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  • Emails show Walker recall election campaign push

    Emails show Walker recall election campaign push

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:34:53 GMT
    Newly released court documents include emails showing that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's recall election campaign team told him to instruct donors to give to a key conservative group which would run ads for...More >>
    Newly released court documents include excerpts from emails showing that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's recall election campaign team told him to instruct donors to give to a key conservative group that would run ads...More >>
  • Perry in New Hampshire: No decision on 2016

    Perry in New Hampshire: No decision on 2016

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-08-23 00:14:59 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire while carrying the scars of old political stumbles and a recent indictment.More >>
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday in a visit to a key early voting state that he was unprepared for and humbled by his first run for president in 2012 and will work harder if there's a next time around.More >>
  • Potential 2016 candidates cautious on Ferguson

    Potential 2016 candidates cautious on Ferguson

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:04:53 GMT
    The police shooting and death of Michael Brown has gripped the nation, but many potential presidential candidates in 2016 are taking a cautious approach to the clashes between protesters and police in suburban St....More >>
    The police shooting and death of Michael Brown has gripped the nation amid clashes between protesters and the police in suburban St. Louis. But for most of those who want to lead the nation, there's little to gain in...More >>
  • Huckabee: 'Stop the fight' over Common Core

    Huckabee: 'Stop the fight' over Common Core

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:45:23 GMT
    Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday. The...More >>
    Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday. The position puts...More >>
  • Democrats reframe debate on health care

    Democrats reframe debate on health care

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:29:29 GMT
    One of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats is standing by his vote for President Barack Obama's health care law, a fresh sign that the unpopular mandate may be losing some of its political punch.More >>
    President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an election-year minus and Republicans increasingly talk about fixing it instead of...More >>
  • Pakistan cricket hero's party quits parliament

    Pakistan cricket hero's party quits parliament

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:34 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:34:41 GMT
    Lawmakers from the party of Pakistani cricketer-turned politician, Imran Khan, have resigned from parliament to pressure the country's prime minister to step down over what they describe as fraud in last...More >>
    The party of Pakistan's famed cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, who has led a week of anti-government protests in the capital, resigned from parliament on Friday in its latest bid to drive Prime Minister Nawaz...More >>
  • Tunisia crackdown raises fears of rights rollback

    Tunisia crackdown raises fears of rights rollback

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:27 AM EDT2014-08-22 09:27:56 GMT
    Mosques are being closed, local organizations banned and at least 1,000 people have been arrested as Tunisia cracks down on those suspected of sympathizing with radical Islamists.More >>
    Mosques are being closed, local organizations banned and at least 1,000 people have been arrested as Tunisia cracks down on those suspected of sympathizing with radical Islamists.More >>
  • Irish peacemaker, ex-premier Reynolds dies at 81

    Irish peacemaker, ex-premier Reynolds dies at 81

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:34:29 GMT
    Albert Reynolds, the straight-talking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland but struggled to keep his own governments intact, died Thursday after a long battle with...More >>
    Albert Reynolds, the risk-taking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland but struggled to keep his own governments intact, died Thursday after a long battle with Alzheimer's...More >>
  • Pryor's 'Obamacare' ad highlights his cancer fight

    Pryor's 'Obamacare' ad highlights his cancer fight

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:25:03 GMT
    U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor is reaching into his own medical history to explain his vote on the nation's new health care law, telling Arkansans that his battle with a rare cancer 18 years ago influenced his vote.More >>
    U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor reached into his own medical history Tuesday to explain his vote on the nation's new health care law, telling Arkansans his battle with a rare cancer 18 years ago influenced him.More >>
  • Colorado's Mark Udall gets ad boost in Senate race

    Colorado's Mark Udall gets ad boost in Senate race

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:14:48 GMT
    Senate Democrats' campaign arm is spending $1 million on television ads criticizing the GOP nominee's opposition to abortion rights.More >>
    Republican Senate hopeful Cory Gardner's opposition to abortion rights "is way too extreme for Colorado," women voters say in ads Senate Democrats' campaign arm began running Thursday.More >>
  • Thai army ruler named prime minister

    Thai army ruler named prime minister

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:04:26 GMT
    Three months after overthrowing Thailand's last elected government, this Southeast Asian nation's junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform for good - to take up the post of prime minister in a move...More >>
    Three months after overthrowing an elected government, Thailand's junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will prolong his rule and bolster the...More >>
  • Pakistan parliament rejects calls for PM to quit

    Pakistan parliament rejects calls for PM to quit

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:53:58 GMT
    Pakistani officials have held first, "initial" talks with two opposition groups whose supporters have been besieging the parliament for a second day demanding the prime minister resign over alleged election fraud.More >>
    Pakistan's parliament on Thursday rejected calls for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation as unconstitutional despite massive anti-government protests just outside the assembly in the capital Islamabad.More >>
  • Perry presses for greater US involvement in Iraq

    Perry presses for greater US involvement in Iraq

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:45:04 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he's confident in his case as he faces two felony indictments on coercion and official oppression charges.More >>
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday pressed for a more aggressive U.S. military response in Iraq to combat Islamic state militants, including a sustained air campaign, and signaled he would support sending American ground...More >>
  • 5 things to know about case against Texas' Perry

    5 things to know about case against Texas' Perry

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:34:30 GMT
    In the week since he was indicted for abuse of power and public coercion, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his supporters have insisted the charges against the Republican governor are politically motivated. Perry has...More >>
    In the week since he was indicted for abuse of power and public coercion, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his supporters have insisted the charges against the Republican governor are politically motivated. Perry has pleaded not...More >>
  • Turkey's Davutoglu expected to be a docile premier

    Turkey's Davutoglu expected to be a docile premier

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:14:57 GMT
    Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, hand-picked by president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan to succeed him as prime minister, is expected to accept a largely backseat role as his boss strives to make his new job...More >>
    Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, hand-picked by president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan to succeed him as prime minister, is expected to accept a largely backseat role as his boss strives to make his new job the most...More >>
  • Uber hires former Obama adviser Plouffe

    Uber hires former Obama adviser Plouffe

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:24:37 GMT
    Uber is stepping up its political game with a high-powered new hire.More >>
    Uber is stepping up its political game with a high-powered new hire.More >>
  • Indonesian court rejects election loser's appeal

    Indonesian court rejects election loser's appeal

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:04:44 GMT
    Indonesian police have fired tear gas to disperse protesters trying to get close to a court hearing a challenge to the legality of last month's elections.More >>
    Indonesia's top court on Thursday rejected an appeal by the losing candidate in last month's presidential election over alleged voting irregularities, removing any uncertainty around the victory of Jakarta Gov....More >>
  • SAfrican lawmakers protest presidential scandal

    SAfrican lawmakers protest presidential scandal

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:55:02 GMT
    Opposition lawmakers have heckled South African President Jacob Zuma during a parliamentary session in which questions were raised about more than $20 million in state spending on the president's private home.More >>
    Opposition lawmakers heckled South African President Jacob Zuma during a parliamentary session Thursday in which questions were raised about more than $20 million in state spending on his private home.More >>
  • Thai army ruler nominated as next prime minister

