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  • More Republicans say AG should recuse himself

    March 2, 2017 7:05 AM

    WASHINGTON - A Republican committee chairman says Attorney General Jeff Sessions should recuse himself from an investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election. Utah's Jason Chaffetz chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. He tells MSNBC that Sessions "is going to need to recuse himself at this point."... more »
  • Special election set to fill Troy Brown's senate seat

    February 21, 2017 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Senate President John A. Alario Jr. has issued a call for a special election to fill the seat vacated by Troy Brown. The general election is set for April 29, 2017. Qualifying for District 2 seat is from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on March... more »
  • A month into presidency, Trump prepares for a campaign rally

    February 16, 2017 2:38 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is holding a campaign rally Saturday in politically strategic Florida - 1,354 days before Election Day 2020. The unusually early politicking follows a pattern: Trump filed his paperwork for re-election on Inauguration Day last month. By comparison, President Barack Obama didn't make his re-election bid... more »
  • Caldwell Parish state senator running for treasurer's job

    February 16, 2017 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A third state lawmaker has entered the race to be Louisiana's next treasurer. Republican Sen. Neil Riser, a funeral home owner from Caldwell Parish, announced Thursday that he is joining two GOP colleagues - Reps. Julie Stokes of Jefferson Parish and John Schroder of St. Tammany Parish... more »
  • Times reports calls between Trump team, Russia

    February 14, 2017 11:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - The New York Times is reporting that U.S. agencies intercepted phone calls last year between Russian intelligence officials and members of Donald Trump's 2016 campaign team. The Times reports that the Russians made contact with Paul Manafort, who briefly served as Trump's campaign chairman. In late August, Manafort... more »
  • DOTD launches railroad safety campaign for January

    January 4, 2017 2:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is launching a railroad safety campaign this month to focus on the message of "Do Not Stop on the Tracks." The campaign will run from Jan. 2 to the 21st and will aim to educate drivers and pedestrians on... more »
  • White House unloads on Trump over Russia hacking

    December 15, 2016 1:19 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House is sharply criticizing President-elect Donald Trump for his response to allegations of Russian interference in the U.S. election. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Trump should stop attacking the U.S. intelligence community. He says instead, Trump should be supporting the investigation into what occurred that... more »
  • Pokemon, Olympics, election among 2016's top Google searches

    December 14, 2016 11:36 AM

    MOUNTAIN VIEW - "Pokemon Go," the Olympics and the presidential election are among Google's top trending searches of 2016. Powerball tops the list. The multi-state lottery handed out a record $1.6 billion prize in January and a $429 million payout in June. Also in the top 10 are musical icons... more »
  • Kennedy says his election represents change

    December 11, 2016 3:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's newly elected U.S. senator, Republican John Kennedy, says his campaign was about change in Washington. Kennedy, the state treasurer, won Saturday's runoff election to fill the nation's last Senate seat. Speaking to supporters, Kennedy said "Washington insiders" have taken the country in the wrong direction. But... more »
  • West Baton Rouge voters approve education proposals Play Video

    December 10, 2016 11:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two taxes passed Saturday evening that dedicates funds to the ten schools in West Baton Rouge Parish and the teachers who work in them. From the 20 year bond, The school system will use that money to build multipurpose buildings and replace temporary buildings with... more »
  • 'Cajun John Wayne' wins Louisiana House seat

    December 10, 2016 10:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Political upstart Clay Higgins has won Louisiana's runoff for the state's 3rd District U.S. House seat, defeating a fellow Republican once considered a lock on the job. Higgins, a former sheriff's captain dubbed the "Cajun John Wayne" for his attention-grabbing Crime Stoppers segments, trounced Scott Angelle, a... more »
  • Edwards meets with Trump, talks Louisiana flood recovery

    December 9, 2016 4:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards met privately with Donald Trump while the president-elect was in Baton Rouge to rally for the Republican candidate in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race. The Democratic governor said he congratulated Trump on his victory and updated him on Louisiana's recovery from two different floods... more »
  • Candidates rally support for La. runoff drawing low interest Play Video

    December 9, 2016 4:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's candidates are trying to stir up enthusiasm for Saturday's election, seeking to persuade people to cast ballots in a runoff expected to draw less than a third of registered voters. Remaining to be decided are an open U.S. Senate seat and two open U.S. House seats,... more »
  • Different tones, campaign styles in Louisiana US House races

