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  • America celebrates Independence Day with fireworks, parades story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-05-15 2:46 am

    Americans celebrated 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday with extravagant fireworks displays, rock and classical concerts and parades both big and small. Here were some highlights of Independence Day festivities around the nation:

  • Presidential candidates to march in July Fourth parades 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 4:04 am

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire residents planning to celebrate July Fourth at local parades could catch a glimpse of America's next president. At the very least, they'll see some of the people vying for the job.

  • Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump's 'idiocy' story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-03-15 7:16 pm

    WASHINGTON - Hispanic leaders are bristling at the largely tepid response by Republican presidential candidates to Donald Trump's characterization of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers.

  • Top Republican doubts Senate will confirm ambassador to Cuba story has photos
    Updated: Jul-02-15 4:32 pm

    WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that his chamber is unlikely to approve an American ambassador to Cuba, dishing out a quick rebuff to President Barack Obama and his drive to normalize relations with the U.S. neighbor and longtime Cold War foe.

  • Heeding Francis, Iowa Catholic leaders to pressure '16 field 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 3:40 am

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Roman Catholic leaders in the early voting state of Iowa will call Thursday on candidates for president to follow the teachings of Pope Francis and focus as much on the environment and income inequality in 2016 as they have in past elections on opposing gay marriage and abortion.

  • The Latest: Cuba embassy plan riles Republican hopefuls story has photos
    Updated: Jul-01-15 4:51 pm

    WASHINGTON - The United States and Cuba will open embassies in their capital cities after more than 50 years of hostilities between the two countries. The latest developments (all times local):

  • Federal Export-Import Bank set for midnight expiration 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 7:19 pm

    WASHINGTON - Conservatives cheered the demise of the federal Export-Import Bank Tuesday and vowed to beat back efforts to revive it, even as business leaders and the White House issued dire warnings that letting the agency expire at midnight would hurt U.S. competitiveness globally.

  • GOP WH hopefuls deride gay marriage ruling story has photos
    Updated: Jun-28-15 12:04 am

    DENVER - Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee told conservatives Saturday that the Supreme Court tried to "unwrite the laws of nature and the laws of nature's God" when it legalized gay marriage across the nation.

  • Health ruling relieves consumers; GOP states remain critical story has photos
    Updated: Jun-25-15 6:08 pm

    MIAMI - Thursday's Supreme Court ruling validating federal health insurance subsidies for nearly 6.4 million Americans had consumers breathing a sigh of relief that they would be able to afford their policies, but the reaction was markedly different from governors and lawmakers in states that have fought against the Affordable Care Act.

  • GOP's Rubio disagrees with high court ruling on health law 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 4:16 pm

    EXETER, New Hampshire - Florida senator and Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio sharply criticized the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold key provisions of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and said the high court's decisions on health care and gay marriage should not mark the final word on either issue.

  • The Latest: Obama says health law is 'here to stay' story has photos
    Updated: Jun-25-15 11:50 am

    WASHINGTON - The Latest on the Supreme Court's decision on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. (All times Eastern)

  • Florida editorial roundup 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 11:05 am

    Recent editorials from Florida newspapers:

  • AP hires Sergio Bustos as Miami-based politics writer 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 11:13 am

    MIAMI, Florida - Sergio Bustos, a veteran political journalist, has been hired by The Associated Press as the news cooperative's Miami-based politics reporter, a key position ahead the 2016 elections.

  • Dems hope to win Rubio's Senate seat by sidelining liberal 
    Updated: Jun-21-15 11:38 am

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Democrats see a chance to pick up the Florida Senate seat being vacated by Republican Marco Rubio - but only if U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson stays out of the race.

  • Presidential candidate Rand Paul plans to 'blow up' tax code story has photos
    Updated: Jun-18-15 10:52 pm

    WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul called Thursday for a "fair and flat tax" that would "blow up" the nation's tax code, offering a proposal his campaign said would cut taxes by $2 trillion over the next decade.

  • Murphy works Democratic Party event to build Senate campaign 
    Updated: Jun-13-15 8:12 pm

    HOLLYWOOD, Florida - For now, U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy is the only prominent Democrat in the race to replace Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, and he took advantage of that Saturday at a Florida Democratic Party fundraising event in which he portrayed himself as a moderate who isn't going to please everybody all the time.

  • CNN's Jake Tapper hopes to add depth to Sunday morning crowd 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 1:19 pm

    NEW YORK - CNN's Jake Tapper, the third new host of a Sunday morning public affairs show to debut within the past year, says he hopes to attract viewers who want a little more depth to their political interviews.

  • Senate panel denounces 'war crimes' in Syria 
    Updated: Jun-09-15 6:32 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved a bill that condemns violence in Syria and calls on the State Department to report to Congress on war crimes and crimes against humanity in the country.

  • Motorcycles and puppies: GOP contenders face off in Iowa story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-06-15 7:22 pm

    BOONE, Iowa - The attack ads and debates will come later. On Saturday, several Republican presidential contenders fought for an edge among motorcycles, puppies, war heroes and roasted pork, having swapped dark suits for blue jeans to meet Iowans eight months before they cast the first votes of the 2016 presidential primary.

  • Presidential candidate Rubio headlines Idaho GOP meeting 
    Updated: Jun-06-15 5:44 pm

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Sen. Marco Rubio didn't use his appearance at the Idaho Republican Party's summer meeting to criticize his fellow Republican candidates for president or to take aim at the Democrat Hillary Clinton.

  • GOP must reckon with Reid in Nevada, even on his way out 
    Updated: Jun-06-15 8:11 am

    WASHINGTON - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is at it again.

  • 2016 GOP hopefuls to 'roast and ride' in Iowa story has photos
    Updated: Jun-05-15 3:28 pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa - It's time for Republican presidential contenders to "roast and ride," a new twist on Iowa's down-home style of politicking.

  • Correction: Marco Rubio-Nevada Visit story 
    Updated: Jun-05-15 12:16 pm

    RENO, Nevada - In a story May 29 about Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio's visit to Reno, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Rubio said the best way to spark growth and increase wages is to reduce the tax burden on businesses, the wealthy and investors. The candidate did not make those comments.