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  • 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 »
  • State Dept suspends review into 'top secret' Clinton emails

    April 1, 2016 5:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - The State Department has suspended its internal review into whether former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or her top aides mishandled emails containing information now deemed "top secret." Spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said Friday the department had paused the review to avoid complicating or impeding an ongoing FBI investigation... more »
  • Clinton tries to win New York with her congressional record

    April 1, 2016 1:33 PM

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton will release a $10 billion plan aimed at revitalizing manufacturing in Syracuse on Friday, part of an effort to highlight her work as a senator from New York ahead of that state's primary later this month. The Democratic presidential candidate plans to set off on a... more »
  • Probe ongoing into pepper spray incident at Trump rally

    March 31, 2016 12:34 PM

    JANESVILLE, Wis. - Police say they're still looking for the man suspected of pepper spraying a 15-year-old girl during an altercation at a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Wisconsin. Janesville police said early Thursday that investigators had located the suspect, but police Lt. Keith Lawver later said... more »
  • Trump: Women who abort should be 'punished'

    March 30, 2016 3:05 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump says women who get abortions should receive "some form of punishment" without indicating specifically what the punishment should be. "There has to be some form of punishment," Trump told MSNBC's Chris Matthews at the taping of a town hall in Wisconsin Wednesdays in a heated exchange... more »
  • Clinton takes aim at Trump in ad ahead of New York primary

    March 30, 2016 11:21 AM

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton is taking aim at Donald Trump's hardline immigration policies and the violence at some of his rallies in a new television ad that her campaign says will run in New York. Clinton says in the ad that while some people say America's problems can be solved... more »
  • WATCH: Trump's threat to sue over La. delegates explained Play Video

    March 27, 2016 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump threatened to file a lawsuit Sunday afternoon over Louisiana's GOP Convention delegation. “Just to show you how unfair Republican primary politics can be, I won the State of Louisiana and get fewer delegates than Cruz – Lawsuit coming,” Trump tweeted at... more »
  • Sanders wins Hawaii; Clinton leads in delegates

    March 27, 2016 3:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - Bernie Sanders netted nearly three dozen delegates after his win in Hawaii, having swept three states. It's a solid showing, but it didn't significantly tighten Hillary Clinton's overall big lead. Sanders needs to win 67 percent of the remaining delegates and uncommitted superdelegates through June to be able... more »
  • Sanders wins Alaska, Washington; Clinton holds delegate lead

    March 26, 2016 5:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - Bernie Sanders scored a duo of wins in Western caucus contests Saturday, giving a powerful psychological boost to his supporters but doing little to move him closer to securing the Democratic nomination. While results in Washington and Alaska barely dented Hillary Clinton's several hundred delegate lead, Sanders' wins... more »
  • Black women who boosted Obama are sticking with Clinton

    March 26, 2016 3:07 PM

    DETROIT - Hillary Clinton has faced surprisingly strong competition this primary season, and she's been bombarded with criticism. But she has maintained a strong bond with one significant bloc of Democratic Party voters. Black women, who were part of President Barack Obama's winning coalition in 2008 and 2012, have locked... more »
  • Emory president: Students scared by 'Trump 2016' chalk signs

    March 23, 2016 4:37 PM

    ATLANTA - The president of Emory University has met with 40 to 50 student demonstrators who said they were concerned and frightened after someone wrote "Trump 2016" in chalk on campus sidewalks and some buildings. Jim Wagner, president of the Atlanta university, wrote Tuesday that the students viewed the messages... more »
  • Jeb Bush endorses Cruz for president

    March 23, 2016 12:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - Jeb Bush says he's endorsing Ted Cruz for president. Bush tweeted Wednesday that "Ted is a consistent, principled conservative who has shown he can unite the party." He added on his Facebook page that Republicans "must overcome the divisiveness and vulgarity Donald Trump has brought into the political... more »
  • Clinton, Trump maintain solid delegate leads