    December 8, 2016 11:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's two remaining U.S. House races on Saturday's ballot couldn't be more strikingly different. The two GOP candidates in the tight runoff for the Acadiana-based 3rd District seat - Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle and Clay Higgins, a former sheriff's captain dubbed the "Cajun John Wayne" -... more »
  • Democrat Campbell sees fundraising boost in Senate runoff

    November 30, 2016 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Foster Campbell's fundraising has spiked ahead of the Dec. 10 runoff, as his campaign is bolstered by Democratic donors from around the nation. Campbell had brought in $1.7 million for his campaign through Oct. 19 over nearly a year of fundraising - $984,000... more »
  • Trump tweets he's 'working hard' to stop Carrier from moving jobs to Mexico

    November 24, 2016 3:17 PM

    PALM BEACH, Fla. - President-elect Donald Trump is spending Thanksgiving with family at his Palm Beach estate in Florida, but he's still been working. Trump tweets that he is "working hard, even on Thanksgiving," trying to get the Carrier air conditioning company from moving jobs to Mexico. Trump added that... more »
  • Attacks give way to endorsements in US Senate race

    November 20, 2016 7:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Those prostitution allegations? Forget about them. Claims of ties to a white supremacist? Ignore that. Trash-talking about performance in office? All water under the bridge. In Louisiana's U.S. Senate race, one-time rivals who hammered each other in bitter exchanges ahead of the primary election are now suggesting... more »
  • Kanye West says if he'd voted, he would've voted for Trump

    November 18, 2016 9:10 AM

    SAN JOSE - Kanye West says he didn't vote in the presidential election, but if he had, he would have voted for Republican President-elect Donald Trump. Fan video shows West making the comments on stage at a concert in San Jose, California, on Thursday night. The announcement was mostly met... more »
  • Zuckerberg: That Facebook influenced election is 'crazy'

    November 11, 2016 11:35 AM

    NEW YORK - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the idea that Facebook influenced the outcome of the U.S. election is a "crazy idea." During an interview Thursday with "The Facebook Effect" author David Kirkpatrick, Zuckerberg responded to criticisms that Facebook helped spread misinformation by allowing for the sharing and re-sharing... more »
  • Markets Right Now: Asian shares tumble as Trump gains

    November 8, 2016 10:40 PM

    HONG KONG - Share benchmarks are tumbling across Asia after Donald Trump gained the lead in electoral votes, with 137 to Hillary Clinton's 104 as of 9:30 p.m. EST (0230 GMT). Markets had opened solidly higher but quickly shed those gains, reflecting investor concern over what a Trump presidency might... more »
  • Kennedy, Campbell advance to December U.S. Senate runoff

    November 8, 2016 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A tight race for Louisiana's vacant U.S. Senate seat resulted in a runoff between State Treasurer John Kennedy and Democratic challenger Foster Campbell. Kennedy is a Republican and Campbell is a Democrat. Whoever is elected in December replaces U.S. Senator David Vitter, a Republican, who... more »
  • White, Weston Broome advance to EBR Mayoral runoff

    November 8, 2016 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Bodi White and Sharon Weston Broome have entered a runoff for East Baton Rouge Mayor-President following Tuesday's election. A dozen people were running in the race that featured business leaders along with members of city and state government. There were four republicans, four democrats and four... more »
  • Garret Graves wins re-election in 6th district

    November 8, 2016 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Congressman Garret Graves returns to Washington, D.C. – as expected – having won re-election to the seat he's held since January 2015. Five others campaigned for the seat. Graves won the election with {xx} percent of the vote. Graves originally was elected to Congress in... more »
  • Struggle to break away from pack in Louisiana's Senate race

    November 5, 2016 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Contenders to be Louisiana's next U.S. senator are struggling to break away from the pack in a race where only a few percentage points could determine who reaches the runoff. Twenty-four candidates are on Tuesday's ballot. Five are possible contenders to make the Dec. 10 runoff. Among... more »
  • Melania Trump hits the campaign trail for first solo event

    November 3, 2016 1:10 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Melania Trump is celebrating her immigrant story as she delivers a rare speech on the campaign trail in Pennsylvania. Mrs. Trump says that, growing up in her native Slovenia, "America was the word for freedom and opportunity." Speaking Thursday outside Philadelphia, Mrs. Trump described her decision to move... more »
  • Early voting in Louisiana shatters records from 4 years ago

    November 2, 2016 12:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana voters turned out in record numbers during early voting, surprising the state's top elections official who had worried the animosity of the presidential race could cause a voting slump. Instead, Secretary of State Tom Schedler says voters' anger about the presidential candidates seems to be driving... more »
  • Former GOP congressman: Grabbing my musket if Trump loses

