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President Obama: Deniers of economic gains aren’t telling the truth

President Barack Obama on Friday pushed back against relentless Republican criticism of his economic leadership, saying his policies are paying off in “big tangible ways” and anyone who doesn’t acknowledge that is “not telling the truth.”

Mexicans back ex-President Fox in vulgar spat with Trump

Mexicans are backing former President Vicente Fox in his verbal spat with Donald Trump after Fox called the Republican front-runner “crazy” and a “false prophet” and Trump replied that Fox ought to be “ashamed of himself” for using a profanity.

Campaign notebook: Trump attacks newspapers; Rubio attacks Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says that if he’s elected president, American newspapers should watch out.

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. The billionaire businessman was positioned at center stage on Thursday night at the GOP debate in Texas as the undisputed front-runner for his party’s nomination, having won three consecutive primary contests.

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 speaking style and more. Ted Cruz piled on, too, questioning the front-runner’s conservative credentials, as the two senators tag-teamed Trump in a debate that reflected the increasing urgency of their effort to take down the billionaire businessman before he becomes unstoppable. It was a rare night where the bombastic Trump found himself on the defensive.

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.

Melania Trump: Small-town Slovenian roots, big dreams

Melania Trump has seen more of the world than most people – a journey propelled by her own big dreams concocted as a young girl growing up under Communism.

Hillary Clinton emphasizing gun laws ahead of South Carolina primary

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton had South Carolina mostly to herself two days before the first-in-the-South primary, and she tried to used it to capitalize on her advantage over Bernie Sanders with black voters.

Graham calls Trump a ‘nut job’ who likely wins GOP nomination

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who unsuccessfully sought his party’s presidential nomination, on Thursday called Donald Trump a “nut job” who likely will win the GOP nod, but lose in November’s general election.

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.

In Chicago, Bernie Sanders found his place in civil rights movement

CHICAGO – Bernie Sanders was in his first year at the University of Chicago, 20 and with a thick New York accent, when he took to the steps of the administration building to rail against a university policy of racially segregated housing.

A grudging acceptance of Trump for some turned-off GOP voters

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – Sheila Covert is worried about Donald Trump. A loyal Republican voter from swing state Virginia, Covert calls the businessman “bombastic” and says there’s “just no substance” in his boastful campaign rhetoric.

Primary competitors pin hopes on Super Tuesday states

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Republicans are barreling toward Super Tuesday with another debate in the offing and Donald Trump’s opponents reaching for perhaps their last best chance to knock him off stride for the presidential nomination. Expect a nasty turn, Trump warned, as if the roiling GOP race were anything but that already.

7 candidates get nod for Washington primary ballot

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

Washington presidential primary ballot set

Secretary of State’s office says at least seven names will be on the May 24 presidential primary ballot.

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid endorses Clinton

After months of staying neutral in his party’s primary, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is endorsing Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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 effort to slam the brakes on the Trump juggernaut.

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.

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 online following of more than 6 million people on Twitter alone.