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  • Trump arrives in Scotland for Women's British Open golf story has photos
    Updated: Jul-30-15 6:43 am

    TURNBERRY, Scotland - Presidential contender Donald Trump arrived at his Turnberry golf resort in western Scotland on Thursday for the first day of the Women's British Open, declaring "the world has asked me to be here."

  • Judge chides State official over AP records request response 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 10:19 pm

    WASHINGTON - A judge on Wednesday chided a State Department official for the department's slowness in responding to Associated Press requests for documents from Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.

  • Clinton to call for lifting embargo with Cuba 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 2:04 pm

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign says she will call for lifting the embargo with Cuba in a Florida address on Friday.

  • Quiet on Keystone, Clinton faces sharper attacks from rivals story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-28-15 7:29 pm

    NASHUA, New Hampshire - Hillary Rodham Clinton dodged questions Tuesday about her positions on trade and the Keystone XL pipeline, telling a New Hampshire voter that if the future of the project opposed by environmentalists remains "undecided when I become president, I will answer your question."

  • Scott Walker orders American on cheesesteaks, avoiding gaffe 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 4:51 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - The governor of the nation's top cheese-producing state visited the capital of cheesesteaks on Tuesday and ordered two topped with American, skipping the customary Cheez Whiz but avoiding the blunder of a former presidential candidate who was ridiculed for wanting his with Swiss.

  • Trump dominates nightly news on election, study shows 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 3:25 pm

    NEW YORK - Since the beginning of June, Donald Trump has received more coverage on the broadcast network evening newscasts than all of the other candidates for president combined, with his estranged former partners at NBC giving him the most attention.

  • Obama calls GOP criticism of Iran deal 'ridiculous,' 'sad' story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-27-15 10:55 pm

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their attack on his landmark nuclear deal with Iran "ridiculous if it weren't so sad."

  • GOP official juxtaposes images of KKK, Hillary Clinton 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 6:04 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The chairman of the North Carolina Republican party has posted Twitter photos juxtaposing images of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the Ku Klux Klan.

  • GOP's chairman doesn't expect Trump third-party candidacy 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 8:16 am

    WASHINGTON - Republican Party chairman Reince Priebus said Monday that he's not worried about Donald Trump eventually running for president as an independent.

  • Clinton says she's confident about proper handling of emails story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-25-15 10:47 pm

    WINTERSET, Iowa - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday she never knowingly sent or received classified information using her private email server and did not know what messages were being cited by intelligence investigators as examples of emails containing classified information.

  • Democrats woo activists in key Des Moines neighborhood 
    Updated: Jul-25-15 2:53 am

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Four years ago, the Beaverdale neighborhood in Des Moines organized big for President Barack Obama's re-election, building an uber-volunteer group skilled at phone-banking, door-knocking and boosting caucus and general election participation. The volunteers dubbed their leafy neighborhood Obamadale.

  • Trump campaign bans Iowa newspaper from event 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 11:04 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Des Moines Register says Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has denied press credentials to its reporters after the newspaper published an editorial calling on the billionaire businessman to end his campaign.

  • Ohio governor Kasich returning to stump in South Carolina 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 4:06 am

    SUMMERVILLE, South Carolina - Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) is visiting South Carolina this week.

  • Bush calls on GOP to embrace Latinos, African-Americans story has photos
    Updated: Jul-23-15 7:08 pm

    GORHAM, New Hampshire - Calling on his party to embrace diversity, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush declared Thursday that Republicans will never win the presidency if they don't campaign in "every nook and cranny" of the country - especially in Hispanic and African-American communities.

  • GOP's Walker hits Obama on Iran, strikes combative tone story has photos
    Updated: Jul-23-15 4:48 pm

    SAN DIEGO - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told a sympathetic crowd of state lawmakers from around the country Thursday that he would trash the nuclear deal with Iran on his first day as president, striking a combative tone on how he would govern on a range of domestic and foreign policy issues.

  • Clinton raising money in finance sector as she raps industry story has photos
    Updated: Jul-22-15 11:05 am

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton is pushing an agenda that takes on Wall Street, going after financial investors for focusing too heavily on their own immediate profits. But she's also taking their money, targeting some of those same executives to fund her presidential campaign.

  • Back home, Walker's economic development agency in disarray 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 3:23 am

    WASHINGTON - The economic development agency Gov. Scott Walker created to entice a quarter-million jobs to come to Wisconsin ended up with lots of unwanted baggage: allegations of botched underwriting, ineffectiveness and favoritism. The agency remains in disarray as Walker campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination.

  • Clinton stops for soup, cobbler ahead of Michigan fundraiser story has photos
    Updated: Jul-21-15 5:37 pm

    DETROIT - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has stopped for some soup and sweet potato cobbler in Detroit ahead of a $2,700-a-head fundraiser in the suburbs.

  • Donald Trump orders flags to half-staff on his properties story has photos
    Updated: Jul-21-15 2:28 pm

    NEWARK, New Jersey - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is ordering that the flags on his U.S. properties lowered to honor the five service members killed in last week's shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

  • Clinton to propose increasing capital gains taxes 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 1:37 pm

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton plans later this week to propose raising capital gains taxes for some investors, part of a larger campaign effort to encourage greater focus on longer-term economic growth rather than more immediate gains for investors.

  • Clinton, Kerry join in criticism of Trump's McCain statement story has photos
    Updated: Jul-18-15 11:18 pm

    WASHINGTON - GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's statements dismissing Sen. John McCain as a war hero are drawing criticism from prominent Democrats as well Republicans.

  • Hillary Clinton tries to lift Democrats' spirits in Arkansas story has photos
    Updated: Jul-18-15 11:10 pm

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Returning to the state where she served as first lady for 12 years, Hillary Rodham Clinton tried to lift the spirits of Arkansas Democrats on Saturday night after recent losses that have turned what was once friendly turf for her party into decidedly Republican territory

  • As Democrats face-off, Clinton keeps her focus on the GOP story has photos
    Updated: Jul-18-15 3:04 am

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Ignoring her primary challengers, Hillary Rodham Clinton focused instead on the expanding field of Republican contenders as she and her fellow Democrats tried to impress influential party activists in Iowa.

  • GOP candidates make a pitch to evangelical voters in Iowa story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-18-15 2:59 am

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Republican presidential contenders seeking to woo evangelical voters are making their case for conservative social issues at a gathering expected to attract thousands of potential Iowa caucus-goers.

  • Warren urges 2016 candidates to fight 'revolving door' 
    Updated: Jul-17-15 10:26 pm

    PHOENIX - Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Friday pressed the 2016 presidential contenders to curb the influence of Wall Street banks, as she seeks to leave her imprint on the agenda of Hillary Rodham Clinton and rest of the Democratic field.