- 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.
- Rand Paul touts small government ideals on Nevada tour Updated: Jun-29-15 4:54 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Speaking to supporters from rural Elko to a Las Vegas convention center, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul said on Monday that his path to a presidential nomination relies strongly on winning over Nevadans.
- GOP WH hopefuls deride gay marriage ruling Updated: Jun-28-15 12:04 am
DENVER - Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee told conservatives Saturday that the Supreme Court tried to "unwrite the laws of nature and the laws of nature's God" when it legalized gay marriage across the nation.
- Virginia GOP to hold primary to pick presidential candidate Updated: Jun-27-15 9:08 pm
STAUNTON, Virginia - The Republican Party of Virginia will choose a presidential candidate in a statewide primary open to all voters on March 1, 2016, also known as Super Tuesday.
- Idaho new laws include official state amphibian Updated: Jun-27-15 1:55 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Summer in Idaho brings not only plenty of outdoor cookouts and floats down the river, but also state laws ready to go into effect.
- The Latest: Bishops object to court's gay marriage ruling Updated: Jun-26-15 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON - The Latest on the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage. (All times Eastern)
- With court defeat, GOP health law effort now aimed at '16 Updated: Jun-26-15 10:12 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's resounding rejection of a conservative attempt to gut President Barack Obama's health care overhaul won't stop Republicans from attacking the law they detest. But now, their efforts will be chiefly about teeing up the issue for the 2016 presidential and congressional elections.
- GOP's Rubio disagrees with high court ruling on health law Updated: Jun-25-15 4:16 pm
EXETER, New Hampshire - Florida senator and Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio sharply criticized the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold key provisions of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and said the high court's decisions on health care and gay marriage should not mark the final word on either issue.
- Cleveland businesses prepare for 2016 GOP convention Updated: Jun-25-15 1:50 pm
CLEVELAND - Hundreds of vendors, suppliers and business owners in northeast Ohio are strategizing on how they can cash in on the hundreds of millions of dollars expected to be spent during the Republican National Convention next summer in Cleveland.
- The Latest: Obama says health law is 'here to stay' Updated: Jun-25-15 11:50 am
WASHINGTON - The Latest on the Supreme Court's decision on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. (All times Eastern)
- Democrat Bernie Sanders plans Madison rally next week Updated: Jun-25-15 9:26 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is coming to Wisconsin to host a town hall meeting in Madison.
- Clinton to miss convention of liberal activists, bloggers Updated: Jun-24-15 11:51 am
ST. LOUIS - Hillary Rodham Clinton is not expected to appear at Netroots Nation, an annual convention of liberal activists and bloggers who are often courted by Democratic presidential candidates.
- Governors' trade missions have uneven record of success Updated: Jun-22-15 5:08 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Governors across the country have been packing their bags for all-expenses-paid trade missions abroad, spending taxpayer dollars on costly trips that have an uneven track record of yielding any tangible benefits for their states.
- Religion and politics: GOP hopefuls' new insight on faith Updated: Jun-20-15 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential contenders railed against abortion rights on Saturday as they courted religious conservatives, promising Christian values would guide their personal decisions and public policies should they win the presidency.
- Gun rights still trumping gun controls in politics Updated: Jun-19-15 6:48 pm
WASHINGTON - They offered prayers and moments of silence. They sought to comfort. Some flashed with anger and frustration that, once again, America was forced to confront another mass shooting.
- Gov. Jindal chief of staff exits state work for campaign job Updated: Jun-19-15 5:47 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's chief of staff is leaving his state job to work on the presidential campaign that the Republican governor is expected to announce next week.
- Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders comes to Nevada Updated: Jun-19-15 5:01 pm
LAS VEGAS - Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders brought his long-shot campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination to Las Vegas on Friday, echoing front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton as he called for an expansion of President Obama's executive actions to shield some immigrants from deportation.
- Jindal vetoes budget language aimed at his campaign travel Updated: Jun-19-15 4:25 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. Bobby Jindal vetoed state lawmakers' attempts to curb taxpayer spending on the Republican governor's campaign travel as he readies a 2016 presidential bid.
- Presidential candidate Rand Paul plans to 'blow up' tax code Updated: Jun-18-15 10:52 pm
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul called Thursday for a "fair and flat tax" that would "blow up" the nation's tax code, offering a proposal his campaign said would cut taxes by $2 trillion over the next decade.
- Jeb Bush 'slow jams' the news with Fallon 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.
- Rand Paul says people have had enough Bushes, Clintons Updated: Jun-15-15 4:22 pm
LEXINGTON, South Carolina - Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says he thinks voters are tired of presidents and White House hopefuls coming from a handful of families.
- Hillary Clinton will visit northern Nevada after Vegas stop Updated: Jun-15-15 11:39 am
LAS VEGAS - Hillary Rodham Clinton will head to northern Nevada after addressing Latino leaders at a Las Vegas conference on Thursday.
- Clinton: Obama should use trade fight to his advantage Updated: Jun-15-15 12:02 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday that President Barack Obama should use a setback in Congress to seek the best possible trade agreement with 11 other Pacific Rim nations, pointing to the stumbles over the pact as an opportunity to address Democrats' concerns about job protections and wages.
- 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.
- Virginia Dems sue over voting laws before 2016 election Updated: Jun-11-15 6:41 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia Democrats filed a federal lawsuit against the State Board of Elections on Thursday, joining similar efforts in two other swing states to challenge Republican-backed laws that they say will make it difficult for some to vote in the 2016 presidential election.