- After Paris, US political shift on privacy vs. security Updated: Nov-28-15 8:42 am
WASHINGTON - The Paris attacks have renewed debate on the U.S. government's post-Sept. 11 domestic surveillance laws, leading to efforts to revive the issue on Capitol Hill and handing Marco Rubio an opening against Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential race.
- Some key GOP activists in Ohio still wrestling with pick Updated: Nov-27-15 12:38 pm
CINCINNATI - The shopping days before the presidential nominating season begins are dwindling, leaving Republican activists in a GOP stronghold region of Ohio still checking the field's long list to choose the right candidate for them.
- New federal rule for catfish inspection process finalized Updated: Nov-25-15 4:36 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service released its final rule Wednesday on a new inspection process for catfish and other ray-finned fish species that's scheduled to start in March.
- Arizona governor wants major new spending on border security Updated: Nov-23-15 5:18 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday he wants the Legislature to approve "tens of millions of dollars" in new funding for a border security force made up of state police, a move intended to address border smuggling even as immigration and terrorism worries emerge as potent 2016 political issues.
- Christie, Graham, Kasich return to New Hampshire Updated: Nov-21-15 8:28 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Republican presidential candidates Chris Christie, Lindsey Graham and John Kasich are stumping once again in New Hampshire.
- Bipartisan push in Senate for war powers after Paris attacks Updated: Nov-19-15 5:55 pm
WASHINGTON - The Paris attacks have given new impetus to a bipartisan push to approve new war powers to fight Islamic State militants, with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday joining Republican and Democratic lawmakers in calling for what would be the first war vote in Congress in 13 years.
- Senate hearing set Monday in Phoenix on heroin trafficking Updated: Nov-18-15 11:58 am
PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and a senior federal official are among officials scheduled to testify next Monday during a U.S. Senate hearing in Phoenix on heroin trafficking and efforts to combat it.
- A twist for Paris climate talks: Al Gore the optimist Updated: Nov-11-15 1:32 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - After decades of raising alarms about global warming, former Vice President Al Gore is now raising hopes.
- Leaders: Customs staff shortage at border hurts business Updated: Nov-10-15 2:47 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - U.S. Customs and Border Protection is pushing to ease a staffing shortage at Arizona-Mexico ports of entry that business leaders say is hurting the state economy by causing lengthy waits for trucks and tourists.
- Casperson announces run for Congress in northern Michigan Updated: Nov-09-15 5:27 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Republican state Sen. Tom Casperson announced Monday that he's running to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek in Michigan's 1st Congressional District, a competitive seat that the GOP is hoping to retain in 2016.
- Correction: TV-SNL-Trump-Guest Spots story Updated: Nov-08-15 7:09 pm
NEW YORK - In a story Nov. 6 about politicians who have hosted "Saturday Night Live," The Associated Press reported erroneously that Julian Bond hosted the show in 1977 as a member of the U.S House of Representatives. In fact, Bond was a Georgia state senator when he hosted the show and never served in the U.S. House.
- Blumenthal: end 'paid patriotism' at sporting events Updated: Nov-07-15 3:38 pm
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - A U.S. senator from Connecticut is joining the chorus of critics calling for an end to taxpayer-funded patriotic displays at NFL games and other professional sports events.
- Actor-politician Fred Thompson remembered for wit, sincerity Updated: Nov-06-15 4:29 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Former U.S. senator and actor Fred Thompson was remembered Friday for his booming voice, sense of humor and sincerity.
- Rubio, Ryan back off comprehensive immigration overhaul Updated: Nov-04-15 5:23 pm
WASHINGTON - Two of the Republican Party's rising young stars - House Speaker Paul Ryan and presidential hopeful Marco Rubio - made similar calculations on the way to political advancement: Both abandoned efforts to pass a comprehensive immigration overhaul.
- Capitol Hill Buzz: Feinstein vs. Cruz Updated: Nov-04-15 5:09 pm
WASHINGTON - It was another round of Cruz vs. Feinstein.
- Former Sen. Fred Thompson, had TV and film roles, dead at 73 Updated: Nov-01-15 10:33 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson, a folksy Tennessee lawyer whose career led him from politics to Hollywood and back again, died Sunday. He was 73.
- Candidates follow informal rules in New Hampshire Updated: Nov-01-15 6:45 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Running for president in New Hampshire is like crafting a good story: Don't forget who, what, when, where or why.