Prosecutors rest in sedition case against Proud Boys leadersMarch 20, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Monday rested their seditious conspiracy case against former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and four lieutenants charged with plotting to stop the transfer of presidential power from Donald Trump to Joe Biden after the 2020 election.
Florida man sentenced for role in Jan. 6 Capitol attackMarch 17, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to four years and seven months in federal prison for three felony charges related to the insurrection and storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan.
2 Florida men guilty of participating in Capitol riotMarch 15, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Florida men were convicted Wednesday of storming the U.S. Capitol during the January 2021 insurrection.
Joshua Christopher Doolin, 25, of Polk City, and Michael Steven Perkins, 39, of Plant City, were each found guilty of felony civil disorder, entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds and disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, according to court records.
Records in Fox defamation case show pressures on reportersMarch 11, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — It wasn't critics, political foes or their bosses that united Fox News stars Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham when they gathered via text message for a gripe session shortly after the 2020 election.
Tucker Carlson amplifies Jan. 6 lies with GOP-provided videoMarch 8, 2023 GMT
The Carters: What you know may be wrong (or not quite right)March 2, 2023 GMT
PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Exaggeration, misinformation and myth have always infected politics – even before social media took it to the extreme.
Misconceptions take especially strong hold where U.S. presidents are concerned: sometimes to their advantage, sometimes not.
Jimmy Carter: Family affair to the White House and beyondFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — When Jimmy Carter stepped onto the national stage, he brought along those closest to him, introducing Americans to a colorful Georgia family that helped shape the 39th president’s public life and now, generations later, is rallying around him for the private final chapter of his 98 years.
Arizona county board votes to give recorder election dutiesFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — A rural Arizona county board that was embroiled last year in voting machine conspiracies voted Tuesday to give responsibility for elections through 2024 to the county's elected Republican recorder, a move the state attorney general's office suggested may be illegal.
Biden to visit Selma, Ala. for voting rights anniversaryFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President Joe Biden will travel to Alabama on Sunday to mark the 58th anniversary of a landmark event of the civil rights movement.
Biden will speak in Selma for the annual remembrance of “Bloody Sunday,” the day in 1965 that white police beat Black civil rights marchers as they attempted to cross the city's Edmund Pettus Bridge.
Williamson becomes Democratic primary’s 1st Biden challengerFebruary 27, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bestselling self-help author Marianne Williamson, who brought quirky spiritualism to the 2020 presidential race, has announced she's running for president again, becoming the first major Democrat to challenge President Joe Biden for his party’s nomination in 2024.
Jill Biden voices kinship with Africans’ fight for democracyFebruary 24, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — U.S. first lady Jill Biden said Friday that she feels a kinship with Africans during her sixth visit to the continent, telling The Associated Press in an exclusive interview that she wants to support nations fighting for democracy — “just like I feel we're doing in the United States.”
Ex-member: Proud Boys were ‘tip of the spear’ after electionFebruary 21, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Proud Boys member who pleaded guilty to plotting with group leaders to violently stop the transfer of presidential power from Donald Trump to Joe Biden told jurors Tuesday that he viewed their far-right extremist organization as “the tip of the spear” after the 2020 election.
Trump absent as Iowa 2024 GOP caucus train begins to rollFebruary 21, 2023 GMT
URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — Nikki Haley is swinging through Iowa this week fresh off announcing her presidential campaign. Her fellow South Carolinian Republican, Sen.
Rogue Republican makes bid for open Wisconsin Senate seatFebruary 18, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A rogue Republican lawmaker who alienated her colleagues in the Wisconsin Assembly when she embraced debunked election fraud conspiracy theories is vying to win an open state Senate seat, a victory that would give the GOP a supermajority in the chamber.
Biden’s Trump-focused campaign could be risky if GOP shiftsFebruary 17, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden built his 2020 White House run around promises to beat Donald Trump “like a drum.” As Biden gears up for an expected reelection campaign, he insists he can do it again.
