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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Republican Caitlyn Jenner not 'outwardly' supporting Trump

    August 4, 2016 9:25 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Caitlyn Jenner says she backs the Republican party, but hasn't "outwardly supported anybody" in the presidential race, including GOP nominee Donald Trump. During an appearance on HBO's "Any Given Wednesday," Jenner said she wants "to help the entire Republican Party do a better job when it... 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 »
  • Louisiana election registration period enters its second day

    July 21, 2016 9:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The candidate registration period for the Nov. 8 election has entered its second day. But it was a much slower pace Thursday than on opening day, when 15 candidates packed into the Secretary of State's Office to sign up for the U.S. Senate race. Republican incumbent... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Senate blocks bill on barring money for sanctuary cities

    July 6, 2016 4:10 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate has blocked a measure that would bar federal funds from sanctuary cities, a contentious election-year vote on immigration. The vote was 53 to 44, shy of the 60 votes required to move to a final vote on the legislation. The bill would withhold some money from... 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 »
  • Clinton interviewed by the FBI about private email server

    July 2, 2016 3:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton has been interviewed Saturday by the FBI about her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. Clinton campaign spokesman Nick Merrill says in a statement the voluntary interview with federal agents took place Saturday. The interview was not unexpected and does... more »
  • Foreign officials say Trump appealing for funds

    June 29, 2016 4:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - Foreign officials are complaining that they're being "bombarded" by fundraising appeals from U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump. And now, two watchdog groups are filing complaints against the Republican's campaign saying the practice breaks the law. Sir Roger Gale, a member of the British Parliament, complained in the House... more »
  • Sanders worries Trump is benefiting politically from Brexit

    June 29, 2016 11:24 AM

    WASHINGTON - Sen. Bernie Sanders is arguing that "the global economy is not working for the majority of people in our country and the world." Sanders, who hasn't yet abandoned his presidential campaign, writes in a New York Times op-ed Wednesday that Republican Donald Trump "could benefit from the same... more »
  • Dump Trump movement preparing fight at GOP convention

    June 22, 2016 1:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - Several hundred Republican delegates are organizing to oppose Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention next month. That's not enough delegates to topple Trump. But it's more than enough to create turmoil at an event that is typically used to bring a political party together in support of... more »
  • Attorney general: Silent on Clinton email case with Obama

    June 19, 2016 3:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server hasn't been compromised by President Barack Obama's endorsement of Clinton in the 2016 White House race. Lynch tells "Fox News Sunday" that she's never spoken with Obama about the investigation and she doesn't see... more »
  • Ryan: Republicans should follow 'conscience' on Trump

    June 17, 2016 3:12 PM

    WASHINGTON - House Speaker Paul Ryan says Republican lawmakers should follow their conscience in deciding whether to support Donald Trump, the GOP's presumptive nominee for president. Ryan told NBC's "Meet the Press" that "the last thing I would do is tell anybody to do something that's contrary to their conscience.... more »
  • Lawsuits may offer fodder for Trump, Clinton attack ads

    June 17, 2016 11:19 AM

    SAN DIEGO - The presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are both trying to prevent the public release of videos that are critical to legal cases involving the candidates. Trump's lawyers are intensifying efforts to stop the release of video of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee testifying under... more »
  • Florida Democrats call for emergency gun bill

    June 15, 2016 12:05 PM

    ORLANDO - Democratic state lawmakers want to pass emergency legislation requiring a ban on gun purchases by people on watch lists. The Florida lawmakers called on Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday to hold a special session on the legislation in the wake of the massacre of 49 people at an... more »
  • Trump calls for GOP unity but continues intraparty attacks

    June 11, 2016 8:38 PM

    MOON TOWNSHIP - Campaigning in a pair of crucial battleground states, Donald Trump bashed Democrats and Republicans alike Saturday, from Hillary Clinton to former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. First at a convention center in Tampa, Florida, and then in an airport hangar outside Pittsburgh, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee... more »
  • Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump: 'Delete your account'

