoo of Richard Nixon on his back, has long lurked in the shadows of Donald Trump's world and was instrumental in guiding him on his first steps to the White House.
Tom Raum, versatile Washington reporter for AP, is dead
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tom Raum, a versatile writer who covered three presidents, Congress and national politics and translated knotty economic issues for readers during 44 years with The Associated Press, died Friday. He was 74.
The cause of death was a brain injury from a fall last week at home, said his wife, Nora Raum.
Harris Wofford, rights activist and senator, dies at 92
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Sen. Harris Wofford of Pennsylvania, a longtime civil rights activist who helped persuade John F. Kennedy to make a crucial phone call to the wife of Martin Luther King Jr. during the 1960 presidential campaign, has died. He was 92.
Wofford died in the hospital late Monday night of complications from a fall Saturday in his Washington apartment, his son Daniel Wofford said.
Churchill relatives to help mark museum’s 50th anniversary
FULTON, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri museum honoring Winston Churchill will mark its 50th anniversary in May with events that include relatives of the famed British prime minister.
Relatives of presidents Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon also are scheduled to take part in the celebration May 3-5 at the National Churchill Museum on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton, the town where Churchill delivered his famous "Iron Curtain" speech in 1946.
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Dayton’s proudest accomplishments came late in his career
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton says his proudest accomplishments in his 40 years of politics came late in his career: restoring state government to financial health and funding all-day kindergarten.
"Being governor is where I've have accomplished the greatest good for Minnesota," Dayton said in an interview with The Associated Press.
Bush’s state funeral follows generations of tradition
Former President George H.W. Bush's state funeral encompasses four days of events, from his arrival in Washington to his burial in Texas on Thursday.
The guidelines for state funerals date back to the mid-1800s and have been shaped over time. Seating arrangements, for example, are detailed with precision, with the presidential party followed by chiefs of state, arranged alphabetically by the English spelling of their countries.
Quotes from former President George H.W. Bush
Quotes from President George H.W. Bush:
Today in History for November 27th
Auction of mayor’s stuff will get a surprise sequel
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An estate sale at the home of polarizing former Mayor Frank Rizzo went like gangbusters over the weekend — and just after it wrapped up, an additional treasure trove of personal items was discovered in the attic, including phone numbers for Frank Sinatra and Richard Nixon, the agent in charge of the sale said Monday.
About 40,000 people came through the estate sale, which started Friday and wrapped up Sunday afternoon, said John Romani, who runs Sales by Helen with his mother.
Kansas City holiday lighting ceremony coming up
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City is preparing for an annual holiday lighting ceremony that draws tens of thousands of people.
The switch will be flipped Thanksgiving night at the County Club Plaza, where several blocks of buildings will be outlined in holiday lights through Jan. 13.
A concert and fireworks also will be part of Thursday night's festivities.
Another House win caps Democratic rout in California
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat Gil Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state.
In what had been the last undecided House contest in California, Cisneros beat Republican Young Kim for the state's 39th District seat.
Democrat Cisneros nabs GOP House seat in Southern California
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat Gil Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California on Saturday, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state.
Today in History
Today in History
Today is Saturday, Nov. 17, the 321st day of 2018. There are 44 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Nov. 17, 1973, President Richard Nixon told Associated Press managing editors in Orlando, Florida: "People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook."
On this date:
In 1558, Elizabeth I acceded to the English throne upon the death of her half-sister, Queen Mary, beginning a 44-year reign.
California GOP ponders way forward after stunning losses
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a speech to fellow Republicans in May, U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters issued an ominous warning about the coming election — California Democrats, she said, were "coming for all of us."
She was right.
The congresswoman's stunning defeat Thursday in the heart of Orange County, once a nationally known Republican stronghold, extended a Democratic rout that has seen five GOP-held House seats fall in the state, with another one threatened.
Democrat Porter flips GOP House seat in Southern California
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat Katie Porter captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat Thursday in the heart of what once was Southern California's Reagan country, extending a rout of the state's GOP House delegation that might not be over.
Porter's upset in Orange County is a sign of changing times in a region once known nationally as a GOP fortress. The coastal county southeast of Los Angeles was home to President Richard Nixon, and President Ronald Reagan once likened it to a Republican heaven.
Legendary Philly mayor’s stuff for sale, billy club included
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Anyone who has ever wanted a piece of Frank Rizzo is in luck. The home of the loved and loathed former Philadelphia mayor and police chief is for sale, and so is just about everything inside.
News guide: Nixon, dancing candidates and uniting mankind
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Who has the moves in the Alaska governor's race? What were you doing when Roberta Flack topped the charts? And what does the OWL Party stand for? Here's a news guide to Tuesday's election.
FROM NIXON TO TRUMP
Richard Nixon was president, "All in the Family" was the top-rated television show and Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly With His Song" topped the charts the day Don Young was sworn in as Alaska's sole representative in the U.S. House.
Today in History for November 5th
Trump presidency inspires wave of books on impeachment
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 40 years after working on the impeachment of Richard Nixon, former Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman is back on the case.
This time, it's with a book: "The Case for Impeaching Trump."
Today in History for October 23rd
Orange County, California’s diversity emboldens Democrats
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Pushy midday shoppers nose their carts through the Korean market, stocking up on bottled kimchi and seaweed spring rolls. A few doors away, customers grab pho to go at a Vietnamese takeout counter. Across the street, lunchtime diners line up for tacos "al pastor" — spit-roasted pork — at a Mexican-style taqueria.
It's a snapshot of how much Orange County, California, has changed.
New Mexico Democrat condemns ‘sexist’ tweet, video ad
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The campaign of Democratic New Mexico gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham is describing an attack ad and tweet against her as sexist and seeking an apology from the state Republican Party.
Lujan Grisham's campaign staff described as disrespectful Wednesday a Republican Party tweet commenting on Lujan Grisham's makeup during a televised debate and comparing her looks to Richard Nixon. The tweet was removed.
Review: Chazelle’s ‘First Man’ is at once intimate and grand
Nearly a half-century has passed since the majestic moment when Neil Armstrong stepped carefully onto the lunar landscape, left foot first, taking that giant leap for mankind.
Whether you were alive then and glued to the TV, or relived it later through that iconic, grainy NASA footage, what you probably remember is just that: The majesty.
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Senate concludes Kavanaugh hearing; confirmation likely
WASHINGTON (AP) — After two marathon days questioning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, senators concluded his confirmation hearing Friday by listening to others talk about him — friends stressing his fairness and warmth but opponents warning he'd roll back abortion rights and shield President Donald Trump.