    March 23, 2016 12:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton is closing in on collecting three-quarters of the delegates needed to clinch the Democratic presidential nomination. Bernie Sanders netted more than a dozen delegates after splitting the latest contests with Clinton. But he still trails significantly. Three states held Democratic contests with a total of 131... more »
  • Donald Trump's sister, like son, receives threatening letter

    March 20, 2016 9:40 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A threatening letter has been sent to Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's sister, who's a judge in Philadelphia. The letter was sent to Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, who sits on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. The FBI said Sunday it's "aware of the... more »
  • Threatening letter sent to Trump son's home

    March 18, 2016 3:07 PM

    NEW YORK - A law enforcement official says New York City police and the FBI are investigating a threatening letter sent to the Manhattan apartment of Donald Trump's son, Eric. The official says the envelope sent to Eric Trump's apartment Thursday contained a suspicious white powder and a threatening letter.... more »
  • Sanders concedes Missouri Democratic primary; Clinton wins

    March 18, 2016 7:21 AM

    WASHINGTON- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says he will not seek a recount of results in Missouri's Democratic primary, conceding defeat to Hillary Clinton. Sanders says in an interview with The Associated Press that it's unlikely the results will affect the awarding of delegates in the state and he would "prefer... more »
  • GOP leaders grapple with grudgingly accepting Trump

    March 17, 2016 12:54 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republican leaders are wavering between grudging acceptance and deep denial about Donald Trump's likely ascent to the GOP presidential nomination. With at least three more states in his win column, Trump is now the only candidate with a path to clinching the Republican nomination before the party's convention... more »
  • Michelle Obama tells SXSW crowd she won't run for president

    March 16, 2016 4:47 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Michelle Obama used the South by Southwest Music Festival to show off her vocal chops and make a quick announcement - she's not running for president. The first lady made her debut Wednesday at the Austin showcase of buzzworthy bands and technology. She sat with Grammy winners... more »
  • Trump still not doing well enough to guarantee nomination

    March 16, 2016 11:12 AM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump is the only candidate with a path to clinching the Republican nomination for president before the party's national convention in July. But despite four more wins on Tuesday, the billionaire businessman still must do better. Trump's rivals can only hope to stop him, forcing a contested... more »
  • Trump, Clinton win big; Rubio suspends campaign

    March 15, 2016 11:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tuesday night Donald Trump (R) and Hillary Clinton (D) expanded their leads in their parties presidential primaries. Trump won the winner-take-all state of Florida, as well as North Carolina and Illinois. At the time of this post, he's currently in a back-and-forth race with Sen. Ted... more »
  • Trump rally violence offers Kasich fresh chance for contrast

    March 12, 2016 9:47 PM

    HEATH, Ohio (AP) - John Kasich on Saturday delivered his harshest criticism yet of Donald Trump, saying he's "had it" with the "toxic" nature of Trump's campaign and suggesting he may not support the businessman should he become the Republican nominee. "Pitting one group against one another is toxic and... more »
  • Obama: Politicians should unite, not divide US

    March 12, 2016 3:25 PM

    DALLAS - President Barack Obama says politicians who aspire to lead the country should try to bring Americans together, not divide them. Obama says candidates who won't do that don't deserve the public's support and votes. He says the best leaders remind Americans that what they have common is more... more »
  • Carson buries 'the hatchet,' endorses Trump for president

    March 11, 2016 12:01 PM

    PALM BEACH, Florida - Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says he and Donald Trump have "buried the hatchet" after months of political wrangling, and he is endorsing the GOP front-runner's White House bid. At a press conference in Palm Beach, Florida on Friday, Carson, who left the race earlier... more »
  • Carson to endorse Trump Friday in FL

    March 10, 2016 7:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is expected to endorse his former rival Donald Trump at a news conference Friday morning. That's according to two people with knowledge of the upcoming endorsement who spoke anonymously because it's not been made public ahead of the formal announcement. One of the people... more »
  • Obama: GOP contest 'a circus' and 'a crackup'

    March 10, 2016 12:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says Donald Trump's positions aren't different from those of the other Republican presidential candidates - he's just more provocative in talking about them. Obama weighed in on the 2016 presidential campaign during a news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Obama says Trump's... more »
  • Mexican former president: A Trump presidency risks trade war

