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Debate field is set: Trump, Bush in; Santorum, Fiorina out

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

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has scored the top spot for Thursday night's leadoff debate of the 2016 presidential race, joined by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and seven other Republican contenders who made the campaign's first cut.

State workers' suit against Duckworth spills into Senate bid

Alan Scher Zagier, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 12:41pm

A civil lawsuit alleging ethics violations nearly a decade ago has become an issue in a Democratic congresswoman's bid to unseat first-term Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in what is expected to be one of the most competitive 2016 Senate races.

Hillary Clinton to make brief stop in Utah

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 6:56am

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton will make a brief stop in Utah midday Wednesday to raise money at a private event being held in a Park City home.

The Latest: Pataki says GOP must unite around ideas in 2016

Kathleen Ronayne and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 7:11pm

The Republican Party's jam-packed presidential class faced off Monday night in New Hampshire, where more than a dozen White House hopefuls aim to warm up for the first full-fledged debate of the primary season.

Democratic governors focus on congressional redistricting

Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 4:12pm

The Democratic Governors Association is looking to give its members a greater say in drawing congressional boundaries during the 2020 redistricting process.

Democrat Katie McGinty running for US Senate in Pennsylvania

Peter Jackson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 12:31pm

Katie McGinty, the former top aide to Gov. Tom Wolf, said Tuesday she is running for U.S. Senate, setting the stage for a 2016 Democratic primary showdown over Republican Sen. Pat Toomey's seat in a state Democrats see as crucial to their goal of recapturing a Senate majority.

GOP hopefuls take on illegal immigration in debate preview

Kathleen Ronayne and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 9:11pm

The Republican Party's presidential class demanded aggressive steps to curb illegal immigration, seizing on a delicate political issue while facing off in New Hampshire on Monday night during a crowded and pointed preview of the 2016 primary season's first full-fledged debate.

Ex-Senate candidate: Board has ended probe of Facebook posts

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 8:21pm

A Kansas radiologist who lost a hard-fought primary battle to Republican Sen. Pat Roberts said Monday that the state's medical board has dropped an investigation into whether he violated patient privacy by posting X-ray images of severe medical injuries on Facebook.

Ex-Senate candidate: Board has ended probe of Facebook posts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 8:10pm

A Kansas radiologist who lost a hard-fought primary battle to Republican Sen. Pat Roberts says the state's medical board has dropped an investigation into whether he violated patient privacy by posting X-ray images of severe medical injuries.

Vocal Biden backer joins super PAC urging VP to run in 2016

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 6:41pm

One of Vice President Joe Biden's most vocal supporters joined the super PAC urging him to run for president Monday, as interest in Biden's political future spiked amid fresh signs that his aides are looking closely at a 2016 campaign.

Fattah vows re-election bid despite racketeering indictment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 6:41pm

U.S. Rep Chaka Fattah is vowing to run for re-election next year despite a federal racketeering indictment and says he expects to resume his leadership position on a powerful congressional committee by year's end.