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Kentucky clerk's defiance is a test for GOP rivals

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 2:11pm

The Kentucky clerk who is defying a federal court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples is putting Republican presidential contenders on the spot as they try to mollify social conservatives without alienating the majority of Americans who support gay marriage.

North Dakota lieutenant governor admits extramarital affair

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 8:11pm

North Dakota's Republican Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley says he had an extramarital affair in the past and he is still considering running for the governor's office.

US presidential hopeful Marco Rubio to visit Puerto Rico

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 4:43pm

Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio is scheduled to visit the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico this week, his staff said Tuesday.

Bush-Trump feud intensifies in GOP primary

Sergio Bustos and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 3:41pm

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush escalated his feud with Donald Trump on Tuesday, betting big he can re-energize his stalled campaign by challenging the billionaire businessman head on.

Ben Carson campaign reaping cash as he rises in GOP polls

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 3:01pm

Vacation-filled August is typically one of the worst months for any politician to raise money. But it was Ben Carson's best yet.

Clinton, aides stressed protecting State Dept info in email

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 1:43pm

Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware of — and occasionally frustrated by — the need to protect sensitive information when discussing international affairs over email and other correspondence.

Walker, in office since 25, denies he's a career politician

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 1:41pm

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker denies he's a career politician — even though he has been in elected office since he was 25 years old and first ran for office when he was 22.

Trump, other non-Texans may have Cruz defending home turf

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 12:52pm

In tea party friendly Texas, no political star has burned brighter in recent years than Ted Cruz.

Latest Clinton emails show frustrations at State with email

Lisa Lerer and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 9:50pm

Aides to Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department complained about the limitations of using email to discuss sensitive diplomatic information, according to the latest batch of emails released by the agency from Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.

Residents of 5 Utah County cities won't have to cast 2 ballots

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:53pm

Residents in the five Utah County cities holding vote-by-mail elections this year won't have to cast two ballots to weigh in on both city and county issues.

NYC council speaker endorses Hillary Clinton for president

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 10:21am

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, a liberal who is becoming a national voice on issues such as immigration, has endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton for president.

Archbishop assails Trump over birthright citizenship repeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 9:31pm

The leader of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Tuesday attacked GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for ending automatic citizenship for children born to immigrants living illegally in the U.S., saying the idea "plays on our worst fears and resentments."

CNN amends debate criteria, Fiorina may get in

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 4:21pm

CNN on Tuesday amended its criteria for the next Republican presidential debate, giving former technology executive Carly Fiorina a better chance at appearing in the Sept. 16 primetime affair.

Marco Rubio visits Sandoval, but didn't discuss endorsement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 4:21pm

Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio says he met with Gov. Brian Sandoval during his northern Nevada campaign tour, but the two didn't discuss an endorsement.

Marco Rubio says nation doesn't need US Education Department

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 3:21pm

Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio says the U.S. doesn't need a federal Education Department, arguing that its recommendations to state and local governments often turn into mandates tied to money.

Lindsey Graham files for home state Republican primary

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 11:41am

South Carolina's Lindsey Graham on Tuesday made his presidential campaign official in his home state, saying he is the most qualified to serve as commander in chief despite his meager poll standings.

Trumka: Democratic field 'still wide open,' Biden has time

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 9:20am

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says the Democratic presidential campaign is "still wide open" and Vice President Joe Biden has time to join the field.

Sex offender school board candidate says charge is political

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 6:40am

A convicted sex offender who's running for a Charles City school board seat says the new sex abuse charge against him is politically motivated.

Ohio Gov. Kasich opposes changing name of Mount McKinley

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 1:10am

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Monday that he disagrees with President Barack Obama's decision to rename Mount McKinley as Denali, the traditional Alaska Native name.