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AP Explains: How do politicians collect opposition research?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Psst. Wanna hear something bad about your opponent?As any political strategist can attest, opposition research is a lifeblood of campaigning, with documents, recordings and tips streaming in from all directions claiming evidence of a rival's misdeeds.

Jul. 13, 2017 7:41 AM EDT
AP Explains: How do politicians collect opposition research?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Psst. Wanna hear something bad about your opponent?As any political strategist can attest, opposition research is a lifeblood of campaigning, with documents, recordings and tips streaming in from all directions claiming evidence of a rival's misdeeds.

Jul. 12, 2017 9:27 PM EDT
Q&A: Legal questions swirl about Trump Jr.'s Russia meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The email to Donald Trump Jr. just before the general election campaign offered a meeting with a Russian lawyer who would provide incriminating information about Hillary Clinton as "part of Russia and its government's support for Mr.

Jul. 12, 2017 2:05 AM EDT
Q&A: Legal questions swirl about Trump Jr.'s Russia meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The email to Donald Trump Jr. just before the general election campaign offered a meeting with a Russian lawyer who would provide incriminating information about Hillary Clinton as "part of Russia and its government's support for Mr.

Jul. 11, 2017 5:00 PM EDT
Trump secrecy moves threaten his 'drain the swamp' pledge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of a bipartisan good-government group, Zach Wamp, headed to the White House last week to ask whether President Donald Trump's "drain the swamp" slogan would ever be more than a throwaway campaign slogan.

Apr. 21, 2017 1:37 PM EDT
Trump can expect receptive crowd at conservative gathering

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six years ago, as the "money, money, money, money" chorus of his reality TV show's theme song blasted, Donald Trump stepped out before the nation's largest gathering of conservative activists for the first time.

Feb. 24, 2017 7:17 AM EST
Trump rewards Michigan party chair with national role

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump wants Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel to be national party chairwoman, in part as a reward for the party carrying Michigan for the first time in 28 years.

Dec. 14, 2016 3:11 AM EST
Conflict rules hardly the same for president, others

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. David McKinley has sold his West Virginia engineering and architecture firm, but it still bears his name — and that earned the Republican congressman a rebuke from the House Ethics Committee.

Nov. 30, 2016 4:40 PM EST
Treasury nominee Mnuchin was Trump's top fundraiser

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump's choice to be the nation's 77th Treasury secretary, has had a long history as a successful financial executive and a shorter but significant period in a job that ushered him into Trump's inner circle: head of Trump's campaign finance operation.

Nov. 30, 2016 12:52 PM EST
Treasury nominee Mnuchin was Trump's top fundraiser

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump's expected choice to be the nation's 77th treasury secretary, has had a long history as a successful financial executive and a shorter but significant period in a job that ushered him into Trump's inner circle: head of Trump's campaign finance operation.

Nov. 29, 2016 7:34 PM EST
Women for Trump Cabinet: Haley picked for UN, DeVos for Ed

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Injecting the first diversity into his Cabinet-to-be, Donald Trump selected two Republican women on Wednesday who had unflattering things to say about him during the presidential campaign: South Carolina Gov.

Nov. 23, 2016 8:16 PM EST
FBI's October surprise complicates race for Hillary Clinton

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new shock hit Hillary Clinton's campaign Friday in the unpredictable and often unbelievable presidential race: The FBI is looking into whether there was classified information on a device belonging to the estranged husband of one of her closest aides.

Oct. 28, 2016 7:48 PM EDT
GOP faces obstacle in motivating Hispanic voters: Trump

HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — Berta Delgado told the Spanish-speaking conservative activists at her door that she is "100 por ciento" Republican, and agreed with their assessment that Democratic Senate candidate Patrick Murphy is too liberal.

Oct. 26, 2016 4:08 PM EDT
WHY IT MATTERS: Money in Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: Voters are disgusted with the way political races are paid for — disproportionately by big-money donors, including those who stand to gain or lose from government decisions.

Oct. 22, 2016 1:10 AM EDT
Video: Dem activist bragged about disrupting Trump rallies

MIAMI (AP) — Conservative activist James O'Keefe has released secretly recorded, selectively edited video footage that includes a Democratic activist bragging about deploying troublemakers at rallies held by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Oct. 19, 2016 8:13 PM EDT
WHY IT MATTERS: Money in Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: Voters are disgusted with the way political races are paid for — disproportionately by big-money donors, including those who stand to gain or lose from government decisions.

Oct. 13, 2016 2:40 PM EDT

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