- Surveillance debate produces unusual alliances in Capitol Updated: May-22-15 10:29 am
WASHINGTON - Congress' debate over domestic surveillance is scrambling partisan divisions in the Senate as libertarian-minded Republicans defy their leaders to make common cause with liberal Democrats.
- Huckabee is latest straw poll no-show. Is event in jeopardy? Updated: May-21-15 4:28 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The people running Iowa's Republican presidential straw poll want less money and glitz involved as they try to take this summer's event back to basics. But now they are facing a different kind of downsizing - fewer candidates.
- 2016 prospect Rand Paul in new book: GOP willing to change Updated: May-21-15 2:32 pm
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul reaches out in his most direct way yet to African-Americans in a new book that highlights his libertarian policies on government surveillance, the economy and criminal justice reform.
- Small business is key in presidential campaign playbook Updated: May-20-15 3:10 am
NEW YORK - Small businesses aren't in the dire straits they were four years ago, but presidential candidates aren't letting go of an issue they think will get them votes.
- GOP primary for governor in Kentucky too close to call Updated: May-19-15 10:19 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky's volatile Republican primary for governor ended in a virtual tie Tuesday night as only a handful of votes separated Matt Bevin and James Comer.
- Kentucky voters weigh hotly contested GOP governor's primary Updated: May-19-15 7:03 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - As a bitterly contested Republican primary for governor wound to a close, Kentucky voters headed to the polls Tuesday to sort through the contenders in both parties - and weigh in on some of the allegations that have surfaced on the Republican side.
- Rand Paul vows to filibuster to block Patriot Act Updated: May-18-15 6:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul vowed on Monday to do "everything possible" to block renewal of the terrorism-era Patriot Act, but the Republican presidential hopeful conceded it may not be enough.
- Warren lashes GOP 2016 field, warns of 'American nightmare' Updated: May-16-15 6:03 pm
ANAHEIM, California - Democrat Elizabeth Warren warned Saturday that Republican policies being promoted by its emerging presidential field would create an "American nightmare" that would crush opportunities for students and workers, deepen wage inequality and favor Wall Street banks and huge corporations.
- News guide: Big money, big questions for Clinton Foundation Updated: May-13-15 4:16 am
WASHINGTON - Millions of dollars in foreign money sloshing around a presidential candidate, even in the name of helping the world's poor, is bound to spill over into controversy.
- Bush struggles to clarify stance on wisdom of invading Iraq Updated: May-12-15 7:20 pm
WASHINGTON - Struggling with the shadows of Iraq, Jeb Bush said Tuesday he would have made a different decision than his brother to invade Iraq in 2003 had he known what he does now about flaws in the nation's intelligence.
- Christie: Knowing what we know now, Iraq invasion a mistake Updated: May-12-15 6:28 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie says that knowing what we know today, the decision to go to war with Iraq was ultimately the wrong one.
- TRAIL TRANSLATOR: They're all talking 'income inequality' Updated: May-12-15 2:56 pm
WASHINGTON - Of all the buzzwords and phrases popping up early in the presidential campaign, "income inequality" must be close to the top of the list. And it's not just Democrats insisting that the nation must deal with it firmly and fast.
- Paul announces support from New Hampshire representatives Updated: May-11-15 5:32 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Twenty Republican state representatives in New Hampshire - 8 percent of the GOP caucus - are throwing their support behind Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's presidential campaign.
- Activists use Clinton immigration stance to pressure Obama Updated: May-11-15 1:34 pm
WASHINGTON - Immigration activists are trying to use Hillary Rodham Clinton's stance on immigration to pressure President Barack Obama to do more for immigrants.
- Presidential candidate Rand Paul seeking support in Arizona Updated: May-08-15 10:02 pm
TEMPE, Arizona - Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul gave a forceful defense Friday against using telephone records and other means without a warrant during a rally at Arizona State University.
- Report: Ky. hospitals lose money under federal health law Updated: May-08-15 6:23 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky's decision to expand Medicaid meant an extra 400,000 people could have health insurance. But a new report says it also meant up to 7,700 hospital jobs would disappear.
- Rubio tax plan shows challenge of GOP wage-stagnation fight Updated: May-07-15 5:35 pm
DENVER - In the traffic jam that is the Republican presidential race, Sen. Marco Rubio stands out - and not just for his youth and blue-collar, Cuban-American biography.
- Ky. candidate takes a shot at rival as 'Christian Laettner' Updated: May-06-15 3:47 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - After this week, when gubernatorial candidate James Comer had to defend himself against allegations that he abused a former girlfriend in college, things seemingly couldn't get uglier in this bitterly contentious Republican primary.
- Senate adopts GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare' Updated: May-05-15 8:43 pm
WASHINGTON - The Senate on Tuesday adopted a GOP budget that paves the way for an assault on President Barack Obama's health care law this summer and a partisan showdown over spending bills this fall.
- McConnell, Paul introduce tax code change for bourbon makers Updated: May-05-15 6:04 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Kentucky's two U.S. senators have introduced legislation they say will level the playing field for American bourbon and whiskey producers.
- Snyder rules out Cabinet position in reaction to speculation Updated: May-04-15 5:18 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Gov. Rick Snyder said Monday he is not angling for a Cabinet position, despite speculation that could be the case as he travels around the country promoting Michigan's rebound.
- Walker promotes tax cuts before Michigan vote Updated: May-04-15 4:46 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Republican presidential contender Scott Walker on Monday touted tax cuts to boost the U.S. economy, a day before Michigan voters decide the fate of tax hikes to improve deteriorating road and bridge infrastructure.
- Former tech executive Carly Fiorina enters presidential race Updated: May-04-15 7:37 am
WASHINGTON - Former technology executive Carly Fiorina says she is running for president.
- In Congress, income inequality fact of life for food servers Updated: May-04-15 3:38 am
WASHINGTON - Income inequality is more than a political sound bite to workers in the Capitol. It's their life.
- With Walker a 2016 GOP force, Kasich and Snyder ponder runs Updated: May-04-15 3:36 am
WASHINGTON - Wisconsin's Scott Walker has emerged as a force in the 2016 White House contest. It's a position two other Republican governors from the Midwest, lesser known but similarly ambitious, undoubtedly would like to be in.