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  • Donald Trump receives key endorsement from Sarah Palin

    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump received a key endorsement from conservative heavyweight Sarah Palin, Tuesday.
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 4:04 pm
  • Here's how the Iowa presidential caucuses work

    DES MOINES, Iowa – More than 40 years ago, a scheduling quirk vaulted Iowa to the front of the presidential nominating process, and ever since most Wh ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 1:33 pm
  • Ted Cruz backers: Should he temper conservatism with moderation?

    WHITEFIELD, New Hampshire – Ted Cruz says he is the first true conservative running for president since Ronald Reagan — and that will carry him to the ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 12:50 pm
  • Deficit and debt worsen as budget deficit to rise to $544 billion this year

    WASHINGTON – A government report released Tuesday estimates that this year's budget deficit will rise to $544 billion, an increase over prior estimate ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 11:54 am
  • Government trying to make it easier to save for retirement

    WASHINGTON – Saving for retirement might seem like a luxury to Americans living paycheck to paycheck, but the government is trying to make it a bit ea ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 8:59 am
  • Ted Cruz says Donald Trump becoming 'rattled' by his gains

    WASHINGTON, New Hampshire – Ted Cruz accused his Republican rival Donald Trump Monday of exhibiting inconsistent conservativism and said the billionai ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 2:48 pm
  • AP FACT CHECK: Democratic debaters and the facts

    WASHINGTON – Bernie Sanders airbrushed the complexities of trying to overhaul health care all over again and Hillary Clinton offered a selective readi ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 12:40 pm
  • In tight race, Democrats debate passion versus practicality

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – With just two weeks to go before the first votes of the 2016 race for president, Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders engag ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 12:39 pm
  • GOP establishment loses hope of winning Iowa, New Hampshire

    HOLLIS, N.H. – After months of predicting a comeback for their preferred candidates, Republican establishment leaders now concede the first two contes ...
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 3:39 pm
  • U.S., EU lift sanctions against Iran amid landmark nuke deal

    VIENNA – The U.N. nuclear agency certified Saturday that Iran has met all of its commitments under last summer’s landmark nuclear deal, crowning years ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:32 pm
  • New Yorkers blast Ted Cruz's comments on 'New York values'

    NEW YORK – When Ted Cruz sneered at what he called Donald Trump's "New York values," some New Yorkers took it very personally. And in some cases, they ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: Misshapen rhetoric in Republican debate

    WASHINGTON – Ted Cruz stretched matters involving Iran and his own finances. Donald Trump seemed to forget he proposed a massive tax on Chinese goods. ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 10:35 am
  • U.S. Treasury Secretary demands action on Puerto Rico's crisis

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew urged Congress on Friday to pass legislation by March to help ease Puerto Rico's economic cr ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 10:22 am
  • Why "Wheel of Fortune" and "Family Feud" viewers see more campaign ads

    WASHINGTON – Political groups are flooding the airwaves with advertisements during popular game shows, including "Wheel of Fortune," ''Jeopardy!" and ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 3:33 pm
  • Defense chief Ash Carter: U.S. sailors made navigational error in Iran

    TAMPA, Florida – Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday it appears a navigational error caused the crews of two Navy boats to stray into Iranian w ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 1:54 pm
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