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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.

Jeb Bush drops out of the Republican race for president

Republican Jeb Bush ended his campaign for the presidency Saturday after a disappointing finish in South Carolina, acknowledging a failure to harness the hopes of Republican voters angry at the political establishment.

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.

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 out a crucial win in Nevada’s Democratic caucuses.

At Spokane County GOP caucus, voting but no debate

The Spokane County republicans had their caucus Saturday, but they didn’t debate a platform or argue in favor of their favorite presidential candidate. A new state law enacted since the last presidential election meant they just voted to elect delegates to attend the Spokane County convention on April 9.

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 past GOP establishment candidates.

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 that could soon leave fewer men standing.

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 exit polls conducted by Edison Research for the Associated Press and television networks.

Hillary Clinton turns back Bernie Sanders challenge with Nevada victory

Hillary Clinton seized the momentum in the fierce fight for the Democratic presidential nomination, turning back a challenge from Bernie Sanders in Nevada’s caucuses on Saturday and pushing toward even friendlier primaries in the South.

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.

Sue Lani Madsen: Fragmented presidential primary sidelines Washington

Washington’s fragmented primary process has made the state a bystander during the presidential campaign.

Where’s my GOP precinct caucus?

Republican precinct caucuses are Saturday in Washington. If you plan to attend, but don’t know where yours is, we can help get you there.

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 from Texas.

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.

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, a source with knowledge of the governor’s decision told the State newspaper.

Spokane County GOP prepares for Saturday caucus

The Spokane County Republican Party will kick off the local presidential selection process Saturday with a non-binding caucus that will decide the delegates traveling to the state convention in May.

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.

Barbara Bush to campaign with son in South Carolina

Jeb Bush says that his mother, Barbara Bush, will campaign for him again in South Carolina with days to go until the state’s Republican primary.

George W. Bush stumps for Jeb in Charleston

George W. Bush never mentioned Donald Trump by name. But with his folksy touch, the former president unleashed a tough takedown Monday of the billionaire businessman who has upended a Republican Party his family has long led.