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  • new storyRick Santorum returning to SC for energy forum, GOP meeting 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 4:05 am

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum is scheduled to talk about energy issues during his latest trip to South Carolina.

  • Obama calls GOP criticism of Iran deal 'ridiculous,' 'sad' story has photosstory has video
    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."

  • Hartford Democrats endorse attorney Luke Bronin for mayor 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 9:07 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Hartford Democrats have endorsed attorney Luke Bronin for mayor, after incumbent Pedro Segarra declined a showdown at the city nominating convention.

  • GOP House chairman calls on Obama to remove IRS commissioner story has photos
    Updated: Jul-27-15 8:56 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Republican chairman of a powerful House committee called for the removal of the IRS commissioner Monday, saying he has obstructed congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative groups.

  • Republicans draw in more money for top La. statewide races 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 8:23 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Republicans are outraising Democrats in Louisiana's top two races on the Oct. 24 ballot, for governor and lieutenant governor - and pouring more of their own money into their competitions as well, according to the latest campaign reports.

  • NAACP criticizes NC GOP leaders for monuments bill 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 7:26 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The president of the state chapter of the NAACP is criticizing Republican leaders in North Carolina following passage of a historical monuments bill which opponents say protects Confederate memorials.

  • GOP official juxtaposes images of KKK, Hillary Clinton 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 6:04 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The chairman of the North Carolina Republican party has posted Twitter photos juxtaposing images of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the Ku Klux Klan.

  • GOP senator calls for resignation of state 'drug czar' 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 3:46 pm

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - A Republican senator says the senior state official coordinating the state's response to drug abuse is ineffective and should resign.

  • Kansas GOP, Democrats plan early March presidential caucuses 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 3:43 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Republicans and Democrats in Kansas both hope March 5 caucuses will lure serious contenders for their parties' 2016 presidential nominations to the state.

  • GOP lawmakers call to arm more military members 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 2:45 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota Republican lawmakers announced a bill in the works on Monday to allow more active duty members of the military and National Guard to carry weapons, the latest of nationwide responses to a deadly shooting at military facilities in Tennessee.

  • Tim Scott rolls out town hall schedule with GOP hopefuls 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 11:14 am

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina's junior senator is offering voters a chance to get to know some of the Republican presidential candidates.

  • 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.

  • Candidate criticizes Iran deal as being similar to Holocaust story has photos
    Updated: Jul-27-15 9:59 am

    WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is likening the agreement on an Iranian nuclear deal to "marching the Israelis to the door of the oven," a reference to the Holocaust.

  • GOP's chairman doesn't expect Trump third-party candidacy 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 8:16 am

    WASHINGTON - Republican Party chairman Reince Priebus said Monday that he's not worried about Donald Trump eventually running for president as an independent.

  • Senior Republicans rebuke Cruz over his attacks on McConnell story has photos
    Updated: Jul-26-15 9:21 pm

    WASHINGTON - Senior Senate Republicans lined up Sunday to rebuke Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for harshly criticizing Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, an extraordinary display of intraparty division played out live on the Senate floor.

  • Ohio governor says he's not using "hot rhetoric' for support 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 12:28 pm

    CINCINNATI - Ohio's governor says he isn't going to use "hot rhetoric" or campaign promises that won't be kept as he tries to move up in the crowded GOP field.

  • 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:

  • Florida Gov. Scott at odds again with fellow Republicans 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 10:44 am

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Just six months ago, Gov. Rick Scott stood onstage outside the state Capitol basking in his hard-fought victory as he began his second term.

  • As Democrats fret over 'sharing economy,' GOP moves in 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 2:55 am

    DENVER - The debate over ride-hailing firm Uber is laying bare divides in the Democratic Party and on the left about how to handle the new "sharing" economy. Republicans are hungry to exploit that ambivalence and make inroads into a wealthy sector of the tech industry.

  • 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.

  • Ted Cruz goes to Senate floor to call GOP leader a liar 
    Updated: Jul-25-15 5:47 pm

    WASHINGTON - In a stunning, public attack on his own party leader, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz accused Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of lying, and said he was no better than his Democratic predecessor and couldn't be trusted.

  • Presidential candidates campaign in northern New Hampshire 
    Updated: Jul-25-15 8:16 am

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - Northern New Hampshire is set to see a flurry of attention from presidential hopefuls.

  • Democrats woo activists in key Des Moines neighborhood 
    Updated: Jul-25-15 2:53 am

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Four years ago, the Beaverdale neighborhood in Des Moines organized big for President Barack Obama's re-election, building an uber-volunteer group skilled at phone-banking, door-knocking and boosting caucus and general election participation. The volunteers dubbed their leafy neighborhood Obamadale.

  • Minor parties get court win in ballot-access lawsuit 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 7:21 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A federal judge threw out provisions in Pennsylvania law on Friday that he said make it unconstitutionally difficult for independent or minor political party candidates to get onto ballots because of the threat of costly court challenges.

  • Justices clear way for 2 Dem senators to run in 1 district 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 7:02 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - The state Supreme Court on Friday cleared the way for two incumbent state senators in northern Mississippi to compete against each other in the Aug. 4 Democratic primary.