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  • RNC team examines Las Vegas as convention site 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:48 pm
  • LAS VEGAS - A Republican National Committee team has paid a visit to Las Vegas to explore the logistics for staging the GOP's 2016 national convention.

  • Syracuse mayor resigns as Democratic Party chair 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:53 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is resigning from her position as co-chair of the state's Democratic Party.

  • Governor, but not opponent, to speak to Democrats 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:33 pm
  • HONOLULU - Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie was invited to speak at the state Democratic convention in May, but his primary opponent David Ige was not, which has left the state senator feeling slighted.

  • Republican convention scouts visit Denver 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 8:10 am
  • DENVER - Denver is putting out the welcome mat for a group from the Republican National Committee on the first of six visits to potential hosts for the party's national convention in 2016.

  • 2 Ohio visits slated as GOP seeks convention site 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:07 am
  • CINCINNATI - The two Ohio cities still in contention to host the 2016 Republican National Convention will be visited in late April by party staff or members of a selection committee.

  • Experts: Money is hurdle to landing GOP convention 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 9:50 am
  • CINCINNATI - To hold the Republican National Convention in Cincinnati, supporters must figure out how a host committee can raise the millions in private money that will be needed and also spruce up the downtown arena.

  • Nevada GOP removes social issues from platform 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 12:04 am
  • LAS VEGAS - The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values.

  • Palestinian urges boycott of Israeli settlements 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:34 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - The Palestinian U.N. envoy urged the world Tuesday to boycott products from "illegal" Israeli settlements as part of a stepped up campaign to help Palestine become independent.

  • Columbus will seek Democratic convention 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 7:44 am
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - Though Columbus was rejected as a site for the 2016 Republican National Convention, area tourism officials say they will now focus on luring the Democrats.

  • NC Libertarian convention meeting this weekend 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 4:07 am
  • DURHAM, North Carolina - North Carolina's Libertarian Party will have an unusual gathering this weekend because it will host a forum for its primary candidates for U.S. Senate.

  • GOP convention decision disappoints Brewer 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 3:37 pm
  • PHOENIX - Gov. Jan Brewer says she is disappointed that Phoenix is out of contention to host the next Republican National Convention.

  • Kansas City remains in race for GOP convention 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 2:24 pm
  • KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Kansas City remains in the running to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

  • RNC to narrow list of potential 2016 host cities 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 6:13 am
  • LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas will soon learn if it's still in the running to host the National Republican Convention in 2016.

  • GOP's Fisher seeking money for convention protest 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 7:59 pm
  • BOSTON - Republican Mark Fisher, who fell just short of the support needed from his party to earn a spot on the primary ballot, signaled Tuesday that he was not quite ready to throw in the towel on his campaign for governor.

  • Philly leaders strategize for 2016 DNC pitch 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 2:08 pm
  • PHILADELPHIA - A group of political, labor, business and community leaders in Philadelphia are putting together their pitch for the city to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

  • Mass. congressional contender skips GOP convention 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 6:59 am
  • BOSTON - Republican congressional candidate Richard Tisei (tih-SAY') says he will skip this weekend's state GOP convention because of the socially conservative platform the party's state committee adopted.

  • Panel dismisses ethics charges against Eckstrom 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 7:01 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - State ethics officials on Wednesday dismissed charges that South Carolina Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom used campaign money to accompany his girlfriend to the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa.