- Chicago gun laws not as strict as they once were Updated: Oct-07-15 1:09 am
CHICAGO - The mass shooting at an Oregon community college last week thrust the debate over the nation's gun laws to the center of the presidential race. At least some of the Republicans who are running have pointed to Chicago as proof that gun control does not work.
- Leaders who follow: What candidates' Twitter lists reveal Updated: Oct-05-15 2:34 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Jeb Bush follows Donald Trump on Twitter but that's a one-way street: Trump mainly follows people with a connection to himself. Ted Cruz's follow list is a big tea party, though he keeps an eye on President Barack Obama, too.
- Cruz, Santorum, Fiorina in New Hampshire for GOP forum Updated: Oct-03-15 8:17 am
HOOKSETT, New Hampshire - Republican White House hopefuls Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum and Carly Fiorina are appearing at a New Hampshire forum on limiting the powers of the federal government.
- Fiorina pushes government accountability, immigration reform Updated: Oct-02-15 1:49 pm
AIKEN, South Carolina - Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina told an Aiken audience Friday she would require federal agencies to account for each dollar requested in their budgets, part of her continuing demand that government spending be put on a diet.
- Bush with S. Carolina prosecutor for constitutional chat Updated: Oct-02-15 6:13 am
GREENVILLE, South Carolina - Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush is returning to South Carolina for a constitutional conversation.
- AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT Updated: Oct-01-15 11:00 pm
Gunman opens fire at Oregon community college before dying in shootout; at least 9 dead
- Field for SC's Republican presidential primary set at 15 Updated: Sep-30-15 6:32 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina Republican Party officials say 15 candidates have paid the $40,000 fee to be on the state GOP presidential primary ballot next year.
- Walker sees lowest approval rating ever after exiting race Updated: Sep-30-15 3:36 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker's approval rating reached the lowest of his time in office after he exited the presidential race last week, a new poll released Wednesday showed.
- In New Hampshire, substance abuse at center of 2016 campaign Updated: Sep-30-15 3:29 pm
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - In town halls and meet-and-greets in Iowa and New Hampshire, voters are using their access to presidential hopefuls to raise painful and often deeply personal concerns about drug abuse.
- Cruz announces endorsements of 41 Texas state lawmakers Updated: Sep-30-15 1:14 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Home-state presidential hopeful and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz says he's secured endorsements from 36 Republican Texas state representatives and five state senators.
- Economists question Bush's prescription for lower gas prices Updated: Sep-29-15 9:41 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The link between ending a 40-year oil export ban and lower prices at the gas pump is not as direct as Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush would have voters believe in his new energy proposal, industry economists said Tuesday.
- Senate majority leader seems safe for now after Boehner exit Updated: Sep-29-15 1:41 pm
WASHINGTON - Try as they may, there's no sign that conservatives chirping over the departure of House Speaker John Boehner will be able to claim Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as their next pelt.
- GOP presidential contender Cruz to campaign in Kalamazoo Updated: Sep-28-15 6:10 pm
KALAMAZOO, Michigan - Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz will campaign in Michigan next week.
- Jeb Bush plans private fundraising stop in Oklahoma City Updated: Sep-28-15 11:10 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush is planning to make a short stop in Oklahoma City.
- GOP hopeful Graham joins fellow senator Scott at town hall Updated: Sep-28-15 4:01 am
MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina - South Carolina's two U.S. senators are getting together this week to talk presidential politics.
- GOP religious conservatives channeling anger toward victory Updated: Sep-27-15 5:11 am
WASHINGTON - Religious activists in the Republican Party, bolstered by House Speaker John Boehner's sudden exit, say the next GOP presidential nominee must share their uncompromising stance on abortion rights, gay marriage and other priorities to get to the White House.
- Carly Fiorina set to speak with Oklahoma energy producers Updated: Sep-22-15 2:23 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Carly Fiorina is the latest Republican presidential hopeful scheduled to visit Oklahoma.
- GOP's Fiorina shows off a lighter side on 'The Tonight Show' Updated: Sep-22-15 9:54 am
NEW YORK - Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina impressed many with her strong performance in the second presidential debate, as she railed passionately against Planned Parenthood and outlined her hardline views on foreign policy.
- GOP candidates scramble to win over Scott Walker supporters Updated: Sep-22-15 3:41 am
WASHINGTON - Even before Scott Walker dropped out of the race for president, his Republican rivals for the White House were chasing after the remnants of his once high-flying campaign.
- As Georgia race heats up, Rubio gets congressman's support Updated: Sep-21-15 12:25 pm
ATLANTA - As the Republican presidential scramble heats up ahead of Georgia's March 1 primary, the state's elected leaders are starting to take sides, with Marco Rubio picking up support Monday from a conservative congressman from south Georgia.
- Fiorina's career as tech CEO is still a matter of debate Updated: Sep-21-15 8:13 am
SAN FRANCISCO - Ten years after GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina was unceremoniously fired from her job as chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, her tumultuous business career is still the subject of heated discussion.
- JPMorgan head: CEOs don't have all it takes to be president Updated: Sep-20-15 10:19 am
The CEO of one of America's most powerful financial companies said Sunday that CEOs have some attributes that would serve a president well, but running the country might be better left to a politician.
- New Hampshire voters: Still a long way to go for decision Updated: Sep-18-15 5:16 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The pair of Republican presidential debates on CNN this week spanned five hours - long enough for someone to drive clear across New Hampshire and back again. But some voters in the state that will host the first primaries in 2016 still have a long way to go in settling on a favorite.
- A kinder, gentler Trump emerges - briefly - from GOP debate Updated: Sep-18-15 5:42 am
ROCHESTER, New Hampshire - Donald Trump, humble?
- Bush leads off 6 GOP candidates visiting Michigan gathering Updated: Sep-18-15 5:35 am
MACKINAC ISLAND, Michigan - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is leading off a half-dozen presidential candidates who plan to attend Michigan Republicans' weekend gathering on Mackinac Island.