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What to watch for in the Republican 2016 race this fall

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 5th - 8:02am

It was a chaotic summer for the unruly pack of 17 major Republican presidential contenders.

What to watch for in the Democratic 2016 race this fall

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 5th - 7:52am

The dog days of summer are over for the Democratic presidential candidates.

Clinton, Rubio court Puerto Rico voters as crisis looms

Sergio Bustos and Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 11:50pm

Puerto Rico's financial crisis loomed over dueling Friday campaign appearances by Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican Marco Rubio, two presidential contenders with sharply different positions on a key issue for Puerto Rican voters whose influence is growing in U.S. politics.

Clinton: I didn't 'stop and think' about email system

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 9:22pm

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday her use of a private email system at the State Department wasn't the "best choice" and acknowledged she didn't "stop and think" about her email set-up when she became President Barack Obama's secretary of state in 2009.

Clinton: I didn't 'stop and think' about email system

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 5:31pm

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday her use of a private email system at the State Department wasn't the "best choice" and acknowledged she didn't "stop and think" about her email set-up when she became President Barack Obama's secretary of state in 2009.

Benghazi panel questions Clinton aide amid public spat

Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 4:02pm

A senior member of Hillary Rodham Clinton's inner circle testified Friday before a House panel investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Libya as a nasty spat erupted between a Republican staffer and a Democratic lawmaker who insists it's time for the committee to disband.

Amid grief, Jill Biden said to share VP's hesitation on 2016

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 3:51pm

Vice President Joe Biden's reluctance to enter the presidential race centers on his family. His wife, Jill, has never relished political life and is said to share his misgivings about whether the Bidens are emotionally equipped for another campaign.

Trump says Iran deal struck by 'totally incompetent people'

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 9:01am

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says that if elected he would work to improve the "horrible" international agreement with Iran to rein in that country's nuclear arms program.

Rep. Love to repay $1.1K in travel expenses

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 8:17am

Rep. Mia Love is paying back the cost of a weekend trip to Washington, D.C., last April after a national publication questioned more than $1,100 in travel expenses billed to taxpayers.

Benghazi panel to interview more of Clinton's inner circle

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 2:02am

A day after questioning a former top aide to presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton behind closed doors, the House committee investigating the deadly Benghazi attacks expects to question another member of Clinton's inner circle in closed session.

Biden says he's not sure if he will seek presidency

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 8:41pm

Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday he was unsure if he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination, telling a Jewish audience that his decision will hinge on whether he and his family have the "emotional energy to run."

Cruz blames Obama for climate of violence against police

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 7:21pm

Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz blamed President Barack Obama on Thursday for a climate of violence against police, contending the president and his administration have long vilified law enforcement.

Bush: Trump 'too pessimistic,' will lead GOP to defeat

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 6:52pm

Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush says rival Donald Trump is "too pessimistic" to lead the country and that Republicans will lose the 2016 election if they make the billionaire their candidate for the White House.

Some tickets for broadcast of pope's speech to Congress available

KSL.com  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 4:44pm

Tickets for a broadcast on the U.S. Capitol west lawn of Pope Francis' speech to Congress this month are available through. Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah.

Jeb Bush places first advertisements of campaign in NH

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 11:01am

Jeb Bush will appear soon on television sets across New Hampshire, an important early presidential primary state.

Senate hopeful Cortez Masto announces support for Iran deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 6:51pm

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto has come out in favor of the nuclear agreement with Iran.

GOP's Rubio says 'Minecraft' can prepare kids for future

Erik Schelzig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 6:01pm

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio said Thursday that the popular "Minecraft" video game is a good example of how to prepare young people for the new economy.

GOP Rep. Kline says he won't seek re-election in Minnesota

Brian Bakst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 5:31pm

Republican Rep. John Kline, a seven-term lawmaker and chairman of the House Education panel, announced Thursday he won't seek re-election next year in a Minnesota district that has grown more politically competitive in recent years.

Oklahoma Republican chairman to resign after 5-month term

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 3:03pm

The Oklahoma Republican leader has told party officials that he plans to resign and call for the election of a new chairman after a tumultuous five-month term in which he faced a barrage of criticism for hiring decisions and an offensive Facebook post on the party's official page.