    Thai army ruler nominated as next prime minister

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:23 AM EDT2014-08-21 04:23:38 GMT
    Three months after overthrowing Thailand's last elected government, the country's military ruler is poised to take up the post of prime minister.More >>
    Three months after overthrowing Thailand's last elected government, this Southeast Asian nation's junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform for good - to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics...More >>
  • News Guide: Democrats top GOP campaign committees

    News Guide: Democrats top GOP campaign committees

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:16:16 GMT
    Political committees faced a Wednesday deadline to report how much money they raised and spent last month. The highlights:More >>
    Party-controlled campaign committees and outside groups faced a Wednesday deadline to report how much money they raised and spent last month. Highlights:More >>
  • GOP's Senate candidate: Alaska is my home, too

    GOP's Senate candidate: Alaska is my home, too

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:23:33 GMT
    The winner of Alaska's Republican Senate primary, Dan Sullivan, successfully turned back tea party opposition during an at-times contentious 10-month race. Next up, Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, who has tagged...More >>
    The winner of Alaska's Republican Senate primary, Dan Sullivan, successfully turned back tea party opposition during an at-times contentious 10-month race. Next up, Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, who has tagged Sullivan...More >>
  • Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

    Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:23:24 GMT
    Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich wants Alaskans to know he is one of them and an independent voice against President Barack Obama.More >>
    Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich wants Alaskans to know he is one of them and an independent voice against President Barack Obama. But Tuesday's primary produced a GOP nominee with a military record that could hold...More >>
  • McConnell, Grimes spar at Kentucky farm forum

    McConnell, Grimes spar at Kentucky farm forum

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:44:07 GMT
    The candidates in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race are answering questions together for the first time amid a squabble over a bus rental.More >>
    Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates had a hard time talking about farming without slinging mud.More >>
  • DNC beats RNC in July fundraising

    DNC beats RNC in July fundraising

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:23:45 GMT
    The Democratic National Committee says it raised almost $9 million in July and has more than $9.5 million ready for the final push toward November's elections.More >>
    The Democratic National Committee squeaked past its GOP rival in fundraising last month, but the Republican National Committee still has a bigger bank account, according to finance reports filed Wednesday.More >>
  • Texas Gov. Perry formally enters not guilty plea

    Texas Gov. Perry formally enters not guilty plea

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:13:45 GMT
    Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for a vanilla ice cream.More >>
    Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of leveraging his power to try to oust a Democratic district attorney convicted of drunken driving, according to court documents obtained...More >>
  • Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration

    Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:04:55 GMT
    President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the legal immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups.More >>
    President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the nation's immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans' election-year criticism of the...More >>
  • Pakistan army chief wants negotiated end to rally

    Pakistan army chief wants negotiated end to rally

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:13 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:13:57 GMT
    Jubilant anti-government demonstrators in Pakistan are claiming victory after tearing down barricades and occupying a key road outside Parliament, where they are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz...More >>
    Pakistan's powerful army chief called Wednesday for the country's civilian government to negotiate with thousands of protesters surrounding parliament who demand the prime minister step down over alleged fraud in...More >>
  • Afghanistan orders NYT reporter to leave country

    Afghanistan orders NYT reporter to leave country

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:56:32 GMT
    Afghanistan ordered a New York Times journalist Wednesday to leave the country in 24 hours and barred him from returning over a story he wrote saying that a group of officials were considering seizing power because...More >>
    Afghanistan ordered a New York Times correspondent Wednesday to leave the country in 24 hours and barred him from returning over a story he wrote saying that a group of officials were considering seizing power because of...More >>
  • Senate control could rest with well-funded women

    Senate control could rest with well-funded women

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:56:35 GMT
    Control of the Senate could lie in the fortunes of female candidates and the deep-pocketed donors, like former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who are sending piles of cash their way.More >>
    The political tilt of the Senate during President Barack Obama's final two years in office is likely to hinge on a handful of female contenders in tight and costly races.More >>
  • US Chamber pumps money into Arizona GOP primary

    US Chamber pumps money into Arizona GOP primary

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:24:31 GMT
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is stepping in to help an establishment-preferred Republican in a bruising three-way Arizona primary in one of the most competitive House districts in the country.More >>
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is stepping in to help a Republican preferred by the establishment in a bruising three-way Arizona primary in one of the most competitive House districts in the country.More >>
  • Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

    Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:46:43 GMT
    Former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan became the latest mainstream Republican to turn back a tea party challenger, winning the Alaska GOP primary to become his party's candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark...More >>
    Former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan became the latest mainstream Republican to turn back a tea party challenger, winning the Alaska GOP primary to become his party's candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in...More >>
  • Dan Sullivan wins Alaska's GOP US Senate primary

    Dan Sullivan wins Alaska's GOP US Senate primary

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:25 AM EDT2014-08-20 09:25:00 GMT
    A whistle-stop tour of the state in an RV. An endorsement from the second man to walk on the moon. Even one of the most polarizing figures in American politics found cause to weigh in on the state she used to lead.More >>
    A tea party attempt to overcome a mainstream Republican came up short in Alaska as former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan won the GOP primary to become his party's candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the...More >>
  • Sullivan wins GOP US Senate primary in Alaska

    Sullivan wins GOP US Senate primary in Alaska

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:54 AM EDT2014-08-20 08:54:02 GMT
    Former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Alaska.More >>
    Former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Alaska.More >>
  • French ex-prime minister seeks nod for '17 vote

    French ex-prime minister seeks nod for '17 vote

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:34 AM EDT2014-08-20 08:34:06 GMT
    An ex-prime minister under Jacques Chirac who was once convicted in a corruption scandal and handed a 10-year ban on public office is jumping into France's 2017 presidential race.More >>
    An ex-prime minister under Jacques Chirac who was once convicted in a corruption scandal and handed a 10-year ban on public office is jumping into France's 2017 presidential race.More >>
  • Holder bringing personal perspective to Ferguson

    Holder bringing personal perspective to Ferguson

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-08-20 07:24:01 GMT
    Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could - by telling his own family story.More >>
    Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could - by telling his own family story.More >>
  • Holder brings his civil rights push to Ferguson

    Holder brings his civil rights push to Ferguson

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:27 AM EDT2014-08-20 05:27:09 GMT
    Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could - by telling his own family story.More >>
    Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could - by telling his own family story.More >>
  • Sen. Enzi wins Wyoming's US Senate GOP primary

    Sen. Enzi wins Wyoming's US Senate GOP primary

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:25:29 GMT
    Wyoming's Mike Enzi has won the Republican primary election for U.S. Senate, beating four challengers as he seeks a fourth term.More >>
    What had been shaping up as one of this year's most bitterly contested primaries came and went with barely a ripple on Tuesday as Wyoming U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi soundly beat four little-known Republican challengers in his...More >>
  • Texas Gov. Perry booked on abuse of power charges

