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  • 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.

  • Political opposition groups gain money for 2016 race 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 5:15 pm

    WASHINGTON - It was the perfect loop: The Republican opposition research group America Rising finds footage of Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley in agriculture-loving Iowa, seeming to put down the intelligence of farmers. That footage becomes part of a 30-second TV ad, by the super PAC American Crossroads, boosting the Republican candidate, Joni Ernst.

  • Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 1:02 pm

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 22

  • Mississippi editorial roundup 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 10:53 am

    Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers:

  • Kasich weighs in on Confederate flag debate after shootings 
    Updated: Jun-21-15 9:41 am

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) says it's ultimately up to the people of South Carolina to decide whether to keep the Confederate flag outside their Statehouse.

  • Like past governors, Baker must weigh public records law 
    Updated: Jun-21-15 9:37 am

    BOSTON - Like past Massachusetts governors, Charlie Baker has spoken about making state government more accountable and transparent to the public.

  • Jeb Bush 'slow jams' the news with Fallon story has photos
    Updated: Jun-17-15 12:08 am

    NEW YORK - Republican Jeb Bush "slow jammed" the news, told about meeting his wife, offered a guacamole recipe and oddly compared his presidential father and brother during a "Tonight" show appearance.

  • Rick Santorum to visit Montgomery Monday 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 5:34 am

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum will be making a campaign stop in Montgomery.

  • Murphy works Democratic Party event to build Senate campaign 
    Updated: Jun-13-15 8:12 pm

    HOLLYWOOD, Florida - For now, U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy is the only prominent Democrat in the race to replace Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, and he took advantage of that Saturday at a Florida Democratic Party fundraising event in which he portrayed himself as a moderate who isn't going to please everybody all the time.

  • Iowa Republicans ending straw poll, a tradition born in 1979 
    Updated: Jun-12-15 10:41 am

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Republican leaders in Iowa have agreed to end the state's straw poll because of waning interest from presidential hopefuls and questions about its relevancy.

  • Paul Ryan's step-by-step future starts with trade story has photos
    Updated: Jun-11-15 3:06 pm

    WASHINGTON - First, give presidents the power to strike trade deals. Then, overturn President Barack Obama's health care law, overhaul the tax code and rework the nation's welfare system. And someday? Perhaps a run for president.