Campaign finance

In this Wednesday, April 11, 2018, photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, walks along a sidewalk in New York. The company that publishes the National Enquirer paid a former doorman at one of Trump’s New York skyscrapers $30,000 during the presidential campaign for a tip about Trump it never ran. Dino Sajudin signed a contract with American Media Inc. that barred him from discussing his tip with anyone. Cohen acknowledged to the AP that he had discussed Sajudin’s story with the magazine when the tabloid was working on it. He said he was acting as a Trump spokesman when he did so and denied knowing anything beforehand about the Enquirer payment to the ex-doorman. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
April 12, 2018 - 1:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Eight months before the company that owns the National Enquirer paid $150,000 to a former Playboy Playmate who claimed she'd had an affair with Donald Trump, the tabloid's parent made a $30,000 payment to a less famous individual: a former doorman at one of the real estate mogul's...
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In this Wednesday, April 11, 2018, photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, walks along a sidewalk in New York. The company that publishes the National Enquirer paid a former doorman at one of Trump’s New York skyscrapers $30,000 during the presidential campaign for a tip about Trump it never ran. Dino Sajudin signed a contract with American Media Inc. that barred him from discussing his tip with anyone. Cohen acknowledged to the AP that he had discussed Sajudin’s story with the magazine when the tabloid was working on it. He said he was acting as a Trump spokesman when he did so and denied knowing anything beforehand about the Enquirer payment to the ex-doorman. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
April 12, 2018 - 1:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The company that publishes the National Enquirer paid a former doorman at one of Donald Trump's New York skyscrapers $30,000 during the presidential campaign for a tip about Trump it never ran. Dino Sajudin (saw-JOO-dihn) signed a contract with American Media Inc. that barred him...
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April 05, 2018 - 5:21 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced Thursday he will run for his old job, ending months of speculation about a return to politics following his short-lived 2012 presidential campaign. The two-term Republican governor had been inching toward a run for months, quitting...
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April 04, 2018 - 2:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An independent ethics office says a Tennessee congressman, Republican John Duncan, may have improperly converted more than $100,000 from his campaign committee and leadership political action committee to personal use. The conclusions from the Office of Congressional Ethics were...
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April 02, 2018 - 10:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats raised ethics questions on Monday about the framework of a defense fund set up to help pay legal costs for White House, Trump campaign and transition officials caught up in investigations into Russian meddling in the election. Eighteen House Democrats claim...
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FILE – In this Sept. 29, 2014, file photo, U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Ohio, speaks in Independence, Ohio. Renacci failed to disclose nearly $50,000 in political contributions while registered as a Washington lobbyist starting in the late 2000s, according to a review of federal records by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)
March 30, 2018 - 5:54 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio congressman who failed to disclose nearly $50,000 in political contributions while registered as a Washington lobbyist filed papers clarifying the date the registration was deactivated, his campaign said Friday. A spokesman for the U.S. Senate campaign of Republican...
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March 30, 2018 - 2:16 pm
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — After a rules fight, a deadlock and a dozen rounds of voting, a former president of the City Council has been chosen as the interim mayor to replace a former mayor convicted of trading city contracts for campaign cash. Council members on Thursday night chose former president...
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In this photo taken Wednesday March 28, 2018, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy leaves after a ceremony for late Lt. Col. Arnaud Beltrame at the Hotel des Invalides in Paris. A judicial official says Thursday March 29, 2018 that judges issued an order for Sarkozy to stand trial on accusations that he tried to illegally get information from a judge about an investigation targeting him. (Ludovic Marin, Pool via AP)
March 29, 2018 - 12:23 pm
PARIS (AP) — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is being ordered to stand trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling, in yet another humbling knockdown to the hard-charging conservative leader. Sarkozy has faced multiple corruption investigations since leaving office in 2012. He was...
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March 28, 2018 - 10:33 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci failed to disclose nearly $50,000 in political contributions while registered as a Washington lobbyist starting in the late 2000s, according to an Associated Press review of federal records. The AP review identified five reporting periods from 2008 to...
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FILE – In this Nov. 16, 2017, file photo, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez speaks to reporters after U.S. District Judge William H. Walls declared a mistrial in Menendez' federal corruption trial, during a news conference outside the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Newark, N.J. Menendez announced plans Tuesday, March 27, 2018, to kick off his re-election bid for a third term, two months after federal prosecutors dropped corruption charges against the New Jersey Democrat. Top Democrats including fellow U.S. Sen. Cory Booker and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy are set to join Menendez during Wednesday, March 28, 2018, events in his hometown of Union City, N.J., where he was once mayor, and in southern New Jersey. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
March 28, 2018 - 12:09 am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez has put a federal corruption case behind him, and now he is taking aim at his Republican challenger, a wealthy former biopharmaceutical executive. The 64-year-old New Jersey Democrat announced he will begin his re-election campaign on Wednesday with stops...
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