    Texas Gov. Perry booked on abuse of power charges

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:56 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:56:36 GMT
    Gov. Rick Perry was defiant Tuesday as he was booked on abuse of power charges, telling dozens of cheering supporters outside a Texas courthouse that he would "fight this injustice with every fiber of my being."More >>
    Gov. Rick Perry was defiant Tuesday as he was booked on abuse of power charges, telling dozens of cheering supporters outside a Texas courthouse that he would "fight this injustice with every fiber of my being."More >>
  • Tens of thousands march on Pakistani parliament

    Tens of thousands march on Pakistani parliament

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:34:32 GMT
    Tensions rose in the Pakistani capital on Tuesday as an opposition rally prepared to march toward the Parliament and government headquarters in Islamabad later in the day and authorities beefed up security measures...More >>
    Tens of thousands of protesters armed with wire cutters and backed by cranes broke through barriers protecting Pakistan's parliament and other government buildings Tuesday night, demanding the country's prime...More >>
  • AP Interview: Ryan discusses father's alcoholism

    AP Interview: Ryan discusses father's alcoholism

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:04:37 GMT
    As Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown in the fall of 2013, Rep. Paul Ryan looked around at fellow Republicans who were agitating to shutter national parks, federal agencies and Head Start programs.More >>
    At age 15, Paul Ryan was already feeling isolated from his father, who had grown distant from his family and leaned heavily on whiskey. Then one morning the future congressman found his alcoholic father in bed, dead from...More >>
  • Defiant Texas Gov. Perry coming to New Hampshire

    Defiant Texas Gov. Perry coming to New Hampshire

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:34:33 GMT
    The last time voters in New Hampshire saw Rick Perry, the Texas governor's 2012 presidential bid had fallen apart after a series of gaffes punctuated by a much-maligned stumble during a televised debate.More >>
    The last time voters in New Hampshire saw Rick Perry, the Texas governor's 2012 presidential bid had fallen apart after a series of gaffes punctuated by a much-maligned stumble during a televised debate.More >>
  • Rove-backed Crossroads adds Colo. to fall TV plan

    Rove-backed Crossroads adds Colo. to fall TV plan

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:34:54 GMT
    The Republican establishment's favorite political machine is adding Colorado to the list of states where it will be advertising this fall.More >>
    The Republican establishment's favorite political machine is adding Colorado to the states where it will be advertising this fall, booking more than $6 million in television time and taking its post-Labor Day media...More >>
  • Emanuel's critics scurry to find 2015 challenger

    Emanuel's critics scurry to find 2015 challenger

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:34 AM EDT2014-08-19 11:34:42 GMT
    Rahm Emanuel swept into the Chicago mayor's office with support from across the city, a nod from favorite son Barack Obama and a promise - some might say a threat - to tackle Chicago's many problems with...More >>
    Rahm Emanuel swept into the Chicago mayor's office with support from across the city, a nod from favorite son Barack Obama and a promise - some might say a threat - to tackle Chicago's many problems with the same...More >>
  • Senate Democrats have $8M July, have $32M banked

    Senate Democrats have $8M July, have $32M banked

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:14 AM EDT2014-08-19 10:14:23 GMT
    Senate Democrats' campaign arm outraised its GOP rival again last month and now has $32 million saved to help endangered incumbents defend their narrow majority, committee officials said Tuesday.More >>
    Senate Democrats' campaign arm outraised its GOP rival again last month and now has $32 million saved to help endangered incumbents defend their narrow majority, committee officials said Tuesday.More >>
  • House Democrats' campaign arm has $57M banked

    House Democrats' campaign arm has $57M banked

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-08-19 03:54:34 GMT
    House Republicans trying to hold onto their majority are sitting on almost $48 million heading into what is already a costly fall campaign.More >>
    House Democrats' uphill effort to oust Republicans from their majority is sitting on a $56.7 million pile of cash heading into what is shaping up to be a costly fall election season, campaign officials said Monday....More >>
  • Cianci sauce made no money for charity in 4 years

    Cianci sauce made no money for charity in 4 years

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:36:01 GMT
    Former Mayor Buddy Cianci's face beams from the label of his Mayor's Own Marinara Sauce, which also promises that sales are "Benefiting Providence School Children" and have helped hundreds of students...More >>
    Former Mayor Buddy Cianci's face beams from the label of his Mayor's Own Marinara Sauce, which also promises that sales are "Benefiting Providence School Children" and have helped hundreds of students attend college.More >>
  • Eyes on 2016? Clinton goes to Iowa next month

    Eyes on 2016? Clinton goes to Iowa next month

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:24:37 GMT
    Bill and Hillary Clinton will headline the annual steak fry for retiring Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa, making a big return to the leadoff caucus state as the former secretary of state considers another presidential...More >>
    Hillary Rodham Clinton will headline a high-profile fundraiser next month in the nation's first presidential caucus state of Iowa, creating a big campaign splash as Democrats scramble to hold a key Senate seat in...More >>
  • Former Vermont US Sen. Jeffords dies at 80

    Former Vermont US Sen. Jeffords dies at 80

    Monday, August 18 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-08-18 19:25:01 GMT
    The former U.S. senator from Vermont who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent has died. James Jeffords was 80.More >>
    Former Vermont U.S. Sen. James Jeffords, who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent, died Monday. He was 80.More >>
  • No arrest warrant being issued for Texas' Perry

    No arrest warrant being issued for Texas' Perry

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:15:41 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is moving ahead with plans to visit 2016 primary states and calling his indictment politically motivated as he faces two felony counts in his home state.More >>
    A judge has decided not to issue an arrest warrant for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a court official said Monday, meaning the Republican can continue traveling the country and gearing up for a possible 2016 presidential run...More >>
  • Perry indictment exposes Texas' political divide

    Perry indictment exposes Texas' political divide

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:36 AM EDT2014-08-18 05:36:21 GMT
    A grand jury has indicted Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts of abuse of power for making good on a veto threat - a case the possible 2016 presidential hopeful is dismissing as nakedly political,...More >>
    A grand jury has indicted Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts of abuse of power for making good on a veto threat - a case the possible 2016 presidential hopeful is dismissing as nakedly political, but...More >>
  • Perry latest 2016 GOP hopeful facing legal trouble

    Perry latest 2016 GOP hopeful facing legal trouble

    Sunday, August 17 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-08-17 20:52:55 GMT
    As they form exploratory committees, consider the grueling prospect of a national campaign with their families and begin hiring staff in key presidential battleground states, three potential Republican White House...More >>
    As they form exploratory committees, consider the grueling prospect of a national campaign with their families and begin hiring staff in key presidential battleground states, three potential Republican White House...More >>
  • Pakistan politician calls for civil disobedience

    Pakistan politician calls for civil disobedience

    Sunday, August 17 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-08-17 19:22:04 GMT
    A Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician has called upon protesters at an anti-government rally to practice civil disobedience.More >>
    A Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician on Sunday called on thousands of anti-government protesters to stop paying taxes and practice civil disobedience until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif steps down, raising fears of...More >>
  • Curtis strikes populist theme in Senate campaign

    Curtis strikes populist theme in Senate campaign

    Sunday, August 17 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-08-17 18:02:00 GMT
    Amanda Curtis is framing her campaign for U.S. Senate as one that will champion the working class.More >>
    State Rep. Amanda Curtis immediately struck a populist note as Montana Democrats' new U.S. Senate candidate, saying the November election will not be about which political party controls the Senate but whether it will...More >>
  • Boehner's fundraising skills evident during summer

