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  • Gov. McCrory blasts fellow Republicans for Greensboro bill 
    Updated: Jul-05-15 11:59 am

    GREENSBORO, North Carolina - North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says fellow Republicans in the Legislature didn't follow their conservative roots when they approved a bill changing the Greensboro City Council.

  • Bush says he takes Trump's immigration remarks personally 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 7:15 pm

    WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he is personally offended by rival Donald Trump's recent remarks about Mexico and immigrants and calls the remarks far outside the mainstream of Republican thought.

  • Gov. Walker and Wisconsin GOP retreat on open records limits 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 5:23 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - In a sudden reversal amid a stinging backlash, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and GOP legislative leaders said they agreed Saturday to completely remove a part of the proposed state budget that would severely roll back open records laws.

  • Expectation of veto aided GOP's legislative wins, some say 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 1:22 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - After three years of futility, Republicans finally used their majorities in Pennsylvania's state House and Senate to pass their top agenda items: ending the traditional pension benefit in the state's public employee retirement systems and privatizing its government-controlled wine and liquor store system.

  • GOP candidate withdraws, cites same-sex marriage issue 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 10:08 am

    PURVIS, Mississippi - A Republican candidate for Lamar County circuit clerk has withdrawal over same-sex marriage issue.

  • Chafee's campaign leaves some NH Democrats a bit puzzled story has photos
    Updated: Jul-04-15 3:13 am

    LACONIA, New Hampshire - Presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee stands before a few dozen people at a meeting of New Hampshire's Belknap County Democrats. The Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat gets nods of approval when he tells them he was the only Republican senator to vote against authorizing the war in Iraq.

  • Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump's 'idiocy' story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-03-15 7:16 pm

    WASHINGTON - Hispanic leaders are bristling at the largely tepid response by Republican presidential candidates to Donald Trump's characterization of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers.

  • 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.

  • Texas Democrats file complaint of AG's gay marriage opinion 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 2:48 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas Democrat has filed a complaint against Attorney General Ken Paxton accusing the Republican of instructing county clerks to "break the law" over gay marriage.

  • Gay Republican leader says party needs to evolve on marriage 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 7:31 am

    WAYNE, New Jersey - A county Republican leader who proposed to his longtime partner the day gay marriage was legalized in New Jersey says his party "needs to evolve on this issue."

  • Ex-leader of populist party becomes Parliament speaker 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 7:07 am

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Denmark's Parliament on Friday elected Pia Kjaersgaard, retired leader of the anti-immigration Danish People's Party, as its speaker, a largely ceremonial post.

  • Kasich to return to South Carolina ahead of 2016 bid kickoff 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 6:28 am

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) is planning a fifth visit to South Carolina ahead of the planned launch of his presidential bid later this month.

  • Arkansas Republican caucuses plan religious protections 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 6:54 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas state Senate Republicans are working on legislation to reinforce protections for religious organizations in response to last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide.

  • Obama draws sharp contrasts with 'mean' Republicans story has photos
    Updated: Jul-02-15 5:39 pm

    LA CROSSE, Wisconsin - Wading into presidential politics, President Barack Obama on Thursday promoted his brand of middle-class economics by drawing sharp contrasts with "mean" Republicans in a state whose GOP governor was preparing to enter the vast 2016 presidential field.

  • Top Republican doubts Senate will confirm ambassador to Cuba story has photos
    Updated: Jul-02-15 4:32 pm

    WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that his chamber is unlikely to approve an American ambassador to Cuba, dishing out a quick rebuff to President Barack Obama and his drive to normalize relations with the U.S. neighbor and longtime Cold War foe.

  • Nevada Democrats brace for life after Reid's retirement 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 1:26 pm

    LAS VEGAS - Local and state officials gathered near Hoover Dam in April to celebrate the groundbreaking of a highway bypass that might ultimately become part of an interstate connecting Las Vegas with Phoenix.

  • Philadelphia legalizes Airbnb-type rentals before pope visit 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 10:52 am

    PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia has legalized and plans to tax Airbnb and other short-term rentals ahead of Pope Francis' visit in September and next year's Democratic National Convention.

  • Philadelphia legalizes Airbnb-type rentals before pope visit 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 10:46 am

    PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia has legalized and plans to tax Airbnb and other short-term rentals ahead of Pope Francis' visit in September and next year's Democratic National Convention.

  • Martinez: Christie like many 'friends' eyeing GOP nomination 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 9:47 am

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says she knew her friend New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie would jump into the race for the GOP presidential nomination.

  • Heeding Francis, Iowa Catholic leaders to pressure '16 field 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 3:40 am

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Roman Catholic leaders in the early voting state of Iowa will call Thursday on candidates for president to follow the teachings of Pope Francis and focus as much on the environment and income inequality in 2016 as they have in past elections on opposing gay marriage and abortion.

  • House Republicans seek vote after 10 Commandments ruling 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 6:38 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Speaker of the House Jeff Hickman is joining the growing chorus of Republican legislators demanding action after the Supreme Court's decision to order the Ten Commandments monument removed from the Capitol grounds.

  • 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.

  • Senate Democrats elect Norman's Sparks to head caucus 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 5:49 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - State Sen. John Sparks of Norman is taking over as leader of the Democratic Caucus in the Oklahoma Senate.

  • The Latest: Groups weigh in as Senate mulls roads plan 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 5:01 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - The Latest from the Capitol on the Michigan Senate's consideration of a $1.5 billion road-funding plan (all times local).

  • Ruling party nominee wins Turkish house speaker post 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 11:56 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's parliament has elected the ruling party's candidate as its new speaker with the tacit support of a right-wing nationalist party, a move that represents a serious gesture to the ruling party as Turkey heads toward coalition-building talks.