- Paul to file for president, re-election in Kentucky Updated: Nov-30-15 11:30 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is officially filing for re-election and for president in his home state Monday, a move he insists does not undermine his faltering presidential campaign.
- Apodaca joins N Carolina Republicans not running again Updated: Nov-30-15 10:09 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - One of the most powerful figures in the North Carolina General Assembly says he will not run again next year.
- Trump says black pastors likely pressured not to endorse him Updated: Nov-30-15 8:08 am
NEW YORK - Donald Trump says he thinks a group of black pastors meeting with him Monday had planned to endorse him for president but were pressured out of it because he "believes all lives matter."
- Republicans introduce bill to shift federal road funds Updated: Nov-29-15 1:13 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republican legislators have created a bill that would shift federal road-building dollars from local work to state projects, a move that would exempt local projects from federal prevailing wage requirements.
- Poll: 3 parties evenly-matched ahead of Spanish election Updated: Nov-29-15 12:30 pm
MADRID - A poll shows three parties are evenly matched three weeks ahead of the general election that will determine who governs Spain for the next four years.
- Clinton, Sanders, O'Malley head to New Hampshire Updated: Nov-29-15 8:30 am
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - All three Democratic presidential candidates are seeking to woo more than 1,000 New Hampshire Democrats at the state party's annual dinner.
- Carson after tour: Syrian refugees don't want to come to US Updated: Nov-29-15 2:08 am
AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan - After touring Syrian refugee camps in Jordan, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Saturday suggested that camps should serve as a long-term solution for millions, while other refugees could be absorbed by Middle Eastern countries.
- Hostility remains between Republicans, teachers' group Updated: Nov-28-15 10:57 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina Association of Educators was among the state's most influential policy and political advocacy groups when Democrats pulled the levers of power in state government.
- Carson visiting Syrian refugees in Jordan Updated: Nov-28-15 12:18 am
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is in the Middle East this weekend to meet with Syrian refugees.
- Presidential contenders differ sharply on climate, Updated: Nov-27-15 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls climate change the greatest threat to national security. Front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton promises to install more than 500 million solar panels across the country.
- Some key GOP activists in Ohio still wrestling with pick Updated: Nov-27-15 12:38 pm
CINCINNATI - The shopping days before the presidential nominating season begins are dwindling, leaving Republican activists in a GOP stronghold region of Ohio still checking the field's long list to choose the right candidate for them.
- New Mexico Dem leader unsure on GOP driver's license fix Updated: Nov-26-15 1:44 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The ranking New Mexico House Democrat says he's not ready to support a GOP-sponsored proposal creating a "two-tier" driver's license system modeled after Utah.
- GOP candidate for governor softens refugee stance Updated: Nov-26-15 10:18 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - One of the Vermont Republicans seeking his party's nomination to run for governor next year says he's become more comfortable with the vetting of Syrian refugees after learning more about how refugees are screened before they are brought to the United States.
- Ohio hospitals already preparing for GOP National Convention Updated: Nov-26-15 9:47 am
CLEVELAND - Hospitals around Cleveland are beginning to prepare for next year's Republican National Convention and an influx of up to 50,000 visitors.
- Poland's ruling party blasted in conflict over top judges Updated: Nov-26-15 6:17 am
WARSAW, Poland - The political conflict surrounding Poland's top court has intensified after the new ruling party had the parliament void a recent appointment of judges.
- Mexican Green Party leader resigns post amid investigation Updated: Nov-26-15 12:49 am
MEXICO CITY - Mexican prosecutors said Wednesday that they have opened a criminal investigation of a leader of Mexico's Green Party for allegedly violating electoral laws in June's midterm elections.
- Clarification: Congress-Health Repeal story Updated: Nov-25-15 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON - In a story Nov. 24, The Associated Press listed Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., as one of several Republican senators who might find it difficult to vote for a bill eliminating federal money for Planned Parenthood.
- Rubio: Obama administration continues to make US less safe Updated: Nov-25-15 3:12 pm
MOUNT PLEASANT, South Carolina - Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio said in South Carolina on Wednesday that the Obama administration is making the United States less safe instead of more secure.
- Judge: GOP, Constitution Party exempt from open primary rule Updated: Nov-25-15 1:21 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A federal judge has ruled two Utah political parties that challenged a new state election law are exempt from a requirement that they allow unaffiliated voters in their primary elections.
- GOP Utah governor candidate to debate Democratic lawmaker Updated: Nov-25-15 10:47 am
SALT LAKE CITY - A Republican candidate for governor says he's debating a Democratic lawmaker because Gov. Gary Herbert won't debate him this year ahead of the 2016 election.
- Rubio finesses abortion stance criticized by Democrats Updated: Nov-25-15 3:17 am
WASHINGTON - When Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio staked out a hard-line position on abortion in the first GOP debate, Hillary Rodham Clinton took notice.
- The Latest: Budget work to continue after two-day whirlwind Updated: Nov-24-15 6:06 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The latest from Gov. Tom Wolf and top lawmakers on efforts to negotiate a deal to end Pennsylvania state government's five-month budget standoff (all times local):
- GOP chair: Party firing volunteer for tweet seen as racist Updated: Nov-24-15 5:24 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The chairman of Minnesota's Republican party says a local party's volunteer social media manager is being dismissed for referring to a "Negro problem" on Twitter.
- Jeb Bush tailgating before Mississippi rivalry football game Updated: Nov-24-15 5:07 pm
STARKVILLE, Mississippi - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush plans to socialize with college football fans in Mississippi this weekend.
- Congressional hopeful rejected by GOP in '14 running again Updated: Nov-24-15 2:56 pm
NILES, Illinois - A suburban Chicago woman whom GOP officials unsuccessfully tried to toss from their 2014 primary ballot after she linked same-sex marriage and abortions to autism, dementia and tornadoes is running for Congress again.