- Christie, others hit final stretch in New Hampshire Updated: Feb-07-16 6:29 pm
NASHUA, New Hampshire - It's less than two days until New Hampshire voters go to the polls. But Hillary Clinton is in Michigan. And other candidates, even Jeb Bush, say their campaigns will go on no matter how they do on Tuesday. Donald Trump says he doesn't need to win New Hampshire - but he'd like to.
- The Latest: Kerry consults with Japan, SKorean counterparts Updated: Feb-07-16 2:27 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - The Latest on North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket (all times local):
- Analysis: Arkansas up for grabs after Huckabee exit Updated: Feb-06-16 11:00 am
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Former Gov. Mike Huckabee's exit from the presidential race doesn't just open up a new hunt for his home state's Republican delegates in the March 1 primary. It could also expose where the rifts lie in the GOP two years after it completed its sweep of Arkansas offices.
- Beacon Hill lawmakers head north for New Hampshire primary Updated: Feb-06-16 9:56 am
BOSTON - The New Hampshire primary is just days away and that can only mean one thing in neighboring Massachusetts - a mass exodus of elected officials from Beacon Hill to the frozen north to stump for the candidate of their choice.
- Oklahoma's Lankford to speak at conservative gathering Updated: Feb-05-16 5:56 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - U.S. Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma will be a featured speaker next month at an annual gathering of conservatives in suburban Washington.
- Rubio could see campaign fortunes rise from Iowa finish Updated: Feb-03-16 8:19 pm
WASHINGTON - Marco Rubio's strong third-place finish in Iowa could sound like a starting gun to the Republican Party's top donors.
- Cruz wins in Iowa's Republican caucuses Updated: Feb-02-16 12:32 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Ted Cruz, the self-proclaimed outsider and tea party champion, was warmly embraced by conservative Iowa Republicans, whose historic turnout sealed his victory in the Iowa caucuses Monday.
- Presidential super PACs lost steam in second half of 2015 Updated: Feb-01-16 8:09 am
WASHINGTON - Donald Trump has opened his wallet in a big way for his presidential bid. Billionaires are filling the coffers of super political action committees helping Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Jeb Bush. And small, online contributions are powering some of the candidates.
- Watching Monday: What to look for in the 2016 Iowa caucuses Updated: Feb-01-16 8:09 am
WASHINGTON - The Iowa caucuses are finally here. A few things to watch for on Monday as the nation gets its first glimpse of where the 2016 candidates really stand in the race for the Republican and Democratic presidential nominations:
- Among GOP rivals to Trump and Cruz, Rubio has most cash Updated: Feb-01-16 8:07 am
WASHINGTON - Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Chris Christie, the four Republican candidates in a showdown for their party's traditional supporters, closed last year with roughly as much money in the bank combined as Ted Cruz, the conservative insurgent they hope to topple.
- The Latest: Trump campaign says rally raised $6 million Updated: Jan-28-16 11:47 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Latest on developments from the 2016 Republican race for president, less than a week out from the Iowa caucuses (all times local):
- Viewer's Guide: Trump drama, closing arguments before Iowa Updated: Jan-28-16 4:09 am
WASHINGTON - It's one thing to attack Donald Trump when he's standing on the presidential debate stage. But what about when he's not?
- Who is paying for the presidential race? Some answers coming Updated: Jan-27-16 3:53 am
WASHINGTON - Americans will soon get a look at the presidential picks of some of the nation's richest donors and a progress report on the money flow inside the presidential campaigns.
- Trump refuses to debate; calls Fox's Kelly 'a lightweight' Updated: Jan-26-16 11:17 pm
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa - Donald Trump on Tuesday bowed out of the final Republican presidential debate before the leadoff Iowa caucuses, saying Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly is "a lightweight."
- Immigration is high-priority issue for New Hampshire voters Updated: Jan-26-16 7:45 am
BROOKLINE, New Hampshire - People in New Hampshire live nearly 2,400 miles from El Paso, Texas, one of the busiest crossings on America's Southern border. And it's only home to about 10,000 people living illegally in the U.S. - a far cry from states like California, Texas or Florida.
- AP FACT CHECK: Gutted? Disaster? GOP hyperbole on military Updated: Jan-25-16 12:04 pm
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio maintains that President Barack Obama is more interested in providing money to Planned Parenthood than for the nation's armed forces. The front-runner in the GOP race, Donald Trump, says the U.S. military is a "disaster." Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says the Obama administration has "gutted" every weapons system in the U.S. military's inventory.
- Billionaire donors helped Cruz rise in GOP presidential bid Updated: Jan-24-16 10:42 am
WASHINGTON - Four of America's wealthiest businessmen laid the foundation for Ted Cruz's now-surging Republican presidential campaign and have redefined the role of political donors.
- Bush upbraids Trump at New Hampshire Republican forum Updated: Jan-24-16 3:21 am
NASHUA, New Hampshire - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush unleashed a fury of criticism against Donald Trump on Saturday before imploring New Hampshire voters to forgo the billionaire businessman in the state's Feb. 9 primary.
- GOP establishment moving a little closer to accepting Trump Updated: Jan-23-16 10:08 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Donald Trump and some mainstream Republicans are engaged in a long-distance flirtation. Both sides are coming to the realization that they'll need each other if the billionaire businessman becomes the party's presidential nominee.
- Town hall fundraiser attracts 7 presidential hopefuls Updated: Jan-23-16 8:25 am
NASHUA, New Hampshire - The New Hampshire Republican Party is kicking off a busy weekend for presidential candidates with a town hall meeting and fundraiser in Nashua.
- Presidential race shows evolving gender roles in politics Updated: Jan-22-16 7:39 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Carly Fiorina has a husband who quit his career to further hers. Chris Christie boasts of his wife being the family's top earner. Hillary Clinton is looking to get back into the White House, but this time as president.
- Bad Blood: Cruz-Bushes tension underscores deeper GOP divide Updated: Jan-22-16 4:14 am
AUSTIN, Texas - Ted Cruz once proudly wore a belt buckle borrowed from George H.W. Bush that said: "President of the United States."
- Palin's re-emergence underscores GOP split Updated: Jan-21-16 7:31 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - If the Republican Party is on the verge of an implosion, Sarah Palin may have been the one who lit the fuse.
- Senate Democrats block Syrian refugee bill from advancing Updated: Jan-20-16 4:07 pm
WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked a bill that would crack down on Syrian and Iraqi refugees coming to the U.S. as the debate turned into a referendum on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his policies.
- Attorney General defends executive actions on guns as legal Updated: Jan-20-16 1:10 pm
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Loretta Lynch defended President Barack Obama's executive actions curbing guns before Congress on Wednesday, telling lawmakers that the president took lawful steps to stem firearms violence that kills and injures tens of thousands of Americans yearly.