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Kentucky Republicans look to put election review behind them

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In the complicated world of Kentucky Republican politics, Matt Bevin needs to step away from wrangling over endorsements with Mitch McConnell and turn his attention to locking in a victory in last week's GOP primary.

May 27, 2015 3:42 pmLoading…
Clinton urges making middle class 'mean something again'

Clinton urges making middle class 'mean something again'

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says pay equity between men and women, more generous parental leave policies and a higher minimum wage are not issues of importance merely to women but concerns that go to the heart of why it's "hard to get ahead and stay ahead in America."

May 27, 2015 3:28 pm Photos

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Bush, Clinton taking different tracks on potential matchup

Bush, Clinton taking different tracks on potential matchup

FILE - In this April 7, 2015, file photo, former Florida governor and potential Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush applauds a speaker during an energy forum which he hosted, at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver. To judge them solely by their travels over the past month, you might thin…

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Bush, Clinton taking different tracks on potential matchup

Bush, Clinton taking different tracks on potential matchup

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — To judge them solely by their travels over the past month, you might think Jeb Bush has already plunged into the general election and Hillary Rodham Clinton has a serious fight on her hands for the Democratic nomination.

May 08, 2015 2:27 am Photos

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In early states like Iowa, Clinton plans to run hard

In early states like Iowa, Clinton plans to run hard

In this March 10, 2015 file photo, Hillary Rodham Clinton listens during a news conference at United Nations headquarters. Clinton plans a primary campaign for the Democratic nomination focused on the four traditional early-to-vote states, forgoing the chance to parlay her dominant position …

March 16, 2015 4:53 pmLoading…
Democrats: Go big on the economy in 2016

Democrats: Go big on the economy in 2016

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks to the Center for American Progress’s Second Annual Policy Conference in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

November 19, 2014 4:33 pmLoading…
Japan in recession as economy contracts 1.6 pct

Japan in recession as economy contracts 1.6 pct

In this Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 photo, trucks leave a container wharf in Tokyo. Japan reported Monday, Nov. 17 that its economy contracted at a real annual rate of 1.6 percent in July-September in the second straight quarterly decline. Most economists had forecast the world’s third-biggest ec…

November 16, 2014 8:53 pmLoading…
Japan in recession as economy contracts 1.6 percent

Japan in recession as economy contracts 1.6 percent

Report likely will slow the government's effort to cut Japan's enormous debt.

November 16, 2014 8:53 pmLoading…
Romney's poll lead shows fragmented nature of GOP field for 2016

Romney's poll lead shows fragmented nature of GOP field for 2016

The 2012 presidential nominee is No. 1 in a recent poll — and he's not even running.

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House panel clears way for vote on Obama lawsuit

House panel clears way for vote on Obama lawsuit

The vote in the Rules Committee was 7-4, with all Republicans in favor and all Democrats opposed.

July 24, 2014 2:54 pmLoading…
Tea party favorite wins Nebraska's GOP primary

Tea party favorite wins Nebraska's GOP primary

Republican Senate hopeful Ben Sasse speaks in Lincoln, Neb., Tuesday, May 13, 2014, after winning his party's primary election. A crowd of Republican candidates jockeyed to succeed Nebraska's outgoing governor and senior U.S. senator in a busy primary election where voters also were set to s…

May 13, 2014 10:43 pmLoading…

Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

The announcement of 8 million enrollments gives Democrats more confidence.

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Will Senate switch party control? These races are key

WASHINGTON — Democrats look like certain underdogs as the political calendar begins on their struggle to maintain their Senate majority in the 2014 elections. The political map — and for that matter, the climate — appears to favor Republicans.

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Clinton: Ideologues reliable GOP voters

Clinton: Ideologues reliable GOP voters

Former President Bill Clinton campaigns for the Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Virginia, Terry McAuliffe (right), at a "Putting Jobs First" event in Dale City, Va., on Sunday. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

October 27, 2013 4:48 pmLoading…

Can business take the GOP back from the tea party?

Shutdown, debt-ceiling crisis threaten the interests traditionally aligned with Republicans.

October 07, 2013 3:23 pmLoading…

Quinn pushes pension reform, open on casino plan

CHICAGO (AP) — After keeping a relatively low public profile before the November election, Gov. Pat Quinn is out again, pushing his agenda for tackling Illinois' most pressing problems in the run up to the Legislature's veto session later this month.

November 16, 2012 4:42 pmLoading…
Obama powers to re-election despite weak economy

Obama powers to re-election despite weak economy

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his wife Ann Romney, left, and vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and his wife Janna, right, wave to supporters after Romney conceded the race during his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 7,…

November 07, 2012 2:53 amLoading…

Election takes back seat for many storm-hit voters

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November 04, 2012 8:05 pmLoading…

Obama pressures Romney to break his Mourdock ties

Republican Senate candidate said if a woman becomes pregnant from rape it is "something God intended."

October 25, 2012 8:24 pmLoading…
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