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  • Donald Trump boosts turnout, but not all newcomers vote for him

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Donald Trump's presence is drawing unprecedented attention to the Republican presidential contest. But after careful considera ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 3:01 pm
  • Campaigns turn to New Hampshire with Ted Cruz ascendant

    NEWBURY, N.H. – Next up: New Hampshire.Presidential contenders on Tuesday turned their airplanes and ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 11:56 am
  • Mike Huckabee ends his 2nd bid for president

    WASHINGTON – Mike Huckabee ended his second campaign for the White House on Monday amid a dismal showing in the Iowa caucuses that he won in his first ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 8:36 am
  • Iowa Takeaways: Donald Trump can't meet hype, Hillary Clinton underwhelms

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Donald Trump failed to live up to his own hype and finished second to Ted Cruz, but it was a late surge from Marco Rubio that may w ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 8:35 am
  • Entrance polls: Values propel Ted Cruz to victory in GOP primary

    WASHINGTON – Republican caucus-goers who said they want a candidate who shares their values propelled Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to victory in Iowa, accordin ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 10:12 pm
  • Price tag for Biden cancer 'moonshot' at $1 billion in Obama budget

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will ask Congress for $755 million for cancer research in his upcoming budget, the White House said Monday, bringi ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 1:12 pm
  • Among GOP rivals to Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio has most cash

    WASHINGTON – Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Chris Christie, the four Republican candidates in a showdown for their party's traditional support ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 9:02 am
  • Watching Monday: What to look for in the 2016 Iowa caucuses

    WASHINGTON – The Iowa caucuses are finally here. A few things to watch for on Monday as the nation gets its first glimpse of where the 2016 candidates ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 8:50 am
  • AP SPIN METER: Bernie Sanders says he'll quickly break up big banks

    WASHINGTON – Battling across Iowa ahead of the first-in-the-country vote on Monday, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are dueling on fertile populist ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 2:49 pm
  • Now deeply Christian, Ted Cruz's religion once wasn't so obvious

    AUSTIN, Texas – Ted Cruz sometimes sounds more like a preacher than a presidential candidate, praising the transformative love of Jesus Christ and pro ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 2:46 pm
  • Obama to meet with Muslims on 1st visit to U.S. mosque

    WASHINGTON – In a public show of support, President Barack Obama will meet with Muslim community members Wednesday in Baltimore on his first president ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 2:45 pm
  • Marco Rubio urges against mass deportation as fix to immigration

    MUSCATINE, Iowa – Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio said Friday that if he is elected president, he will not look to deport 12 million ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 4:46 pm
  • Obama to address Illinois General Assembly on building 'better politics' next month

    CHICAGO — President Barack Obama will return to the Illinois Capitol next month, where the former state senator plans to speak to a deeply divided Leg ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 4:04 pm
  • AP FACT CHECK: GOP claims on carpet bombs, Kurds and economy

    WASHINGTON – Republican presidential contenders let fly with some inaccuracies when they badmouthed the Obama administration on health care, military ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 9:00 am
  • FEMA to help assess Illinois flood damage

    SPRINGFIELD – The Federal Emergency Management Agency is coming to Illinois to help assess damage from early-winter floods that struck nearly two doze ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:18 pm
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