Pence says he will fight subpoena as far as Supreme CourtFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that he will challenge a subpoena by the special counsel overseeing Trump investigations to compel his testimony before a grand jury — pursuing it to the Supreme Court if necessary.
July trial set in Jan. 6 case for ex-candidate for governorFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
ALLENDALE, Mich. (AP) — A judge set a July 31 trial date Wednesday for a former Republican candidate for Michigan governor who is charged with misdemeanors for his presence at the 2021 riot at the U.S.
Court nixes Fox News’ bid to end voting tech firm’s suitFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News lost an attempt Tuesday to shut down a multibillion-dollar defamation lawsuit that accuses the network of spreading lies that a voting-technology company helped “steal” the 2020 election from then-U.S.
Panel scolds Wisconsin justice for remarks in Trump caseFebruary 11, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judicial oversight commission has dismissed a complaint against a liberal-leaning Wisconsin Supreme Court justice who accused an attorney for former President Donald Trump of making racist contentions and trying to protect his “king” in a case challenging the 2020 election results in the battleground state.
Biden, Lula focus on democracy, climate during visitFebruary 11, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva met at the White House on Friday and reflected on how their nations were tested in their respective battles to preserve democracy, with the U.S.
Biden rallies workers in Wisconsin after big speechFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
DeFOREST, Wis. (AP) — Fresh from his State of the Union address, President Joe Biden rallied supporters in Wisconsin on Wednesday, preparing for an expected reelection announcement this spring and trying to shore up the backing of working-class voters who have edged away from Democrats in recent years.
In new role, Sanders demands answers from Starbucks’ SchultzFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders settles into his new role as chairman of the Senate committee that oversees health and labor issues, he says some corporations “should be nervous.” And the longtime liberal crusader’s first target is Howard Schultz, the interim CEO of Starbucks who has aggressively fought his workers’ efforts to unionize.
AP sources: Walsh to leave Biden Cabinet for NHL unionFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh is expected to leave the Biden administration to run the National Hockey League Players’ Association, according to two people familiar with his plans.
Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard writing book on leaving DemocratsFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Tulsi Gabbard, the former Democratic representative from Hawaii who clashed often with her party and eventually left it, has a memoir coming out Oct. 10.
Gabbard's memoir, currently untitled, is the first of a two-book deal with Regnery Publishing, the longtime conservative publisher.
Trump campaign staff on 2020 election lies: ‘fan the flame’February 3, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A newly released audio recording offers a behind-the-scenes look at how former President Donald Trump’s campaign team in a pivotal battleground state knew they had been outflanked by Democrats in the 2020 presidential election.
Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate focuses on parade crashFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative candidate in a pivotal race for Wisconsin Supreme Court is using video images of an SUV that drove through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, killing six people, in her first television ad of the race released Thursday.
Durenberger, former US senator from Minnesota, dies at 88January 31, 2023 GMT
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former U.S. Senator David Durenberger, a Minnesota Republican who espoused a progressive brand of politics and criticized the GOP after his political career, died Tuesday at age 88.
Concerns over prayer breakfast lead Congress to take it overJanuary 29, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Prayer Breakfast, one of the most visible and long-standing events that brings religion and politics together in Washington, is splitting from the private religious group that had overseen it for decades, due to concerns the gathering had become too divisive.
Ohio lawmaker Dolan running for US Senate again in 2024January 17, 2023 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Republican state Sen. Matt Dolan said Tuesday that he is again running for U.S. Senate as the GOP tries in 2024 to flip the Ohio seat long held by Democrat Sherrod Brown, who is expected to seek reelection.
Montana man who brought juvenile son to Capitol riot chargedJanuary 13, 2023 GMT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man who authorities say entered the U.S. Capitol with his juvenile son during the Jan. 6, 2021 riot was charged with misdemeanor crimes including disorderly conduct, according to court documents released Friday.
