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Obama tells Democratic donors 'it's up to you' on gun laws

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 10:11pm

President Barack Obama has told Democratic donors in Washington state that "it's up to you" after the failure to move ahead with gun legislation in the wake of the Orlando shootings.

North Carolina governor, challenger clash over LGBT law

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 6:40pm

North Carolina's law limiting protections for LGBT people took center stage Friday in the state's first gubernatorial debate between the incumbent who signed the law and his challenger who wants to repeal it.

Sanders says he'll vote for Clinton, but no endorsement yet

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 6:08pm

Bernie Sanders said Friday he will vote for Hillary Clinton for president, stopping short of a full endorsement of his Democratic presidential rival more than a week after the final primary contests.

What voters want in a VP

Jennifer Agiesta, CNN  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 1:40pm

The next big milestone in the presidential election will come when Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump select their running mates, and speculation about who they might choose is rampant.

In New Hampshire, living for a week in libertarian paradise

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 12:30pm

T-shirts promoting "Bitcoins not Bombs." An ice cream stand selling cones of "Bananarchy." A refurbished school bus housing young men debating the presidential candidacy of Gary Johnson.

The Latest: Sanders still says he's 'just getting started'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 6:01pm

The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign. (all times EDT):

After Capitol all-nighter, Democrats push on for gun control

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 5:47pm

Exhausted but exuberant, House Democrats vowed to fight on for gun control Thursday as they ended their high-drama House floor sit-in with songs, prayers and defiant predictions of success.

Anti-poverty group sues over rush-hour ban on DNC protest

Kristen By Groot, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 2:01pm

Anti-poverty activists sued Philadelphia on Thursday, seeking the right to demonstrate during rush hour as the Democratic National Convention opens next month.

With Rubio in, others step out of Florida's Senate race

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 10:31am

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's decision to run for president set off a scramble to replace him. His last-minute decision to run for re-election set off another scramble.

Amid campaign worries, Trump to check on courses in Scotland

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 9:51am

Facing questions about meager fundraising, slipping poll numbers and campaign instability, Donald Trump is tending to business — in Scotland.

Gov. Herbert raises $1.3M ahead of primary battle

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 8:20am

Gov. Gary Herbert has continued on a massive fundraising tear in the past few months, raising more than $1 million over the past two months as he tries to fend off a re-election challenge next week from Overstock.com board chairman Jonathan Johnson for the Republican nomination.

Native Americans turn focus inward for political empowerment

Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 8:51am

Lea Whitford remembers the first time she set foot in Montana's Capitol in Helena after a four-hour bus ride from the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. She and her high school classmates marveled at the ornate rotunda before entering a large office to meet one of the state's most politically important men, the governor.

The Latest: Workplace lawsuit against Duckworth settled

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 8:22pm

The Latest on a settlement of a workplace retaliation lawsuit filed against U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois(all times local):

Race for swing Nevada House district should be money magnet

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 5:40pm

Winning a southern Nevada congressional district that's split almost evenly between Democrats and Republicans won't be cheap — a fact underscored by hefty airtime reservations and the advent of a new super PAC solely focused on helping Republican Danny Tarkanian.

Cleveland, ACLU agree on protest rules for GOP convention

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 1:20pm

The city of Cleveland and a civil rights organization have reached a settlement in a lawsuit over the city's rules governing protests and marches during Republican National Convention next month, according to court documents Friday.

The Latest: McCrory, Cooper clash over LGBT rights law

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 11:20am

The Latest on the first gubernatorial debate between North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and his challenger, Attorney General Roy Cooper (all times local):

Todd Wilcox drops out of Florida Senate race, backs Rubio

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 10:30am

Businessman Todd Wilcox is dropping out of Florida's Senate race and will back Marco Rubio, who decided at the last minute to run for re-election.

Trump applauds decisions by British people to bolt EU

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 2:42am

Donald Trump is saluting the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union, saying "they took back their country, it's a great thing."

Judge scraps Cleveland's protest rules for GOP convention

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 3:31pm

A federal judge on Thursday ruled that Cleveland's regulations governing protests and marches during next month's Republican National Convention infringe on the right of free expression and he ordered the city and a civil rights organization to begin negotiating new rules.