    March 9, 2016 4:58 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO DEL RINCON, Mexico - Former Mexican President Vicente Fox says a Donald Trump presidency could lead Mexico and the U.S. to a trade war that would hurt both countries. A day after Trump stretched his lead over GOP rivals with wins in Michigan, Mississippi and Hawaii, Fox... more »
  • Trump, Clinton win Mississippi presidential primaries

    March 8, 2016 8:26 PM

    JACKSON, MS - Donald Trump (R) and Hillary Clinton (D) each won the presidential primary in Mississippi Tuesday night, following wins in Louisiana Saturday, but it was a mixbag of results in other primaries. With 95% of precincts reporting, Trump has secured 47.4% of the vote. He also won... more »
  • Clinton, Trump notch wins in Louisiana primaries

    March 6, 2016 2:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Businessman Donald Trump and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton have scored wins in the presidential primaries in Louisiana. Trump took the Saturday Republican primary over Texas Sen. Ted Cruz while Clinton scored a large win over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Neighboring Mississippi will vote on Tuesday.... more »
  • More than 600,000 registered Democrats & Republicans voted Saturday

    March 6, 2016 12:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Registered democrats and republicans cast votes for the Louisiana Presidential Primary Saturday. Hillary Clinton ended the night the presidential primary leader for democrats. Donald Trump edged out Ted Cruz as the primary leader for republicans. Fewer than 11,000 votes separated Trump and Cruz. A total... more »
  • Runoff needed in Baker following Saturday elections; new chief elected outright

    March 6, 2016 12:34 AM

    BAKER - Voters here will return to the polls in April since a runoff is needed to decide who will be the next city mayor. Leroy Davis and Darnell "DA1" Waites entered a runoff, slimming the selection down from four. But, no runoff is needed to replace the... more »
  • 2-vote loss, other upsets in Saturday election

    March 6, 2016 12:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The presidential preference primary and numerous municipal elections brought voters to polling locations across the region Saturday. Hillary Clinton ended the night the presidential primary leader for democrats. Donald Trump edged out Ted Cruz as the primary leader for republicans. Fewer than 11,000 votes separated Trump... more »
  • Voters approve tax renewal for Albany fire district

    March 5, 2016 10:41 PM

    ALBANY - Voters in part of Livingston Parish approved a tax renewal to fund the District 1 Fire Department. District 1 covers around 10,000 people in the town of Albany and surrounding area. The tax has been on the books for nearly 20 years. Officials were worried leading... more »
  • Clinton, Trump winners of their respective party's Louisiana primary

    March 5, 2016 12:51 PM

    CLICK HERE FOR INSTANT ELECTION RESULTS BATON ROUGE - Registered democrats and republicans cast votes for the Louisiana Presidential Primary Saturday. Hillary Clinton was called the winner of the democratic primary. Donald Trump was declared the winner of the republican primary. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz campaigned... more »
  • Hotly contested Baker Police Chief election to conclude on Saturday Play Video

    March 3, 2016 6:57 PM

    BAKER - While the presidential election is garnering most of the public's attention, there are some key local elections coming up this weekend including in Baker. Election signs have been all over and the race between two candidates running for Baker Chief of Police has really picked up. While... more »
  • Albany firefighters pushing for tax renewal Saturday Play Video

    March 3, 2016 5:53 PM

    ALBANY - Livingston Fire Protection District 1 is asking voters to renew a fire tax Saturday to keep the district operating. District 1 covers around 10,000 people in the town of Albany and surrounding area. The tax has been on the books for nearly 20 years. With the state budget... more »
  • Clinton still faces struggle to win back younger voters

    March 3, 2016 5:09 AM

    FORT COLLINS, CO.- Hillary Clinton is continuing to struggle with a segment of the electorate she will need if she's to win the White House in November: young voters. Clinton lost six of 10 voters between the ages of 18 and 29 on Super Tuesday even as she racked up... more »
  • Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump cemented as 2016 leaders

