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McConnell: Trump needs to close cash deficit 'fast'

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 8:21am

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Donald Trump needs to raise much more money, quickly, if he expects to win the presidential campaign against Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Melted dreams: Art installation to vanish during conventions

Kristen By Groot, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 7:21am

"The American Dream" will melt away during the Republican and Democratic national conventions.

Primary odd couple pushes to unite Democratic party

Lisa Lerer and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 6:51am

It seemed like a surprising party of two.

For Trump and Brexit voters, echoes of the same frustrations

Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 6:31am

At the heart of the campaign that led Britain to vote to leave the European Union was a desire to regain independence lost amid a globalized world. It's the same kind of feeling that Donald Trump rode to become the presumptive Republican nominee in the U.S., where he campaigns to put "America first" and "make America great again."

Owners of AR-style firearms defend their weapon of choice

Lisa Marie Pane, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 5:51am

Karen Butler still remembers the first time she picked up an AR-15-style rifle a decade ago.

Conservative writer George Will drops out of GOP over Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 7:40pm

Conservative columnist George Will has parted ways with the Republican Party, changing his voter registration to "unaffiliated" because of the GOP's support of Donald Trump.

Conservative columnist George Will says he's leaving GOP over Trump

Daniella Diaz, CNN  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 3:29pm

Conservative commentator and columnist George Will says he is leaving the Republican Party because of Donald Trump -- and he's advocating that others do the same.

5 Colorado Republicans fight to take on Democrat Bennet

James Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 12:41pm

Not so long ago, Colorado's Republican Party relished the chance to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet in this presidential swing state. Now it's presiding over a primary featuring five second-tier candidates who are fighting just to make themselves known to deliver Bennet an opponent.

Shurtleff files motion to dismiss case

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 12:29pm

Saying he already has faced numerous unfair delays and that his due process has been violated, former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff filed a motion Friday to have his case dismissed.

Love won't go to GOP national convention

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 7:54am

Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, won't attend the Republican National Convention despite being elected a delegate.

Obama tells Democratic donors 'it's up to you' on gun laws

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 10:11pm

President Barack Obama has told Democratic donors in Washington state that "it's up to you" after the failure to move ahead with gun legislation in the wake of the Orlando shootings.

North Carolina governor, challenger clash over LGBT law

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 6:40pm

North Carolina's law limiting protections for LGBT people took center stage Friday in the state's first gubernatorial debate between the incumbent who signed the law and his challenger who wants to repeal it.

Sanders says he'll vote for Clinton, but no endorsement yet

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 6:08pm

Bernie Sanders said Friday he will vote for Hillary Clinton for president, stopping short of a full endorsement of his Democratic presidential rival more than a week after the final primary contests.

What voters want in a VP

Jennifer Agiesta, CNN  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 1:40pm

The next big milestone in the presidential election will come when Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump select their running mates, and speculation about who they might choose is rampant.

In New Hampshire, living for a week in libertarian paradise

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 12:30pm

T-shirts promoting "Bitcoins not Bombs." An ice cream stand selling cones of "Bananarchy." A refurbished school bus housing young men debating the presidential candidacy of Gary Johnson.

Native Americans turn focus inward for political empowerment

Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 8:51am

Lea Whitford remembers the first time she set foot in Montana's Capitol in Helena after a four-hour bus ride from the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. She and her high school classmates marveled at the ornate rotunda before entering a large office to meet one of the state's most politically important men, the governor.

The Latest: Workplace lawsuit against Duckworth settled

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 8:22pm

The Latest on a settlement of a workplace retaliation lawsuit filed against U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois(all times local):

Race for swing Nevada House district should be money magnet

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 5:40pm

Winning a southern Nevada congressional district that's split almost evenly between Democrats and Republicans won't be cheap — a fact underscored by hefty airtime reservations and the advent of a new super PAC solely focused on helping Republican Danny Tarkanian.

Cleveland, ACLU agree on protest rules for GOP convention

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 1:20pm

The city of Cleveland and a civil rights organization have reached a settlement in a lawsuit over the city's rules governing protests and marches during Republican National Convention next month, according to court documents Friday.