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  • Russia, brushing off Obama, looks to friendlier Donald Trump

    8 months, 26 days ago

    (AP) HONOLULU — Stung by new punishments, Russia is looking straight past President Barack Obama to Donald Trump in hopes the president-elect will reverse the tough U.S. stance toward Moscow of the last eight years. In a stunning embrace of a ...

  • Trump children's roles blur line between transition, company

    10 months, 6 days ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — Nearly every morning since their father's stunning victory on Election Day, three of Donald Trump's grown children walk through the Trump Tower lobby and board an elevator. But are Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric going to the ...

  • Kaine defends campaign's respect for religion

    11 months, 11 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT): 9:45 a.m. Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's running mate, is defending the campaign's respect for different religions after a leaked email by a Clinton aide suggested that Catholicism is ...

  • Trump belittles accusers as more turn up with sordid stories

    11 months, 12 days ago

    (AP) GREENSBORO, N.C.— Donald Trump acted out onstage an accuser's allegations and suggested another wasn't worthy of his attention the same day two more women came forward with years-old stories of unwanted sexual encounters with the Republican presidential nominee. With eight ...

  • Key Senate race in Ohio shows increasing promise for GOP

    1 year, 1 month ago

    (AP) Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman announced another endorsement Wednesday from a labor union that had previously backed his Democratic opponent, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland. It's the latest in a string of developments that has Republicans increasingly optimistic about keeping ...

  • Kansas tea party congressman loses Republican primary battle

    1 year, 1 month ago

    (AP) Rep. Tim Huelskamp has been a thorn in the side of the Republican establishment since his election to Congress amid the tea party wave of 2010, and his clashes with former House Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders helped ...

  • Clinton allies uses Republican words against Trump

    1 year, 1 month ago

    (AP) A new ad supporting Hillary Clinton uses the words of Republican leaders and appointees to make the case that Donald Trump is unfit to lead the United States. The spot is part of an effort by the Democratic nominee and ...

  • Trump: No ‘bombshell’ in tax returns; release pending until audits complete

    1 year, 6 months ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is sticking to his new explanation for why he can't yet release copies of his recent tax returns: The IRS is auditing him, as Trump says it has for the past 12 years. "No lawyer would ...

  • Clinton seeking to organize Latino voters ahead of primaries

    1 year, 11 months ago

    (AP) [{"text":"The Sun's political coverage","url":""}] NEW YORK — Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is planning a major push to organize Latino voters ahead of the Nevada caucuses and early primary contests in Texas, Florida and Colorado, all with an eye toward connecting ...

  • Rand Paul wins straw poll in Michigan

    2 years ago

    (AP) [{"text":"Day after debate, Bush and Paul barnstorm through Nevada","url":""},{"text":"Trump’s policy paper marks departure on gun control","url":""},{"text":"The Sun's political coverage","url":""}] Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is the favored presidential candidate among Republicans attending a major political event in Michigan. Paul got the ...

  • Clinton likens GOP’s views on women to those of terrorists

    2 years ago

    (AP) CLEVELAND (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday drew parallels between terrorist organizations and the field of Republican candidates for president when it comes to their views on women, telling an Ohio audience her potential GOP rivals were pushing "out-of-date" ...

  • Petition drive to get stadium funding initiative on ballot falls short

    2 years, 7 months ago

    (AP) An initiative to put the issue of public funding for a $200 million downtown soccer stadium on the June ballot failed to get enough signatures to qualify, the Clark County Elections Department announced today. But hope still remains for petition ...

  • Vermont senator to decide on presidential run by March

    2 years, 9 months ago

    (AP) BURLINGTON, Vt. — Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders says he'll decide by March whether to launch a 2016 presidential campaign and, if so, whether he'll seek the Democratic nomination. Either way, Sanders says he wouldn't run just to nudge the ...

  • Christie predicts health care overhaul won't succeed

    3 years, 10 months ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is a "failure" and predicts it "will not succeed — it just won't." The potential 2016 presidential candidate says the leaders of both political parties, including ...

  • McAuliffe elected governor of Va. over Cuccinelli

    3 years, 10 months ago

    (AP) TYSONS CORNER, Va. — Democrat Terry McAuliffe has been elected Virginia's next governor, defeating Republican Ken Cuccinelli after pledging to expand the state's Medicaid rolls and portraying his rival as someone who would turn back years of progress. Turnout for ...

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