    Boehner's fundraising skills evident during summer

    Sunday, August 17 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-08-17 18:01:59 GMT
    House Speaker John Boehner's fundraising skills are in a class of their own, helping him raise more than $43 million for accounts under his direct control and helping to raise tens of millions more to help...More >>
    House Speaker John Boehner's fundraising skills put him in a class with few others. He has scooped up more than $43 million for accounts under his direct control and helped amass tens of millions more for Republican...More >>
  • GOP Senate campaign arm has more than $26M saved

    GOP Senate campaign arm has more than $26M saved

    Sunday, August 17 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-08-17 16:53:04 GMT
    Senate Republicans' campaign arm raised more than $5 million last month and has almost $27 million ready to help candidates, committee aides said Saturday.More >>
    Senate Republicans' campaign arm raised more than $5 million last month and has almost $27 million ready to help candidates, committee aides said Saturday.More >>
  • Defiant Perry defends veto that led to indictment

    Defiant Perry defends veto that led to indictment

    Sunday, August 17 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-08-17 14:24:02 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is lashing out at the "outrageous" criminal charges filed against him and defending the veto that led a grand jury to indict him on two felony counts of abuse of power.More >>
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday defended the veto that led a grand jury to indict him on two felony counts of abuse of power, noting that even some Democrats have questioned the move by prosecutors.More >>
  • Schatz wins over voters in tough US Senate primary

    Schatz wins over voters in tough US Senate primary

    Sunday, August 17 2014 7:24 AM EDT2014-08-17 11:24:33 GMT
    Incumbent Sen. Brian Schatz won a tense Democratic primary election in Hawaii on Friday. He proved he's not just a senator who was appointed to his seat - he has captured the confidence of Hawaii voters.More >>
    Incumbent U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz won a tense Democratic primary election in Hawaii, proving that he is no longer just a senator who was appointed to his seat - he has captured the confidence of Hawaii voters.More >>
  • More Clinton-Obama differences likely to emerge

    More Clinton-Obama differences likely to emerge

    Sunday, August 17 2014 6:15 AM EDT2014-08-17 10:15:24 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's split with President Barack Obama over a foreign policy "organizing principle" isn't likely to be the last time differences emerge between the two. How she handles those breaks...More >>
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's split with President Barack Obama over a foreign policy "organizing principle" isn't likely to be the last time differences emerge between the two. How she handles those breaks could be...More >>
  • Montana Democrats choose new Senate candidate

    Montana Democrats choose new Senate candidate

    Saturday, August 16 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-08-16 21:20:36 GMT
    Montana Democrats have selected a little-known state legislator as their replacement candidate for the U.S. Senate race against Republican Rep. Steve Daines after Sen. John Walsh dropped out.More >>
    Montana Democrats on Saturday selected a little-known state lawmaker named Amanda Curtis as their candidate for U.S. Senate after Sen. John Walsh dropped out amid plagiarism allegations from his time at the U.S. Army War...More >>
  • Los Angeles looks into making ballot bankable

    Los Angeles looks into making ballot bankable

    Saturday, August 16 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-08-16 21:20:26 GMT
    Los Angeles is considering turning voting ballots into lottery tickets.More >>
    Los Angeles is considering turning voting ballots into lottery tickets.More >>
  • Thousands of protesters demand re-vote in Pakistan

    Thousands of protesters demand re-vote in Pakistan

    Saturday, August 16 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-08-16 18:02:26 GMT
    A fiery anti-government cleric is leading a massive really in Pakistan's capital, demanding the country's prime minister step down over alleged fraud in last year's election.More >>
    Tens of thousands of protesters thronged the streets of Pakistan's capital Saturday, defying pouring rain to answer the call of a fiery cleric and a cricket star-turned-politician who are both demanding the government...More >>
  • Schatz wins Democratic Hawaii US Senate primary

    Schatz wins Democratic Hawaii US Senate primary

    Saturday, August 16 2014 3:52 AM EDT2014-08-16 07:52:31 GMT
    A steady flow of residents recovering from Tropical Storm Iselle began casting votes Friday to finally decide who wins Hawaii's Democratic U.S. Senate primary - a race expected to determine who will serve the...More >>
    Sen. Brian Schatz beat U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in Hawaii, closing out a tight, emotional race that went into overtime after a tropical storm kept some voters from the polls.More >>
  • Tens of thousands protest Pakistan's government

    Tens of thousands protest Pakistan's government

    Saturday, August 16 2014 12:50 AM EDT2014-08-16 04:50:34 GMT
    Pakistani police say 10 attackers were killed when security forces foiled an assault on two air bases in the country's southwest the previous day.More >>
    Tens of thousands of protesters rallied Saturday in Pakistan's capital, defying the pouring rain to demand the prime minister step down in the biggest challenge yet to the country's government.More >>
  • Sarah Palin endorses Joe Miller in Senate race

    Sarah Palin endorses Joe Miller in Senate race

    Friday, August 15 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-08-16 03:21:12 GMT
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed Joe Miller in this state's GOP U.S. Senate primary on Friday, one day after Miller referred to Palin as a "major inspiration" in a debate.More >>
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed Joe Miller in this state's GOP U.S. Senate primary on Friday, one day after Miller referred to Palin as a "major inspiration" in a debate.More >>
  • Battle over flood aid roils Colorado Senate race

    Battle over flood aid roils Colorado Senate race

    Friday, August 15 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-15 23:20:47 GMT
    One year after record-setting floods devastated Colorado, the disaster is taking center stage in the state's U.S. Senate race.More >>
    One year after record-setting floods devastated Colorado, the disaster has taken center stage in the state's contentious U.S. Senate race.More >>
  • Clinton's break with Obama on Syria _ what's next

    Clinton's break with Obama on Syria _ what's next

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-08-15 22:11:22 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's split with President Barack Obama over a foreign policy "organizing principle" isn't likely to be the last time differences emerge between the two. How she handles those breaks...More >>
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's split with President Barack Obama over a foreign policy "organizing principle" isn't likely to be the last time differences emerge between the two. How she handles those breaks could be...More >>
  • Jeb Bush lends political star power to Rick Scott

    Jeb Bush lends political star power to Rick Scott

    Friday, August 15 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-08-15 21:22:40 GMT
    Jeb Bush is lending his political star power to embattled Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who is locked in a tight race for re-election in the nation's largest swing-voting state.More >>
    Jeb Bush is lending his political star power to embattled Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who is locked in a tight race for re-election in the nation's largest swing-voting state.More >>
  • Iraq's al-Maliki: Stern, unwavering, heavy-handed

    Iraq's al-Maliki: Stern, unwavering, heavy-handed

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-08-15 20:20:48 GMT
    By ADAM SCHRECK Associated Press When a rocket struck in Baghdad's Green Zone in 2007 during a news conference by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the...More >>
    By ADAM SCHRECK Associated Press When a rocket struck in Baghdad's Green Zone in 2007 during a news conference by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the world's...More >>
  • War college begins review into senator's work

