- McCarthy abruptly withdraws candidacy for House speaker Updated: Oct-08-15 5:38 pm
WASHINGTON - Confronting insurmountable obstacles, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy suddenly withdrew from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House on Thursday, shocking colleagues just before they were to vote and producing ever-deeper chaos for a divided Congress.
- Clinton seeks crackdown for those breaking Wall Street rules Updated: Oct-08-15 4:09 pm
WASHINGTON - Just days before the first Democratic debate, Hillary Rodham Clinton released a series of proposals aimed at cracking down on bad behavior by Wall Street, vowing that individual bankers who violate the law will be "prosecuted and imprisoned."
- Trade deal, Keystone open Clinton to flip-flop charges Updated: Oct-08-15 3:47 pm
WASHINGTON - Martin O'Malley was blunt when he learned Hillary Rodham Clinton had announced her opposition to a Pacific Rim trade deal. "Wow, that's a reversal," he told reporters minutes after Clinton announced her shift.
- The Republicans' Mr. Congeniality drops out of speaker race Updated: Oct-08-15 3:15 pm
WASHINGTON - Mainstream lawmakers saw Kevin McCarthy as an honest broker in ragged times. Those farther on the right worried that, as House speaker, he might obstruct their obstructionism.
- House election: Republicans challenge McCarthy for speaker Updated: Oct-08-15 10:12 am
WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is the front-runner in the race to become the next speaker, but he faces two Republican opponents who are trying to draw some of his support.
- Bernie Sanders to hold rally in Boulder Updated: Oct-08-15 5:02 am
BOULDER, Colorado - Boulder is gearing up for its first visit by a 2016 presidential candidate as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to hold a rally on the University of Colorado's East Campus.
- Clinton subject to hack attempts from China, Korea, Germany Updated: Oct-07-15 10:44 pm
WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email server, which stored some 55,000 pages of emails from her time as secretary of state, was the subject of attempted cyberattacks originating in China, South Korea and Germany after she left office in early 2013, according to a congressional document obtained by The Associated Press.
- House OKs special panel to probe Planned Parenthood Updated: Oct-07-15 5:38 pm
WASHINGTON - The Republican-led House voted Wednesday to create a special panel to investigate Planned Parenthood and its procurement of fetal tissue as the GOP continued pressing an issue that has galvanized conservatives since secret videos surfaced this summer.
- If he runs, Biden would be only Dem backing Asia trade deal Updated: Oct-07-15 5:33 pm
WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden became the only prospective or current Democratic presidential candidate supporting the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Wednesday as Hillary Rodham Clinton declared her opposition.
- Arizona Rep. Grijalva 1st in Congress to endorse Sanders Updated: Oct-07-15 5:08 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has netted his first endorsement from a member of Congress in his effort to best former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and win the Democratic nomination for president.
- GOP chairman on McCarthy's comments: 'Kevin screwed up' Updated: Oct-07-15 3:17 pm
WASHINGTON - The chairman of the committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks said Wednesday that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy "screwed up" when he suggested the probe was useful in driving down Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton's poll numbers.
- Boehner booked to visit Jimmy Fallon Updated: Oct-07-15 1:15 pm
NEW YORK - Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner is joining the parade of politicians to visit late-night TV.
- Clinton racks up elected Dems in Georgia Updated: Oct-07-15 12:35 pm
ATLANTA - Presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton is gathering support from a long list of prominent Georgia Democrats.
- As Clinton campaigns, complications with her old boss arise Updated: Oct-07-15 10:12 am
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama seemed to call Hillary Rodham Clinton's idea of a no-fly zone in Syria "half-baked."
- Democrats announce participants in Nov. 6 S. Carolina debate Updated: Oct-07-15 10:11 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina Democrats say three candidates are confirmed to participate in the party's presidential debate next month.
- US government deports fewest immigrants in nearly a decade Updated: Oct-06-15 8:05 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, according to internal figures obtained by The Associated Press as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton called Obama's deportation policies too harsh.
- Bernie Sanders campaign hires a Nevada state director Updated: Oct-06-15 7:50 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is starting to build a formal campaign team in Nevada.
- Chinese billionaire finds himself at center of a new scandal Updated: Oct-06-15 7:11 pm
NEW YORK - For the second time in three decades, a billionaire Chinese real estate mogul is central to a scandal over whether his money was used to buy influence in the United States.
- Rubio criticizes government regulation of on-demand economy Updated: Oct-06-15 6:35 pm
NEW YORK - Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio vowed Tuesday to cap the number of regulations government can impose on businesses, particularly "on-demand" startups like Uber and Airbnb that he considers models for a changing national economy.
- New York mayor, who worked for Clinton, meets with Sanders Updated: Oct-06-15 4:16 pm
NEW YORK - New York City mayor and former Hillary Clinton campaign manager Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) has met with her rival Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
- State Department seeks more work-related emails from Clinton Updated: Oct-06-15 3:36 pm
- Obama begins selling trade agreement to Congress, public Updated: Oct-06-15 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON - Negotiations over the complex trade deal took more than five years. On Tuesday, President Barack Obama began what may be a similarly difficult task - selling the Trans-Pacific Partnership to Congress and the American public.
- Clinton ad seizes on Rep. McCarthy's Benghazi comments Updated: Oct-06-15 10:14 am
WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is running a new ad that seizes on House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's admission that the Benghazi committee can take credit for her diminished public standing.
- Clinton draws early support but also ambivalence from voters Updated: Oct-06-15 3:15 am
DERRY, New Hampshire - Inside the arena, the roar was deafening when Hillary Rodham Clinton took the stage at the annual convention of the New Hampshire Democratic Party. Thousands of people jumped to their feet to welcome their party's White House front-runner with cheers and noisemakers emblazoned with her campaign logo.
- Cuomo: Make gun violence a central question for politicians Updated: Oct-05-15 6:19 pm
ALBANY, New York - U.S. gunfire killings have reached a crisis and voters should demand every candidate for Congress or president answer what they'd do about it, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.