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Clinton, Sanders clash over minorities, money, Obama

Julie Pace and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:44pm

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial backing of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night's Democratic debate and clashed heatedly over their support for Barack Obama as the presidential race shifted toward states with more minority voters.

Punch, counterpunch: GOP hopefuls bare knuckles in Carolina

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:10pm

Jeb Bush says he was better at real estate than Donald Trump, and the former Florida governor is even embracing the "establishment" label.

The Latest: Clinton, Sanders wrap up Milwaukee debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 9:12pm

The Latest from the 2016 campaign trail (all times local):

House report details EPA missteps in Colorado mine spill

Matthew Brown and Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 2:11pm

A probe of a mine waste accident in Colorado that fouled rivers in three states with arsenic, lead and other toxic substances has found further evidence that government workers knew a spill from the gold mine was possible, according to documents released Thursday by a U.S. House committee.

Marco Rubio's tax plan would cost at least $6.8 trillion

Jeanne Sahadi, CNN  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 1:38pm

Marco Rubio would give tax cuts to everyone.

House committee backs bill shifting power on key legislative committees

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 12:15pm

A bill that would give majority Republicans control of a pair of key legislative committees made up of an equal number of Republicans and Democrats since 1975 won committee approval Wednesday.

Rubio eyes brokered convention after NH setback

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 12:10pm

The best hope of the Republican establishment just a week ago, Marco Rubio suddenly faces a path to his party's presidential nomination that could require a brokered national convention.

Next up for Democrats: Nevada, an entirely different state

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 3:00am

Now that Iowa and New Hampshire are in the rear-view mirror, the Democratic presidential contest shifts to markedly different terrain in Nevada, where a largely urban and diverse electorate will test the breadth of Bernie Sanders' appeal and the durability of Hillary Clinton's coalition.

Clinton struggles to win over younger women

Catherine Lucey and Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 1:41am

For young women, political revolution is currently trumping the idea of a Madame President.

Lee, Stewart urge action on behalf of BYU student who went missing in China

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 10:24pm

U.S. Senator Mike Lee and Rep. Chris Stewart introduced a concurrent resolution Wednesday urging the federal Department of State to examine the possibility that a missing BYU student was abducted in China by North Korean officials.

All-male legislative committee blocks bill to eliminate tax feminine hygiene products

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 8:11pm

A bill that would eliminate Utah's sales tax on diapers and feminine hygiene products was struck down by a House committee Wednesday.

The Latest: Bush says he won't blame Obama for problems

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 6:40pm

Here's the latest on the 2016 presidential race as Republican and Democratic candidates head from New Hampshire to South Carolina and beyond. All times local:

Jumbled GOP field hopes for survival in South Carolina

Bill Barrow and Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 4:21pm

Hoping for survival in the South, a muddled field of Republican presidential contenders descended Wednesday on South Carolina, no closer to clarity about who can stand between Donald Trump and their party's nomination.

Kasich's NH showing could be tough to convert into more wins

Kathleen Ronayne and Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 3:31pm

Republican presidential contender John Kasich spent time and money winning over New Hampshire voters.

Carly Fiorina, Gov. Chris Christie end 2016 White House bids

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 3:20pm

Carly Fiorina and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dropped out of the Republican nomination for president on Wednesday, a day after disappointing finishes in New Hampshire's primary.

But is she honest? Caring? Clinton grapples with questions

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 3:12pm

Hillary Clinton's campaign has spent months fighting the perception that she has a shaky relationship with the truth and is disconnected from the problems facing Americans.

Clinton allies forming group to protect, register voters

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 3:03pm

Allies of Hillary Clinton are forming a new $25 million political organization aimed at expanding voter protection efforts and driving turnout and registration among Latino and black voters essential to her Democratic presidential campaign.

Judge orders Clinton's last emails public before Super Tues.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 2:21pm

A federal judge has ordered Hillary Clinton's remaining emails from her time as secretary of state to be released by the end of the month, just before the presidential primary day known as Super Tuesday.

Bernie Sanders to campaign at progressive summit in Reno

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 4:50pm

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is campaigning at the University of Nevada, Reno over the weekend.