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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.

US presidential hopeful Marco Rubio to visit Puerto Rico

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:11pm

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

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.

Supreme Court rules against clerk in gay marriage case

Claire Galofaro, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:11pm

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, and the clerk will arrive at work Tuesday morning to face her moment of truth.

Trump video goes after Bush on immigration

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 6:00pm

Donald Trump is going after Republican presidential rival Jeb Bush with a new campaign video about immigration.

Obama to appear on NBC survival show with Bear Grylls

Allie Malloy, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 5:31pm

While on his three-day trip to Alaska — aimed at promoting climate change action — President Barack Obama will tape an episode of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls," NBC and the White House announced Monday.

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.

Lawmakers to discuss impeaching NM official accused of fraud

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:50pm

Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives on Monday raised the possibility of impeachment proceedings against New Mexico's top elections official after allegations of fraud, embezzlement and money laundering were leveled against her by the state attorney general.

Legal experts see no criminal trouble for Clinton thus far

Ken Dilanian, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:32pm

Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over unsecure email while she was secretary of state, based on the public evidence thus far.