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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 …

Virginia governor restores voting rights to 200K felons

More than 200,000 convicted felons will be eligible to vote and run for public office in Virginia under a sweeping executive order announced Friday by Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

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.

Clinton email investigation has no deadline, FBI boss says

FBI Director James Comey says there’s no timetable for the FBI to complete its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server when she was secretary of state.

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 …

GOP leaders reject change in presidential nominating rules

Republican Party leaders turned aside an effort Thursday to change the rules at their national convention to make it harder for the GOP to choose a fresh presidential candidate, a …

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 …

Ted Cruz robocalls prompt complaints in Montana

The Ted Cruz campaign may be chatting up Montanans for their vote, but the Texas senator’s alleged robocalls are pushing the wrong buttons for some.

Supreme Court upholds Arizona redistricting plan

A unanimous Supreme Court says an Arizona commission did not violate the principle of one-person, one-vote when it redrew the state’s legislative districts in a way that created some with …

Ted Cruz’s path to the nomination narrows after New York walloping

Ted Cruz knew he was going to get crushed in New York. The Texan didn’t hold a single campaign event (excluding TV appearances) over the last three days in the …

UPDATED: Tue., April 19, 2016

The Latest: Hillary Clinton picks up at least 135 delegates in N.Y.

The Latest on campaign 2016 as voters in New York cast their ballots in the state’s primary.

UPDATED: Tue., April 19, 2016

Exit Poll: Outsider tag boosts Donald Trump; Hillary Clinton seen as best Trump foil

Voters who say they want to see an outsider inhabit the White House propelled Donald Trump to victory in the Republican primary in his home state of New York on …

UPDATED: Tue., April 19, 2016

Voter Voices: New Yorkers speak out on primary that’s like few others

Voters across the state are casting ballots in presidential primaries that could be pivotal for Republicans and Democrats.

Medical marijuana backers launch new Montana ballot measure

Advocates for medical marijuana in Montana have begun gathering signatures for an initiative that would ask voters to undo legislation limiting the use of the substance.

UPDATED: Tue., April 19, 2016

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton win big in N.Y., push closer to nomination

Hillary Clinton looked to her adopted home state of New York for a convincing primary victory Tuesday to strengthen her claim to the Democratic presidential nomination, while Republican Donald Trump …

Meet Donald Trump’s maxed-out donors, believers in the cause

The leader of the Republican presidential contest ridicules donors and insists he is a billionaire who wants to “self-fund.” Yet there’s a prominent “donate” button on his campaign website, and …

Senate leader McConnell ‘optimistic’ GOP convention goes to a second ballot

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is “increasingly optimistic” that voting at the Republican National Convention in July will go to a second ballot, seeming to suggest he does …

K Street cash helps boost Hillary Clinton’s White House bid

In an election dominated by anti-establishment fervor, influential Washington lobbyists helped Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign haul in more than $1.5 million of her $33 million in donations during the first …

GOP convention rule changes unlikely before July event, officials say

Three top Republican Party officials said Thursday that they believe there’s a consensus that the GOP should not propose rewriting rules about picking a presidential nominee before this summer’s national …

Trump’s inexperienced supporters hamstring delegate hunt

Donald Trump’s national campaign is largely staffed by an insular circle with little experience in the complexities of presidential politics.

Electability fears stymie Ted Cruz’s rise as Republican savior

Despite Ted Cruz’s rallying cry that his double-digit victory in Wisconsin last week would be a “turning point” in the Republican presidential race, scant signs exist that the Texas conservative …

State Republican Party to drop out of closed primary lawsuit

The Montana Republican Party will drop out of a lawsuit that seeks to allow only GOP-registered voters to participate in its primary elections, but Republican committees in 10 counties plan …

Trump could lose delegates in states that have yet to vote

Donald Trump is about to get more fuel for his complaint about the Republican Party and its process for selecting the delegates who will determine his political fate at a …

Paul Ryan says he sees why Trump comments rattle Mideast allies

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday the whole world is watching American politics and that he can understand how Middle East allies would be rattled by Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s …

Trump campaign manager won’t face battery charge

Donald Trump’s campaign manager will not be prosecuted on a misdemeanor battery charge after prosecutors determined there wasn’t enough evidence to convict him of forcibly grabbing a female reporter, according …

Irish lawmakers fail for 3rd time to elect a prime minister

Ireland’s lawmakers have failed for a third time to select a prime minister, leaving the country in political limbo for a record 48 days following an inconclusive Feb. 26 election.

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 …

Kasich denounces political paths trod by Trump, Cruz

Ohio Gov. John Kasich offered a withering denunciation Tuesday of his fellow Republican presidential candidates, casting them as purveyors of political darkness who have distorted reality in pursuit of their …