- 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.
- Chafee's campaign leaves some NH Democrats a bit puzzled Updated: Jul-04-15 3:13 am
LACONIA, New Hampshire - Presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee stands before a few dozen people at a meeting of New Hampshire's Belknap County Democrats. The Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat gets nods of approval when he tells them he was the only Republican senator to vote against authorizing the war in Iraq.
- Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump's 'idiocy' 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.
- Sanders returns to Minnesota with liberal rallying cry Updated: Jul-02-15 1:58 pm
ROCHESTER, Minnesota - Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders rallied supporters Thursday with a call to band together in order to fix a "rigged economy."
- Nevada Democrats brace for life after Reid's retirement Updated: Jul-02-15 1:26 pm
LAS VEGAS - Local and state officials gathered near Hoover Dam in April to celebrate the groundbreaking of a highway bypass that might ultimately become part of an interstate connecting Las Vegas with Phoenix.
- In Wisconsin, Sanders appeals to like-minded liberals Updated: Jul-01-15 10:02 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders touted his progressive credentials before his largest crowd to date Wednesday night as he pushed his campaign into Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker's backyard.
- Sanders attracts 10,000 boisterous supporters in Madison Updated: Jul-01-15 9:02 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders attracted about 10,000 boisterous supporters at a rally in Madison to show that his bid to snatch the Democratic nomination from front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton isn't a longshot after all.
- Obama's Wisconsin visit comes as Walker prepares campaign Updated: Jun-30-15 9:27 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - President Barack Obama is bringing his push to raise salaries for low-income workers to Wisconsin, where Gov. Scott Walker angered set off a firestorm and built his expected run for the White House around curtailing collective bargaining powers and enacting a right-to-work law.
- Trump says he's struck back at Univision with 500M lawsuit Updated: Jun-30-15 7:13 pm
NEW YORK - Donald Trump's lawyers say Trump and the Miss Universe pageant have sued Univision for $500 million, claiming Trump's First Amendment rights were violated when the company declined to air the Miss USA contest.
- Boosting overtime: Obama calls for broader coverage Updated: Jun-30-15 12:38 pm
WASHINGTON - They're called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many workers they supervise.
- Bon Jovi's politics: Cash for Clinton, music for Christie Updated: Jun-30-15 12:08 pm
LIVINGSTON, New Jersey - Bon Jovi is playing a big role in the 2016 presidential campaign in New Jersey.
- Political opposition groups gain money for 2016 race Updated: Jun-29-15 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON - It was the perfect loop: The Republican opposition research group America Rising finds footage of Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley in agriculture-loving Iowa, seeming to put down the intelligence of farmers. That footage becomes part of a 30-second TV ad, by the super PAC American Crossroads, boosting the Republican candidate, Joni Ernst.
- Religious liberty is rallying cry after gay marriage ruling Updated: Jun-29-15 1:02 am
NEW YORK - Now that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, religious conservatives are focusing on preserving their right to object. Their concerns are for the thousands of faith-based charities, colleges and hospitals that want to hire, fire, serve and set policy according to their religious beliefs, notably that gay relationships are morally wrong.
- GOP WH hopefuls deride gay marriage ruling 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.
- For Obama and Clinton, twisty paths to 'yes' on gay marriage Updated: Jun-27-15 3:05 am
WASHINGTON - When President Barack Obama praised the Supreme Court's watershed same-sex marriage ruling, he held it up as evidence that a "shift in hearts and minds is possible."
- Obama sings and eulogizes victims of South Carolina massacre Updated: Jun-26-15 8:02 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - After a string of triumphs, President Barack Obama's eulogy for those killed in a South Carolina church massacre was supposed to bring an extraordinary week to a somber close.
- Missing Clinton emails likely to raise new questions Updated: Jun-26-15 5:18 pm
WASHINGTON - The State Department cannot find in its records all or part of 15 work-related emails from Hillary Rodham Clinton's private server that were released this week by a House panel investigating the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, officials said.
- The Latest: Bishops object to court's gay marriage ruling Updated: Jun-26-15 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON - The Latest on the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage. (All times Eastern)
- With McAuliffe in office, old friends find new opportunities Updated: Jun-26-15 11:40 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Terry McAuliffe's move from national Democratic political insider to Virginia governor has meant new opportunities for some of his longtime friends.
- The Latest: Obama says health law is 'here to stay' 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)
- Vermont teachers' union endorses Sanders for president Updated: Jun-25-15 4:06 am
BURLINGTON, Vermont - The Vermont chapter of the National Education Association teachers' union has endorsed Bernie Sanders for president.
- Guadagno gets invited to Clinton fundraiser Updated: Jun-24-15 6:15 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey's Republican lieutenant governor is turning down an invitation to attend a fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.
- Clinton takes a 'just enough' strategy to fundraising Updated: Jun-24-15 12:52 pm
ST. LOUIS - The stars are out to raise money for Hillary Rodham Clinton: Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett at the Plaza Hotel, Jon Bon Jovi at home in Jersey. So, too, are the Democratic Party's wealthiest donors, from a Facebook co-founder to the heiress of a brewing fortune.
- Clinton to miss convention of liberal activists, bloggers Updated: Jun-24-15 11:51 am
ST. LOUIS - Hillary Rodham Clinton is not expected to appear at Netroots Nation, an annual convention of liberal activists and bloggers who are often courted by Democratic presidential candidates.
- Minnesota Sen. Klobuchar heads to Iowa for Clinton campaign Updated: Jun-24-15 10:20 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is headed to Iowa to campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.