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  • Top Republicans stay quiet on release of their tax returns 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 1:42 pm

    WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have failed to release their tax returns despite promises to do.

  • But is she honest? Caring? Clinton grapples with questions story has video
    Updated: Feb-11-16 3:38 am

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton's campaign has spent months fighting the perception that she has a shaky relationship with the truth and is disconnected from the problems facing Americans.

  • New Hampshire voters take to polls in 1st-in-nation primary story has photos
    Updated: Feb-09-16 1:41 pm

    New Hampshire hosts the first-in-the-nation presidential primary, featuring candidates for the Republican and Democratic nomination. Of the state's 1.33 million residents, more than 870,000 residents are registered to vote. Polls started opening at 7 a.m., except for a handful of communities that begin voting just after midnight. In Dixville Notch, voters in that tiny town gave Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich two votes, Republican Donald Trump got two and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders won four votes for his Democratic bid.

  • Kentucky tops coverage gains as GOP looks to remake Medicaid 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 5:46 am

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - As Gov. Matt Bevin prepares to remake Kentucky's Medicaid program, a new national survey shows what's at stake: gains in insurance coverage matched only by one other state.

  • Ex-Romney aide named new director of Arkansas DHS agency 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 3:14 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A former health care adviser to Mitt Romney has been named the new director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services.

  • Big bucks, shadowy companies: Election mystery money returns story has photos
    Updated: Feb-03-16 1:02 pm

    WASHINGTON - Campaign money from shadowy sources is back this presidential election.

  • Watching Monday: What to look for in the 2016 Iowa caucuses 
    Updated: Feb-01-16 8:09 am

    WASHINGTON - The Iowa caucuses are finally here. A few things to watch for on Monday as the nation gets its first glimpse of where the 2016 candidates really stand in the race for the Republican and Democratic presidential nominations:

  • The Latest: Trump campaign says rally raised $6 million 
    Updated: Jan-28-16 11:47 pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The Latest on developments from the 2016 Republican race for president, less than a week out from the Iowa caucuses (all times local):

  • 2016 battlegrounds bring rural focus to legislative session 
    Updated: Jan-24-16 11:07 am

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The battle for greater Minnesota at the ballot box in November is already taking shape at the Capitol.

  • Presidential race shows evolving gender roles in politics 
    Updated: Jan-22-16 7:39 am

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Carly Fiorina has a husband who quit his career to further hers. Chris Christie boasts of his wife being the family's top earner. Hillary Clinton is looking to get back into the White House, but this time as president.

  • Palin's re-emergence underscores GOP split story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jan-21-16 7:31 am

    DES MOINES, Iowa - If the Republican Party is on the verge of an implosion, Sarah Palin may have been the one who lit the fuse.

  • Jackie Robinson's widow says baseball lags on diversity story has photos
    Updated: Jan-19-16 9:47 pm

    PASADENA, California - A roundup of news Monday from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs.

  • Ex-state lawmaker Allen enters race for US House story has photos
    Updated: Jan-14-16 12:12 pm

    TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Jason Allen, a former Republican state legislator, entered the race Thursday for the U.S. House seat being vacated by retiring Rep. Dan Benishek, who narrowly defeated Allen for the Republican nomination six years ago in Michigan's northernmost district.

  • AP Conversation: Bush sees conservatism at stake in '16 story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jan-14-16 7:49 am

    CORALVILLE, Iowa - Jeb Bush says he misjudged the intensity of anger among Republican voters before his White House campaign and believes the country in 2016 is "dramatically different" than in past elections. Yet he insists he's still a viable candidate, and one who has broadened his mission to include defending conservativism from GOP front-runner Donald Trump.