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Clinton, Sanders rivalry in spotlight as Democrats debate

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 1:51am

Hillary Rodham Clinton says she always expected tough competition in the Democratic presidential primary. It's likely she didn't expect it would come from Bernie Sanders, the rumpled independent senator from Vermont and a self-described democratic socialist calling for "political revolution."

Hillary Clinton slams Trump in front of his casino

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 12th - 11:40pm

Hillary Rodham Clinton went to Donald Trump's doorstep Monday to mock the Republican presidential front-runner on the eve of the first Democratic presidential debate.

Lee says he is not interested in House speakership

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Oct 12th - 10:33pm

Another Utahn saw his name surface over the weekend as a potential U.S. House speaker — Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah.

Democratic debate a breakout chance for O'Malley, others

Catherine Lucey and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 12th - 9:01pm

Stuck far behind Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bernie Sanders in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, Martin O'Malley needs a breakout moment in the party's first debate to catch up to the front-runners.

Clinton has edge in Nevada, site of Dems' first debate

Nicholas Riccardi and Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 12th - 5:25pm

When the Democratic candidates for president take the stage for their first debate this week in Nevada, they'll do so in a state that serves as a reminder of why Hillary Rodham Clinton is the front-runner for the nomination.

Trump faces tough questions at bipartisan NH event

Jill Colvin and Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 12th - 4:51pm

Independent-minded voters in politically important New Hampshire challenged Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday over his "divisive" style and his attitude toward women.

The GOP begs Paul Ryan to save the party

John King, CNN Chief National Correspondent  |  Posted  Oct 12th - 1:34pm

Big questions facing the Jeb Bush campaign, a "conventional" twist for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton's post-debate strategy, and an inside peek at how Paul Ryan is being pressured to run for speaker of the House — those stories are in the "Inside Politics" forecast this Sunday.

Cruz raps 2016 rival Rubio for skipping Senate debates

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 12th - 1:21pm

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is scolding GOP rival Marco Rubio for skipping recent Senate debates — but he isn't using Rubio's name.

What's a debate without Donald Trump? Boring, Trump predicts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 12th - 11:21am

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump doesn't think the Democrats' first debate will hold his interest long.

Ben Carson's gun comments highlight free-wheeling style

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 12th - 2:00am

Ben Carson suggested last week the Holocaust wouldn't have happened if Jews in Europe were better armed. He argued that gun control is a bigger tragedy than a bullet-riddled body. He said the best way to confront a mass shooter is to rush the gunman.

Paul Ryan is going as Mitt Romney for Halloween

Eric Bradner and Javier De Diego, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 11th - 5:59pm

Rep. Paul Ryan knows who he's going as for Halloween: Mitt Romney.

Pentagon to pay victims of US airstrike on Afghan hospital

Steve Almasy and Jamie Crawford, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 8:35pm

The United States will make "condolence payments" to the wounded victims and the families of 22 people killed in the airstrike against a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, last week, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook announced Saturday.

Sanders stresses gun control, calls for assault weapon ban

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 6:01pm

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday called for an assault weapons ban in his second straight day of talking about an issue — guns — where he has sometimes deviated from the Democratic Party's consensus.

Prop. 1 supporters push tax hike with creative pothole campaign

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 5:41pm

With vote-by-mail ballots in the hands of voters this week, a group supporting a tax increase for transportation projects aimed to draw attention to local road funding needs this week by putting a twist on potholes.

Harry Reid talks Nevada political role on eve of debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 12th - 5:31pm

U.S. Sen. Harry Reid is expected to point to Nevada's impact on the presidential race on the eve of the election's first Democratic debate, at a Washington Post forum.

Hillary Clinton to visit with union, hold rally post-debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 12th - 4:51pm

Hillary Clinton is planning campaign stops at a union training center and the Springs Preserve after Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas.

Details set for Republican party's November debate

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 12th - 4:31pm

The Republican party's 2016 presidential contenders will meet on the debate stage next month in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Martin O'Malley on Democratic debate: Bring it on

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 11th - 11:11am

Martin O'Malley was once considered a top rival to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. Now he's an underdog looking to Tuesday's debate to revive his candidacy.

O'Malley campaign parts ways with jailed Virginia volunteer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 3:31pm

Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley's campaign has "severed all ties" with a campaign volunteer in Virginia following the supporter's arrest on felony child pornography charges.