Political endorsements

November 07, 2017 - 7:55 pm
Some of the nation's biggest political donors, including some who spent $60 million supporting Republican Donald Trump last year, are among those who took advantage of offshore tax loopholes, according to leaked corporate documents made public Tuesday. The documents also name a top donor and former...
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Charlotte Mayor Pro Tem Vi Lyles answers a question during a mayoral debate on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. Lyles is opposed by Charlotte City Councilman Kenny Smith in the general election. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman)
November 05, 2017 - 9:27 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's largest city and its capital are preparing for mayoral elections; whoever is elected will most likely have to wrestle with the sensitive issue of gay and transgender rights. Charlotte will elect Tuesday a new mayor to replace Jennifer Roberts. She lost the...
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November 02, 2017 - 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Churches would gain the right to endorse political candidates and still retain their tax-free status under a provision in the House GOP's tax overhaul plan. The bill would repeal a 63-year-old law credited to former President Lyndon Johnson when he served in the Senate. Critics...
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October 31, 2017 - 3:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Roy Moore lunched with the Senate Republican establishment he has repeatedly derided. The Alabama Senate candidate and former jurist joined Vice President Mike Pence and GOP senators at their weekly, closed-door policy luncheon on Tuesday. Republicans, who had mostly favored...
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Vice President Mike Pence addresses the In Defense of Christians' fourth-annual national advocacy summit in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
October 30, 2017 - 3:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his vice president came out this past week with initiatives that are not as big, bold or immediate as they appeared. Despite the drum-roll implied in Mike Pence's recent remarks to Christians, the U.S. is not suddenly walking away from U.N. humanitarian...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie, during an interview in Richmond, Va. Virginia’s gubernatorial election stands as a test for the anti-Donald Trump resistance, and whether it can energize voters and donors for the less glamorous races featuring traditional Democratic politicians. The Nov. 7 contest pits Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, a physician, Army veteran and former state senator, against Gillespie, onetime aide to President George W. Bush and former head of the Republican Party.(AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
October 28, 2017 - 5:10 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's gubernatorial election stands as a test for the anti-Donald Trump resistance, and whether it can energize voters and donors for the less glamorous races featuring traditional Democratic politicians. The Nov. 7 contest pits Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, a...
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In this Oct. 26, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during an event to declare the opioid crisis a national public health emergency in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence came out recently with statements on opioids and humanitarian aid that appear big, bold and immediate. An AP Fact Check finds there’s less than meets the eye to them. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 28, 2017 - 10:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his vice president came out this past week with initiatives that are not as big, bold or immediate as they appeared. Despite the drum-roll implied in Mike Pence's recent remarks to Christians, the U.S. is not suddenly walking away from U.N. humanitarian...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2008, file photo Ed Rollins, is interviewed in Des Moines, Iowa. Rollins, the chairman of a political action committee that has endorsed Arizona Senate candidate Kelli Ward is being named as her campaign chairman. This prompts questions about coordination between the groups, which is prohibited by federal law. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
October 26, 2017 - 3:45 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The chairman of a political action committee backing Arizona Republican Senate candidate Kelli Ward is assuming a senior role in her campaign, prompting questions about coordination between the groups, which is prohibited by federal law. Veteran GOP strategist Ed Rollins,...
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Muslim men shout slogans during a rally against a presidential decree that gives officials sweeping powers to ban organizations deemed as threats to national unity, during a rally outside the parliament in Jakarta, Indonesia Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. The parliament endorsed the decree that has already been used to ban Hizbut Tahrir, an Islamic organization that advocates for a global caliphate, on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
October 24, 2017 - 8:45 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's parliament on Tuesday endorsed a presidential decree that gives officials sweeping powers to ban organizations deemed as threats to national unity. The decree, signed in July by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, has already been used to ban Hizbut Tahrir, an...
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This Monday Oct. 9, 2017 photo shows Pound resident David Williams as he answers a question inside his store during an interview in Pound, Va. People in Virginia's coal country still love President Donald Trump but are unenthusiastic about his pick to be the next governor of Virginia. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
October 23, 2017 - 10:49 am
POUND, Va. (AP) — People in Virginia's coal country still love President Donald Trump, but not his pick to be their next governor. Ed Gillespie is a Washington insider and Trump's choice as Virginians prepare to go to the polls. The president promised southwest Virginia voters in a tweet, "Ed...
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