Leading Democratic VP contender Bass defends stance on Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Karen Bass, one of the top contenders to be Joe Biden's running mate, on Sunday defended her past travel to Cuba and the sympathetic comments she made after the death...

Watchdog group: Trump campaign improperly masking payments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s reelection effort allegedly hid nearly $170 million in spending from mandatory public disclosure by routing payments through companies tied to his former cam...

Data: Congress created virus aid, then reaped the benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least a dozen lawmakers have ties to organizations that received federal coronavirus aid, according to newly released government data, highlighting how Washington insiders were bo...

Data: Congress created virus aid, then reaped the benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least a dozen lawmakers have ties to organizations that received federal coronavirus aid, according to newly released government data, highlighting how Washington insiders were bo...

Trump-connected lobbyists reap windfall in COVID-19 boom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Forty lobbyists with ties to President Donald Trump helped clients secure more than $10 billion in federal coronavirus aid, among them five former administration officials whose work...

Democratic super PAC is joining Trump-TV station lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has granted a leading Democratic super PAC's request to join a court fight between President Donald Trump and a Wisconsin TV station, which his campaign sued after it...

Mail voting: Pence, aides embrace practice panned by Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence and a half-dozen other senior advisers to President Donald Trump have repeatedly voted by mail, according to election records obtained by The Associated Pre...

Biden posts massive $81M cash haul for May

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden pulled in $81 million for his election effort in the month of May, a massive sum that shows the extent to which Democrats have unified behind the former vice president as h...

Biden returns donation from comedian accused of misconduct

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden's presidential campaign has refunded a $2,800 donation from Louis C.K., a comedian and writer whose career was derailed after five women accused him of sexual misconduct. ...

Pro-Trump protesters push back on stay-at-home orders

While many Americans are filled with fear, Melissa Ackison says the coronavirus pandemic has filled her with anger. The stay-at home orders are government overreach, the conservative Ohio state Senate...

Democratic super PAC: We will fight Trump in court over ads

WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading Democratic super PAC has promised it will tangle in court with President Donald Trump's reelection campaign to keep airing television ads the Republican president is trying...

Many cities, counties fear losing out on stimulus funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — The $2.2 trillion federal stimulus package could fail to deliver badly needed financial aid to thousands of smaller cities and counties where a majority of Americans live, according ...

Trump campaign sues Wisconsin TV station over critical ad

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is suing a Wisconsin TV station for running an anti-Trump commercial that pieces together audio clips of the president talking about the ...

Coronavirus pandemic breeds Washington lobbying boom

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has gut-punched global markets, put 6.6 million Americans out of work and raised the strong likelihood of a recession. But in the Washington lobbying world, ...

Coronavirus makes it harder for campaigns to ask for money

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House candidates aren't usually bashful about asking supporters for money. But as the coronavirus upends everyday life, inundating hospitals, tanking financi...