Trump ‘very concerned’ Russians will meddle to help Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he's "very concerned" that Russia will try to meddle in November's midterm elections to help Democrats win.

Trump says in a tweet he's "very concerned that Russia will be fighting very hard to have an impact on the upcoming Election," but says: "they ...

Donald Trump’s bailout plan for farmers criticized by some in GOP

Some key farm-state lawmakers criticized President Trump's proposed $12 billion bailout plan Tuesday for farmers hurt by his tariff wars.

Sen. Ben Sasse, Nebraska Republican, called the bailout plan a bad move.

"This trade war is cutting the legs out from under farmers, and White House's 'plan' is to spend ...

Rep. Devin Nunes, House intel committee want its Russia hacking report declassified

A House committee wants intelligence agencies to declassify the censored parts of its final report on Moscow election interference in light of the fact that special counsel Robert Mueller's indictment this month of 12 Russians contains some of the same information.

A congressional source said the House Permanent Select Committee ...

Ex-state official pleads guilty in $1M kickback scheme

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The former chief information technology officer for a New York government agency has pleaded guilty to a contract kickback scheme that predated his state employment.

Federal prosecutors say between January 2011 and April 2013, Mark Berger took $985,000 in cash bribes from two New Jersey IT ...

GOP activist moves to York County, will run for Maine Senate

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A former state lawmaker at the center of two ballot referendums where signatures were challenged is running for Maine Senate in York County.

Republican Stavros Mendros, who served in the Legislature representing Lewiston, tells the Portland Press Herald that he has moved to Hollis.

He'll be ...

Trump: I’m ‘very concerned’ about ongoing Russian meddling

President Trump Tuesday said he is worried about continued Russian interference with U.S. elections.

Mr. Trump suggested that new Russian meddling would benefit Democrats, "based on the fact that no President has been tougher on Russia than me."

Maddox challenges Ivey to debate ahead of Alabama election

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox on Tuesday challenged Gov. Kay Ivey to a series of debates ahead of the election, saying that voters deserve to hear the next governor's answers for the state's problems.

Maddox, a Democrat, sent Ivey a letter on Tuesday outlining a proposal for ...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls out Allie Stuckey for parody interview

Allie Beth Stuckey and CRTV are facing criticism Tuesday over a satirical interview with rising Democratic Socialist star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Ms. Stuckey and CRTV released a parody interview with the Democratic nominee from the Bronx Monday night. The nearly 2½-minute video strings together clips from Ms. Ocasio-Cortez's viral interview with ...

Feds’ spending watchdog site riddled with errors

Federal agencies are finally submitting their spending data to a special public database so taxpayers can see where the money is going — but a majority of the numbers are little more than junk, according to a new government report Tuesday.

Some $240 billion in spending listed on USASpending.gov, the ...

Donald Trump scores best average approval in latest Gallup poll

President Trump's average job-approval score in the Gallup poll inched up to 41.9 percent in his sixth quarter in office — a personal best but still below most modern presidents at the same time in their first term.

Mr. Trump's average approval rating from April 20 through July 19 was ...

Paul Ryan: Donald Trump is ‘trolling’ people over security clearance threats

President Trump was just "trolling" his political opponents when the White House suggested it may try to strip some Obama administration officials of their security clearances, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Tuesday.

Mr. Ryan, the top Republican on Capitol Hill, suggested people were making too much of the White ...

Lawyers for detained pizza deliverer head to court

NEW YORK (AP) - Lawyers for an Ecuadorean immigrant who was detained while delivering pizza to a Brooklyn Army installation will ask a federal judge to stop his deportation.

A hearing is scheduled Tuesday afternoon in the case of Pablo Villavicencio (vee-uh-vih-SEHN'-see-oh).

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a statement saying ...