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Judge strikes down FEC regulation on anonymous gifts to 'dark money' groups

A district judge has struck down a Federal Election Commission (FEC) rule that allowed for anonymous donations to “dark money” groups. Politico reported that U.S. District Court Judge Beryl A. Howell ruled on Friday that the FEC regulation allowing for those donors to remain anonymous fell below the standard...

Five takeaways from Ohio's too-close-to-call special election

Republicans are clinging to a razor-thin lead in Ohio’s hotly contested House special election. It was a race the GOP had expected to win easily but that ended up demonstrating the high level of Democratic enthusiasm ahead of the midterm elections in November. ADVERTISEMENT The race in Ohio’s 12th District was...

Michael Avenatti announces policy positions as he weighs 2020 bid

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing adult-film actress Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests...

Election Countdown: GOP worries House majority endangered by top of ticket | Dems make history in Tuesday's primaries | Parties fight for Puerto Rican vote in Florida | GOP lawmakers plan 'Freedom Tour'

This is Election Countdown, The Hill’s weekly newsletter from Lisa Hagen (@LA_Hagen) and Max Greenwood (@KMaxGreenwood) that brings you the biggest stories on the campaign trail. We’d love to hear from you, so feel free to reach out to Lisa at LHagen@thehill.com and Max at MGreenwood@thehill.com. with any questions,...

Ga. elections board votes against closing polling stations in majority-black county

A local elections board in rural Georgia has voted down a plan to close seven polling locations after public criticism that shuttering voting centers would disproportionately impact black voters.  The Randolph County Board of Elections voted Friday to keep all nine polling locations open on Election Day. Critics of the plan...

Wolves plotting shock €40m move for Barcelona star

Wolves are planning a surprise move for Barcelona right-back Nelson Semedo, according to reports in Spain. The full-back came through the ranks with Portuguese side Benfica. He made his senior debut in August 2015 before becoming a regular in the first-team. His impressive form did not go unnoticed for...

Arteta admits to doubts over Aubameyang’s new Arsenal deal

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta admits he was unconvinced that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would sign a new contract when he first took charge at the Emirates Stadium. Aubameyang signed a new three-year deal last week to end months of speculation over his future, with his previous contract due to expire next...

Mourinho makes paradoxical Spurs complaints: ‘It’s a total joke’

Jose Mourinho has claimed he has “too many players” in his Tottenham squad before complaining about an overbearing fixture list. Spurs laboured past nine-man Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the second qualifying round of the Europea League on Thursday, with Mourinho forced to leave eight first-team players at home, including Dele...

Thiago says leaving Bayern for Liverpool ‘most difficult decision’

Thiago Alcantara has bid an emotional farewell to Bayern Munich as he closes in on a move to Liverpool. The Spain international will have his medical on Merseyside on Friday and the PA news agency understands he will complete the formalities on a four-year deal, for an initial £20million...