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  • Bad Blood: Cruz-Bushes tension underscores deeper GOP divide

    AUSTIN, Texas – Ted Cruz once proudly wore a belt buckle borrowed from George H.W. Bush that said: "President of the United States."
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 8:40 am
  • U.S. announces plan for new visa rules for some Europeans

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration tightened restrictions on European and other travelers who have visited Iran, Iraq, Syria or Sudan in the last f ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • Kerry: Some Iran sanctions relief likely to go to terrorists

    DAVOS, Switzerland – It's likely that some of the billions of dollars in sanctions relief granted to Iran under a landmark nuclear deal will go to gro ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • U.S. program aims to get immigrants into court to track cases

    LOS ANGELES – With tens of thousands of Central American immigrants arriving on the U.S.-Mexico border in the last two years, federal authorities are ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 4:53 pm
  • AP Conversation: John Kasich bets against voter anger

    BOW, N.H. – John Kasich isn't angry.And he's betting his presidential aspirations that voters aren't ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 2:57 pm
  • Bruce Rauner supports John Cullerton's pension plan with union measure

    CHICAGO – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner said Thursday that he would support a top Democrat's proposal to tackle Illinois' pension crisis, as long as it ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 2:29 pm
  • Clinton TV ads hammer guns in New Hampshire, shy away in Iowa

    WASHINGTON – Broadcast TV viewers in New Hampshire should recognize Hillary Clinton's stance on gun control by now. One of every four political ads sh ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 1:40 pm
  • U.S., coalition looks to boost propaganda war on ISIS

    PARIS – U.S. and coalition forces are battling Islamic State militants in the skies and on the ground across Iraq and Syria, but the allies are increa ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 11:56 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: Ted Cruz at odds with climate change science

    NORTH CONWAY, N.H. – Ted Cruz is decidedly at odds with the scientific consensus that Earth is warming because of human activity.
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 10:20 am
  • Bernie Sanders' health plan would be more generous than Medicare

    WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says his plan for a government-run health care system from cradle to grave is like Medic ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 10:17 am
  • Rauner memo criticizes Chicago State's track record

    SPRINGFIELD – A member of Gov. Bruce Rauner's staff is criticizing Chicago State University's appeals for financial help amid Illinois' budget stalema ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 11:25 pm
  • Democratic U.S. Senate candidates to face off in 3 debates

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Democrats running for U.S. Senate will face off in three debates before the March 15 primary.
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 11:25 pm
  • Cary affordable senior housing project headed back to zoning board

    CARY — The affordable senior housing project proposed for the parcel behind the Jewel-Osco on Route 14 will be reconsidered by the Board of Zoning, Pl ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 4:41 pm
  • Sarah Palin's re-emergence underscores GOP split

    DES MOINES, Iowa – If the Republican Party is on the verge of an implosion, Sarah Palin may have been the one who lit the fuse.
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 3:52 pm
  • Illinois election board: Steve Reick, Casey Urlacher can stay on March ballot

    The Illinois State Board of Elections ruled that Republican candidates Steve Reick and Casey Urlacher can stay on the March 15 primary ballot.
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 12:18 am
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