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Bend voters reject proposal to raise gas tax, improve roads

Bend voters have rejected the city’s plan to raise gas tax to pay for road improvements.


Fact Check: Trump overstates Rubio’s absenteeism in Senate

Donald Trump charges that Republican presidential rival Marco Rubio is the worst Senate delinquent in years, perhaps decades. Not so.


Trump University plaintiff seeks to withdraw from lawsuit

Tarla Makaeff has had enough of Donald Trump after spending six years fighting him in court.


Long lines at some Idaho GOP polling locations

Some voters in Idaho’s GOP presidential primary are already facing long lines at the polls.


Better Business Bureau: Trump University got a D- in 2010

U WASHINGTON – The Better Business Bureau is disputing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s claims about its ratings of his Trump University.


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 …


Bloomberg decides against third-party bid for White House

Since returning to the financial information company that bears his name, Michael Bloomberg has presided over two years of robust expansion and record revenue, all while laying the groundwork for …


Mitt Romney says he will not run for president

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says there are “no circumstances” in which he will join the 2016 race for the White House, even as he calls for an alternative …


Amy Goodman: Felonious vote suppression underway

Denial of the right to vote for those who have been convicted of felonies is another way that voter participation is suppressed on a massive scale.


Mexico government says it won’t pay for Trump wall

The Mexican government has made his first direct response to Donald Trump’s pledge to build a wall along the two countries’ border – and make Mexico pay for it.


Mitt Romney says safe future ‘greatly diminished’ with Donald Trump

Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Thursday that the prospects for a safe future are “greatly diminished” if Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee for president.


GOP candidate Ben Carson could be calling end to his campaign

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is effectively ending his campaign after a poor finish across the Super Tuesday primaries.


Chris Christie’s shell-shocked look behind Trump stirs mockery, befuddlement

Was that really Chris Christie, the brusque, take-a-back-seat-to-no-one governor of New Jersey? Christie’s seemingly shell-shocked gaze as he stood behind Donald Trump on Super Tuesday is generating befuddlement and mockery …


Analysis: Trump, Clinton rivals running out of options

It’s getting harder and harder for rivals of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to plot a realistic course to their party’s nomination. That doesn’t mean they’ll stop trying.


Analysis: Donald Trump adjusting to role of GOP standard-bearer

On a night where Donald Trump leaped ahead of Republican rivals and won at least seven states, it was fitting that he dispensed with tradition and did not throw a …


Mexico to confront criticisms from US political campaigns

The Mexican government has come up with a plan to confront criticism of the country during U.S. electoral campaigns, but it doesn’t include getting into verbal duels with presidential candidates.


Paul Ryan: GOP nominee must reject bigotry

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday anyone who wants to be the Republican presidential nominee must reject any racist group or individual. Ryan made the tacit swipe at GOP front …


Clinton vs. Sanders in one word: Wal-Mart

Much separates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton as they battle for the Democratic nomination. But few issues show the contrast better than their relationship with Wal-Mart Stores Inc., America’s biggest …


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 …


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 …


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.


Idaho AG office investigating political action committee

The Idaho attorney general’s office is investigating a political action committee.


In Iran Parliament vote, reformists have the lead

Iranians across the Islamic Republic voted Friday in the country’s first election since its landmark nuclear deal with world powers, deciding whether to further empower its moderate president or side …


Uganda: Mass arrests following disputed presidential poll

Uganda’s main opposition party said on Friday that over 200 of its supporters have been detained across the country, hampering efforts to launch a legal challenge against the disputed election …


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.


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 …


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.


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 …


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.


GOP backers of defense budget hike got millions in donations

House Republicans urging a steep increase in the Pentagon’s budget have received $10 million in campaign contributions over the course of their congressional careers from defense contractors that would benefit …