- Independent candidate rides hatred of politics in Mexico Updated: May-25-15 2:32 pm
MEXICO CITY - Mexicans' disgust with corrupt, aloof, high-living politicians has a name, and it's El Bronco. The horseback-riding, boot-clad, tough-talking Jaime Rodriguez lives up to his nickname.
- Hillary Clinton to visit Democratic event in Columbia Updated: May-25-15 11:34 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's first campaign stop in South Carolina will be a speech to Democratic women who say they are trying to make South Carolina better.
- Ex-Israeli Premier Olmert sentenced to 8 months in prison Updated: May-25-15 8:56 am
JERUSALEM - Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter, capping the dramatic downfall of a man who only years earlier led the country and hoped to bring about a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.
- Q&A: A look at Nevada's debate over caucus vs. primary Updated: May-24-15 6:22 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Lawmakers are trying to change how Nevada votes for presidential candidates in a move that has major implications for the state's relevance on the campaign trail and who is likely to be the nominee.
- Lawmakers fail to ramp up ethics laws for Missouri officials Updated: May-24-15 2:19 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Like most years, Missouri state lawmakers in the 2015 legislative session introduced a number of bills aimed at clamping down on ethics laws considered some of the loosest in the nation.
- Campaign-style tactics fueling Illinois legislative gridlock Updated: May-24-15 10:12 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - An already challenging legislative session has grown even trickier as Democrats and Republicans have begun targeting lawmakers with campaign-style mailers, TV ads and new multimillion-dollar political committees.
- 'Bold' Ireland votes to legalize gay marriage in landslide Updated: May-23-15 6:25 pm
DUBLIN - Ireland's citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage, electoral officials announced Saturday - a stunningly lopsided result that illustrates what Catholic leaders and rights activists alike called a "social revolution."
- Veterans frustrated by presidential debate on Iraq war Updated: May-23-15 12:22 pm
Veterans of the Iraq War have been watching in frustration as Republican presidential contenders distance themselves from the decision their party enthusiastically supported to invade that country.
- Pence passes up presidential bid, but future still cloudy Updated: May-23-15 10:25 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's decision not to fulfill the political buzz and chase White House dreams in 2016 doesn't necessarily clear up questions about his future.
- Lawmakers reject proposal for 72-hour donation reporting Updated: May-23-15 12:28 am
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada lawmakers have rejected a proposal that would have created much more substantial restrictions on campaign finance reporting.
- Cruz adds state Republican Party official to campaign team Updated: May-22-15 2:15 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A Michigan Republican Party official who specializes in grassroots outreach will be state director for the presidential campaign of Ted Cruz.
- Utah official took donation from 1-800 Contacts Updated: May-21-15 6:38 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes accepted a $5,000 campaign donation from a contact lens seller based in the state after his office began defending a new law that critics say was written at the company's behest.
- Democrats seek return to relevance in Tennessee politics Updated: May-21-15 5:51 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - For a party once accustomed to dominating state politics, the outlook for Tennessee Democrats is bleak.
- Walker misses jobs promise by about 121,000 jobs Updated: May-21-15 3:35 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker made it only about halfway toward fulfilling his signature 2010 campaign promise - repeated in the 2012 recall - that 250,000 private sector jobs would be created over four years under his leadership.
- Libertarian's elections complaint against Kasich dismissed Updated: May-21-15 2:23 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The state's Elections Commission dismissed a complaint Thursday alleging that Republican Gov. John Kasich's re-election campaign played a role in getting a Libertarian candidate bumped from last year's gubernatorial ballot.
- FIFA candidate Van Praag withdraws to support Prince Ali Updated: May-21-15 5:45 am
AMSTERDAM - FIFA presidential candidate Michael van Praag withdrew from the May 29 election against Sepp Blatter on Thursday, switching his support to FIFA vice president Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan.
- 10's a crowd? GOP prepares for double digits on debate stage Updated: May-20-15 9:05 pm
WASHINGTON - The first Republican presidential debate will feature no fewer than 10 candidates.
- Republican lawyer lodges new complaints against Sorrell Updated: May-20-15 7:11 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - A Republican lawyer who has led the charge of criticisms about alleged campaign finance abuses by Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell added to his list of complaints Wednesday.
- New nominees gird for Pennsylvania high-court campaign Updated: May-20-15 2:56 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Party endorsements and money made the difference in who was nominated for state Supreme Court in Pennsylvania's primary election.
- Small business is key in presidential campaign playbook Updated: May-20-15 3:10 am
NEW YORK - Small businesses aren't in the dire straits they were four years ago, but presidential candidates aren't letting go of an issue they think will get them votes.
- Ex-councilman wins crucial primary for Philadelphia mayor Updated: May-20-15 2:37 am
PHILADELPHIA - A veteran Philadelphia councilman who is likely to become the city's next mayor credited a coalition of union members, immigrants, public school parents and others for his easy victory in a crowded Democratic primary.
- Dems select Philly judge, Pittsburgh lawyer in court races Updated: May-19-15 11:28 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A Philadelphia judge was nominated by Democrats in Tuesday's primary election to run for a seat on the statewide Superior Court, while voters bucked the party's endorsement and nominated a former Allegheny County solicitor to run for a Commonwealth Court seat.
- GOP primary for governor in Kentucky too close to call Updated: May-19-15 10:19 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky's volatile Republican primary for governor ended in a virtual tie Tuesday night as only a handful of votes separated Matt Bevin and James Comer.
- Obama, Senate GOP work together on trade bill Updated: May-19-15 7:46 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration and Senate Republicans worked in unusual harmony Tuesday to advance major trade legislation opposed by many rank-and-file Democrats, an expanding struggle already leaving a mark on the 2016 campaigns for the White House and control of Congress.
- Kentucky voters weigh hotly contested GOP governor's primary Updated: May-19-15 7:03 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - As a bitterly contested Republican primary for governor wound to a close, Kentucky voters headed to the polls Tuesday to sort through the contenders in both parties - and weigh in on some of the allegations that have surfaced on the Republican side.