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Overhaul of Florida's districts hurts would-be House speaker

Gary Fineout, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 6:21pm

A judge called Friday for a sweeping overhaul of Florida's electoral map, including the congressional district held by a Republican seeking to become the next U.S. House speaker.

Divided House Republicans see savior in Paul Ryan

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 5:41pm

Endlessly divided, House Republicans pleaded with Rep. Paul Ryan on Friday to rescue them from their damaging leadership vacuum. But the GOP's 2012 vice presidential nominee showed little appetite for the prestigious yet thankless job of speaker of the House.

Donald Trump says Bowe Bergdahl should have been executed

Kimberly Pierceall and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 5:22pm

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Thursday that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should have been executed for leaving his post in Afghanistan.

Sanders not overloaded with prep for 1st Democratic debate

Lisa Lerer and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 9:41am

There are no image consultants, no mock stages and no body language coaches.

Kevin McCarthy drops out of House speaker race

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 10:44pm

The chances of Rep. Jason Chaffetz becoming U.S. House speaker jumped with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's sudden departure Thursday from the race.

S.L. mayoral candidates debate city issues, political track records

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 8:41pm

Crime, homelessness and transportation issues underscored Mayor Ralph Becker and Jackie Biskupski's KUED debate Thursday, but both took advantage of air time to exchange political jabs.

AP source: Rubio raises $6M over last 3 months

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 6:51pm

Marco Rubio has raised roughly $6 million over the last three months for his Republican presidential bid.

Carson says armed Jews would have 'diminished' Holocaust

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 5:31pm

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson suggests the Holocaust would have been "greatly diminished" if German Jews had been armed with guns.

Congressional 'chaos' more likely with Chaffetz run for House speaker, Hatch says

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 7:12am

Now it's Sen. Orrin Hatch who's being critical of fellow Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz's long-shot bid to become U.S. House speaker, saying his run makes congressional "chaos" more likely.

Ben Carson's advice on mass shooting under scrutiny

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 5:03pm

Ben Carson's call for those caught in mass shootings to rush the attacker is drawing criticism from public safety experts and little support Wednesday from his presidential rivals.

Clinton says jail was 'right thing' for Kentucky clerk

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 12:11pm

Hillary Rodham Clinton says that jail was the "right thing" for a Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Charges dropped against Ron Paul's former campaign manager

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 4:30pm

A federal judge dismissed charges Friday against Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign manager, leaving two other campaign operatives to stand trial on charges alleging they secretly paid an influential Iowa politician for his endorsement.

Vote: Councilman to become Memphis' 1st white mayor since 91

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 4:00am

Three-term incumbent A C Wharton Jr. has conceded Memphis' mayoral election to a city council member, who is to become the beleaguered city's first white mayor in almost a quarter-century.

Measure to repeal California vaccine law won't be on ballot

Juliet Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 7:51pm

Proponents of an effort to repeal California's new stricter law requiring mandatory vaccines for school children failed to submit enough signatures to qualify a ballot initiative asking voters to repeal the law.

Cruz presidential campaign nets $12 million over summer

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 7:20pm

Ted Cruz's presidential campaign is reporting a $12.2 million fundraising boost over the past three months.

Pro-Biden super PAC pulls TV ad about VP's family tragedy

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 5:03pm

The super PAC urging Vice President Joe Biden to run for president pulled its first television ad off the air Thursday after Biden signaled he preferred that it not run.

Trade deal, Keystone open Clinton to flip-flop charges

Ken Thomas and Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 2:02pm

Martin O'Malley was blunt when he learned Hillary Rodham Clinton had announced her opposition to a Pacific Rim trade deal. "Wow, that's a reversal," he told reporters minutes after Clinton announced her shift.

As Bush campaigns, Florida struggles with his schools legacy

Gary Fineout and Sergio Bustos, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 3:58pm

Jeb Bush's signature achievement in education policy as Florida governor may be at risk of coming apart.

Gallup leaving 2016 primary horse race

Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 1:28pm

A major name in presidential polling is backing away from the horse race.