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UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018

Democrats OK limiting party leaders’ role in picking nominee

After two years of sometimes ugly public fighting, Democratic Party leaders on Saturday voted to limit their own high-profile roles in choosing presidential nominees, giving even more weight to the …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018

Primary night: Dems go for diversity, GOP for Trump choices

Democrats embraced diversity in a new night of firsts while Republicans rejected a face of the GOP’s old guard on Tuesday as the turbulent 2018 primary season lurched toward its …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018

Ohio race too close to call – but Trump claims victory

A special congressional election that tested President Donald Trump’s clout and cost both parties millions of dollars in battleground Ohio was too close to call early Wednesday. Trump claimed victory …


Dem heavyweight loses in NY as Trump picks win

As Donald Trump’s party came together, a 28-year-old liberal activist ousted top House Democrat Joe Crowley in the president’s hometown Tuesday night, a stunning defeat that suddenly forced Democrats to …


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018

Oklahoma voters approve medical marijuana despite opposition

Oklahoma voters on Tuesday backed the medicinal use of marijuana, overcoming a late opposition campaign from law enforcement and business, faith and political leaders.


Primary elections: What to watch in South Carolina, Virginia, Nevada, Maine and North Dakota

Voters in five states will pick their nominees in House, Senate and gubernatorial races Tuesday, although some of the nominees in November’s most closely watched races are expecting little drama.


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018

GOP, Democrats dodge disaster in California primaries

Republicans and Democrats alike appear to have escaped calamity in a crucial day of coast-to-coast primary battles as they fight to shape the political battlefield for the fall. There was …


UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018

GOP outsiders in – and out – as primary season kicks off

Republican voters rejected ex-convict Don Blankenship in a West Virginia Senate primary in which he sold himself as “Trumpier than Trump” but was vigorously opposed by the president. GOP voters …


UPDATED: Sat., May 5, 2018

Early GOP primaries shaping up as rightward march with Trump

As primary season kicks into high gear, Republicans are engaged in nomination fights that are pulling the party to the right, leaving some leaders worried their candidates will be out …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017

Brazile says she found ‘no evidence’ that Democratic primaries were rigged for Clinton

Former Democratic National Committee interim chair Donna Brazile said Sunday that despite a joint fundraising agreement between the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign, there was “no evidence” that the 2016 …


McCain challenge, sheriff’s latest bid top Arizona primary

U.S. Sen. John McCain beat back a primary challenge Tuesday from a Republican tea party activist to win the right to seek a sixth Senate term in November, clearing an …


Rubio, Murphy win Florida’s Senate primaries

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy each easily won their Senate primaries Tuesday, setting up a November showdown that’s guaranteed to be nasty …


Clinton aims for Kentucky win to break Sanders’ momentum

Donald Trump has picked up nine delegates in Guam. He now needs fewer than 100 delegates to clinch the Republican nomination for president.


Michigan is biggest prize in Tuesday’s primary contests

LANSING, Mich. – Republican front-runner Donald Trump faces a test of his durability with white, working-class voters in Michigan, the first industrial state to vote in the 2016 primaries and …


Robert J. Samuelson: Up with political bosses

The rise of political entrepreneurship - depending mostly on yourself for electoral success - represents a major upheaval in American politics.


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.