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  • Rubio finesses abortion stance criticized by Democrats story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-25-15 3:17 am

    WASHINGTON - When Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio staked out a hard-line position on abortion in the first GOP debate, Hillary Rodham Clinton took notice.

  • Casperson announces run for Congress in northern Michigan story has photos
    Updated: Nov-09-15 5:27 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - Republican state Sen. Tom Casperson announced Monday that he's running to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek in Michigan's 1st Congressional District, a competitive seat that the GOP is hoping to retain in 2016.

  • What's ahead in long grind of 2016 campaign for president 
    Updated: Nov-03-15 7:45 am

    WASHINGTON - Election Day 2015 is Tuesday, which means we're a year away from the big Election Day to come - the one with the next president on the ballot. Here's a look at some of the milestones ahead before the end of the 2016 presidential campaign.

  • No end in sight to GOP primary drama a year from election story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-03-15 4:17 am

    WASHINGTON - After a devastating loss in the 2012 presidential election, the Republican Party entered a period of intense self-reflection and emerged with a firm promise to learn from its mistakes.

  • Florida GOP congressman who clashed with Boehner to retire 
    Updated: Nov-02-15 1:30 pm

    WASHINGTON - A Florida Republican congressman who clashed with former House Speaker John Boehner said Monday that he will not run for re-election next year.

  • Florida's Democratic Senate primary will be long and nasty 
    Updated: Nov-01-15 10:52 pm

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - Sen. Bill Nelson delivered the biggest understatement during a weekend-long state Democratic Party convention that was supposed to fire up activists for next year's election.

  • Clinton faces protests as she courts black voters story has photos
    Updated: Oct-31-15 3:03 am

    ATLANTA - Hillary Rodham Clinton, shouting over protesters, promised black Americans Friday that she would address systemic racism and, if elected, follow in the footsteps of her predecessor, the country's first black president.

  • Ann Romney visit sparks Ohio campaign faceoff over women 
    Updated: Oct-30-15 12:18 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ann Romney arrived in Ohio's capital Friday to help U.S. Sen. Rob Portman launch the women's outreach component of his 2016 re-election campaign, touching off a debate over the standing of women in the state.

  • Obama and Ryan: Political foils, occasional policy partners story has photos
    Updated: Oct-30-15 3:59 am

    WASHINGTON - For years, President Barack Obama and newly-elected House Speaker Paul Ryan have been political foes and occasional policy allies.

  • The Latest: Lawmakers line up for photos with Paul Ryan story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-29-15 4:42 pm

    WASHINGTON - The latest developments in the changing of the guard in the House leadership, with Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin succeeding Rep. John Boehner of Ohio as speaker (all times local):

  • New day for House as Paul Ryan becomes 54th speaker story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-29-15 4:04 pm

    WASHINGTON - Paul Ryan became the 54th speaker of the U.S. House on Thursday in a day of high political theater, a young new leader for a fractured Congress, charged with healing Republican divides and quieting the chaos of Capitol Hill.

  • New House Speaker Ryan found himself while at Ohio college story has photos
    Updated: Oct-29-15 11:45 am

    CINCINNATI - Newly elected U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan has said he found himself while in college in John Boehner's (BAY'-nerz) home county in southwest Ohio.

  • Ryan's hometown looks for him to bridge partisan divide story has photos
    Updated: Oct-27-15 12:45 pm

    JANESVILLE, Wisconsin - Ask the people of Janesville, Wisconsin - Republicans and Democrats - what they think of Speaker-to-be Paul Ryan, and be ready for superlatives: Good neighbor, smart, friendly, a devoted father and an all-around nice guy.

  • AP-GfK Poll: Trump is hard sell for Hispanics story has photos
    Updated: Oct-26-15 5:05 pm

    NEWARK, New Jersey - Republican front-runner Donald Trump is widely unpopular among the nation's Hispanics, a new AP-GfK poll finds, challenging the billionaire's oft-repeated assertion that he will win the Hispanic vote if he becomes his party's nominee.