    June 9, 2016 4:41 PM

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton is hitting another campaign milestone: Most retweeted tweet. "Delete your account," her campaign wrote, in response to a message from Donald Trump mocking President Barack Obama's endorsement of the presumptive Democratic nominee on Thursday. Delete your account. https://t.co/Oa92sncRQY — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 9,... more »
  • Obama calls on Democrats to unify behind Clinton

    June 9, 2016 2:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is announcing his formal endorsement of Hillary Clinton. In an online video, Obama calls on Democrats to unify behind his former secretary of state's bid and "build on the progress" of his eight terms in the White House. "I want you to be the first... more »
  • Clinton claims victory as Democratic nominee

    June 7, 2016 11:42 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C - Hillary Clinton laid claim to the Democratic Party's presidential nomination and with it, a piece of history Tuesday night, as she became the first woman to lead a major party's bid for the White House. Speaking in Brooklyn, New York, on a night where she won the... more »
  • Clinton wins Democratic primary in Puerto Rico

    June 5, 2016 9:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton has overwhelmed Bernie Sanders in Puerto Rico's Democratic primary, putting her within striking distance of having enough delegates to capture the Democratic presidential nomination. While Puerto Ricans don't cast ballots in the November election, their voice could be decisive. After a blowout victory Saturday in the... more »
  • Chris Christie has Trump's esteem but is scorned at home

    June 5, 2016 2:58 PM

    TRENTON - New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie had hoped to be his party's nominee for president at this stage of the 2016 race. Instead, Christie is at a crossroads, supporting the provocative front-runner Donald Trump while struggling to earn approval at home. Christie's term ends in 2018, but there's... more »
  • Paper urges readers to write-in Ronald Reagan over Trump

    June 3, 2016 3:38 PM

    SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Union-Tribune is urging its Republican readers to write in late former President Ronald Reagan's name at the polls during Tuesday's California primary to send a message to Donald Trump. The newspaper explains in an editorial that it can't endorse the presumptive GOP nominee, it... more »
  • Clinton: Sanders has every right to finish campaign

    May 22, 2016 5:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton says persistent rival Bernie Sanders "has every right to finish off his campaign however he chooses." But she says she wants to focus on presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump because his is not "a normal candidacy." Clinton noted in an interview on NBC's... more »
  • In swing-state suburbs, white women are skeptical of Trump

    May 21, 2016 2:51 PM

    WESTERVILLE, Ohio - For Donald Trump to win the White House, he'll need the votes of women like lifelong Republican Wendy Emery. Yet the 52-year-old business owner from the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio, is struggling with the notion that Trump is her party's presumptive presidential nominee, and she can't commit... more »
  • Mayor Holden announces candidacy for congress

    May 16, 2016 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden held a press conference on Wednesday to announce his candidacy for Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives race this week. Holden said back in March that he was “90 percent” sure he was running. Currently democrat Cedric Richmond holds the... more »
  • Edmond Jordan elected to Dist. 29 seat

    May 14, 2016 10:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Voters in District 29 elected Edmond Jordan on Saturday to fill a vacant seat left after state Rep. Ronnie Edwards passed away in February 2016. Jordan received 60 percent of the total vote, defeating his opponent Vereta T. Lee by over 600 votes. Jordan and... more »
  • Cruz shuns Trump, GOP unity; says 'challenges' may lie ahead

    May 14, 2016 5:22 PM

    DALLAS - Ted Cruz used his first speech since dropping out of the presidential race not to endorse Donald Trump or call for Republican unity behind him, but to say that a small core of conservatives can save America. Addressing the Texas Republican convention in Dallas today, Cruz repeated many... more »
  • Trump, Ryan cite productive first meeting

    May 12, 2016 2:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan say they had a productive meeting and see a great chance to unite the Republican Party and win the presidential election in November. The presumptive GOP nominee and the party's top elected official said in a statement after their meeting on... more »
  • Clinton: Trump's tax plan is for billionaires

    May 11, 2016 3:39 PM

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump's tax agenda was "written by a billionaire for billionaires" and will benefit the wealthy at the expense of middle-class workers. Clinton says in Blackwood, New Jersey, that Trump would add trillions to the debt in exchange for tax cuts for people earning more... more »
  • Trump narrows VP list as he moves into general

