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Clinton: Benghazi committee set up with partisan motives

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 3:22pm

Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday lashed out at the special House committee investigating the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, calling it a partisan political exercise designed to "exploit" the deaths of four Americans.

Why the House speaker's race just got nasty

Deirdre Walsh and Manu Raju, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 1:36pm

The race for Speaker could turn the House floor into complete chaos later this month, prompting an ugly public fight and further roiling a Republican Party struggling to present a governing vision for the country.

Ted Cruz: Allowing Syrian refugees into US is 'crazy'

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 1:11pm

Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz on Monday called the Obama administration's plan to accept refugees from war-torn Syria "nothing short of crazy," because he believes some are Islamic State terrorists.

Carly Fiorina's campaign includes the rare job: "body woman"

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 1:03pm

In her six months working for Carly Fiorina, Rebecca Schieber has learned to always have a Sharpie pen handy for autographs. She's found ways to order the right vegetable-loaded meals on the road and become an expert at whisking her boss out of a room.

It's official: Jason Chaffetz to make run for House speaker

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 10:19pm

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, announced Sunday he is making a run for House speaker against Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California. Chaffetz said he believes the American people are ready for a change and a more united Republican Congress.

A look at elections in Utah's 5 'other' biggest cities

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 9:55am

A roundup of some of the most notable elections happening in the five biggest Utah cities after Salt Lake City.

Seeking a candidate to love, voters find Clinton one to like

Lisa Lerer and Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 8:10am

Inside the arena, the roar was deafening when Hillary Rodham Clinton took the stage at the annual convention of the New Hampshire Democratic Party. Thousands of people jumped to their feet to welcome their party's White House front-runner with cheers and noisemakers emblazoned with her campaign logo.

Biden backs transgender military service as US weighs policy

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 5:20am

Vice President Joe Biden is throwing his unequivocal support behind letting transgender people serve openly in the U.S. military, as the Obama administration considers whether and when to lift the longstanding ban.

Clinton promotes gay rights as a main pillar of 2016 bid

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 7:22pm

Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday delivered the strongest speech in support of gay rights in the 2016 presidential race on Saturday, promising that ending discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgender people would be a central pillar of her administration.

Trump defends 2nd Amendment following Oregon shootings

Erik Schelzig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 6:52pm

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday channeled 1970s action star Charles Bronson in defending Second Amendment rights in the aftermath of the shooting at an Oregon community college that left nine dead.

Fiorina makes distortion of Planned Parenthood a centerpiece

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 4:01pm

Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina has spent the last two weeks repeating an erroneous description of videos secretly recorded by anti-abortion activists. That seems bound to continue as she makes her opposition to Planned Parenthood a centerpiece of her 2016 campaign.

Sanders says he opposes no-fly zone in Syria

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 12:01pm

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he opposes a unilateral American no-fly zone in Syria, arguing that it could pull the U.S. into the Syrian civil war and "lead to a never-ending U.S. entanglement in that region."

Clinton urges tougher gun laws in aftermath of Oregon shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 1:51pm

In the aftermath of the deadly school shooting in Oregon, Hillary Rodham Clinton today has offered an emotional appeal for tougher gun control laws.

Clinton pitches new gun controls following Oregon shooting

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 12:31pm

Presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton offered an emotional plea Monday for tougher gun control laws in the wake of a deadly university shooting, decrying the "extremism" that she said has come to characterize the debate over U.S. gun laws.

Democratic presidential candidate O'Malley visiting Vegas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 4:20am

Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley is planning to meet with unions and Latino leaders during a two-day campaign stop in Las Vegas.

Former Nevada Gov. Bob List endorses Marco Rubio

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 1:01pm

Former Nevada Gov. Bob List is endorsing Marco Rubio for president after the first candidate he backed dropped out of the race.

Christie: I'd rather jump off bridge than be in Congress

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 9:41am

Chris Christie wants to come to Washington. Just don't ask him to make the leap from governor of New Jersey to Capitol Hill legislator.

Clinton wins endorsement of National Education Association

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 1:21pm

Hillary Rodham Clinton was endorsed Saturday by the National Education Association, the nation's largest labor union, giving her campaign a boost in an increasingly competitive Democratic primary race.

Paul: Kentucky needs gov to stand up to federal government

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 12:11pm

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul said Saturday that his home state of Kentucky needs a governor willing to stand up to the federal government he aspires to lead from the White House.