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Speaker Ryan withholds support of Trump, wants more inclusive vision

WASHINGTON — In an extraordinary rebuke of the Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee, House Speaker Paul Ryan, the nation's highest-ranking GOP official, said Thursday that ...

Kasich drops out of Republican presidential race

Ohio Gov. John Kasich dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination for president Wednesday afternoon after another stinging loss to Texas Sen. Ted ...

Kasich's hometown of McKees Rocks disappointed by end of campaign

On the streets of McKees Rocks, John Kasich's hometown, voters were disappointed Wednesday that the Ohio governor had decided to suspend his campaign for the ...

Cruz exits GOP primary after Indiana loss to Trump; Sanders ekes out win

INDIANAPOLIS — In a stunning triumph for a political outsider, Donald Trump all but clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a resounding victory in ...

Series of mistakes lead to Cruz's Indiana pummeling

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's exit from the presidential race Tuesday evening followed a miserable week of unforced errors, and it propelled billionaire businessman Donald Trump ...

Clinton tries to curry favor in Appalachia

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Deep in a difficult conversation with an unemployed West Virginia coal worker, Hillary Clinton said, "I'll be honest with you, a lot ...

Longtime New York power broker Sheldon Silver handed 12-year prison term

NEW YORK — Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a backroom master whose name was synonymous with political power in New York for a generation, was ...

Cruz fights for survival in Indiana

OSCEOLA, Ind. — Ted Cruz's conservative crusade for the presidency fought for life Monday before a vote in Indiana that could effectively end the GOP's ...

Primary results reveal noteworthy winners, losers

HARRISBURG — Winners and losers emerged from Pennsylvania's primary election — some obvious and others hidden beneath the numbers. The candidate political analysts most often ...

U.S. Senate race attack ads start fast in Pa.

HARRISBURG — Democrat Katie McGinty had barely finished her victory speech celebrating a 10-point Pennsylvania primary win for the nomination to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. ...

Campaign rumbles into Indiana with underdogs struggling

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The 2016 presidential campaign rumbled through Indiana on Sunday focused on Tuesday's critical primary, even as front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald ...

Hillary Clinton stresses need for civility, unity

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton plans to win big by keeping it small. "I could not be more grateful for the opportunity to run for this ...

Canonsburg man works to get on U.S. Senate ballot as Independent

It started with a sign. With little work for his landscaping business in early March, Brandon Hudock, of Canonsburg, had free time and an idea. So for ...

Westmoreland County house painted to promote Trump

Leslie Baum Rossi didn't just settle for a lawn signs touting presidential candidate Donald Trump while promoting local delegates for the Republican national convention in ...

Trump takes hits for touting support from former boxer Mike Tyson

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is under fire for touting an endorsement from "tough guy" Mike Tyson while in Indiana — the place where the ...

Trump takes risk with Clinton gender attacks

WASHINGTON — She has no stamina. She shouts. She's got nothing going for her but being a woman. Donald Trump — having toyed with gender ...

GOP script reworked in California primary race

BURLINGAME, Calif. — The Republican Party in California has been riven for decades between those who want to tack to the ideological center to expand ...

Trump makes case to GOP insiders in California amid chaotic protest

BURLINGAME, Calif. — Donald Trump took his outsider campaign to the inner sanctum of California's Republican party Friday, making his case directly to the GOP's ...

Cruz takes page from Reagan, Pa. history with Fiorina announcement

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz took a page out of Pennsylvania history on Wednesday when he tapped business executive Carly Fiorina to be his running mate ...

Election day loss has surprisingly nice flavor for Braddock mayor

Defeat seldom tastes this good. After finishing third among four candidates in a Democratic U.S. Senate primary, most people would retch as though they just ...

Speaker Ryan withholds support of Trump, wants more inclusive vision

WASHINGTON — In an extraordinary rebuke of the Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee, House Speaker Paul Ryan, the nation's highest-ranking GOP official, said Thursday that ...