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Top Republicans stay quiet on release of their tax returns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, offered this year's hopefuls advice about a hard-learned lesson: Release your tax returns before the primaries and avoid tough scrutiny later.

Feb. 12, 2016 1:42 PM EST
Presidential contenders fight for minority voters in SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Presidential candidates in both parties battled for the crucial backing of blacks and Hispanics on Friday as the race shifted toward states with more minority voters.

Feb. 12, 2016 11:44 AM EST
Kasich works to assure South Carolina of conservative record

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — An energized John Kasich heads into South Carolina's Republican presidential primary hoping to build on a strong showing in New Hampshire, but he's refusing to tailor or shift his message to fit the state's more conservative electorate.

Feb. 12, 2016 4:11 AM EST
Debate Takeaways: Clinton, Sanders appeal to SC, Nevada

MILWAUKEE (AP) — In the first Democratic presidential debate since Bernie Sanders' sweeping victory in New Hampshire's primary, the Vermont senator sought to build upon success and introduce himself to voters who may be open to an alternative to Iowa winner Hillary Clinton.

Feb. 12, 2016 3:59 AM EST
AP FACT CHECK: Clinton, Sanders on health care, donors

WASHINGTON (AP) — In their latest debate, Hillary Clinton glossed over the big-money donors juicing her White House ambitions while Bernie Sanders offered disputed numbers behind his plan for a government-financed health system.

Feb. 11, 2016 11:44 PM EST