Government and politics

President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Pensacola, Fla., Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)
December 08, 2017 - 10:13 pm
PENSACOLA, Florida (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday urged voters to elect a Republican Senate candidate in Alabama who has been dogged by allegations of sexual misconduct, warning that America "cannot afford" to have a Democrat win the hard-fought campaign instead. Trump gave a boost to the...
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FILE- In this Nov. 30, 2017 file photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally, in Dora, Ala. In the Alabama Senate race, national Democrats and the liberal grassroots are treading lightly, trying not to sink Doug Jones' upset bid against Republican Roy Moore. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
December 08, 2017 - 9:56 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An attorney for a woman who says Roy Moore assaulted her when she was a 16-year-old waitress says a handwriting expert has confirmed that his inscription in her 1977 yearbook is authentic. Moore's campaign says the accuser's admission that she added the time and place of...
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President Donald Trump waves to supporters during a rally in Pensacola, Fla., Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)
December 08, 2017 - 9:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 9:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is urging voters to elect embattled Republican candidate Roy Moore in next week's Alabama Senate race in spite of sexual misconduct allegations. Trump says at a rally in nearby Pensacola,...
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Anita Hill speaks at a discussion about sexual harassment and how to create lasting change from the scandal roiling Hollywood at United Talent Agency on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hill brought the concept of sexual harassment to national consciousness when she testified during Thomas' Supreme Court confirmation hearings. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
December 08, 2017 - 8:42 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Anita Hill told a room full of entertainment industry professionals that her 1991 testimony about Clarence Thomas and the flood of sexual harassment allegations surfacing now are part of "an arc that had been bending toward justice." Hill and National Women's Law Center...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2017 file photo, Anita Hill attends the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Kings Theatre in New York. Hill is meeting with more than 100 entertainment industry representatives Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, to discuss sexual harassment and how the scandal sparked by harassment and sexual abuse allegations against film mogul Harvey Weinstein can be turned into broad and sustained cultural change. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
December 08, 2017 - 7:52 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Anita Hill speaking to entertainment industry professionals about sexual harassment and its broad impacts on society and culture (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Anita Hill has told a room full of entertainment industry professionals her 1991 testimony about...
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FILE - In this March 24, 2017, file photo, Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz. speaks with a reporter on Capitol Hill in Washington. Franks says he is resigning Jan. 31 amid a House Ethics Committee investigation of possible sexual harassment. Franks says in a statement that he never physically intimidated, coerced or attempted to have any sexual contact with any member of his congressional staff. Instead, he says, the dispute resulted from a discussion of surrogacy. Franks and his wife have 3-year-old twins who were conceived through surrogacy. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
December 08, 2017 - 7:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former aide to Republican Rep. Trent Franks has told The Associated Press the congressman repeatedly pressed her to carry his child, at one point offering her $5 million to act as a surrogate mother. The eight-term lawmaker abruptly resigned Friday, bowing to an ultimatum from...
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December 08, 2017 - 7:39 pm
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she worries that President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital will make it harder to achieve peace in the Middle East. The Massachusetts Democrat spoke to several thousand attendees Friday at The Union For Reform Judaism...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed door meeting in Washington. Mueller has produced hundreds of thousands of documents, copies of data from 36 electronic devices and gathered 2,000 "hot" documents in the government's case against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates. Mueller's investigators made copies of information on cell phones and hard drives and disclosed the existence of 15 search warrants and other requests in their investigation of Trump's former campaign chairman and his deputy, according to a new court filing made Friday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
December 08, 2017 - 7:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller to Paul Manafort: I'm watching you. Revealing that they know every word Manafort changed in a recently published op-ed, prosecutors for the special counsel argued Friday that the former Trump campaign chairman's attempt to mount a public relations campaign to defend...
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December 08, 2017 - 7:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — News outlets including The Associated Press filed a motion in federal court Friday arguing that a document containing the names of investors in some Kushner Cos. apartment buildings in Maryland should be unsealed and available to the media. The Kushner Cos. has argued that the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017, file photo, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats speaks at a Heritage Foundation event in Washington. Coats is tightening rules for the internal disclosure of Americans’ names that are omitted from classified reports. Such names in intelligence reports are often concealed. Government officials can ask for a name to be revealed to them to understand the intelligence being provided. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)
December 08, 2017 - 5:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's national intelligence director next month will tighten rules for providing government officials the names of Americans whose identities are blacked out in classified spy reports. The new policy aims to stiffen existing safeguards to ensure that names aren'...
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