    October 27, 2016 11:24 AM

    CHICAGO - A former Republican congressman from Illinois says he plans to grab his musket if GOP nominee Donald Trump loses the presidential election. Former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh tweeted Wednesday afternoon : "On November 8th, I'm voting for Trump. On November 9th, if Trump loses, I'm grabbing my musket.... more »
  • Early voting: More good signs for Clinton in key states

    October 27, 2016 11:21 AM

    WASHINGTON - Millions of votes that have been cast already in the U.S. presidential election point to an advantage for Hillary Clinton in critical battleground states. Data compiled by The Associated Press also show signs of Democratic strength in traditionally Republican territory. The strong early-voting turnout by those likely to... more »
  • Senate race features prostitutes, David Duke, cross-dressing

    October 26, 2016 2:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's U.S. Senate seat features an open seat, two dozen candidates, prostitution allegations and a white supremacist contender. About the only sure thing seems to be that the race won't be decided Nov. 8 when most of the nation's political contests are settled. Instead, it's certain to... more »
  • Quick repairs planned for damaged Trump star

    October 26, 2016 12:14 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The group that oversees the Hollywood Walk of Fame says it's working to quickly repair damage to Donald Trump's star after it was vandalized. Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President Leron Gubler says it will take several days for the fixes to be completed. Los Angeles police are... more »
  • Newt Gingrich to Megyn Kelly: You're 'fascinated with sex'

    October 26, 2016 11:15 AM

    NEW YORK - Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich has told Fox News host Megyn Kelly she is "fascinated with sex" amid criticism of her coverage of sexual misconduct accusations against GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. The heated exchange came Tuesday night on Kelly's program. Kelly responded to Gingrich's comment... more »
  • Early voting: Democrats show strength in key battlegrounds

    October 21, 2016 2:54 PM

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton appears to be displaying strength in the crucial battleground states of North Carolina and Florida among voters casting ballots before Election Day, and may also be building an early vote advantage in Arizona and Colorado. Donald Trump, meanwhile, appears to be holding ground in Ohio, Iowa... more »
  • Anti-bullying text campaign launched in Ascension Parish

    October 17, 2016 4:06 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – Ascension Public Schools and the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office have launched an anti-bullying campaign. The campaign, "Report Bullying!" features an anonymous text message reporting system that is monitored by the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office. To report bullying, students can text to 847411, type in "APSO" and then... more »
  • Accusation against Bill Clinton aired in email

    October 15, 2016 5:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - A January 2016 email from Clinton's personal lawyer, David Kendall, to her campaign chairman, John Podesta, followed up on a phone call to provide a history of allegations made by the woman who accuses Bill Clinton of raping her in the late 1970s. The email appears in a... more »
  • Former Sen. Mary Landrieu picks Fayard in La. Senate race

    October 14, 2016 4:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Caroline Fayard has received the backing of former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, as heavyweights in the party continue to split support between Fayard and Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell. Landrieu, a Democrat who lost her re-election bid in 2014, announced her endorsement... more »
  • 2016 race devolves into ugly fight over treatment of women

    October 13, 2016 2:50 PM

    LAS VEGAS - America's campaign for president is quickly devolving into an ugly fight over who has treated women worse: Donald Trump, whose White House bid is floundering, or Bill Clinton, who isn't on the ballot. Trump's campaign is now openly signaling it will spend the election's final month re-litigating... more »
  • Trump lashes out at 'self-righteous hypocrites'

    October 9, 2016 4:15 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump is lashing out at the growing list of Republicans abandoning his candidacy, predicting that they're the ones who will lose. Trump on Sunday tweeted: "So many self-righteous hypocrites. Watch their poll numbers - and elections - go down!" Trump has also been re-tweeting a series of... more »
  • US accuses Russia of hacking political sites

    October 7, 2016 4:01 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. is accusing Russia of hacking political sites, saying it is trying to interfere with the upcoming presidential election. Intelligence officials say they are confident that the Russian government directed the recent breaches of emails from American people and institutions, including U.S. political organizations. The Office of... more »
  • Debate commission says Trump mic had 'issues'

    September 30, 2016 5:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates says there was indeed a problem with Donald Trump's microphone during Monday night's first general election debate. The commission says on its website that "there were issues regarding Donald Trump's audio that affected the sound level in the debate hall." There was... more »
  • Fleming hits GOP opponents, says acting like in junior high