    War college begins review into senator's work

    Friday, August 15 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-08-15 18:42:02 GMT
    A U.S. Army War College spokeswoman says no information will be released about an investigation into plagiarism allegations against Sen. John Walsh until the process is complete.More >>
    A U.S. Army War College spokeswoman says no information will be released about an investigation into plagiarism allegations against Sen. John Walsh until the process is complete.More >>
  • Ex-Eagle Cobb running for Congress in New Jersey

    Ex-Eagle Cobb running for Congress in New Jersey

    Friday, August 15 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-08-15 17:42:51 GMT
    Garry Cobb spent more than a decade as a pro football player tackling opponents on the field. Now, the former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker-turned-radio-personality is taking on one of New Jersey's most...More >>
    Garry Cobb spent more than a decade as a pro football player tackling opponents on the field. Now, the former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker-turned-radio-personality is taking on one of New Jersey's most powerful...More >>
  • Turkey confirms Erdogan's win as new president

    Turkey confirms Erdogan's win as new president

    Friday, August 15 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-08-15 16:33:59 GMT
    Turkey's High Electoral Board has confirmed Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the country's first popularly elected president.More >>
    Turkey's High Electoral Board on Friday confirmed Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the country's first popularly elected president.More >>
  • Colorado town sues all its voters over election

    Colorado town sues all its voters over election

    Friday, August 15 2014 3:40 AM EDT2014-08-15 07:40:55 GMT
    The Colorado mountain town of Montezuma is suing its 61 registered voters in an effort to sort out the results of an April election that the lawsuit says was filled with errors.More >>
    The Colorado mountain town of Montezuma is suing its 61 registered voters in an effort to sort out the results of an April election that the lawsuit says was filled with errors.More >>
  • Miller says he'll back Alaska GOP Senate nominee

    Miller says he'll back Alaska GOP Senate nominee

    Friday, August 15 2014 1:09 AM EDT2014-08-15 05:09:39 GMT
    Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Joe Miller says he will support the eventual GOP nominee if he doesn't win Tuesday's primary.More >>
    Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Joe Miller said he will support the eventual GOP nominee if he doesn't win Tuesday's primary.More >>
  • Battle for obscure Nevada office all about 2016

    Battle for obscure Nevada office all about 2016

    Thursday, August 14 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-08-15 03:29:34 GMT
    Normally a lieutenant governor's race doesn't draw much attention. But Nevada insiders are captivated by the contest between Republican State Sen. Mark Hutchison and Democratic Assemblywoman Lucy Flores.More >>
    Like most lieutenant governors, the No. 2 executive in Nevada doesn't have much to do most days. So why are Harry Reid and Brian Sandoval so involved in the battle over the office this fall?More >>
  • Iraq's al-Maliki gives up post to rival

    Iraq's al-Maliki gives up post to rival

    Thursday, August 14 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-08-15 01:19:41 GMT
    The United Nations has announced its highest level of emergency for the humanitarian crisis in Iraq in the wake of the onslaught by Islamic militants who have overrun much of the country's north and west and...More >>
    Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced late Thursday that he was relinquishing his post to his nominated replacement, ending a political deadlock that has plunged the country into uncertainty as it fights...More >>
  • Hawaii judge upholds timing of makeup primary

    Hawaii judge upholds timing of makeup primary

    Thursday, August 14 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-08-15 01:02:42 GMT
    A Hawaii judge on Thursday upheld the timing of a makeup primary election for more than 8,000 voters on the Big Island despite a last-minute challenge from a Senate candidate who said they should have more time to...More >>
    A Hawaii judge upheld the timing of a makeup primary election Thursday for more than 8,000 voters on the Big Island despite a last-minute challenge from a Senate candidate who said residents should have more time to...More >>
  • Candidates clash in Colorado congressional debate

    Candidates clash in Colorado congressional debate

    Thursday, August 14 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-08-14 21:01:19 GMT
    Republican Rep. Mike Coffman and his Democratic challenger, Andrew Romanoff, clashed over immigration, campaign finance and the budget on Thursday, in the first debate in one of the most competitive, expensive and...More >>
    Republican Rep. Mike Coffman and his Democratic challenger, Andrew Romanoff, clashed over immigration, campaign finance and the budget on Thursday, in the first debate in one of the most competitive, expensive and closely...More >>
  • Candidate's sudden death transforms Brazil race

    Candidate's sudden death transforms Brazil race

    Thursday, August 14 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-08-14 20:50:07 GMT
    Brazil's presidential race is in stunned disarray after one of the top three contenders was killed on the campaign trial when a small plane carrying him and aides crashed into a residential area in this port city.More >>
    Brazil's political landscape was being redrawn Thursday, a day after a small plane crash killed a top presidential candidate, possibly complicating President Dilma Rousseff's effort to win re-election in October.More >>
  • It's a jungle out there: Animals in campaign ads

    It's a jungle out there: Animals in campaign ads

    Thursday, August 14 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-08-14 16:39:58 GMT
    It's a jungle out there in campaign television advertising.More >>
    It's a jungle out there in political television advertising, what with parrots, chicks, dogs and pigs taking turns in commercials that bite and scratch in a way no nonpartisan pet ever would.More >>
  • Clinton and White House try to shrug off split

    Clinton and White House try to shrug off split

    Thursday, August 14 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-08-14 04:00:14 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is making her presence felt on President Barack Obama's summer vacation - in more ways than one.More >>
    In yet another twist in their complex and heavily scrutinized relationship, Hillary Rodham Clinton and President Barack Obama did their best to shrug off their differences Wednesday as they gathered together on...More >>
  • Brazil: Presidential candidate dies in plane crash

    Brazil: Presidential candidate dies in plane crash

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-08-13 23:59:58 GMT
    Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos died Wednesday when the small plane that was carrying him and several campaign officials plunged into a residential neighborhood in the port city of Santos, a City...More >>
    Presidential candidate Eduardo Campos died Wednesday when the small plane that was carrying him and several campaign officials plunged into a residential neighborhood in the Brazilian port city of Santos.More >>
  • Senate Dems' campaign arms starts $9M ad buy in NC

    Senate Dems' campaign arms starts $9M ad buy in NC

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:30:26 GMT
    Senate Democrats' campaign arm is spending more than $9 million on TV ads in North Carolina's tight Senate race.More >>
    Senate Democrats unleashed on Wednesday the first piece of a $9.1 million North Carolina advertising blitz that criticizes GOP hopeful Thom Tillis for making deep cuts to education spending and providing tax breaks for his...More >>
  • House candidate's first vote is one for himself

    House candidate's first vote is one for himself

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:09:11 GMT
    The first time Art Moore cast a ballot, he filled in the bubble next to his name in California's June primary for a seat in the U.S. House.More >>
    The first time Art Moore cast a ballot, he filled in the bubble next to his name in California's June primary for a seat in the U.S. House.More >>
  • Tennessee's Corker won't rule out presidential bid

