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Clinton's attacks show she's coming 'unraveled,' Sanders says

RENO — Bernie Sanders is pronouncing himself startled by the ferocity of Hillary Clinton's attempts to take him down, saying she's coming "unraveled" by his ...

Fight night: Personal attacks, court debate for GOP hopefuls

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Republican White House hopefuls insisted that President Barack Obama step aside and let his successor nominate the next Supreme Court justice, in ...

Lawmaker, civil rights leader Lewis softens stance on Sanders

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Civil rights leader John Lewis on Saturday softened his dismissal of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' work in the 1960s on behalf ...

Democratic National Committee does away with lobbyist, PAC contribution ban

WASHINGTON — Two powerful organizations within the Democratic establishment announced steps Friday that have the potential to provide substantial financial firepower to presidential contender Hillary ...

Cruz campaign ad featuring ex-soft-core porn star Lindsay pulled

It was a clever set-up for a negative ad from Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign — one that took aim at rival Sen. Marco Rubio, ...

Kane gets 2 weeks to give ethics board Justice Eakin emails

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania's judicial ethics court has given Attorney General Kathleen Kane two weeks to produce material for a pending disciplinary case against Supreme Court ...

Clinton, Sanders clash over minorities, money — and Obama

Click here for Trib politics reporter Salena Zito's blog post on Thursday's Democratic debate. MILWAUKEE — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial ...

Ohio bill to strip Planned Parenthood funding heads to Kasich

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign a bill stripping government money from Planned Parenthood, a move that might help him with ...

Jumbled Republican field seeks clarity in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Hoping for survival in the South, a muddled field of Republican presidential contenders descended Wednesday on South Carolina, no closer to deciphering ...

Wolf proposes $32.7B budget for 2016-17, warns of 'time bomb' deficit

HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf proposed a $32.7 billion state budget Tuesday that would raise the personal income tax from 3.07 percent to 3.4 percent ...

Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders rode a wave of voter frustration with American politics to commanding victories in Tuesday's New ...

Eichelberger: Pa. Gov. Wolf spending 'potentially illegal'

HARRISBURG — Members of a joint Senate panel on Monday grilled Treasury Department officials about why the state will release money to pay agency bills ...

Presidential hopefuls make final N.H. sprint in wild campaign

MANCHESTER, N.H. — With a snowstorm bearing down, presidential candidates scurried across New Hampshire on Monday, leveling attacks against one another while pleading with voters ...

Senate to vote Wednesday on whether to oust Pennsylvania AG Kane

HARRISBURG — The Senate plans to vote Wednesday on removing embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office, the top GOP leader said. Kane, a Democrat ...

Bloomberg confirms he is mulling a presidential bid

NEW YORK — Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, said he is considering running for president in 2016, the Financial Times ...

Michigan water crisis 'immoral,' Clinton says during visit to Flint

FLINT, Mich. — Taking a detour from New Hampshire's campaign trail, Hillary Clinton said Sunday that a water crisis in a Michigan city was "immoral" ...

Sanders surges in polls despite identity as socialist

Socialism remains a dirty word for many Americans, but that hasn't stopped Bernie Sanders from surging in the Democratic primary race for president. Sanders, a self-described ...

Trump calls for waterboarding, other methods in fight against ISIS

WASHINGTON — Republican White House front-runner Donald Trump said Sunday he would be open to harsh measures to deal with the threat from Islamic State, ...

After Rubio stumbles, rivals see opening in N.H.

BEDFORD, N.H. — Marco Rubio's uneven debate performance days before Tuesday's New Hampshire primary emboldened a trio of governors seeking to stem his rise in ...