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Why Super Tuesday is so important to the presidential candidates in both parties

After starting small, the presidential campaign has exploded into a nationwide contest that on Tuesday could all but decide the Democratic and Republican nominating fights. Twelve states from Alaska to …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 7:15 p.m.

The Latest: Hillary Clinton collects 39 delegates with S.C. victory

The Latest on the 2016 presidential race, with attention focused on the Democratic primary in South Carolina on Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 5:35 p.m.

Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio escalate case against Donald Trump

ATLANTA – With Super Tuesday approaching, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz escalated their argument Saturday that Donald Trump is a conservative impostor, trying to make the case to voters they …


Debate Takeaways: Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz aggressively take on Donald Trump

HOUSTON – It was the final opportunity for Donald Trump’s opponents to change the trajectory of the Republican presidential race before Super Tuesday, and they made the most of it. …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 8:44 p.m.

Debate brawl: Rubio and Cruz go hard after Trump

HOUSTON – Brawling from the get-go, a fiery Marco Rubio went hard after Donald Trump in Thursday night’s Republican debate, lacerating the front-runner’s position on immigration, his privileged background, his …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 9:07 p.m.

AP Fact Check: Donald Trump objects to cursing

A look at political claims that take shortcuts with the facts or don’t tell the full story from the Republican presidential debate Thursday night in Houston.


Will GOP debate slow Trump on the way to Super Tuesday?

Republicans opposed to the rise of businessman Donald Trump said Thursday night’s GOP debate should be used as a moment for his remaining opponents to slow his political momentum.


Dana Milbank: Tricky Ted not to be trusted

Now that Sen. Ted Cruz is concentrating his lies on fellow conservatives, they are finally calling him what he is.


7 candidates get nod for Washington primary ballot

Washington’s presidential primary ballot to have at least seven names


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 10:10 p.m.

Trump notches another win as Rubio bids to elbow past Cruz

LAS VEGAS – Donald Trump notched a win in Nevada’s Republican caucuses on Tuesday as Marco Rubio bid to elbow out Ted Cruz for second place in an increasingly urgent …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 9:58 p.m.

Republican caucus-goers in Nevada make their voices known

Republican voters in Nevada made their voices known in the GOP’s first-in-the-West presidential caucuses ahead of the party’s national nominating convention in July.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 10 p.m.

The Latest: Trump vows to put ‘bad dudes’ in Guantanamo Bay

The Latest on campaign 2016 on the day of the Nevada Republican caucuses.


Analysis: Donald Trump’s favorite excuse? It was just a ‘retweet’

Donald Trump has repeated inaccurate and racially charged crime statistics, reposted pledges of support from white supremacists and retweeted dubious questions about the citizenship of his presidential rivals to an …


Ted Cruz dismisses top aide who shared Marco Rubio video

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said Monday he asked national spokesman Rick Tyler to resign for tweeting a story alleging that Marco Rubio had disparaged the Bible.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 20, 2016, 9:35 p.m.

The Latest: Marco Rubio 2nd in South Carolina’s GOP primary

The Latest on the 2016 presidential election and two crucial contests Saturday: South Carolina’s Republican primary and Nevada’s Democratic caucuses.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 20, 2016, 9:40 p.m.

Donald Trump wins big in South Carolina; Hillary Clinton takes Nevada

Donald Trump claimed victory in South Carolina’s Republican primary Saturday, deepening his hold on the GOP presidential field as the contest moves into the South. Out West, Hillary Clinton pulled …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 20, 2016, 7:20 p.m.

Donald Trump wins South Carolina; Jeb Bush ends White House bid

Donald Trump scored his second straight Republican presidential primary win, rolling to victory in South Carolina on Saturday as voters seething about Washington and politicians helped propel the billionaire businessman …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 20, 2016, 5:58 p.m.

AP News Guide: Hillary Clinton wins Nevada; Donald Trump takes S.C.

Hillary Clinton overcame a strong challenge from Bernie Sanders to win the Nevada Democratic caucuses Saturday while South Carolina voters gilded Donald Trump’s status as front-runner in a Republican contest …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 20, 2016, 7:12 p.m.

Exit polls: Donald Trump holds own in deeply religious South Carolina

In South Carolina, Republican primary voters who wanted a candidate who can bring change or who “tells it like it is” handed a victory to businessman Donald Trump, according to …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 1:40 p.m.

Ted Cruz’s birther issue moves to courtrooms

The debate over whether Canadian-born Ted Cruz is eligible to be president is moving from the campaign trail to the courtroom.


Throw Ted Cruz off primary ballot, 2 New Yorkers urge court

Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz should be struck from the ballot because he isn’t a “natural-born citizen,” two New Yorkers claim in a birther challenge filed against the junior senator …


Despite N.H. loss, Clinton’s delegate lead grows

Bernie Sanders won big in New Hampshire, but Hillary Clinton is still adding to her wide lead in the delegates who will decide the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee.


Idaho Rep. Labrador backs Cruz for president

Republican Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho, one of the leaders of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, on Wednesday endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for president.


Donald Trump trails Ted Cruz in latest national poll

For the first time in months, Donald Trump has lost the lead in a major national poll, falling behind Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.


South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley endorsing Marco Rubio for president

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio will win South Carolina’s most Republican coveted endorsement of the 2016 presidential race when Gov. Nikki Haley announces her support at a Chapin rally Wednesday evening, …


Campaign notebook: Cruz says Trump’s lawsuit threat is frivolous

Ted Cruz says if Donald Trump sues him as threatened over a campaign ad, the lawsuit would be dismissed as frivolous.


Ted Cruz rivals pounce on trust issues

Ted Cruz is getting hammered by his Republican rivals over what they call a pattern of unethical campaign tactics and inaccurate statements by the Texas senator who has shaped his …


AP Fact Check: Republicans debaters on high court, economy

The Republican presidential debaters misfired in assertions about Supreme Court nominees, Syria, immigration and more.


Debate Takeaways: Civil court discussion gives way to brawl

Saturday’s Republican presidential debate was the perfect spot for GOP candidates to try and project legal gravitas after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.


Latino celebrities say Rubio and Bush belong to the ‘party of Trump’

In “an open letter to the Latino community” published online, Carlos Santana, George Lopez, Zoe Saldana and other prominent Latino celebrities and activists say Donald Trump’s GOP rivals have not …