    Tennessee's Corker won't rule out presidential bid

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:09:08 GMT
    Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker said Wednesday he isn't ruling out joining the field of Republicans running for president in 2016, but any decision would wait until next year.More >>
    Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker said Wednesday he isn't ruling out joining the field of Republicans running for president in 2016, but any decision would wait until next year.More >>
  • Tennessee's Corker won't rule out presidential bid

    Tennessee's Corker won't rule out presidential bid

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-08-13 19:02:39 GMT
    Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker says he is not ruling out joining the field of Republicans running for president in 2016.More >>
    Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker says he is not ruling out joining the field of Republicans running for president in 2016.More >>
  • Iraq isn't Syria: Congress on board this time

    Iraq isn't Syria: Congress on board this time

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-08-13 00:38:44 GMT
    Little of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers a year ago over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American war planes strike extremist targets in Iraq.More >>
    Little of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers last year over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American warplanes strike extremist targets in Iraq.More >>
  • Clinton making amends with Obama after critique

    Clinton making amends with Obama after critique

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:18:26 GMT
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton once was President Barack Obama's top diplomat, but she is now laying out some foreign policy disagreements.More >>
    After distancing herself from some of President Barack Obama's foreign policy, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called her ex-boss Tuesday to try to smooth things over and planned on "hugging it out" in...More >>
  • Bitterness defining Alaska's GOP US Senate primary

    Bitterness defining Alaska's GOP US Senate primary

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-08-12 20:00:25 GMT
    Alaska Republican Joe Miller says he has no plans to run as a third-party candidate for U.S. Senate should he lose in next week's GOP primary.More >>
    Needing to net six seats in November to regain control of the U.S. Senate, Republicans ought to be able to count on reliably conservative Alaska as something of a gimme.More >>
  • House campaign groups start $75M ad push

    House campaign groups start $75M ad push

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-08-12 19:47:46 GMT
    Both parties' House campaign arms began a $75 million ad blitz that will continue until November's elections.More >>
    Starting a $75 million national advertising blitz, both parties' House campaign arms on Tuesday began running television spots that are not expected to relent before November's elections.More >>
  • Storm victims likely to decide Hawaii Senate race

    Storm victims likely to decide Hawaii Senate race

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-08-12 02:19:42 GMT
    The storm-beaten seaside communities on Hawaii's Big Island are fighting to restore electricity and running water - and likely deciding who will hold the state's U.S. Senate seat.More >>
    Robert Gavel was too busy Monday helping a crew repair a home savaged by Tropical Storm Iselle to consider that his hard-hit community on Hawaii's Big Island would likely decide who would become the state's next...More >>
  • Clinton distinguishes herself from Obama policies

    Clinton distinguishes herself from Obama policies

    Monday, August 11 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-08-11 22:18:12 GMT
    Laying out a foreign policy vision ahead of a possible run for president, Hillary Rodham Clinton made her most aggressive effort yet to distinguish herself from her former boss, President Barack Obama, rebuking his...More >>
    Laying out a foreign policy vision ahead of a possible run for president, Hillary Rodham Clinton made her most aggressive effort yet to distinguish herself from her former boss, President Barack Obama, rebuking his...More >>
  • Iraq's president picks new prime minister

    Iraq's president picks new prime minister

    Monday, August 11 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-08-11 20:37:47 GMT
    Iraq's embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is taking his struggle to keep his post to the courts after announcing he will file a legal complaint on Monday against the country's newly elected president.More >>
    Iraq's president snubbed incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and picked another politician to form the next government Monday, setting up a fierce political power struggle even as the country battles extremists in...More >>
  • Correction: GOP-2016-Social Conservatives story

    Correction: GOP-2016-Social Conservatives story

    Monday, August 11 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-08-11 19:58:36 GMT
    More than 1,000 people are expected at a daylong religious conference in Iowa - several of them potential candidates for the Republican nomination for president.More >>
    In a story Aug. 9 about potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates attending a conservative summit in Iowa, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Sen. Ted Cruz said the country should "appeal Obamacare." Cruz said...More >>
  • Turkey to select new PM end August

    Turkey to select new PM end August

    Monday, August 11 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-08-11 15:48:16 GMT
    Turkey's election commission is expected to confirm the election of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as president following the country's first direct vote for the post.More >>
    Turkey's governing party said Monday it will select a new prime minister at the end of August to replace Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who won the country's first direct presidential election in a historic vote.More >>
  • Alaska GOP candidates clash on immigration

    Alaska GOP candidates clash on immigration

    Monday, August 11 2014 4:08 AM EDT2014-08-11 08:08:04 GMT
    Thousands of miles from the U.S-Mexico border, three Republicans vying for their party's nomination for U.S. Senate in Alaska clashed on immigration Sunday night in a televised debate ahead of the Aug. 19 primary.More >>
    Thousands of miles from the U.S-Mexico border, three Republicans vying for their party's nomination for U.S. Senate in Alaska clashed on immigration Sunday night in a televised debate ahead of the Aug. 19 primary.More >>
  • Illinois governor, opponent clash over investments

    Illinois governor, opponent clash over investments

    Monday, August 11 2014 3:47 AM EDT2014-08-11 07:47:06 GMT
    Illinois voters are hearing a lot about a territory thousands of miles away in the Caribbean during one of the nation's most competitive governor's races.More >>
    As one of the nation's most competitive governor's races picks up, voters in Illinois are hearing a whole lot about a British territory thousands of miles away in the Caribbean.More >>
  • Alaska GOP candidates clash on immigration

    Alaska GOP candidates clash on immigration

    Monday, August 11 2014 2:06 AM EDT2014-08-11 06:06:57 GMT
    Thousands of miles from the U.S-Mexico border, the major Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in Alaska clashed on immigration in a televised debate Sunday night.More >>
    Thousands of miles from the U.S-Mexico border, three Republicans vying for their party's nomination for U.S. Senate in Alaska clashed on immigration Sunday night in a televised debate ahead of the Aug. 19 primary.More >>
  • Iraqi PM to file complaint against new president

    Iraqi PM to file complaint against new president

    Sunday, August 10 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-08-11 02:47:06 GMT
    President Barack Obama justified the U.S. military's return to fighting in Iraq Saturday by saying America must act now to prevent genocide, protect its diplomats and provide humanitarian aid to refugees...More >>
    Iraq's embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, in a surprise speech late Sunday, resisted calls for his resignation and accused the country's new president of violating the constitution, plunging the government...More >>
  • Hawaii Democrats seek unity after dramatic races

    Hawaii Democrats seek unity after dramatic races

    Sunday, August 10 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-08-11 01:06:49 GMT
    Hawaii's Democratic Unity Breakfast the morning after the primary election is traditionally a time for candidates to put aside differences and rally together to challenge the Republican candidates they will...More >>
    Hawaii's Democratic Unity Breakfast the morning after the primary election is traditionally a time for candidates to set aside their differences and coalesce against the Republican candidates they will face in November.More >>
  • How tropical weather shook up an island paradise