    May 11, 2016 11:34 AM

    NEW YORK - Donald Trump says he's narrowed his list of potential running mates to "five or six" people, and is leaning against accepting public money to finance a fall campaign against likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. But in a break from recent major party nominees, Trump does not plan... more »
  • Sanders picks up another win; still a long shot

    May 10, 2016 11:29 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Republican-side of the Presidential Race is all but decided with Donald Trump the presumptive nominee. Nonetheless, he picked up victories Tuesday night in both West Virginia and Nebraska. The race is tighter on the Democratic-side. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) remains a long-shot to win the... more »
  • For Obama's legacy, a few bright spots with Trump as nominee

    May 8, 2016 2:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - There's no cheering at the White House for Donald Trump. Yet for President Barack Obama, things could be worse. Trump's ascent as the presumptive Republican nominee makes some of Obama's main achievements more likely to survive after the next president takes over. Trump's policy prescriptions are full of... more »
  • Democratic advertising blitz awaits GOP's Trump

    May 6, 2016 1:44 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump's likely Democratic opponent and her allies are laying their traps for him. Priorities USA is the lead super PAC backing Hillary Clinton. The group has already reserved $91 million in television advertising that will start next month and continue through Election Day. An Associated Press review... more »
  • Cruz introduces Fiorina as running mate

    April 27, 2016 4:31 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Ted Cruz is calling her new running mate in the race for the GOP nomination an "extraordinary leader" who has "shattered glass ceilings" in business and politics. Cruz introduced former technology executive Carly Fiorina, his pick for vice president, at a rally in Indianapolis Wednesday. The announcement comes... more »
  • Trump, Clinton closer to nomination after victories Tuesday

    April 27, 2016 12:22 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Donald Trump is more than three-quarters of the way toward clinching the Republican nomination for president. With 950 delegates, Trump has 77 percent of the delegates needed to win the nomination. He needs to win slightly more than half of the remaining delegates to get there. Trump... more »
  • Trump top suggestion to replace Robert E. Lee school name

    April 23, 2016 9:16 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A YU-U-U-GE name is the most popular suggested replacement name for a Texas elementary school named after the top hero of the Confederacy. Donald J. Trump Elementary was the most popular suggestion with 45 submissions out of 240 received, according to Austin Independent School District officials. The... more »
  • NYC primary voter complaints draw investigations, suspension

    April 23, 2016 3:38 PM

    NEW YORK - Even before the polls closed in New York's primary, the city's election board dismissed hundreds of complaints as groundless, with many from people in Bernie Sanders' hometown borough of Brooklyn who said they were unable to vote. It wasn't until days later, after both the state and... more »
  • Trump wants to keep Andrew Jackson on $20 bill

    April 21, 2016 12:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump says he opposes replacing President Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. The Republican presidential front-runner calls it an act of "pure political correctness." Trump - during a town hall Thursday on NBC's "Today Show" - said he'd prefer to leave Jackson on the... more »
  • Trump: transgender people should use whichever bathroom they want

    April 21, 2016 11:57 AM

    Donald Trump says he believes transgender people should be able to use whichever bathroom they choose. Speaking at a town hall event on NBC's "Today" Thursday, Trump said North Carolina's so-called "bathroom law," which directs transgender people to use the bathroom that matches the gender on their birth certificates, has... more »
  • Cruz says he can't win GOP nod before convention

    April 20, 2016 6:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - Ted Cruz is conceding he cannot win the Republican presidential nomination before the party's national convention this summer. But the Texas senator insists that GOP front-runner Donald Trump can't clinch the nomination before the convention either. Cruz addressed reporters on Wednesday at the site of the Republican National... more »
  • Trump wins 89 of NY's 95 delegates; Kasich: 4

    April 20, 2016 3:22 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump picked up 89 of New York's 95 delegates, putting him on a narrow path to clinch the nomination by the end of the primaries - if he keeps winning. John Kasich won four delegates and Ted Cruz was shut out. The last two delegates will have... more »
  • After hotly contested election, outgoing chief meeting with incoming top cop

