- Who will make us laugh during upcoming presidential campaign Updated: Jul-06-15 9:44 am
NEW YORK - A presidential campaign is beginning without late-night television hosts who helped us laugh through past ones, both a cultural loss and an opportunity for new voices.
- Some say Christie's gone too much to govern New Jersey Updated: Jul-05-15 2:00 pm
MAPLE SHADE, New Jersey - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's presidential run is adding a new dimension to his already complicated relationship with Democrats in his home state.
- Report: Firm fees from Chicago schools borrowing tops $18M Updated: Jul-04-15 3:43 pm
CHICAGO - Dozens of legal and financial firms have been paid roughly $18 million in fees from borrowing and debt-refinancing deals with Chicago Public Schools since 2011 when Mayor Rahm Emanuel first won office, according to a newspaper report published Saturday.
- Nebraska governor's adviser outside the public box Updated: Jul-04-15 10:38 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Senior adviser to Gov. Pete Ricketts.
- Marco Rubio to campaign in Nevada; making stops in Henderson Updated: Jul-03-15 4:47 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio is returning to Nevada.
- Reelz rescues Miss USA pageant, dropped by NBC in Trump flap Updated: Jul-02-15 9:10 pm
LOS ANGELES - The Miss USA pageant, left without a TV home following blowback against co-owner Donald Trump over his comments on Mexican immigrants, has been rescued by the Reelz channel.
- 5 candidates for Salt Lake City mayor hold 1st debate Updated: Jul-02-15 2:31 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The four challengers hoping to unseat Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker this November used their first mayoral debate Wednesday to hammer the two-term mayor over his handling of recent sexual assault allegations at the police department and problems with the city's homeless population.
- 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.
- DeKalb County CEO found guilty of perjury, extortion charge Updated: Jul-01-15 9:29 pm
DECATUR, Georgia - A suspended DeKalb County official accused of pressuring vendors for campaign contributions has been found guilty of perjury and attempted theft by extortion.
- Gov. Scott's wealth grew after spending millions on campaign Updated: Jul-01-15 2:02 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a multi-millionaire former businessman who dipped into his own fortune last year to help his re-election campaign, continues to get wealthier.
- Russian opposition leader campaigns against voter apathy Updated: Jul-01-15 3:58 am
NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia - Alexei Navalny, the opposition leader who organized massive street protests in Moscow against Vladimir Putin four years ago, had a much harder time drawing a big crowd in Siberia's largest city last month.
- 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.
- Paul is first major-party candidate to court pot donors Updated: Jun-30-15 7:48 pm
DENVER - Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul courted donors from the new marijuana industry Tuesday, making the Kentucky senator the first major-party presidential candidate to publicly seek support from the legal weed business.
- Utah businessman accused of fraud rejects plea deal Updated: Jun-30-15 3:58 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Businessman Jeremy Johnson, a key witness in the criminal cases against two former Utah attorneys general, rejected a plea deal Tuesday that federal prosecutors offered in a wide-ranging fraud case.
- Will latest inflammatory comments tarnish Trump's brand? Updated: Jun-30-15 2:02 pm
NEW YORK - Is Donald Trump's business empire as Teflon-coated as his hair appears to be?
- 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.
- Rand Paul touts small government ideals on Nevada tour Updated: Jun-29-15 4:54 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Speaking to supporters from rural Elko to a Las Vegas convention center, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul said on Monday that his path to a presidential nomination relies strongly on winning over Nevadans.
- Historical store hosts fundraiser in effort to remain open Updated: Jun-29-15 9:35 am
HOOKSETT, New Hampshire - A southeastern New Hampshire general store that was owned by the same family for over 100 years and has been a longtime campaign stop for presidential candidates is fighting to stay alive.
- GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte to kick off re-election campaign Updated: Jun-28-15 11:14 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte is officially kicking off her re-election campaign this week.
- Repeal of state-mandated stormwater fees to take effect Updated: Jun-27-15 9:43 am
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - New laws approved in Maryland's last legislative session are taking effect on July 1.
- Liberal justices prevail in high-profile Supreme Court cases Updated: Jun-27-15 9:10 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court term that is nearing its end shows how silence can signal success.
- Jobs, economy and the budget drive RI legislative session Updated: Jun-26-15 4:29 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island's legislative session began in January with a new governor and General Assembly leaders who were focused on creating jobs and reviving the economy.
- With court defeat, GOP health law effort now aimed at '16 Updated: Jun-26-15 10:12 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's resounding rejection of a conservative attempt to gut President Barack Obama's health care overhaul won't stop Republicans from attacking the law they detest. But now, their efforts will be chiefly about teeing up the issue for the 2016 presidential and congressional elections.
- Prosecutors: Feds interfere with Utah attorneys general case Updated: Jun-25-15 8:41 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Two state prosecutors said their federal counterparts are interfering in criminal cases against two former Utah attorneys general by pursuing an illegal campaign contribution case against a key witness.
- Montana moves to reveal corporate campaign spending Updated: Jun-25-15 6:41 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana, a state that has long prided itself on strict campaign finance laws, is giving up on barring corporations from political spending and is instead attempting to expose every penny spent by them in elections.