    How tropical weather shook up an island paradise

    Sunday, August 10 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-08-10 23:56:44 GMT
    His generator whirring at top speed, Gene Lamkin used rain captured from Tropical Storm Iselle to wash his hair as he and thousands of others in a rural swath of the Big Island remained in the dark and unable to...More >>
    Sunshine and blue skies returned to parts of Hawaii on Sunday after days of heavy rain and gusting winds brought by Tropical Storm Iselle, the first to make landfall in more than two decades. A second storm in the Pacific,...More >>
  • Erdogan wins Turkey's 1st direct presidential vote

    Erdogan wins Turkey's 1st direct presidential vote

    Sunday, August 10 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-08-10 22:46:51 GMT
    Turks have begun voting in their first direct presidential election - a watershed event in Turkey's 91-year history, where the president has been elected by Parliament until now.More >>
    Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan won Turkey's first direct presidential election Sunday, striking a conciliatory tone toward critics who fear he is bent on a power grab as he embarks on another five years at the...More >>
  • Prime chance in Iowa for potential 2016 candidates

    Prime chance in Iowa for potential 2016 candidates

    Sunday, August 10 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-08-10 16:57:04 GMT
    The lineup of potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates courting Iowa conservatives Saturday agreed on two things: America is on the wrong track and they could move it in the right direction.More >>
    The lineup of potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates courting Iowa conservatives Saturday agreed on two things: America is on the wrong track and they could move it in the right direction.More >>
  • A year later, protest's bloody end divides Egypt

    A year later, protest's bloody end divides Egypt

    Sunday, August 10 2014 9:06 AM EDT2014-08-10 13:06:40 GMT
    Around 6:30 a.m., police armored vehicles rumbled up to the barricades at the edges of the anti-government sit-in where thousands of Islamists had camped out for weeks in a Cairo square.More >>
    Around 6:30 a.m., police armored vehicles rumbled up to the barricades at the edges of the anti-government sit-in where thousands of Islamists had camped out for weeks in a Cairo square.More >>
  • Hawaii's governor ousted in stunning primary loss

    Hawaii's governor ousted in stunning primary loss

    Sunday, August 10 2014 7:27 AM EDT2014-08-10 11:27:12 GMT
    A 40-year political career came to a close after Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie lost his bid for a second term in a stunning primary-election defeat by a fellow Democrat and state senator who defied party leadership...More >>
    A 40-year political career came to a close after Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie lost his bid for a second term in a stunning primary-election defeat by a fellow Democrat and state senator who defied party leadership to...More >>
  • Hawaii Gov. Abercrombie ousted by Ige in primary

    Hawaii Gov. Abercrombie ousted by Ige in primary

    Sunday, August 10 2014 4:39 AM EDT2014-08-10 08:39:02 GMT
    As the final days of campaigning drew to a close in Hawaii's dramatic primary races, a pair of hurricanes thrashed toward the islands.More >>
    In a stunning defeat for an incumbent, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie was unseated by a fellow Democrat in Saturday's primary election, as voters chose state Sen. David Ige as their nominee in one of two marquee races...More >>
  • Tourists back to paradise as Hawaii area struggles

    Tourists back to paradise as Hawaii area struggles

    Sunday, August 10 2014 2:38 AM EDT2014-08-10 06:38:33 GMT
    The one-two hurricane punch that was supposed to hit Hawaii is looking more like a jab and a missed left hook.More >>
    His generator whirring at top speed, Gene Lamkin used rain captured from Tropical Storm Iselle to wash his hair as he and thousands of others in a rural swath of the Big Island remained in the dark and unable to traverse...More >>
  • Nude political candidate campaigns in Times Square

    Nude political candidate campaigns in Times Square

    Saturday, August 9 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-08-09 18:16:44 GMT
    New York City's Naked Cowboy may have met his match.More >>
    New York City's Naked Cowboy may have met his match.More >>
  • Turkish elections could shift president's role

    Turkish elections could shift president's role

    Saturday, August 9 2014 3:25 AM EDT2014-08-09 07:25:54 GMT
    Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the front-runner in Turkey's first direct presidential election on Sunday, says that if elected he will be an active head of state who "sweats, runs and rushes around" - not...More >>
    Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the front-runner in Turkey's first direct presidential election on Sunday, says that if elected he will be an active head of state who "sweats, runs and rushes around" - not just a...More >>
  • A look at Turkey's electoral process

    A look at Turkey's electoral process

    Saturday, August 9 2014 2:35 AM EDT2014-08-09 06:35:52 GMT
    Turks vote Sunday in the country's first direct presidential election. Presidents were previously elected by Parliament - apart from former Gen. Kenan Evren who was confirmed in the post in a 1982 referendum,...More >>
    Turks vote Sunday in the country's first direct presidential election. Presidents were previously elected by Parliament - apart from former Gen. Kenan Evren who was confirmed in the post in a 1982 referendum, two years...More >>
  • Hawaii primary to go ahead despite tropical storm

    Hawaii primary to go ahead despite tropical storm

    Saturday, August 9 2014 1:35 AM EDT2014-08-09 05:35:37 GMT
    Hawaii election officials were scrambling Friday to set up polling stations ahead of the state's primary election, which officials determined will go ahead as planned despite rain and winds from Tropical Storm...More >>
    Hawaii election officials were scrambling Friday to set up polling stations ahead of the state's primary election, which officials determined will go ahead as planned despite rain and winds from Tropical Storm Iselle...More >>
  • Wind, rain eases as tropical storm passes Hawaii

    Wind, rain eases as tropical storm passes Hawaii

    Friday, August 8 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-08-09 03:36:50 GMT
    The National Weather Service has downgraded Iselle to a tropical storm.More >>
    As the first tropical storm to hit Hawaii in 22 years passed by the islands, some coffee farmers on the Big Island navigated flooded roads to assess damage to their crops Friday while residents and tourists wandered the...More >>
  • 2016 preview? Perry, Cruz at same GOP gathering

    2016 preview? Perry, Cruz at same GOP gathering

    Friday, August 8 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-08-09 00:15:49 GMT
    Sounding more than ever like a 2016 presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling for a national "rebellion" against a "power-hungry, oppressive" president.More >>
    Sounding like he's almost made up his mind to run again for president, Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday told a national audience of conservatives that it's time for a rebellion against a "power-hungry, oppressive"...More >>
  • Judge: NC vote can be held with GOP-backed changes

    Judge: NC vote can be held with GOP-backed changes

    Friday, August 8 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-08-09 00:06:35 GMT
    North Carolina's November election can be held under a new voting law approved by Republican lawmakers, a federal judge ruled Friday. The law is considered one of the toughest in the nation and the groups...More >>
    North Carolina's November election can be held under a new voting law approved by Republican lawmakers, a federal judge ruled Friday. The law is considered one of the toughest in the nation and the groups challenging...More >>
  • Democrats search for replacement in US Senate race

    Democrats search for replacement in US Senate race

    Friday, August 8 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-08-08 23:26:35 GMT
    Democrats will be hard-pressed in quickly finding a strong candidate for Montana's U.S. Senate election after incumbent John Walsh's abrupt withdrawal from the campaign in a plagiarism controversy.More >>
    Montana Democrats were casting about Friday for a last-minute U.S. Senate candidate to take on Republican Rep. Steve Daines, after their hopes to hold the seat in November suffered a huge blow with the withdrawal of...More >>
  • Coal group: No doubts about McConnell's support

