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First House GOP primaries will test anti-incumbent mood

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the calendar turns to March in this year of the irate voter, the first wave of congressional Republicans will find out whether they have their very own Dave Brat waiting for them.

Feb. 20, 2016 3:07 AM EST
AP-NORC Poll: Democrats big on inequality, market regulation

WASHINGTON (AP) — A large majority of Democrats call income inequality a very important issue, and half of them think regulation of financial markets after the 2008 financial crisis did not go far enough, according to a new poll suggesting that many Democrats are receptive to economic issues championed by Bernie Sanders in his bid for the White House.

Feb. 20, 2016 3:05 AM EST
Clinton vs Sanders in Nevada: Urban vs rural

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Seeking an edge, Hillary Clinton courted voters throughout Las Vegas' sprawling population centers on Friday while rival Bernie Sanders barnstormed across northern Nevada in search of delegates in the state's high-stakes Democratic presidential caucuses.

Feb. 20, 2016 12:12 AM EST
How the Nevada presidential caucuses work

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Small Nevada — population 3 million — became one of the first four states in the presidential nominating process thanks to an effort a decade ago to add more diversity to the early voting calendar.

Feb. 19, 2016 8:12 PM EST
Republicans get emotional on eve of South Carolina primary

MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina (AP) — The Republican battle for South Carolina turned deeply personal on the eve of Saturday's presidential primary, as front-runner Donald Trump eyed a delegate sweep and his rivals fought for a southern surprise.

Feb. 19, 2016 8:10 PM EST
Top SC Democrat endorses Hillary Clinton, mending rift

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Jim Clyburn, South Carolina's top Democrat, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president Friday, mending a rift between the two that was much more personal than political.

Feb. 19, 2016 7:32 PM EST
Speaker Paul Ryan dismisses criticism from Donald Trump

NEW BERLIN, Wis. (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday dismissed criticism from Donald Trump, saying that if he responded to every comment from the Republican presidential candidate, "I'd lose my voice.

Feb. 19, 2016 7:28 PM EST
Republican 2016 hopefuls get emotional on eve of SC primary

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The Republican campaign for South Carolina turned deeply personal on the eve of Saturday's high-stakes presidential primary, as New York businessman Donald Trump eyed a delegate sweep and his Republican rivals jockeyed for a southern surprise.

Feb. 19, 2016 7:05 PM EST