- Obama calls GOP criticism of Iran deal 'ridiculous,' 'sad' Updated: Jul-27-15 10:55 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their attack on his landmark nuclear deal with Iran "ridiculous if it weren't so sad."
- Fadness leaving Wisconsin GOP to join Walker campaign Updated: Jul-27-15 10:32 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Republican Party executive director Joe Fadness is leaving his position to join Scott Walker's presidential campaign.
- State of the Race: The campaign for Pennsylvania's US seat Updated: Jul-26-15 10:49 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Democrats can expect to decide a primary contest in nine months to see who will challenge U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, a Republican who is seeking his second six-year term in the 2016 election. The seat is expected to be crucial to determining control of the U.S. Senate, and Democrats hope their four-to-three registration advantage in Pennsylvania and heightened voter interest in the presidential election will deliver a victory to their eventual nominee. Here is a look at the race and the candidates:
- Oklahoma Democrats vote to open primaries to independents Updated: Jul-25-15 5:59 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Registered independents in Oklahoma will now be able to vote in Democratic primaries.
- South Carolina editorial roundup Updated: Jul-22-15 3:41 pm
Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers:
- Gov. Walker shuns Trump's presidential primary attention Updated: Jul-22-15 2:21 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday that he's not worried about the attention Donald Trump is getting in his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
- NC Senate passes plan to hold presidential primary in March Updated: Jul-21-15 4:32 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A deal brokered by Republican leaders in North Carolina to push the next year's presidential primary into March has passed the state Senate and will head back to the House for final approval.
- Republican Sen. Dixon enters race for Missouri governor Updated: Jul-20-15 4:55 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - State Sen. Bob Dixon joined four other announced Republican candidates vying for Missouri governor in 2016, touting his Christian faith and conservative views during an announcement Monday on the front porch of his Springfield home.
- 'Say 2016!' Sisters snag selfies with presidential hopefuls Updated: Jul-20-15 9:32 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Addy and Emma Nozell aren't the first New Hampshire residents to collect photos of themselves with as many presidential candidates as possible. But in the age of selfies, the Merrimack sisters are attracting a lot of attention, so much so that candidates now arrive in the state ready for their close-ups with the teens.
- Conservative wins mayoral election in Argentina's capital Updated: Jul-19-15 9:01 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Conservative Horacio Rodriguez Larreta won Sunday's mayoral run-off election in Buenos Aires, in a closer race than his opposition party had hoped for in the capital ahead of presidential voting later this year.
- New Hampshire Fish and Game rallies vote for their dog "Sig" Updated: Jul-19-15 12:37 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire Fish and Game officials are working hard to get out the vote, but their efforts have nothing to do with the state's prominent presidential primary.
- NC lawmakers get behind March 15 presidential primary Updated: Jul-18-15 1:44 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina Republican legislators appear to have settled on a new presidential primary date next year.
- GOP candidates make a pitch to evangelical voters in Iowa Updated: Jul-18-15 2:59 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Republican presidential contenders seeking to woo evangelical voters are making their case for conservative social issues at a gathering expected to attract thousands of potential Iowa caucus-goers.
- Tulsa artist becomes newest member of Oklahoma House Updated: Jul-15-15 3:08 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - An artist and Democratic political activist from Tulsa is the newest member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.
- Charleston massacre, flag debate put Haley in 2016 spotlight Updated: Jul-15-15 5:40 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - From her public statements of grief to removing the Confederate battle flag from outside her Statehouse office, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has drawn wide praise since the massacre of nine black churchgoers from a historic Charleston congregation.
- Innis moves toward congressional primary rematch with Guinta Updated: Jul-14-15 11:35 am
PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - Former congressional candidate Dan Innis has taken two key steps toward making another run for office against the embattled U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta.
- Can independent Sanders get on NH Democratic primary ballot? Updated: Jul-11-15 8:58 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - From his run for mayor of Burlington to numerous campaigns for Congress, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has for more than three decades eschewed traditional party labels in his pursuit of political office, winning election after election as an independent.
- Chief elections officer says primary might need to be sooner Updated: Jul-10-15 1:19 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island's chief elections officer says she's concerned there's not enough time between the September state primary and the November general election to get ballots back from military voters overseas, and the primary may need to be held sooner.
- Overflowing GOP presidential field has Fox News in demand Updated: Jul-09-15 8:17 am
WASHINGTON - It's the stuff of Republican nightmares: Fox News runs out of advertising time.
- Gov. Ducey's promises to boost border security fall short Updated: Jul-07-15 3:44 pm
PHOENIX - When Gov. Doug Ducey was stuck in a six-way Republican primary one year ago, he promised to "fight back with every resource at my command" to secure the state's border with Mexico.
- Voters go to polls for primary in race for Schock's seat Updated: Jul-07-15 2:50 pm
SHERMAN, Illinois - Central Illinois voters are out for a mid-summer primary election to decide who will meet to replace ex-U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock.
- Challengers face Republican incumbents in DeSoto County Updated: Jul-04-15 7:15 pm
SOUTHAVEN, Mississippi - A battle to shape the Republican membership of Mississippi's House of Representatives is playing out door to door in DeSoto County.
- Nebraska governor's adviser outside the public box Updated: Jul-04-15 10:38 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Senior adviser to Gov. Pete Ricketts.
- New Mississippi voters face Saturday registration deadline Updated: Jul-03-15 9:43 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - New Mississippi voters must be registered by Saturday if they want to participate in the Aug. 4 party primaries.
- Former GOP US Senate candidate Annette Bosworth avoids jail Updated: Jul-01-15 6:26 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - Former South Dakota U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth will not have to serve immediate jail time for elections violations provided she meets the conditions of three years of probation, according to a sentence handed down by a circuit court judge on Wednesday.