    March 2, 2016 11:38 AM

    MIAMI - Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump are beginning to focus on each other in the race for the White House. Both front-runners were emboldened by commanding victories Tuesday across large swaths of the country. Clinton previewed a "love and kindness" message while Trump traded his typical rollicking... more »
  • 'Super Tuesday' super for Trump, Clinton

    March 2, 2016 12:42 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Donald Trump (R) and Hillary Clinton (D) were the big winners of 'Super Tuesday'- a day consisting of presidential primaries in 11 different states. Donald Trump won seven states, most among republicans, including Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia. He's also expected to win... more »
  • Super Tuesday: Clinton, Trump look to pull away from rivals

    March 1, 2016 6:14 AM

    WASHINGTON- Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are eyeing an opportunity to pull away from their rivals on Super Tuesday. It will be a delegate-rich dash across the country that could accelerate their march toward the general election. Voters from Vermont to Colorado, Alaska to American Samoa and several... more »
  • Marco Rubio rallies in Baton Rouge ahead of Saturday primary

    February 29, 2016 10:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One of the top contenders to be the Republican nominee for president is planning to rally in Baton Rouge Friday evening, though a venue hasn't been announced yet. Sen. Marco Rubio (R) will make a stop in the capital city Friday. Doors will open at 4:45... more »
  • Rubio: Trump is a spray-tanned pants-wetter

    February 29, 2016 4:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's is throwing fresh jabs at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, inviting the crowd to "have a little fun." Rubio is shifting from policy to personal attacks on Trump , mocking everything from the billionaire businessman's tan to subtle questions about his manhood. He even... more »
  • Trump disavows support of former KKK leader

    February 29, 2016 11:02 AM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump is stepping back from comments he made over the weekend when he claimed to know nothing about former Klu Klux Klan leader David Duke, saying that he couldn't hear the questions clearly. Trump was asked Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" whether he rejected support... more »
  • Early voting indicates interest in Louisiana's presidential primary

    February 27, 2016 5:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - If the in-person early voting numbers are any indication, it seems that there is heightened interest in Louisiana's 2016 presidential primary. The early voting for the March 5 primary is nearly double the voting in the 2012 presidential primary and almost four times what it was in... more »
  • Buffett: US economy better than presidential hopefuls say

    February 27, 2016 4:31 PM

    OMAHA - Investor Warren Buffett says the United States' economy is in better shape than the presidential candidates make it seem. Buffett said Saturday in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders that any baby born in the country today will live better than their parents, even with the current... more »
  • Christie, in about-face, endorses former GOP rival Trump

    February 27, 2016 4:29 PM

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has a reputation for vengeance. And he delivered it with gusto Friday as he shocked many in the political world by endorsing GOP front-runner Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination. The surprise endorsement was the first for Trump from a sitting governor - and... more »
  • Clinton scores commanding win in South Carolina

    February 27, 2016 4:27 PM

    COLUMBIA - Hillary Clinton has won the Democratic presidential primary in South Carolina. She won the overwhelming support of black voters on her way to a commanding victory over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. The win for Clinton is her third in the first four contests of the 2016 campaign. And... more »
  • Special election announced for vacant District 29 seat

    February 26, 2016 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Speaker of the House Taylor F. Barras called for a special election Friday to fill a vacant seat after Rep. Ronnie Edwards passed away earlier this week. Barras said the special primary election for the District 29 seat is set for Apr. 9 with the... more »
  • In Florida, Trump looms as cloud in Rubio's Sunshine State

    February 26, 2016 12:51 PM

    MIAMI - Billionaire businessman Donald Trump is a part-time Florida resident - and a full-time problem for the home-state senator running for president, Marco Rubio. Rubio is counting on Florida to reshape the Republican contest that Trump has dominated by winning three of the first four states to vote. Rubio's... more »
  • Excitement for Trump breaks Nevada GOP turnout record

    February 24, 2016 5:42 PM

    LAS VEGAS - First time caucus-goers, many energized by Donald Trump's angry outsider campaign, flooded the polls driving turnout to record levels in Nevada's first-in-the-West presidential preference event. Trump received 34,531 votes in Tuesday night's contest, more than the total number of people who caucused four years ago. The Nevada... more »

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