    Coal group: No doubts about McConnell's support

    Friday, August 8 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-08-08 23:26:30 GMT
    A trade group representing Kentucky's coal industry is defended Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell after a published report that his wife is a board member of an organization that has spent $50 million to close...More >>
    A trade group representing Kentucky's coal industry defended Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell on Friday after a published report said his wife is a board member of an organization that has spent $50 million to close...More >>
  • Mainstream GOP upbeat after sweeping tea party

    Mainstream GOP upbeat after sweeping tea party

    Friday, August 8 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-08-08 22:36:35 GMT
    Mainstream conservatives ran the table in Senate Republican primaries as tea party upstarts lost all six challenges to GOP incumbents.More >>
    Mainstream conservatives ran the table in Senate Republican primaries as tea party upstarts lost all six challenges to GOP incumbents, leaving the establishment upbeat about midterm elections and the insurgent movement...More >>
  • Judge: NC vote can be held with GOP-backed changes

    Judge: NC vote can be held with GOP-backed changes

    Friday, August 8 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-08-08 22:25:57 GMT
    A federal judge has ruled North Carolina's election in November can be held under a new voting law approved by Republican lawmakers.More >>
    A federal judge has ruled North Carolina's election in November can be held under a new voting law approved by Republican lawmakers.More >>
  • Past doesn't haunt DesJarlais in rural Tenn.

    Past doesn't haunt DesJarlais in rural Tenn.

    Friday, August 8 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-08-08 22:25:52 GMT
    Scandal-plagued Tennessee Rep. Scott DesJarlais defied expectations of a blowout defeat in his bid for a another term, instead emerging from the Republican primary with a razor-thin margin that left the race too...More >>
    Well-known details about U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais - including that he once urged a mistress to seek an abortion and held a gun in his mouth for hours outside his ex-wife's room - didn't deter Republican primary...More >>
  • Ryan calls for solutions-based GOP comeback

    Ryan calls for solutions-based GOP comeback

    Friday, August 8 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-08-08 20:45:59 GMT
    Republican congressman Paul Ryan is telling the party's most active members that criticism of President Barack Obama alone is insufficient to sustain a GOP comeback in this year's elections and in 2016.More >>
    Rep. Paul Ryan told the nation's most active Republicans on Friday that criticism of President Barack Obama alone is insufficient to fuel a GOP comeback in this year's elections or in 2016.More >>
  • GOP officially OKs Cleveland for 2016 convention

    GOP officially OKs Cleveland for 2016 convention

    Friday, August 8 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-08 18:55:51 GMT
    The Republican National Committee erased any scintilla of doubt on Friday when its members cast a unanimous vote to make Cleveland the host of its 2016 national convention.More >>
    The Republican National Committee erased any scintilla of doubt on Friday when its members cast a unanimous vote to make Cleveland the host of its 2016 national convention.More >>
  • Giffords in Maine ahead of midterm push on guns

    Giffords in Maine ahead of midterm push on guns

    Friday, August 8 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-08 18:45:27 GMT
    Trying to make good on a promise to make gun control a part of the midterm election debate, Gabby Giffords will visit Maine Saturday to raise money for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud as her team...More >>
    Trying to make good on a promise to make gun control a part of the midterm election debate, Gabby Giffords will visit Maine Saturday to raise money for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud as her team prepares a...More >>
  • Afghan candidates agree to resolve dispute

    Afghan candidates agree to resolve dispute

    Friday, August 8 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-08-08 15:55:44 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is opening a second day of talks in Afghanistan aimed at preventing the fragile country's from collapsing into political chaos after disputed elections.More >>
    Afghanistan's feuding presidential candidates agreed Friday to resolve their election dispute and said they would set an inauguration date before the end of August.More >>
  • Divisive Erdogan favorite in Turkey president vote

    Divisive Erdogan favorite in Turkey president vote

    Friday, August 8 2014 6:25 AM EDT2014-08-08 10:25:55 GMT
    For the first time in its history, Turkey is directly electing its president on Sunday in a contest considered a turning point for the country of 76 million people - with its prime minister the strong favorite for...More >>
    For the first time in its history, Turkey is directly electing its president on Sunday in a contest considered a turning point for the country of 76 million people - with its prime minister the strong favorite for a job he...More >>
  • Hawaii bracing as hurricane nears the islands

    Hawaii bracing as hurricane nears the islands

    Friday, August 8 2014 4:27 AM EDT2014-08-08 08:27:04 GMT
    Iselle was supposed to weaken as it slowly trudged west across the Pacific. It didn't - and now Hawaii is poised to take its first direct hurricane hit in 22 years.More >>
    Barely holding on to hurricane strength, Iselle's outer edges brought rain and wind to Hawaii on Thursday as it approached landfall, poised to become the first hurricane or tropical storm to hit the island chain in 22...More >>
  • Sen. Lamar Alexander fends off tea party in Tenn.

    Sen. Lamar Alexander fends off tea party in Tenn.

    Friday, August 8 2014 2:37 AM EDT2014-08-08 06:37:10 GMT
    Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, a 40-year veteran of Tennessee politics, is facing a challenge Thursday from two tea party-styled candidates who have tried to cast him as out of touch with the state's...More >>
    Republican Lamar Alexander became the latest U.S. senator to fend off a tea party challenge in a primary race Thursday, defeating a state lawmaker who had used a familiar tactic in trying to cast him as an out of touch...More >>
  • GOP leaders hope Iowa shake-up draws candidates

    GOP leaders hope Iowa shake-up draws candidates

    Friday, August 8 2014 1:35 AM EDT2014-08-08 05:35:24 GMT
    Iowa's Republican Gov. Terry Branstad has spent the past year leading an effort to seize control of his state party, hoping to send a message that the kickoff presidential caucuses will be welcoming to all 2016...More >>
    Iowa's Republican Gov. Terry Branstad has spent the past year leading an effort to seize control of his state party, hoping to send a message that the kickoff presidential caucuses will be welcoming to all 2016 GOP...More >>
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  • Emails show Walker recall election campaign push

    Emails show Walker recall election campaign push

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:34:47 GMT
    Newly released court documents include emails showing that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's recall election campaign team told him to instruct donors to give to a key conservative group which would run ads for...More >>
    Newly released court documents include excerpts from emails showing that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's recall election campaign team told him to instruct donors to give to a key conservative group that would run ads...More >>
  • Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

    Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:17:46 GMT
    The Homeland Security Department is warning that more than 1,000 retailers could have a new malicious software program lurking in their cash registers that allows computer hackers to steal financial data about...More >>
    More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday.More >>
  • Perry in New Hampshire: No decision on 2016

    Perry in New Hampshire: No decision on 2016

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-08-23 00:14:59 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire while carrying the scars of old political stumbles and a recent indictment.More >>
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday in a visit to a key early voting state that he was unprepared for and humbled by his first run for president in 2012 and will work harder if there's a next time around.More >>
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