    April 20, 2016 12:57 PM

    BAKER - Police Chief Mike Knaps and chief-elect Carl Dunn have started talking about transitioning the department to its new leadership. Dunn was elected chief of police last month. Dunn defeated Daryl Rainwater in a hotly contested runoff election. Knaps reported to the city council recently, he and... more »
  • Clinton on path to clinch before California

    April 20, 2016 11:39 AM

    WASHINGTON - With her New York win, Hillary Clinton's support among superdelegates puts her on track to clinch the Democratic nomination outright before the national convention - even before results from the California primary, which Bernie Sanders was counting on winning to stand a chance. Clinton added 33 new endorsements... more »
  • Trump's rants risk annoying those who may decide nomination

    April 17, 2016 3:43 PM

    DES MOINES - Donald Trump is relentlessly attacking the rules that govern how Republicans choose their nominee come. But it's coming far too late to change what even defenders acknowledge is a complicated selection system - and Trump seems to know that, too. Instead, his criticism of what he says... more »
  • Paul Ryan is not running for president, or passing a budget

    April 13, 2016 4:12 PM

    WASHINGTON - House Speaker Paul Ryan's national stature is such that he had to call a news conference to deny he wants to be president. Back on Capitol Hill, he's about to blow through a statutory deadline to pass an annual budget, a major embarrassment for him and House Republicans.... more »
  • GfK Poll: Clinton has edge over Trump on range of issues

    April 11, 2016 6:39 AM

    WASHINGTON- A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds that Americans trust Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton more than Republican leader Donald Trump to handle a wide range of issues, from immigration to health care to nominating Supreme Court justices. Even when asked which of the two candidates would be best at... more »
  • Ted Cruz looking to scoop up more Colorado delegates

    April 9, 2016 3:24 PM

    COLORADO SPRINGS - Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has locked up the support of 21 Colorado delegates and may scoop up even more Saturday. Slates loyal to Cruz won every assembly in the state's seven congressional districts, which began April 2 and culminated Friday with 12 delegates selected. The Texas... more »
  • Poll: Improved economic outlook boosts approval for Obama

    April 9, 2016 3:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's approval rating is on the rise - thanks to an improving economic outlook and strong backing from young people. An Associated Press-Gfk poll shows that half of those questioned say they approve of the job Obama is doing. That's the highest approval rating since 2013.... more »
  • Sharon Weston Broome will run for Mayor-President Play Video

    April 8, 2016 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Former State Senator Sharon Weston Broome announced her candidacy for Baton Rouge Mayor-President Friday morning. "I will indeed be a candidate for Mayor-President of Baton Rouge/EBR parish" pic.twitter.com/uxJkJR22vL — Sharon Weston Broome (@broomeformayor) April 8, 2016 At a campaign event at... more »
  • Treasurer Kennedy announces $800K raised for US Senate race

    April 6, 2016 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican Treasurer John Kennedy says he has raised more than $800,000 for his U.S. Senate campaign. Kennedy's campaign announced the fundraising figure Wednesday, more than a week before reports for the quarter ending March 31 are due to the Federal Election Commission. The state treasurer's campaign says... more »
  • Reluctantly, Obama embracing his role as the anti-Trump

    April 6, 2016 12:49 PM

    WASHINGTON - He won't be on November's ballot, but President Barack Obama is slowly embracing his role as the anti-Trump. Obama is taking on the Republican front-runner in ways that no other Democrat can. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are still fighting it out in the Democratic primary. So Obama... more »
  • Cruz win in Wisconsin leaves Trump damaged front-runner

    April 6, 2016 12:45 PM

    NEW YORK - Republican Donald Trump is emerging from Wisconsin as a damaged front-runner following a crushing loss to rival Ted Cruz. It's a significant setback that deepens questions about the businessman's White House qualifications and pushes the GOP contest toward a rare contested convention fight. Democrat Bernie Sanders also... more »
  • Clinton, Sanders had opposing views on biomedical research

    April 2, 2016 5:36 PM

    NEW YORK - Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were on opposing sides of certain types of biomedical research while they served in Congress. These differences have gained notice by scientists and advocates on the forefront of stem cell research. Clinton has pointed to her advocacy for groundbreaking... more »

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