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  • Graham says he can win New Hampshire - and McCain agrees 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 1:53 am

    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - Sen. Lindsey Graham says he's confident he can win the Republican presidential primaries in New Hampshire and his home state of South Carolina, two of the first voting states in the nomination contest.

  • Conservative donor Koch urges end to 'corporate cronyism' 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 9:31 pm

    DANA POINT, California - Billionaire industrialist and conservative political donor Charles Koch welcomed a group of roughly 450 like-minded fundraisers to one of his twice-annual conferences Saturday by challenging them to advocate for ending "corporate cronyism" - even if those policies help their businesses.

  • Telemundo interviews Bush on wide range of topics 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 2:47 pm

    MIAMI - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he's not worried about running against Donald Trump for the nomination or the fact that the billionaire businessman is in first place in several national polls.

  • Florida power company gave $1 million to pro-Bush super PAC story has photos
    Updated: Aug-01-15 2:23 pm

    WASHINGTON - The largest Florida corporate donor to a super political action committee backing former Gov. Jeb Bush's presidential run is NextEra Energy Inc., the company that owns electric utility giant Florida Power & Light.

  • Christie, others turn to McCain's town hall playbook in 2016 story has photos
    Updated: Aug-01-15 3:19 am

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - In the summer of 1999, John McCain didn't have many big names backing his campaign for president. He didn't have much money, either, and even resorted at one point to giving away ice cream to drum up a decent-size crowd.

  • Hillary, Bill Clinton earn more than $139M between 2007-14 story has photos
    Updated: Jul-31-15 8:25 pm

    WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, earned more than $139 million between 2007 and 2014, according to eight years of federal income tax returns released by her campaign on Friday.

  • Huckabee earned nearly $4M from speeches, publishing in 2014 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 7:16 pm

    DENVER - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in 2014 earned nearly $1 million from giving speeches and nearly $3 million from a publishing company that he runs, according to financial records the Republican presidential filed Friday with federal regulators.

  • Walker super PAC raised $20 million 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 3:45 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - New federal filings show a super PAC supporting Gov. Scott Walker's bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination has raised a little more than $20 million over the first 11 weeks or so of its existence.

  • Clinton's doctor says 2016 candidate in "excellent" health 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 3:33 pm

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton's physician said Friday that the Democratic presidential candidate is in "excellent physical condition" and has completely recovered from the effects of a concussion she suffered in 2012.

  • What's considered 'classified' is a judgment call 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 3:12 am

    WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is under scrutiny over whether she sent or received classified information on unsecured email when she was secretary of state. The inspector general of the U.S. intelligence community recently alerted the Justice Department about classified information included improperly on email that went through a home server Clinton used in lieu of the official State Department email system.

  • Clinton charity donors surge amid Hillary Clinton's campaign story has photos
    Updated: Jul-30-15 10:25 pm

    WASHINGTON - A new list of donors to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation shows a marked surge in donations and the numbers of contributors to the family charity in the first half of this year - at the same time that Hillary Rodham Clinton ramped up her campaign for the presidency.

  • Trump's call for mass deportations runs into messy realities 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 6:10 pm

    NEW YORK - In one of his first forays into policy as a presidential candidate, Republican Donald Trump is calling for the deportation of all 11 million people estimated to be living in the country illegally and allowing what he calls "really good people" to return.

  • Meeting unions, Clinton offers support for $12 minimum wage story has photos
    Updated: Jul-30-15 4:20 pm

    SILVER SPRING, Maryland - Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday offered some support for a proposal in the Senate that would raise the federal minimum wage to $12 an hour, hinting that the higher rate sought by labor unions doesn't have enough support.

  • Trump turns golf trip into extension of campaign trail story has photos
    Updated: Jul-30-15 1:55 pm

    TURNBERRY, Scotland - Donald Trump turned a brief trip to a golf tournament in Scotland into an extension of his presidential campaign trail when he attended the Women's British Open at his plush Turnberry resort on Thursday.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.