Trump applauds far-right social media provocateurs
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump used a White House conference Thursday to applaud far-right social media provocateurs even as he conceded that some of them are extreme in their...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday by a North Carolina woman assaulted outside a 2016 Donald Trump campaign rally who claimed she was then libeled by a conservative...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A disabled North Carolina woman is suing the right-wing group Project Veritas and its founder James O'Keefe over how her assault outside a 2016 Donald Trump campaign rally was...
Oregon GOP ask for ethics Investigation into Brown campaign
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Republican Party has filed a complaint with the state's ethics commission, asking for an investigation into whether Democratic Gov. Kate Brown used public funds for campaign purposes after a video from a conservative activist surfaced.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Democratic gubernatorial candidate James Ehlers has apologized for Facebook posts that suggest he holds anti-abortion views.
Posts on Ehlers personal, publicly available Facebook page show he wrote in 2015 to "pray for these legislators and their victims" when posting an article about Colorado Democratic legislators killing an anti-abortion bill.
Project Veritas founder honored by conservative group
WASHINGTON (AP) — James O'Keefe, the right-wing activist whose Project Veritas organization recently attempted to plant a false story in The Washington Post, was honored Wednesday night by a conservative religious organization. The award was presented by Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, in a ceremony at Washington's Trump International hotel.
WASHINGTON — The phrase "the truth will out" has always been at home in American newsrooms where journalists dedicate their days to making it so.
Sometimes Truth needs a little nudge, as was the case recently when an anti-media organization, absurdly named "Project Veritas," apparently invented a story intended to impugn The Washington Post (and the media more broadly), while also helping Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore.
WASHINGTON -- The phrase "the truth will out" has always been at home in American newsrooms where journalists dedicate their days to making it so.
Sometimes Truth needs a little nudge, as was the case recently when an anti-media organization, absurdly named "Project Veritas," apparently invented a story intended to impugn the Washington Post (and the media more broadly), while also helping Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore.
NY queries Project Veritas over leader’s past conviction
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Project Veritas, which has used disguises and hidden cameras to uncover supposed liberal bias in the mainstream media, could lose its ability to raise money in New York because it didn't disclose its founder's criminal record, the state attorney general said.
Project Veritas founder to speak near Middlebury College
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — The founder of a conservative nonprofit caught attempting to entice The Washington Post to report a false sex assault allegation against Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore is scheduled to speak at a hotel near Vermont's Middlebury College.
A spokesman for Project Veritas says founder James O'Keefe is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Middlebury Marriott Courtyard.
Project Veritas head mocks Washington Post handling of hoax
DALLAS (AP) — The founder of a conservative nonprofit caught attempting to entice The Washington Post to report a false sex assault allegation against Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore mocked the newspaper's handling of the hoax and said his group was aiming to expose media bias.
New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet doesn't have much respect for Project Veritas, but there's little doubt that the undercover watchdog group is getting under his skin.
Mr. Baquet has blasted Project Veritas twice at recent forums, calling its work "dishonest" and "destructive," even as the venerable left-leaning newspaper undergoes changes apparently spurred by founder James O'Keefe's latest undercover sting on media bias.
NEW YORK (AP) — For a president seemingly at perpetual war with "fake news," the resignation of three CNN journalists over a retracted story about a Donald Trump Russian connection is a gift from the political gods when the struggling effort to pass a health bill dominates the headlines.
The Latest: Sanders attacks CNN, media in briefing
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on CNN's retracted Russia story (all times local):
President Trump's press aide Sarah Huckabee Sanders urged all Americans to watch an online video posted by a conservative provocateur with a CNN producer commenting on his network's coverage of Trump's connections to Russia.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says an investigation into secretly recorded videos of a Democratic activist appearing to brag about sending troublemakers to Donald Trump rallies remains open, after initially saying it was closed.
Conservative activist James O'Keefe released footage in October of a Wisconsin-based liberal operative appearing to say he arranged for people to incite violence at Trump rallies.
Wisconsin AG: Undercover campaign videos reveal no crime
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Justice has concluded that secretly recorded videos of a Democratic activist bragging about deploying troublemakers at Donald Trump presidential campaign rallies show no evidence that laws were broken.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 34-year-old Washington man has admitted discussing a plot to disrupt an inaugural ball with an acid attack.
Media outlets report that Scott Charney pleaded guilty Tuesday in D.C. Superior Court to conspiracy to commit assault. If he performs 48 hours of community service, the criminal record will be expunged. Attorney Shan Wu says Charney didn't have any acid and "had not intended to injure anyone in any way."
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Conservative activist O’Keefe posts tapes targeting CNN
NEW YORK (AP) — Conservative activist James O'Keefe on Thursday released what he said are 119 hours of raw audio secretly recorded inside CNN's Atlanta headquarters in 2009.
The audio was recorded and provided to O'Keefe's website, Project Veritas, by a source he didn't identify.
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Political gadfly James O’Keefe, infamous for undercover stings purporting to show Democratic misdeeds, released a video on Twitter in which he said he is undercover in Philly, looking for illegal activity and following “a pastor bus” that’s taking voters to the polls.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump says Clinton incited fights at rallies
WASHINGTON (AP) — A claim from the final presidential debate and how it stacks up with the facts:
DONALD TRUMP: The violence that occurred at his campaign rallies "was started by" Hillary Clinton, whose operatives paid people to "cause fights, do bad things." He said the proof of this was "all on tape."
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.