Biden’s Delaware home is now a player in document dramaJanuary 13, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's President Joe Biden's refuge from Washington — a place that's part home office, part Sunday family dinner venue, a safe place for his treasured 1967 Corvette and a makeshift campaign studio during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prosecutor: Proud Boys attacked ‘heart’ of democracy on 1/6January 12, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and four lieutenants led a coordinated attack on “the heart of our democracy” in a desperate attempt to keep Donald Trump in the White House, a federal prosecutor said Thursday at the start of their seditious conspiracy trial.
Georgia lawmakers push back on testifying in Trump probeJanuary 11, 2023 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia state lawmakers are pushing back on a state court ruling that forced some of them to testify during an investigation into whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in the state.
Proud Boys go to trial on sedition as Jan. 6 probe heats upJanuary 4, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — As members of the Proud Boys extremist group stormed past police lines and swarmed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, their leader cheered them on from afar, prosecutors say.
Congress approves new election rules in Jan. 6 responseDecember 24, 2022 GMT
Congress on Friday gave final passage to legislation changing the arcane law that governs the certification of a presidential contest, the strongest effort yet to avoid a repeat of Donald Trump's violence-inflaming push to reverse his loss in the 2020 election.
Jury selection for Proud Boys trial to resume next monthDecember 23, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jury selection for the seditious conspiracy trial of former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and four lieutenants will resume in early January after a holiday break, according to court records.
GOP’s Joe Kent concedes Washington state Congressional raceDecember 22, 2022 GMT
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Republican Joe Kent has officially conceded the race to represent Washington state’s 3rd Congressional District after his defeat in November by Rep.-elect Marie Gluesenkamp Perez.
How Congress is changing electoral law in response to Jan. 6December 20, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — In one of the last acts of the Democratic-led Congress, the House and the Senate are set to pass an overhaul of the Electoral Count Act, the arcane election law that then-President Donald Trump tried to subvert after his 2020 election defeat.
Jan. 6 committee to vote Monday on riot criminal referralsDecember 15, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Capitol riot will hold its final meeting Monday, wrapping up its year-and-a-half-long inquiry by asking the Justice Department to investigate potential crimes.
2022 Notebook: Democracy at a crossroadsDecember 15, 2022 GMT
THE BACKGROUND: The U.S. midterm elections broke from the historical pattern of the president’s party taking a drubbing.
It was a particularly unpredictable campaign season with major issues pulling voters in different directions.
Florida man convicted in Jan 6 insurrectionDecember 12, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida man who posted a Facebook video of himself during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol faces more than two decades in prison following a felony conviction.
Young voters’ enthusiasm for Democrats waned during midtermsDecember 12, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Young voters who have been critical to Democratic successes in recent elections showed signs in November’s midterms that their enthusiasm may be waning, a potential warning sign for a party that will need their strong backing heading into the 2024 presidential race.
Young voters’ enthusiasm for Democrats waned during midtermsDecember 12, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Young voters who have been critical to Democratic successes in recent elections showed signs in November's midterms that their enthusiasm may be waning, a potential warning sign for a party that will need their strong backing heading into the 2024 presidential race.
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this weekDecember 9, 2022 GMT
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out.
Warnock win makes it official: Georgia is a ’24 battlegroundDecember 7, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Fresh off Democratic Sen.
Democratic Sen. Warnock wins Georgia runoff against WalkerDecember 7, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock defeated Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a Georgia runoff election Tuesday, ensuring Democrats an outright majority in the Senate for the rest of President Joe Biden’s current term and capping an underwhelming midterm cycle for the GOP in the last major vote of the year.
Trump’s Constitution remarks put McConnell, GOP on defenseDecember 7, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell delivered another rebuke of former President Donald Trump on Tuesday, saying that anyone who thinks the Constitution can be suspended would have a “very hard time” becoming president in the United States.
