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Half of GOP conservatives say climate change is real, poll shows

The percentage of conservative Republicans who consider global warming a threat shot up 19 points in two years, to 47 percent, according to public opinion researchers at Yale University and …


Iran nuclear deal dispute blocks spending bill

Democrats on Wednesday blocked the Senate’s first spending bill of the year in a last-minute fight over a Republican effort to undercut the Iran nuclear deal and scuttle U.S. plans …


Millennials shift toward Democrats, away from Trump, poll shows

Republicans long have worried about how to survive as conservative GOP voters die off and are replaced by more liberal younger Americans. A new national poll of millennial voters suggests …


Donald Trump 2.0: Aides promise a new look. Will he deliver?

Standing in a conference room at a swanky South Florida hotel, Donald Trump’s chief adviser assured Republican insiders his boss was ready to tone down his over-the-top persona.


Trump makes dramatic turnaround on eliminating national debt

Donald Trump has had a 14-figure change of heart in three weeks. Last month, the Republican presidential front-runner made news when he told the Washington Post that he’d push to …


Election analysis: In race between Clinton and Sanders, who will play nice first?

In the wake of Hillary Clinton’s expansive win in the New York primary, both she and challenger Bernie Sanders face a freighted decision: whether, and how, to pull back on …


GOP nominee must earn delegate majority, party boss says

The head of the Republican National Committee says the GOP will not “hand the nomination” to any presidential candidate who fails to win a majority of delegates in the coming …


Florida’s GOP delegates could face historic decision

Across Florida over the past few weeks, Republican Party members have gathered at libraries, office buildings and restaurants to choose the 99 delegates representing the GOP at the national convention …


Trump presses GOP leaders to embrace him as certain nominee

Donald Trump’s chief lieutenants pushed skeptical Republican leaders Thursday to embrace him as their likely presidential nominee, declaring he can deliver big electoral gains this fall despite his contentious ways.


Get registered for presidential primary

The presidential primary is different from the “Top Two” primary that has been in place for several years for local, county, state and federal races, and in which voters may …


Donald Trump, Ted Cruz spar over transgender bathroom law

The issue that has roiled North Carolina erupted into the Republican presidential race Thursday, with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz attacking Donald Trump over his criticism of the state’s actions over …


Presidential campaign rolls into Pennsylvania

With New York behind them, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton brought their campaigns to Pennsylvania Wednesday for what promises to be the state’s most raucous presidential primary races …


Fox, CNN spent more time on GOP candidates than Dems, study shows

Anyone who used Fox News Channel’s prime-time lineup as their main source of campaign news over the past month may be forgiven for thinking there was only one presidential nomination …


Senate Democrats press for $1.9B to fight Zika virus

Democrats are pressing top Senate Republicans to stop dragging their feet and act immediately on President Barack Obama’s request for $1.9 billion to combat the Zika virus.


Dana Milbank: Equal-pay stunt sours quickly

Equal-pay laws are difficult to enforce. Pay data is often private, and the burden of proof often rests with victims.


Clinton, Sanders set for critical N.Y. debate

Hillary Clinton thought she’d be able to move onto the general election by now. But here she is – in the middle of April – locked in an increasingly combative …


Johnson: Caucus satisfies political craving

When Democratic caucus time rolled around, I was hungry for the buzz of a room filled with people who, like me, wanted to feel politically alive.


Froma Harrop: How the West was shunned in primary politics

A “rotating regional primary system” would group states into four regions. Every four years, a different region would kick off the voting.


Bill Clinton will campaign for Hillary Clinton in Spokane on Monday

Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president has announced that President Bill Clinton will campaign for his wife in Spokane on Monday. Details were not immediately released.


Trump rallies highlight divisions

CLEVELAND – In a Republican presidential primary filled with extraordinary moments, a 24-hour stretch that began Friday night stands above them all. Opponents of Donald Trump were so committed to …


Supreme Court fight pits conservatives vs. liberals

Conservative and liberal groups are only beginning their battle over the Supreme Court vacancy, with a smattering of television ads and behind-the-scenes research serving as warning shots in what’s sure …


Democratic debate preview: Four things to watch

You wouldn’t know from the debates that the race for the Democratic presidential nomination is nearing its end. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders continue their combative debates Wednesday night.


Schools find campaign talk conflicts with no-bullies message

The nasty personal tweets and sound bites of the 2016 Republican presidential campaign are reverberating in classrooms, running counter to the anti-bullying policies that have emerged in recent years amid …


Dana Milbank: Too satisfied to feel the Bern

Sanders is campaigning against the existing order – a two-term Democratic president who is very popular among the Democrats.


Rattled Republicans seek a last-ditch strategy to stop Trump

WASHINGTON – Staring down the prospect of nominating Donald Trump for president, Republicans spiraled into a chaotic, last-ditch search Wednesday for a way to save the GOP from hitching its …


Democrats object as House GOP holds hearing on fetal tissue

House Democrats suggested on Wednesday that a special House panel investigating Planned Parenthood could be complicit in future assaults or even murders of abortion providers at the Republican-led committee’s first …


8 million watched Democratic debate

The Democratic primary debate simulcast on PBS and CNN averaged 8.03 million viewers, on par with the audiences for recent showdowns between the party’s 2016 White House contenders.


Idaho Democrats target economic expansion with focus on six areas

Idaho Democrats unveiled a multipoint plan Thursday to expand economic activities, invest in education and strengthen government accountability.


Democratic debate: Fireworks fly as Clinton, Sanders square off

Fireworks flying in their first one-on-one debate, Hillary Clinton accused Bernie Sanders Thursday night of subjecting her to an “artful smear” while Sanders suggested the former secretary of state was …


Democratic debate: Fact check on the candidates

A look at some of the claims in their latest Democratic presidential debate.