- Probe of NYC mayor casts harsh light on lax campaign laws Updated: Apr-30-16 9:53 am
ALBANY, New York - A probe swirling around New York City's mayor has cast a harsh light on some of the nation's most lax campaign finance laws, with contribution limits so easy to get around that even government watchdogs acknowledge a ring of truth to the familiar excuse: Hey, everybody's doing it.
- Ex-Rendell aide pleading guilty in FBI campaign cash sting Updated: Apr-29-16 8:22 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A onetime chief of staff to ex-Gov. Ed Rendell agreed in a court document filed Friday to plead guilty to wire fraud for pocketing thousands of dollars in supposed campaign contributions from a fake company set up by the FBI to investigate public corruption in the state.
- Clinton to campaign in Appalachia next week Updated: Apr-29-16 7:17 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Hillary Clinton will campaign in Kentucky, West Virginia and Ohio next week, and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, will be in West Virginia on Sunday.
- Sanders campaign drops lawsuit after Ohio young-voter ruling Updated: Apr-29-16 7:10 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' campaign says it is dismissing its federal complaint against Ohio's elections chief over a policy related to the state's youngest primary voters.
- Rowdy Trump protests portend explosive California primary Updated: Apr-29-16 6:26 pm
BURLINGAME, California - Hundreds of rowdy protesters broke through barricades and threw eggs at police Friday outside a hotel where Donald Trump addressed the state's Republican convention. Several Trump supporters said they were roughed up but no serious injuries were reported.
- West Virginia billionaire spends $2M for governor primary Updated: Apr-29-16 5:32 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - In his bid for governor, West Virginia billionaire businessman Jim Justice has spent more than $2 million before the May 10 Democratic primary.
- Maryland governor says he still won't support Trump Updated: Apr-29-16 5:27 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Friday that he still won't support Donald Trump's campaign for the White House, despite the Republican's sweeping victory in the state's primary this week when he won all of the state's 38 delegates.
- Prosecutors ask US Supreme Court to reinstate Walker probe Updated: Apr-29-16 5:01 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Prosecutors looking to revive an investigation into Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall campaign have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate a state decision halting the probe.
- Web crash delays California campaign spending disclosure Updated: Apr-29-16 4:55 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California's top elections officer is giving campaigns and politicians an extra day to file mandatory spending reports after a website crash.
- The Latest: Skirmishes break out outside Trump event Updated: Apr-29-16 4:13 pm
BURLINGAME, California - The Latest on protests against Donald Trump during the GOP candidate's California events (all times local):
- Trump making case to GOP insiders amid chaotic rally scene Updated: Apr-29-16 3:46 pm
BURLINGAME, California - Donald Trump, the outsider, made his case to California's Republican establishment on Friday as protesters shadowed him from the southern to northern ends of the state and clashed with police.
- White House 2016: Clinton gears up for Trump in fall race Updated: Apr-29-16 2:53 pm
WASHINGTON - Waves of campaign staffers are being dispatched to battleground states. Advisers are starting to consider locations for a splashy convention rally in Philadelphia. And an army of lawyers is scrutinizing more than two dozen possible vice presidential picks.
- Stutzman, Young near end of biting GOP Senate campaign Updated: Apr-29-16 2:08 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The farmer versus the U.S. Marine - those are the wholesome self-portraits the two candidates seeking Indiana's Republican nomination for U.S. Senate have tried their best to paint for voters ahead of Tuesday's primary election.
- NYC mayor says corruption probe won't affect re-election bid Updated: Apr-29-16 12:32 pm
NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says a widening corruption probe won't have an impact on his decision to run for re-election.
- 'Trunks 'N Asses' game captures presidential delegate race Updated: Apr-29-16 10:57 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The race for delegates is playing out not just in presidential primaries but on a board game being developed by two New Hampshire men.
- Cruz continues Indiana push, as unions protest plant closing Updated: Apr-29-16 9:14 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Republican Ted Cruz continues his presidential campaign push across Indiana ahead of next week's primary while several top state Democrats are expected at a labor union protest.
- Elected CU student leaders accused of making pizza bribes Updated: Apr-29-16 8:46 am
BOULDER, Colorado - Two of the winning presidential candidates in the University of Colorado's student government elections will not be allowed to take office after allegations that they used bribes of cookies and pizzas to gain votes.
- White powder mailed to Trump campaign office ruled harmless Updated: Apr-28-16 11:53 pm
NEW YORK - An envelope containing a suspicious white powdery substance caused a scare when it was opened at a campaign office of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, but it later was deemed to be harmless.
- The Latest: Powder sent to Trump office deemed harmless Updated: Apr-28-16 11:05 pm
WASHINGTON - The Latest on campaign 2016 (all times Eastern):
- Kasich, Cruz to get some delegates despite Trump landslide Updated: Apr-28-16 10:29 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island gave GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump his biggest majority of any state primary this year, but it's awarding a consolation prize that's a significant gain for Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
- Sanders, Kasich visit Oregon as presidential hopes slip Updated: Apr-28-16 10:20 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Republican John Kasich and Democrat Bernie Sanders rolled through Oregon on Thursday, hoping to keep their ailing campaigns alive with rallies the state rarely sees from presidential hopefuls ahead of its mid-spring primary.
- California Democrats will meet to choose national delegates Updated: Apr-28-16 8:43 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - While much of the political attention is focused on the California GOP convention this weekend, Democrats are holding meetings around the state to select delegates to the national convention in Philadelphia.
- Kasich says he's not ready to quit Updated: Apr-28-16 7:27 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - GOP presidential contender John Kasich says he's not ready to give up despite businessman Donald Trump's huge primary wins this week and the Ohio governor's vastly diminished chances.
- State fines ex-Snohomish County head for campaign violations Updated: Apr-28-16 5:35 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - The state Public Disclosure Commission has fined former Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon $4,200 for violating state campaign laws during his 2011 re-election campaign.
- Blunt donates amount equal to contribution from Hastert PAC Updated: Apr-28-16 4:03 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The campaign committee for Republican U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt has given a Missouri children's group $11,000 - the same amount he had received from the political action committee of a disgraced former House speaker.