Trump Organization convicted in executive tax dodge schemeDecember 7, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s company was convicted of tax fraud Tuesday for helping executives dodge taxes on extravagant perks such as Manhattan apartments and luxury cars, a repudiation of financial practices at the former president’s business as he mounts another run for the White House.
DOJ subpoenas election officials in states Trump disputedDecember 6, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Special counsel Jack Smith has subpoenaed local election officials in Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona and Pennsylvania, asking for communications with or involving former President Donald Trump, his 2020 campaign aides and a list of allies involved in his efforts to try to overturn the results of the election.
Outgoing elections head in key Nevada county details threatsDecember 6, 2022 GMT
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Heading into this year’s midterms, the elections director in the largest county in one of the nation’s most important battleground states had a lot on his mind.
Youngkin’s early shine faces test as he eyes White House bidDecember 6, 2022 GMT
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Glenn Youngkin swept into office as a Republican sensation with a fresh formula for victory as the GOP contemplated its future beyond Donald Trump.
Trump faces peril in docs probe after decades of scrutinyDecember 5, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — As a businessman and president, Donald Trump faced a litany of lawsuits and criminal investigations yet emerged from the legal scrutiny time and again with his public and political standing largely intact.
Supreme Court weighs ‘most important case’ on democracyDecember 4, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is about to confront a new elections case, a Republican-led challenge asking the justices for a novel ruling that could significantly increase the power of state lawmakers over elections for Congress and the presidency.
Trump rebuked for call to suspend Constitution over electionDecember 4, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump faced rebuke Sunday from officials in both parties after calling for the “termination” of parts of the Constitution over his lie that the 2020 election was stolen.
Non-religious voters wield clout, tilt heavily DemocraticDecember 3, 2022 GMT
When members of the small Pennsylvania chapter of Secular Democrats of America log on for their monthly meetings, they're not there for a virtual happy hour.
“We don’t sit around at our meetings patting ourselves on the back for not believing in God together,” said David Brown, a founder from the Philadelphia suburb of Ardmore.
Defeated election conspiracists seek to lead Michigan GOPDecember 3, 2022 GMT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republicans who lost their races for Michigan's top three statewide offices after promoting falsehoods about the 2020 presidential election are not planning to go quietly.
Iowa caucuses, built on myth, lose place at head of the lineDecember 3, 2022 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Hy-Vee Hall ballroom in Des Moines erupted in cheers in 2008 when the youthful Illinois senator hinted at the improbable possibility of the feat ahead: “Our time for change has come!”
To boost Georgia’s Warnock, Biden goes to ... MassachusettsDecember 2, 2022 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden hit the phones with fellow Democrats Friday for Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock's runoff election. He fetched hot coffee for volunteers, too, and thanked them for their work.
South Dakota Gov. Noem appoints incoming secretary of stateDecember 2, 2022 GMT
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Friday appointed Monae Johnson, who won election for secretary of state in November, to fill the position for the next month following the early resignation of the current secretary of state.
Dems move to make South Carolina, not Iowa, 1st voting stateDecember 2, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats voted Friday to remove Iowa as the leadoff state on the presidential nominating calendar and replace it with South Carolina starting in 2024, a dramatic shakeup championed by President Joe Biden to better reflect the party’s deeply diverse electorate.
New Mexico visits new political landscape in four-day tripDecember 2, 2022 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is traveling to a convention of Democratic governors in New Orleans on the heels of her reelection victory, with additional engagements in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
Louisiana: What to expect on election nightDecember 2, 2022 GMT
With no statewide offices on the ballot, Louisiana’s general election on Dec. 10 features three constitutional amendments. One would restate that only U.S. citizens can vote in Louisiana, which is already part of the state constitution.
AP sources: Biden tells Dems he wants SC as 1st primary voteDecember 2, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has declared that Democrats should give up “restrictive” caucuses and prioritize diversity at the start of their presidential primary calendar — dealing a major blow to Iowa's decadeslong status as the state that leads off the process.