    September 29, 2016 2:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After lagging in polls, Republican U.S. Rep. John Fleming thinks he's found his path to the runoff in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race, positioning himself as the grown-up among the major GOP candidates. In his latest TV ad released statewide this week, Fleming hits the two leading Republicans... more »
  • State treasurer's lead disappears in Louisiana Senate race

    September 21, 2016 12:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new poll in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race shows Republican Treasurer John Kennedy's lead slipping after months as the front-runner in the competition. Republican U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany has closed the gap in the latest survey released Wednesday by Southern Media and Opinion Research. Kennedy leads the... more »
  • Trump campaign pitches, then deletes, food safety changes

    September 16, 2016 12:44 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Trump campaign pitched rolling back food safety regulations in a fact sheet Thursday, arguing they are burdensome to farmers and "overkill." But the campaign later deleted the proposal from its website. After sending out the fact sheet, the campaign later issued a new release that did not... more »
  • Trump favors wider access to birth control

    September 15, 2016 11:28 AM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump says that women should be able to obtain birth control without a prescription. The Republican presidential nominee said in an interview on "The Dr. Oz Show" that some women "just aren't in a position to go get a prescription." He said they shouldn't have to. Trump... more »
  • GOP gains ground on Dems in voter registration in key states

    September 14, 2016 11:14 AM

    WASHINGTON - Republicans have gained ground on Democrats in registering voters in three battleground states and kept their razor-thin advantage in Iowa. That's encouraging news for Donald Trump eight weeks before Election Day. Data compiled by The Associated Press show that Republicans added hundreds of thousands of voters to the... more »
  • Hillary Clinton's health re-emerges as issue in '16 campaign

    September 11, 2016 4:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton's stumbling as she left Sunday's 9/11 memorial ceremony in New York City has put her health at the forefront of the presidential campaign. Clinton -who's 68 - and Republican rival Donald Trump - who's 70 - are among the oldest major party nominees ever. And they've... more »
  • House vote on impeaching IRS chief possible next week

    September 7, 2016 11:08 AM

    WASHINGTON - The House will vote as early as next week on a conservative effort to impeach IRS chief John Koskinen. After House Republicans met privately today for the first time since Congress returned from summer recess, leaders said GOP lawmakers will meet again next week to discuss their next... more »
  • Trump's immigration speech signals sharp shift

    September 1, 2016 11:24 AM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Donald Trump's aggressive rhetoric on illegal immigration has obscured a potentially historic policy shift. The Republican presidential nominee is the first major party candidate in modern memory to propose limiting legal immigration. In his speech on immigration late Wednesday, Trump capped a list of steps to combat... more »
  • Mexican president contradicts Trump on wall

    August 31, 2016 7:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - The president of Mexico says Donald Trump wasn't telling the truth when he described their Wednesday conversation. Specifically, President Enrique Peña Nieto said that he and Trump did indeed discuss who would pay for construction of a massive wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. That's the centerpiece of Trump's... more »
  • Trump tweet on Chicago shooting prompts backlash

    August 27, 2016 9:54 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump is receiving criticism for his latest tweets, after NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was fatally gunned down near a Chicago school where she intended to register her children. "Dwyane Wade's cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago," Trump wrote Saturday. "Just what... more »
  • Trump immigration waffle reflects voter confusion on issue

    August 26, 2016 1:10 PM

    AKRON - Donald Trump's waffling on his hard-line immigration program reflects voter ambivalence and confusion on the emotional and complex issue. Polls often show large majorities support letting people in the country illegally stay here. But they also show support for tough measures that could lead to those immigrants' deportation.... more »
  • Clinton warns of 'radical fringe' in GOP

    August 25, 2016 3:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton is warning that the Republican Party is being taken over by "a radical fringe," motivated by "prejudice and paranoia." Clinton's comments, released as excerpts ahead of her speech in Reno, Nevada Thursday, targeted Donald Trump. She said he "built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia," which... more »
  • Welcome to the Trump-Clinton conspiracy election

    August 25, 2016 11:05 AM

    LOS ANGELES - It's a conspiracy: The 2016 campaign features one candidate who warned against the "vast right-wing conspiracy" and another who was a leader of the so-called "birther" movement. Donald Trump and his surrogates hint at a mysterious "illness" afflicting rival Hillary Clinton. She's warning of murky ties between... more »
  • Pence blames both parties for manufacturing woes

