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AP Conversation: Bush sees conservatism at stake in '16

CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Jeb Bush says he misjudged the intensity of anger among Republican voters before his White House campaign and believes the country in 2016 is "dramatically different" than in past elections.

Jan. 14, 2016 3:37 AM EST
Obama stresses State of Union themes in Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Stressing themes from his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged the country to respond to economic and other societal changes with confidence instead of fear.

Jan. 14, 2016 12:37 AM EST
Republican Party begins preparing for contested convention

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Republican National Committee has started preparing for a contested national convention, which would follow the primary season should no GOP candidate for president win enough delegates to secure the party's nomination.

Jan. 13, 2016 7:42 PM EST
Republican Party begins preparing for contested convention

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Several top Republicans tell The Associated Press the party has started preparing for a contested convention as the outcome of a primary season in which no GOP candidate for president wins enough delegates to secure the party's nomination.

Jan. 13, 2016 6:51 PM EST
Christie warns voters: Don't elect a first-term senator

GOFFSTOWN, N.H. (AP) — Chris Christie is pressing people in New Hampshire to avoid voting for a first-time senator in the coming presidential primary, and holding out Barack Obama as an example of what can happen when they do.

Jan. 13, 2016 4:22 PM EST
AP Conversation: Bush sees conservatism at stake in '16

CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Jeb Bush says he misjudged the intensity of anger among Republican voters before his White House campaign and believes the country in 2016 is "dramatically different" than in past elections.

Jan. 13, 2016 2:37 PM EST
AP Conversation: Bush sees conservatism at stake in '16

CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Jeb Bush says he misjudged the intensity of anger among Republican voters before his White House campaign and believes the country in 2016 is "dramatically different" than in past elections.

Jan. 13, 2016 2:15 PM EST
Obama summons Americans to compromise and change

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Americans soon to begin choosing his successor, President Barack Obama is casting his seven divisive years as a time of positive change, implicitly asking voters to replace him with a Democrat who would continue his hard-won policies on health care, climate change and Iran.

Jan. 13, 2016 3:43 AM EST
Obama warns against giving into election year cynicism

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Americans soon to being choosing his successor, President Barack Obama used his final State of the Union address to rekindle belief in the promise of change that first carried him to the White House, declaring that the country must not allow election-year fear and division to put economic and security progress at risk.

Jan. 13, 2016 1:50 AM EST
Cruz escalates attacks on Trump over values, foreign policy

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz ramped up his attacks against GOP rival Donald Trump on Tuesday, accusing the billionaire businessman of having "New York values" and questioning his foreign policy credentials.

Jan. 12, 2016 9:40 PM EST
Christie highlights bipartisanship, dives into pension fight

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie jumped head first into a fight with state political rivals over pensions despite highlighting his work with the Democratic-controlled Legislature and called for turning a prison into a drug treatment facility during his annual State of the State address Tuesday.

Jan. 12, 2016 9:07 PM EST
Cruz promises to defend gun rights in NH campaign swing

HUDSON, N.H. (AP) — Ted Cruz on Tuesday returned to New Hampshire for the first time in months, promising conservative voters he'll protect their gun rights and several times invoking the state's "Live Free or Die" motto.

Jan. 12, 2016 6:06 PM EST
Clinton confronts rival Sanders as Iowa polls tighten

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Clinton has spent much of her 2016 presidential campaign looking past Democratic rival Bernie Sanders, focusing instead on Republicans and the November general election.

Jan. 11, 2016 10:39 PM EST
Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina cut from main Republican debate

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and former technology executive Carly Fiorina will not appear on the main primetime debate stage when the Republican Party's 2016 presidential class faces off later this week in South Carolina.

Jan. 11, 2016 9:16 PM EST
Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina cut from main GOP debate lineup

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and former technology executive Carly Fiorina will not appear on the primetime debate stage when the Republican Party's 2016 presidential class faces off later this week in South Carolina.

Jan. 11, 2016 8:36 PM EST
Planned Parenthood backing Clinton in primary race

HOOKSETT, New Hampshire (AP) — Women's health care provider Planned Parenthood is endorsing Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential race, but says that won't mean negative campaigning against her primary opponents.

Jan. 10, 2016 7:37 PM EST
Planned Parenthood backing Clinton in primary race

HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) — Planned Parenthood is swinging behind Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential race and says that won't mean negative campaigning against her primary opponents.

Jan. 10, 2016 7:21 PM EST
Christie to take break from trail for address to New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will take a short break from campaigning for president to give his annual State of the State address Tuesday, highlighting what he says are successes while his opponents for the Republican nomination ramp up attacks against his record.

Jan. 10, 2016 12:59 PM EST
Cruz, Trump up in Iowa, but talk of 'takedown' effort fades

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Three weeks before Iowa kicks off the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are generating overwhelming enthusiasm among Republican voters in the state, along with concern, though not panic, among the party professionals who believe both are unelectable in November against the Democratic nominee.

Jan. 10, 2016 8:21 AM EST
Trump escalates attacks on Ted Cruz's eligibility to run

WAVERLY, Iowa (AP) — Donald Trump taunted fellow Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz over his eligibility to be president on Saturday, offering the following response to Cruz's instance that he's a natural born citizen: "You're not.

Jan. 9, 2016 9:05 PM EST
Republican candidates pitch conservative anti-poverty path

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) — Republican presidential candidates said Saturday their party must do more to convince poor Americans that conservative policy — and not an active federal government — will expand economic opportunity.

Jan. 9, 2016 4:00 PM EST
GOP candidates pitch conservative path to fight poverty

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidates said Saturday their party must do more to convince poor Americans that conservative policy — and not an active federal government — will expand economic opportunity.

Jan. 9, 2016 1:46 PM EST
Cruz shows more personality, humor while campaigning in Iowa

STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Lisa Naslund clutched a photo of her son Dillion in his military fatigues as she waited about an hour for a chance to meet Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz in this northwestern Iowa town.

Jan. 9, 2016 12:42 PM EST
As crunch time nears, the reserved Jeb Bush flashes emotions

MEREDITH, N.H. (AP) — Self-described as a policy nerd and tagged as "low energy" by Donald Trump, Jeb Bush is reaching deeper to show voters the man inside as he fights for his political survival ahead of New Hampshire's Republican presidential primary.

Jan. 9, 2016 4:51 AM EST

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