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Trump tells California 'there is no drought'

Jill Colvin and Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 9:00pm

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told California voters Friday that he can solve their water crisis, declaring, "There is no drought."

Trump says he no longer wants to debate Sanders

Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 5:11pm

Republican Donald Trump says he's not interested in debating Democrat Bernie Sanders after all.

Trump encourages Rubio to run again for Senate

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 2:40pm

After months of trading vicious insults, Donald Trump and Marco Rubio are suddenly making nice.

'Never Hillary' unifies Republicans squeamish about Trump

Julie Bykowicz and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 1:38pm

Donald Trump's best ally in winning over skeptical Republicans is turning out to be Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump breaks with nation's only Latina governor

Morgan Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 1:10pm

It was a stunning rebuke — even by Donald Trump's standards — aimed at the nation's only Latina governor at a political rally in her home state of New Mexico.

Unprecedented excitement at Libertarian Party convention

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 1:01pm

The deep unpopularity of both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton has led to an unprecedented level of excitement at the Libertarian Party's presidential nominating convention in Orlando this year.

DNC holding forums on convention platform around country

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 12:40pm

Seeking to defuse tensions, the Democratic National Committee said Friday it will hold public hearings around the country to develop the platform for its summer convention, a focal point for supporters of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

Trump shifts to Clinton after claiming GOP delegate majority

Stephen Ohlemacher and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 4:31am

Presidential candidate Donald Trump is armed at last with a majority of the Republican Party's delegates, and he is shifting his attention toward the general election while Hillary Clinton remains locked in a divisive Democratic primary contest.

Colorado governor's book raises Clinton veep speculation

James Anderson and Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 1:42am

John Hickenlooper, Colorado's term-limited Democratic governor, released a candid autobiography and is doing the book talk rounds this week, reviving speculation that he is positioning himself to join Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign ticket.

Over the top: Trump sews up delegates to seal GOP nomination

Stephen Ohlemacher and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 10:20pm

Triumphantly armed with a majority of his party's delegates, Republican Donald Trump unleashed a broadside attack Thursday on Hillary Clinton's prescriptions for energy, guns, the economy and international affairs, shifting abruptly toward the general election with his likely Democratic opponent locked in a divisive primary contest.

Trump uses energy speech to outline general election pitch

Jill Colvin and Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 8:50pm

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unveiled an "America first" energy plan he said would unleash unfettered production of oil, coal, natural gas and other energy sources to push the United States toward energy independence.

Hatch steadfast in holding up Supreme Court confirmation after meeting with Garland

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  May 26th - 6:35pm

After meeting with President Barack Obama's U.S. Supreme Court choice Thursday, Sen. Orrin Hatch said he still believes the Senate should wait until after the November election to consider a nominee.

Utah lawsuit challenges porn filter fees

Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 6:15pm

A man with a history of filing longshot lawsuits is challenging on religious grounds a Utah law allowing Internet service providers to charge for filtering pornography. And some experts say this latest argument could have merit.

Sen. Rubio faces pressure to run for re-election to Senate

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 3:30pm

Sen. Marco Rubio is facing intense pressure to run for re-election to his Florida Senate seat, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell taking the lead in a campaign to get him to reconsider his plans to retire.

Origin of key Clinton emails from report are a mystery

Stephen Braun, Jack Gillum and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 3:20pm

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was supposed to have turned over all work-related emails to the State Department to be released to the public. But an agency audit found at least three emails never seen before — including Clinton's own explanation of why she wanted her emails kept private.

The Latest: Kansas Democrat rips GOP on schools, LGBT issue

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 7:51pm

The Latest on the Kansas Supreme Court's ruling on school funding (all times local):

Police department won't send officers to RNC, cites concerns

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 2:52pm

A North Carolina police department has rescinded its offer to send 50 police officers to this summer's Republican National Convention in Cleveland, citing concerns about insurance coverage and whether the city is prepared to host an event that's expected to bring 50,000 visitors to northeast Ohio.

Former US Rep. Colleen Hanabusa begins run for Congress

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 9:10pm

Former U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa has begun the process in Hawaii to run for the congressional seat that will be left vacant by U.S. Rep. Mark Takai.

Republican hopes to unseat Senate's longest-serving member

Dave Gram, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 4:20pm

Republican Scott Milne made it official Thursday: He's looking to unseat the U.S. Senate's longest-serving member, Vermont Democrat Patrick Leahy.