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  • Baker administration names leadership team for MBTA 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 6:53 pm

    BOSTON - Gov. Charlie Baker's administration has tapped Brian Shortsleeve, a one-time political director for Mitt Romney, to serve in the newly-created position of chief administrator of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.

  • Kansas GOP, Democrats plan early March presidential caucuses 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 3:43 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Republicans and Democrats in Kansas both hope March 5 caucuses will lure serious contenders for their parties' 2016 presidential nominations to the state.

  • Walker announces senior presidential campaign team 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 3:04 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker announced the leaders of his presidential campaign team on Friday, a mixture of longtime, close advisers from Wisconsin, employees of the Republican National Committee and veterans of previous national races.

  • Conservative David Keene joins Eisenhower Memorial effort 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 4:19 am

    WASHINGTON - A conservative commentator and political adviser is joining the effort to build a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Washington.

  • Ohio Gov. John Kasich to meet with 2012 nominee Mitt Romney 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 11:54 pm

    WASHINGTON - The latest Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, is planning to meet with the GOP's most recent nominee, Mitt Romney.

  • Donald Trump wealth details released by federal regulators story has photos
    Updated: Jul-22-15 5:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - Federal election regulators released new details Wednesday about Republican presidential candidate and celebrity businessman Donald Trump's wealth and financial holdings, weeks after he estimated his net worth at roughly $10 billion.

  • Campaign donations pour in for top Massachusetts lawmakers 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 4:47 pm

    BOSTON - Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo collected more than $415,000 in campaign donations during the first half of the year - more than during any previous six-month period for the powerful Democrat.

  • New Clark GOP chair: Goal is running competent organization 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 6:14 pm

    CARSON CITY, Nevada - The newly elected chairman of the Clark County Republican Party said his priority will be running the kind of competent, efficient organization needed to get Republicans elected to office.

  • Koster has nearly $4 million for Missouri governor campaign 
    Updated: Jul-15-15 7:26 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster has more money for a campaign for Missouri governor than all of his Republican rivals combined, after announcing on Wednesday that he has nearly $4 million in his campaign account.

  • Massachusetts again debates tuition costs for immigrants 
    Updated: Jul-15-15 4:23 pm

    BOSTON - Massachusetts lawmakers are reviving a debate about whether immigrants in the country illegally should be eligible for in-state college tuition rates, and backers of both sides gathered at the Statehouse on Wednesday to testify at a public hearing.

  • Jeb Bush rolls out South Carolina campaign leadership 
    Updated: Jul-15-15 9:33 am

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A major GOP fundraiser and two-time agency head are among Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush's campaign leadership team for South Carolina.

  • Charleston massacre, flag debate put Haley in 2016 spotlight story has photos
    Updated: Jul-15-15 5:40 am

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - From her public statements of grief to removing the Confederate battle flag from outside her Statehouse office, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has drawn wide praise since the massacre of nine black churchgoers from a historic Charleston congregation.

  • Durant residents excited for President Obama's visit 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 6:21 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - In a Republican-controlled state where President Barack Obama failed to win a single one of the state's 77 counties in 2008 or 2012, Oklahoma residents still are rolling out the red carpet for the president's two-day visit to the Sooner State.

  • Gov. Baker enjoys brisk fundraising pace in first 6 months 
    Updated: Jul-12-15 10:56 am

    BOSTON - Gov. Charlie Baker won't face re-election for another three years, but he's already stockpiled more in campaign donations than his two recent predecessors in the governor's office.

  • Appeals court upholds former Virginia governor's convictions 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 3:09 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - A federal appeals panel upheld former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's public corruption convictions Friday, rejecting his claim that he only extended routine political courtesies to a wealthy businessman who showered him and his family with expensive gifts and five-figure loans.

  • Too liberal, divisive to win Senate seat? Grayson says no 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 5:38 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Democratic U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson entered the race to replace Sen. Marco Rubio on Thursday with some points he wants to make for the people who think he's an inflammatory, Republican-hating liberal who's too divisive to win a statewide election.

  • Wins, setbacks mark the path to nationwide same-sex marriage story has photos
    Updated: Jul-06-15 1:05 pm

    WASHINGTON - In 2004, when Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry, President George W. Bush declared support for a constitutional amendment "to protect the institution of marriage." Voters in 13 states changed their constitutions to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. In most of those states, the vote wasn't even close.