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Clinton failed to disclose key email, State Department says

WASHINGTON — Former secretary of State Hillary Clinton failed to turn over a copy of a key message involving problems caused by her use of ...

Trump to forgive $50 million in loans he made to campaign

WASHINGTON — Republican Donald Trump has forgiven nearly $50 million in loans he made to his presidential campaign, he said Thursday, signaling to donors that ...

Democrats end 25-hour House floor protest over guns

WASHINGTON — Weary but jubilant House Democrats ended their extraordinary sit-in on the chamber's floor Thursday more than 24 hours after it began, a protest ...

Toomey strengthens lead over McGinty in U.S. Senate race, poll shows

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Lehigh Valley, has widened his lead over Democratic challenger Katie McGinty in Pennsylvania's critical Senate race, a poll released Wednesday showed. ...

Reined-in Trump fires back at Clinton

NEW YORK — This was the Donald Trump that Republican leaders have been waiting for: focused, systematic and ruthless in trying to destroy one person ...

Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Doyle at vanguard of protest in Congress

Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Forest Hills, was one of the first to sit down on the House chamber floor Wednesday. "We are going to shut this place ...

GOP offers familiar outline for Obamacare overhaul

WASHINGTON — More than five years after taking the majority on a promise to replace the 2010 Affordable Care Act, House Republicans have elected again ...

Marco Rubio, in reversal, will seek re-election to Senate

WASHINGTON — Former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio announced Wednesday he will run for re-election to the Senate from Florida, reversing his retirement plans under ...

Clinton goads Trump over business record

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Hillary Clinton warned Tuesday that Donald Trump's business record disqualified him from overseeing the nation's economy, arguing that his policies and temperament ...

Briton's mental illness cited in Trump death threat

LAS VEGAS — A British man accused of telling authorities that he wanted to kill Donald Trump at a rally was unemployed, living out of ...

Appeals court weighs overhaul of N.C. voter rules

A federal appeals court on Tuesday questioned whether it has time before the November presidential contest to overhaul North Carolina voting rules that civil rights ...

Fla. candidate giving away rifle

TALLAHASSEE — A Republican candidate for Congress in Florida has launched a contest on his Facebook campaign page to give away a semi-automatic rifle on ...

Montana governor outlines clean energy plan

HELENA, Mont. — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock introduced a blueprint Tuesday for what he called a balanced and responsible energy future focused on wind, solar ...

Philadelphia congressman Fattah convicted in racketeering case

PHILADELPHIA — A veteran Pennsylvania congressman was convicted Tuesday in a racketeering case that largely centered on various efforts to repay an illegal $1 million ...

Trump firing of combative campaign manager Lewandowski signals shift to discipline

Ben Carson once said there were two Donald Trumps — the bellicose stage personality irresistible to cable TV cameras and frustrated Republican voters, and a ...

Trump casts profiling of Muslims as 'common sense'

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump suggested Sunday that the United States should "seriously" consider profiling Muslims inside the country as a terrorism-fighting tool, the latest example ...

Ryan stands by Trump despite reservations

WASHINGTON — Paul Ryan said he has a responsibility as House speaker to back Donald Trump and prevent a Democratic win in November, promising to ...

An expensive reminder that Sanders still hasn't dropped out: his Secret Service detail

BURLINGTON, Vt. — When Sen. Bernie Sanders, the now-vanquished Democratic presidential candidate, returns to Capitol Hill to vote Monday, he is expected to be accompanied ...

In Appalachia Ohio, party allegiances dissolve, TV ads spar

LISBON, Ohio — Skip Hawk is Ohio's close political divide personified. The 66-year-old retired foreman pondered his fall ballot options over a gravy-slathered breakfast ...

Michigan uses well-worn tactic in shifting tobacco cash

LANSING, Mich. — To rescue Detroit's school district from potential insolvency, Michigan is turning to a familiar playbook. It will shift more than a quarter ...

Clinton failed to disclose key email, State Department says

WASHINGTON — Former secretary of State Hillary Clinton failed to turn over a copy of a key message involving problems caused by her use of ...