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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy leaves the Elysee Palace after a lunch with heads of states and officials, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 in Paris. France bid a final adieu to former French President Jacques Chirac on Monday as he received military honors on a national day of mourning that culminated with a memorial service attended by dozens of past and current world leaders. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
October 01, 2019 - 9:12 am
PARIS (AP) — France's highest court ruled that former President Nicolas Sarkozy will stand trial on charges of illegally financing his 2012 presidential campaign. The Court of Cassation on Tuesday definitively rejected an appeal by Sarkozy, confirming a criminal court will judge the case. The date...
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In this Sept. 19, 2019 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford smiles as he talks with customers at the Puritan Backroom restaurant, during a campaign stop in Manchester, N.H. The three candidates running against Donald Trump in the Republican presidential primary aren’t likely to make major donors swoon, as fears of retribution from Trump’s orbit and an unwillingness to contribute to a losing effort are coupled with concerns about how to shape the GOP once Trump leaves the White House. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
October 01, 2019 - 5:19 am
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Mark Sanford, the most prominent primary challenger to President Donald Trump, has said he won't solicit contributions from his longtime donor base until he's "proven a measure of electoral success." Bill Kristol has yet to fully activate a super PAC aimed at hurting Trump's...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pauses while speaking at a campaign event, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. (AP Photo/ Cheryl Senter)
September 30, 2019 - 5:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic White House contenders spent the weekend pleading for campaign cash ahead of Monday's third-quarter fundraising deadline. The numbers they ultimately report to the Federal Election Commission on Oct. 15 will offer a key measure of viability as February's Iowa caucuses...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks during the Climate Forum at Georgetown University, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
September 30, 2019 - 9:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker says he's hit the $1.7 million fundraising goal he set for his campaign about a week ago, ensuring he has enough money to continue his White House bid. Booker says on his website he's "proud of this grassroots team — thank you." The...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2019 file photo, then U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, center, sits during her meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev, Ukraine. Months before the call that set off an impeachment inquiry, many in the diplomatic community were alarmed by the Trump administration’s abrupt removal of a career diplomat from her post as ambassador to Ukraine. The ambassador’s ouster, and the political campaign against her that preceded it, are now emerging as a key sequence of events behind the whistleblower’s complaint against the president. (Mikhail Palinchak, Presidential Press Service Pool Photo via AP)
September 27, 2019 - 8:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Months before the call that set off an impeachment inquiry, many in the diplomatic community were alarmed by the Trump administration's abrupt removal of a career diplomat from her post as ambassador to Ukraine. The ambassador's ouster, and the campaign against her that preceded...
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This Facebook screen shot provided by The Campaign Legal Center shows, from left, Donald Trump Jr., Tommy Hicks Jr., Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, posted on May 21, 2018. Parnas and Fruman were arrested on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, on campaign finance violations resulting from a donation to a political action committee supporting President Donald Trump's reelection. (The Campaign Legal Center via AP)
September 27, 2019 - 5:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump wanted Ukrainian authorities to investigate his Democratic rival Joe Biden, Rudy Giuliani turned to an unlikely pair of fixers: two Soviet-born business partners from Florida. Documents show Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman made hundreds of thousands of...
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., talks to reporters about the release by the White House of a transcript of a call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Voldymyr Zelenskiy, in which Trump is said to have pushed for Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his family, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and the Democrats are now launching a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. Rep. Schiff characterized Trump's words saying, "this is how a mafia boss talks." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 26, 2019 - 1:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 9:50 p.m. A rough transcript released by the White House shows President Donald Trump pressing the leader of Ukraine to "look into" Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. The July 25...
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A White House-released rough transcript of President Donald Trump's July 25, 2019 telephone conversation with Ukraine's newly elected president Volodymyr Zelenskiy, released Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Wayne Partlow)
September 25, 2019 - 5:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than once, President Donald Trump brought up how much the U.S. has done for Ukraine. Time and again, he asked Ukraine's president for help. There was no explicit quid pro quo in Trump's half-hour phone call with Volodymyr Zelenskiy last July. But it wouldn't have been a...
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September 25, 2019 - 3:11 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former California Rep. Darrell Issa plans to run against indicted fellow GOP Congressman Duncan Hunter, The Associated Press has learned. Larry Wilske, a retired Navy SEAL also running for Hunter's seat, told the AP on Wednesday that Issa told him he will enter the race. Issa...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks at the Polk County Democrats Steak Fry, in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
September 21, 2019 - 8:27 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates made a colorful and often loud pitch to Iowa Democrats at the Steak Fry fundraiser in Des Moines on Saturday as a new poll showed Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden in a close race in the state. The event, a fundraiser for the Polk County...
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