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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
Sanders ad burst coincides with upward movement in polls

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders has been putting up major advertising cash to seize momentum heading into the Democratic presidential primaries — outspending his rival Hillary Clinton just as voters are beginning to pay attention to the race.

Jan. 13, 2016 12:37 PM EST
Analysis: Obama in campaign form in final State of the Union

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama opened his State of the Union speech saying he'd keep it short, in what must have seemed music to the ears of some in the chamber eager to return to their campaigns to succeed him.

Jan. 13, 2016 7:34 AM 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

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