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Former FBI Director James Comey is followed by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, following his appearance before a closed-door hearing with the House Judiciary and House Oversight committees. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 07, 2018 - 8:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey spoke to House investigators behind closed doors for almost seven hours Friday, begrudgingly answering questions about the Justice Department's decisions during the 2016 presidential election. Comey, who appeared under subpoena, announced after the...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, special counsel Robert Mueller departs after a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mueller is set to reveal more details about his Russia investigation as he faces court deadlines in the cases of two men who worked closely with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
December 07, 2018 - 6:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the special counsel's Russia investigation (all times local): 7:20 p.m. The White House says new court filings about President Donald Trump's former lawyer and campaign chairman offer nothing new or damaging about Trump. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders...
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Michael Cohen, former lawyer to President Donald Trump, leaves his apartment building on New York's Park Avenue, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. In the latest filings Friday, prosecutors will weigh in on whether Cohen deserves prison time and, if so, how much. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 07, 2018 - 6:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was in touch as far back as 2015 with a Russian who offered "political synergy" with the Trump election campaign, the federal special counsel said Friday in a court filing. Filings by prosecutors from both New York and the...
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Former FBI Director James Comey, with his attorney, David Kelley, left, arrive to testify under subpoena behind closed doors before the House Judiciary and Oversight Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 07, 2018 - 10:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former FBI Director James Comey's closed-door interview by House Republicans (all times local): 10 a.m. Former FBI Director James Comey has arrived on Capitol Hill for a closed-door interview with two House committees. House Republicans are questioning Comey on...
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December 07, 2018 - 9:13 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is set next week to prolong sanctions against Congolese President Joseph Kabila's chosen successor just two weeks before a historic election in the resource-rich Central African country. EU officials confirmed Friday that travel bans and asset freezes will be...
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House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, meets with reporters at her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 06, 2018 - 11:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wondering if Republicans will push Nancy Pelosi over the top in her drive to become House speaker next year? Despite supportive words from President Donald Trump, it's implausible. Twice since Democrats won House control in last month's elections, Trump has said the California...
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December 06, 2018 - 11:31 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans pushing to hang on to power in Wisconsin and Michigan aren't stopping at curbing the authority of incoming Democratic governors. They're also trying to hamstring Democrats who are about to take over as attorneys general. The moves underscore how attorneys general...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law 20th Anniversary Gala at the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas. On Monday, Dec. 4, 2018, Biden said he believes that he is the most qualified person in the country to be president. (Yasmina Chavez/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
December 06, 2018 - 8:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats are hitting fast forward. The first major presidential campaign announcements could come before year's end. The Democratic National Committee plans to announce a debate framework by then featuring 15 to 20 candidates. The first primary debate could happen as early as May,...
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Diane Rwigara, the country's most prominent opposition figure, is hugged by a wellwisher after being acquitted of charges related to her election challenge of President Paul Kagame, at the high court in Kigali, Rwanda Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. Rwanda's high court on Thursday acquitted Rwigara of all charges, as judges said the prosecution failed to provide proof of insurrection and forgery. (AP Photo)
December 06, 2018 - 1:32 pm
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's high court on Thursday acquitted the country's most prominent opposition figure of all charges related to her election challenge of President Paul Kagame, as judges said the prosecution failed to provide proof of insurrection and forgery. Diane Rwigara's case has...
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New Hampshire Secretary of State William M. Gardner walks down a hall at the Statehouse, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Concord, N.H. In New Hampshire's secretary of state race that could affect the state's first-in-the-nation presidential primary standing, lawmakers are going to decide whether to re-elect their longtime veteran Gardner or a challenger younger than the 42 years he's served. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
December 05, 2018 - 4:28 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — With loud cheers and applause, New Hampshire lawmakers on Wednesday re-elected their veteran secretary of state and guardian of the first-in-the-nation presidential primary after two rounds of close votes. Legislators voted to keep Bill Gardner, the nation's longest-serving...
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