- 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.
- Clinton appears to rule out return of ground forces in Iraq Updated: May-22-15 3:45 pm
HAMPTON, New Hampshire - Democratic presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she sees "no role whatsoever" for U.S. ground forces in Iraq despite setbacks in the struggle against Islamic State militants.
- Alabama to join 'SEC primary' in 2016 presidential race Updated: May-21-15 9:11 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama lawmakers have voted to join the "SEC primary" as southern states band together to try to get more attention from 2016 presidential hopefuls.
- Kansas House approves variety of election changes Updated: May-21-15 8:47 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas House approved a measure Thursday that would move local elections to the fall in odd-numbered years in a bid to boost turnout.
- Lawmakers in Louisiana House take aim at Jindal travel costs Updated: May-21-15 5:53 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Tired of Gov. Bobby Jindal's extensive out-of-state travel, lawmakers in the Louisiana House want the governor's office to carry the burden of those security detail costs, rather than the state police.
- Huckabee is latest straw poll no-show. Is event in jeopardy? Updated: May-21-15 4:28 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The people running Iowa's Republican presidential straw poll want less money and glitz involved as they try to take this summer's event back to basics. But now they are facing a different kind of downsizing - fewer candidates.
- 2016 prospect Rand Paul in new book: GOP willing to change Updated: May-21-15 2:32 pm
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul reaches out in his most direct way yet to African-Americans in a new book that highlights his libertarian policies on government surveillance, the economy and criminal justice reform.
- 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.
- Florida's GOP primary could give a boost to a favorite son Updated: May-19-15 5:06 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida has put itself in a position to help the White House bids of either former Gov. Jeb Bush or Sen. Marco Rubio, by setting up a winner-take-all Republican presidential primary as early as possible in the nominating calendar.
- Rand Paul vows to filibuster to block Patriot Act Updated: May-18-15 6:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul vowed on Monday to do "everything possible" to block renewal of the terrorism-era Patriot Act, but the Republican presidential hopeful conceded it may not be enough.
- Christie call for larger military, more US intervention Updated: May-18-15 3:16 pm
PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made the case Monday for a more active U.S. presence overseas, including a larger military and defended the government's intelligence-collection efforts in a speech laying out his foreign policy platform.
- Christie, Bush, Clinton head back to New Hampshire this week Updated: May-18-15 8:46 am
PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - Plenty of presidential hopefuls are heading back to New Hampshire this week.
- Jacksonville mayoral race draws national political interest Updated: May-17-15 2:55 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Florida - There's a reason why the Jacksonville mayoral race is drawing the attention of outsiders like former President Bill Clinton, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and it's about more than who wins on Tuesday.
- Florida presidential primary to be winner-take-all Updated: May-16-15 2:04 pm
- In Ga., Rubio promises 'transformational change' Updated: May-15-15 4:31 pm
- Possible GOP presidential contender Santorum visits Nevada Updated: May-15-15 1:23 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Republican Rick Santorum is the latest potential presidential candidate to visit Nevada this week.
- Georgia Republicans gather, hear from presidential hopefuls Updated: May-15-15 7:22 am
ATHENS, Georgia - Georgia Republicans will hear from three White House hopefuls as the party gathers for its annual convention.
- Christie presses pension reforms at town hall Updated: May-14-15 5:49 pm
SPARTA, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie is continuing to defend his decision to scale back promised payments to the state's public worker pension system as the budget deadline draws nearer.
- Hillary Clinton slated to hold fundraiser next month in RI Updated: May-13-15 9:35 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Hillary Clinton is headed to the Ocean State to raise money for her presidential bid.
- Ohio's Republican treasurer backs Marco Rubio for president Updated: May-13-15 2:32 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - State Treasurer Josh Mandel, a former Senate candidate and formidable fundraiser, endorsed Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Wednesday even as Ohio's GOP governor nears a decision on his own potential bid.
- Technology revolutionizes voter registration for 2016 Updated: May-13-15 12:08 pm
WASHINGTON - When President Barack Obama was first elected in 2008, only two states offered a website where citizens could register to vote.
- News guide: Big money, big questions for Clinton Foundation Updated: May-13-15 4:16 am
WASHINGTON - Millions of dollars in foreign money sloshing around a presidential candidate, even in the name of helping the world's poor, is bound to spill over into controversy.
- Bush struggles to clarify stance on wisdom of invading Iraq Updated: May-12-15 7:20 pm
WASHINGTON - Struggling with the shadows of Iraq, Jeb Bush said Tuesday he would have made a different decision than his brother to invade Iraq in 2003 had he known what he does now about flaws in the nation's intelligence.
- Texas House OKs using state incentive funds for 2016 debates Updated: May-12-15 3:34 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Presidential debates hosted in Texas would get a financial boost from the state under a measure approved by the House.
- US OK'd most Bill Clinton speech requests within days Updated: May-12-15 2:01 pm
WASHINGTON - State Department officials gave speedy and sometimes only cursory consideration to potential conflicts of interest when approving former President Bill Clinton's lucrative speeches to global companies and foreign governments during Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, an Associated Press investigation has found.