    August 24, 2016 2:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republican vice presidential candidate Gov. Mike Pence is blaming both Democrats and Republicans for the decline of manufacturing in the United States. The Indiana governor was addressing about 200 people Wednesday at Charlotte Pipe and Foundry in North Carolina. He said policies by both Republican and Democratic administrations... more »
  • Trump camp mulling accepting debate schedule

    August 21, 2016 11:11 PM

    WASHINGTON - Campaign manager Kellyanne Conway says Donald Trump's team is still discussing whether to agree to the debate schedule announced by the independent Commission on Presidential Debates. Trump has voiced criticisms of the scheduled debates on Sept. 26, Oct. 4 and Oct. 9, including complaining that two debates coincide... more »
  • Trump calls on GOP to improve African American outreach

    August 20, 2016 11:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump is calling on the Republican Party to boost its traditionally lagging efforts in winning over black voters. Speaking at a rally in the critical battleground state of Virginia Saturday, Trump said that the "GOP has to do better" and wants to do better in its outreach... more »
  • Trump proposes 15 percent cap on business taxes

    August 8, 2016 11:23 AM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump is overhauling the income tax proposal he unveiled during the Republican primary and increasing the amount that would be paid by the highest-income earners. Trump says in an economic speech in Detroit that he wants to simplify the tax code to three brackets: 12 percent, 25... more »
  • McCain sticks by Trump despite myriad reasons not to

    August 5, 2016 3:03 PM

    PHOENIX - Eight years after stumping across the nation as the Republican Party's presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain is back on the campaign trail in his home state as he faces a primary challenge and a strong Democratic opponent in the general election. Dogging McCain as well is GOP presidential... more »
  • Trump taunts GOP, refusing to back Ryan, McCain

    August 3, 2016 11:52 AM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump is openly taunting the leaders of his own party by refusing to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Sen. John McCain of Arizona in their GOP primaries. And so far, McCain, Ryan and other Republicans who've reluctantly declared that they plan to back Trump... more »
  • Debate commission: Democrats didn't rig debate schedule

    July 31, 2016 3:41 PM

    WASHINGTON - The NFL and the Commission on Presidential Debates are rejecting Republican Donald Trump's claim that Democrats rigged the debate schedule so that two of the three debates would occur during football games. In a statement released Sunday, the commission said it started working more than 18 months ago... more »
  • Trump says US should accept Russia in Crimea

    July 31, 2016 3:28 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is suggesting the U.S. accept Russia's annexation of Crimea if it would lead to better relations with Moscow and stronger cooperation in fighting Islamic State militants. In an interview Sunday on ABC's "This Week," Trump suggested that the people of Crimea would rather... more »
  • Trump again criticizes fallen veteran's father

    July 31, 2016 3:21 PM

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Donald Trump sparked bipartisan backlash after the Republican attacked the bereaved parents of a Muslim U.S. Army captain who spoke at the Democratic convention last week. Critics from both parties on Saturday questioned whether Trump had the empathy and understanding to be president, particularly after he questioned... more »
  • Ex-KKK leader Duke tries political comeback in US Senate run

    July 23, 2016 2:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A quarter century after his credible run for governor of Louisiana rattled the national political establishment, white supremacist David Duke has joined a wide open field seeking a U.S. Senate seat. On Friday, he declared "the climate of this country has moved in my direction," as he... more »
  • Clinton chooses Tim Kaine as running mate

    July 22, 2016 11:15 AM

    CLEVELAND - Hillary Clinton has chosen Virginia Senator Tim Kaine for her november running mate, according to CNN. Kaine, 58, has been a favorite for the vice presidential slot since the start of Clinton's search process. He has been active in the Senate on foreign relations and military affairs... more »
  • Trump accepts GOP nomination, addresses police shooting in Baton Rouge

    July 21, 2016 11:16 PM

    CLEVELAND, OH - Donald Trump officially accepted the GOP nomination for President of the United States Thursday night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Trump was introduced by his daughter Ivanka, Trump took the stage, accepted the nomination and laid out his platform for this fall's campaign. He... more »
  • Mayor Kip Holden qualifies for US House race

    July 20, 2016 3:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The mayor of Baton Rouge, whose city is embroiled in the aftermath of shootings and protests, has signed up to run for a congressional seat. Kip Holden, a Democrat who is term-limited as mayor, qualified Wednesday for the 2nd District race, challenging Democratic incumbent Cedric Richmond. The... more »
  • 'Mistake' led to Trump speech kerfuffle