DeSantis 2024 prospects prompt Fla. lawmakers to review lawDecember 2, 2022 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may need some help from the state Legislature if he proceeds with a highly anticipated bid for the Republican presidential nomination.
Jan. 6 panel interviews Wisconsin GOP Assembly speakerNovember 30, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol interviewed Republican Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on Wednesday, moving to wrap up depositions ahead of preparing a final report.
Judge: GOP head can’t share lawyers with other fake electorsNovember 30, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — The chairman of the Georgia Republican Party cannot share lawyers with 10 other fake electors in matters related to a special grand jury investigation into possible illegal meddling in the 2020 election in the state, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Election certification delays few, but a ‘test run’ for 2024November 30, 2022 GMT
Before November, election officials prepared for the possibility that Republicans who embraced former President Donald Trump's lies about voter fraud would challenge the verdict of voters by refusing to certify the midterm results.
Biden shows little urgency as Dems mull 2024 primary shakeupNovember 30, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats considering shaking up the order of their 2024 presidential primary are waiting on President Joe Biden, anxious to see if he'll endorse stripping Iowa of its traditional leadoff spot or discourage major changes while mulling his own potential reelection bid.
Haley signals 2024 openness despite pledge to back TrumpNovember 30, 2022 GMT
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Nikki Haley, U.N. ambassador under President Donald Trump, said Tuesday that she would take the Christmas holiday to mull a possible 2024 presidential bid, contradicting her statement last year that she wouldn't enter the race if Trump opted to run again.
Oath Keepers’ Rhodes guilty of Jan. 6 seditious conspiracyNovember 30, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes was convicted Tuesday of seditious conspiracy for a violent plot to overturn President Joe Biden’s election, handing the Justice Department a major victory in its massive prosecution of the Jan.
Parade killings judge running for Wisconsin Supreme CourtNovember 30, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The judge who presided over the trial of the man convicted of killing six people during the Waukesha Christmas parade is running for a spot on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, her husband said Tuesday.
Michels: Trump assured him no campaign visit neededNovember 29, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Losing Wisconsin Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels said Tuesday that former President Donald Trump told him five days before the election that he didn't need to visit the state because Michels was going to win.
Pence calls on Trump to apologize for dinner with antisemiteNovember 29, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing number of Republicans, including former Vice President Mike Pence, criticized Donald Trump on Monday for dining with a Holocaust-denying white nationalist and the rapper formerly known as Kanye West days after launching his third campaign for the White House.
Pennsylvania campaign wildcard Fetterman turns to governingNovember 28, 2022 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — When John Fetterman goes to Washington in January as one of the Senate’s new members, he’ll bring along an irreverent style from Pennsylvania that extends from his own personal dress code — super casual — to hanging marijuana flags outside his current office in the state Capitol.
Pennsylvania campaign wildcard Fetterman turns to governingNovember 28, 2022 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — When John Fetterman goes to Washington in January as one of the Senate's new members, he'll bring along an irreverent style from Pennsylvania that extends from his own personal dress code — super casual — to hanging marijuana flags outside his current office in the state Capitol.
Democrats kept the Senate this year, but 2024 may be harderNovember 28, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats celebrating a successful effort to keep control of the U.S.
Ga. Senate runoff between Warnock, Walker has bitter closingNovember 27, 2022 GMT
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — Ads with the candidates’ ex-wives. Cries of “liar” flying in both directions. Stories of a squalid apartment building and abortions under pressure.
New state voter fraud units finding few cases from midtermsNovember 26, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — State-level law enforcement units created after the 2020 presidential election to investigate voter fraud are looking into scattered complaints more than two weeks after the midterms but have provided no indication of systemic problems.
Murkowski withstands another conservative GOP challengerNovember 25, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a moderate Republican, has twice withstood challenges from more conservative factions of her party; more than a decade ago, she mounted a historical write-in campaign to beat a tea party favorite, and this year she won reelection after inflaming the ire of former President Donald Trump.