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

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 5:30pm

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump will be front and center in the Republican Party's leadoff presidential debate, scoring the top spot in Thursday's prime-time faceoff where he'll be joined by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and seven other White House hopefuls 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.

GOP candidate Sen. Ted Cruz to visit Las Vegas this month

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 6:01pm

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is visiting Las Vegas later this month.

Dems hit Bush after comments on funding for women's health

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 5:41pm

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush vowed Tuesday to cut off federal funding for a health care nonprofit that provides abortions if elected to the White House, but drew immediate fire from Democrats for adding, "I'm not sure we need half a billion dollars for women's health issues."

Christie files financial disclosure report

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 4:51pm

Newly released financial disclosure records show Republican presidential contender Chris Christie earned nearly $277,000 in wages over the last year and a half as New Jersey governor.

Democratic governors focus on congressional redistricting

Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 4:32pm

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

Fiorina, Perry among those to miss out on first GOP debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 4:21pm

Fox News has named the Republican candidates who will take part in Thursday night's debate — the first of the 2016 White House campaign.

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.