    July 20, 2016 12:54 PM

    CLEVELAND - A Trump Organization staff writer says she made a "mistake" in including passages from a Michelle Obama speech in Melania Trump's convention speech. Meredith McIver says she offered her resignation, but Donald Trump rejected it. McIver explained her role in the Trump plagiarism controversy in a statement issued... more »
  • Cruz's future permeates convention before his speech

    July 20, 2016 11:25 AM

    CLEVELAND - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz isn't scheduled to appear publicly at the Republican National Convention until Wednesday evening. His presence has permeated the convention's opening days anyway. A raucous confrontation over rules that could have kept hope of an unlikely Cruz nomination alive ended in defeat. The outcome prompted... more »
  • In a bumpy coronation, Trump wins the crown

    July 20, 2016 11:22 AM

    CLEVELAND - The art of the coronation has taken something of a beating at the Republican National Convention. Nevertheless, Donald Trump now has the crown - and a final chance to summon unity from the party's restive ranks in the ritual's closing days. The roll call of the states Tuesday... more »
  • Neighbors start ribbon campaign for slain officer Play Video

    July 19, 2016 7:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Neighbors of BRPD Corporal Montrell Jackson, one of the slain officers in Sunday's shooting, are hand making blue and black ribbons in his honor. Whitney Dougherty and Jennifer Cupit, both neighbors of Jackson, are spear-heading the blue and black ribbon campaign. The blue represents police officers while... more »
  • 8 years after hope and change, voters are angry, anxious

    July 16, 2016 3:07 PM

    ARVADA, Colorado - Eight years ago, Barbara Conley was one of the millions of Americans swept up in Barack Obama's promises of hope and change when he accepted the Democratic nomination at a packed stadium a few miles from her home in the Denver suburbs. But those optimistic days are... more »
  • Political outsider Trump introducing insider Mike Pence

    July 16, 2016 3:02 PM

    NEW YORK - His running mate largely unknown to the public, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is introducing Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a steady conservative with governing experience inside and outside of Washington. Trump and Pence will appear together Saturday morning at a midtown Manhattan hotel, an unofficial kickoff event... more »
  • Republicans lead in Louisiana's US Senate race fundraising

    July 15, 2016 2:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican contenders for Louisiana's U.S. Senate seat are outraising their Democratic opponents and sitting on more cash in campaign accounts for the November election. In the latest fundraising period, GOP U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany brought in the largest haul, raising $1.1 million. But his $2.5 million in... more »
  • Mike Pence accepts Donald Trump's offer for Vice President spot

    July 14, 2016 12:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump asked Mike Pence to be his running mate and the Indiana governor accepted, a source with direct knowledge tells ABC News. Pence is believed to be on a plane to New York City right now, ahead of Trump's scheduled announcement of his pick tomorrow morning.... more »
  • Poll: Most young people dislike Donald Trump, say he's racist

    July 13, 2016 11:30 AM

    NEW YORK - Donald Trump is wildly unpopular among young adults and in particular young people of color, and nearly two-thirds of Americans between the ages of 18 and 30 believe the presumptive Republican nominee is racist. That's the finding of a new GenForward poll that also found just 19... more »
  • Trump praises late Iraqi leader Saddam as terrorist killer

    July 6, 2016 3:51 PM

    RALEIGH - Republican Donald Trump is again praising former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's ruthlessness, saying he killed terrorists "so good." Trump was speaking in North Carolina when he cited the former Iraqi leader. "Saddam Hussein was a bad guy, right? ... But you know what he did well? He killed... more »
  • Obama campaign machine revving up to elect Clinton

    July 3, 2016 3:17 PM

    WASHINGTON - The vaunted data-driven machine that twice got President Barack Obama elected is revving up to help elect Hillary Clinton, as Democrats look to recreate the tactical advantage they used against Republicans in 2008 and 2012. With Obama's popularity rebounding, Democrats have been eagerly awaiting the president's return to... more »
  • Trump statements, slow start put pivotal Southwest at risk

    July 3, 2016 3:14 PM

    DENVER - Once a swing state in presidential elections, Colorado has teetered on the brink of becoming solidly Democratic. Donald Trump may have pushed it over the edge. Trump's disparaging words about Mexicans, negative comments about women and weak campaign organization have punctuated the state's shift from a nip-and-tuck battleground... more »
  • Trump tweets image with Clinton and Jewish star

    July 2, 2016 4:29 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republican Donald Trump has created a stir on social media by posting online an image of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton with what appears to be a Star of David and a background of dollar bills. Trump took Clinton's old Twitter avatar celebrating her status as the first presumptive... more »

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