- Rubio finesses abortion stance criticized by Democrats Updated: Nov-25-15 3:17 am
WASHINGTON - When Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio staked out a hard-line position on abortion in the first GOP debate, Hillary Rodham Clinton took notice.
- Texas' Abbott will be next US governor to visit Cuba Updated: Nov-24-15 7:22 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that he will travel to Cuba after the Thanksgiving holiday, becoming the latest U.S. governor to pursue economic development possibilities with the island nation amid easing trade restrictions.
- GOP sets Senate push against health law, Planned Parenthood Updated: Nov-24-15 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans hope a post-Thanksgiving drive to obliterate President Barack Obama's health care law and block Planned Parenthood's federal funds will spotlight their fierce support for top-tier conservative causes. The certain veto waiting at the White House will only help them sharpen their stance for voters, they say.
- Florida Gov. Scott's budget: Tax cuts, more for schools Updated: Nov-23-15 8:22 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Florida - Florida Gov. Rick Scott, surrounded by rows of machines and dozens of manufacturing employees, on Monday announced a nearly $79.3 billion spending plan for the coming year that is heavy on tax cuts and help for businesses.
- Rubio joins field for spot in Kansas Republican caucus Updated: Nov-23-15 6:38 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Sen. Marco Rubio has filed for the Kansas Republican President caucus, making him the sixth presidential contender to file in the state.
- Republicans' tough Senate map gets another twist Updated: Nov-23-15 5:03 pm
WASHINGTON - Republicans' plans to defend their Senate majority in 2016 just got a bit more complicated.
- Hezbollah condemns Senate bill to block its financing Updated: Nov-23-15 11:14 am
BEIRUT - Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group has condemned a bill approved by the Senate to block its financing, describing it as "a new crime by American institutions against our people and nation."
- AP FACT CHECK: Most GOP candidates flunk climate science Updated: Nov-22-15 10:52 am
WASHINGTON - When it comes to climate science, two of the three Democratic presidential candidates are A students, while most of the Republican contenders are flunking, according to a panel of scientists who reviewed candidates' comments.
- Oklahoma's Mullin backs Rubio's bid for president in 2016 Updated: Nov-20-15 3:32 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin says he's endorsing U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida in his bid for the presidency.
- Rubio and Cruz compete for Iowa evangelicals Updated: Nov-20-15 11:15 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have been sparring over national security and immigration policy as their rivalry intensifies in the Republican presidential primary race. Now their conflict is moving to Iowa and a powerful evangelical constituency that Rubio is making a play for, months after rivals sank roots.
- Utah's Mia Love endorses Marco Rubio for president Updated: Nov-19-15 2:28 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - U.S. Rep. Mia Love of Utah is endorsing Republican candidate Marco Rubio for president.
- AP Conversation: Rubio on his Cuban roots, island's future Updated: Nov-19-15 6:30 am
ORLANDO, Florida - As Marco Rubio campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination, he's pledging to bring generational change to Washington. Yet Rubio's policy toward Cuba hinges on reinstating a half-century-old diplomatic freeze that failed to unseat the communist government on the island where his parents were born.
- Rubio says Cruz hurt US intelligence programs with stance Updated: Nov-18-15 7:48 pm
MIAMI - Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio says his rival Ted Cruz worked with Democrats to harm U.S. intelligence programs by restricting the federal government's bulk phone records collection program.
- 17 candidates on Michigan's presidential primary list Updated: Nov-18-15 5:07 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Fourteen Republicans and three Democrats are on Michigan's list of presidential candidates for the March 8 primary election.
- Bush calls for US ground forces to fight Islamic State Updated: Nov-18-15 2:42 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Wednesday called for the U.S. to send more troops to the Middle East to fight the Islamic State.
- Bill aims to block financing to militant Hezbollah group Updated: Nov-18-15 1:56 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The U.S. Senate has approved a bill led by New Hampshire Democrat Jeanne Shaheen and Florida Republican Marco Rubio to block financing to the militant Hezbollah group and limit its access to logistical support.
- EPA intends tougher downwind air-pollution rule in 23 states Updated: Nov-18-15 12:22 am
WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency proposed tougher new limits on Tuesday on smokestack emissions from nearly two dozen states that burden downwind areas with air pollution from power plants they can't control.
- EPA intends tougher downwind air-pollution rule in 23 states Updated: Nov-17-15 7:11 pm
WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency proposed tougher new limits on Tuesday on smokestack emissions from Texas and 22 other states that burden downwind areas with air pollution from power plants they can't control.
- Indiana unlikely to pick nominee, still draws candidates Updated: Nov-15-15 10:43 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana is unlikely to have a king-making role in the 2016 presidential primaries like it did in 2008 when President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton sought the Democratic nomination. But that doesn't mean candidates are ignoring the state.
- Presidential politics complicates life in the Senate Updated: Nov-14-15 12:27 pm
WASHINGTON - In the presidential campaign, Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are rising in the polls. Back in the Senate, their ambitions can sometimes cause a nuisance for fellow lawmakers, including vulnerable Republicans up for re-election next year.
- Ohio Democratic delegates feel confident assessing GOP field Updated: Nov-14-15 11:09 am
CINCINNATI - Some key Ohio Democrats think the colorful chase for the Republican presidential nomination will help them keep the swing state blue in the 2016 election.
- Gov. Martinez: No intention of seeking higher office Updated: Nov-13-15 3:27 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez's name has been floated as a potential vice presidential candidate, but the Republican has no intention of throwing her hat into the ring.
- Sanders behind among Democratic insiders in home state Updated: Nov-13-15 12:39 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Bernie Sanders does not appear to be winning favorite son status among Democratic insiders in his home state.
- Cheney on Clinton's private email: 'She's in big trouble' Updated: Nov-12-15 9:16 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Thursday that he believes Hillary Rodham Clinton set up a private email server when she was secretary of state to avoid having her messages sent to the National Archives.
- Congress OKs bill banning Guantanamo detainees from US Updated: Nov-11-15 12:19 am
WASHINGTON - Congress sent President Barack Obama a $607 billion defense policy bill that he is expected to sign even though he adamantly opposes its ban on moving some Guantanamo Bay detainees to U.S. prisons.