CLEVELAND (AP) — The art of the coronation has taken something of a beating at the Republican National Convention. Nevertheless, Donald Trump now has the crown — and a final chance to summon unity from the party's restive ranks in the ritual's closing days.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, adding political experience and conservative bona fides to his Republican presidential ticket. Trump announced his decision on Twitter Friday morning, capping a frenzied 24 hours of speculation about his choice.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both called off political events Friday, hours after five police officers were killed in Dallas during a protest over fatal police shootings of black men in other states.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ended his presidential campaign Tuesday, eliminating the biggest impediment to Donald Trump's march to the Republican nomination.
Downtown Washington Inc. and its sister organization, the Historic Washington Foundation, Tuesday will mark the fifth anniversary of operating a contract postal unit (CPU) in the historic post office building at Second and Lafayette streets.
The use of lead remediation funds to create a state park near the Arkansas border has raised eyebrows and House Republicans are standing up to the governor over the purchase.
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — Donald Trump on Tuesday stood by his call to block all Muslims from entering the United States, even as the idea was widely condemned by rival Republican presidential candidates, party leaders and others as un-American.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will not run for president in 2016, he said Wednesday, ending a months-long flirtation with a third White House campaign and setting him on a glide path toward the end of his decades-long political career.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stunning move, House Speaker John Boehner informed fellow Republicans on Friday that he would resign from Congress at the end of October, giving up his top leadership post and his seat in the House in the face of hardline conservative opposition.
As local veteran Kurt Gansmann sat at the bar at the VFW in Washington, he considered the recent controversial comments made by presidential candidate and billionaire Donald Trump.
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile now must act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under rules approved Thursday by a divided Federal Communications Commission.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill said Monday that she won't run for Missouri governor in 2016, avoiding a potential Democratic primary with Missouri's attorney general.
Cost-cutting legislators want Illinois to join a national push to fight fraud by adding identification photos to Illinois food-stamp cards, an idea that opponents say amplifies a negative stigma about food stamps and targets the poor instead of addressing the real problem.
The House on Thursday voted to end federal funding to National Public Radio. Republican supporters said it made good fiscal sense, and Democratic opponents called it an ideological attack that would deprive local stations of access to programs such as "Car Talk" and "All Things Considered."
Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly took the first significant action on their plan to strip collective bargaining rights from most public workers, abruptly passing the measure early Friday morning before sleep-deprived Democrats realized what was happening.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - No resolution appeared imminent Monday to the stalemate over union rights in Wisconsin, leaving Senate Republicans resigned to forge ahead with less-controversial business such as tax breaks for dairy farmers and commending the Green Bay Packers on winning the Super Bowl.
CHICAGO (AP) - They call this "The City that Works" - a metropolis anchoring middle America with thriving neighborhoods, prosperous business and a skyline unmatched.
Republicans in the House of Representatives moved to block the Federal Communications Commission from enforcing new rules that prohibit broadband providers from interfering with Internet traffic on their networks.
Congressional friends of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the Tucson congresswoman shot in January, are holding a campaign fundraiser next month for her 2012 election.
Civic leaders in the Middle East and beyond must seize the "historic moment" for democratic change created by popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday.
A House committee has approved a measure calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would allow states to block laws passed by Congress.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Candidates for high political office usually grovel for newspaper endorsements. Not Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Breaking from a decades-old tradition, the governor isn't even bothering to meet with editorial writers, much less ask for their blessing.
Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked an effort to repeal the ban on gays from serving openly in the military, handing gay rights groups a defeat in their last chance any time soon to overturn the law known as "don't ask, don't tell."
Kelsey Grammer is an investor and public face supporting a new network that launched Wednesday with entertainment designed to appeal to political conservatives.
State Rep. Scott Dieckhaus outspent his primary opponent by a ratio of greater than 4-to-1 and raised funds at a similar ratio, according to financial reports submitted last week.
It's been three years since Scott Eckersley was fired after pointing out that his then-boss, former Gov. Matt Blunt, and others in Blunt's administration should not be deleting certain e-mails because they belonged to the public record.
The Michigan Court of Appeals has decided a group calling itself "The Tea Party" doesn't qualify for the Nov. 2 ballot because it didn't correctly show the party name on petitions.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been a summer of setbacks for Sarah Palin. Candidate "cubs" endorsed by the Mama Grizzly in Chief have been suffering a recent string of primary election losses.
Circuit Judge Cynthia Eckelkamp issued the following statement in response to an editorial in the Wednesday Missourian endorsing her opponent, Ike Lamke:
BRUSSELS — The agency that controls Internet addresses said Friday it will consider adding the .xxx suffix for pornography to the list that people and companies can pick for their online identities.
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Authorities in Georgia on Friday tore down a monument to Soviet dictator Josef Stalin in his birthplace of Gori to make way for a memorial to the fallen in the Russian-Georgian war of 2008.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The deadly sinking of a South Korean warship blamed on North Korea overshadowed local elections Wednesday seen as a gauge of public sentiment toward the pro-American president's handling of the security crisis.
WASHINGTON (AP) - India's foreign minister is urging U.S. and Indian businesses to build on links forged by a landmark civilian nuclear deal and deepen business, technology and research ties.
At the annual Congressional Blues Festival Wednesday night, members of Congress enjoyed musical performances from renowned blues artists, crispy fried chicken, and cold Miller High Life.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Military tension on the Korean peninsula rose Thursday after North Korea threatened to attack any South Korean ships entering its waters and Seoul held anti-submarine drills in response to the March sinking of a navy vessel blamed on Pyongyang.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry's condemnation of the federal government and championing of states' rights is moving into print with the planned publication of a book he's writing in time for this year's midterm elections.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Criticized for saying he "regrets" misstatements he made about his military service during the Vietnam War, Connecticut Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal is now apologizing.