WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican anxiety is mounting over voting to unravel the health care law without having an alternative in hand, fanned by words of encouragement from Donald Trump to a GOP senator who wants to simultaneously repeal and replace the statute.
HAVANA (AP) — Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half century rule, has died at age 90.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after Donald Trump, against all odds, won election as America's 45th president, Hillary Clinton on Wednesday said the nation proved to be "more divided than we thought" but urged unity and told her supporters, "We owe him an open mind and a chance to lead."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans held onto their slim Senate majority, a stinging blow to Democrats in a night full of them. Democrats had been nearly certain of retaking control but saw their hopes fizzle as endangered GOP incumbents won in Missouri, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and even Democ…
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is trying to steady a shaky campaign as President Barack Obama, enjoying a burst of momentum, heads to New York for a celebrity fundraiser with Beyoncé and Jay-Z and a star turn on David Letterman's couch.
Fundraising reports filed this past week show that Democratic Secretary of State candidate Jason Kander now has more cash on hand than all three of his Republican opponents combined.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is moving away from his preferred issue — the economy — and into military and foreign policy, a realm usually viewed as the home turf of the incumbent.
The deadly shooting spree in Colorado consumed the presidential campaign Friday, sidetracking a bitter political contest with a tragedy that at least temporarily brought the candidates together in common purpose. "There are going to be other days for politics," a somber President Barack Obama said.
With less than three weeks until the August primary, it’s become clear who the big spenders are in the races for Franklin County Commission.
The Republican incumbents for Missouri House seats in Franklin County are substantially spending and fundraising more than their Democratic opponents for the upcoming November general election.
Franklin County Clerk Debbie Door said this week it’s still too early to predict how many voters will turn out to cast ballots in the August 7 state primary.
Franklin County Commissioners Tuesday approved the purchase of electronic poll books for the use in future elections, making the county one of the first to adopt a proprietary iPad application-based system developed by a St. Louis-based company.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — President Barack Obama's campaign has recruited a legion of lawyers to be on standby for this year's election as legal disputes surrounding the voting process escalate.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Republicans from across Missouri will gather this weekend in Springfield for their state convention.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court upheld the state's new congressional districts Friday, finally providing certainty for candidates who have been campaigning for the August primary elections without knowing whether certain counties, cities or neighborhoods ultimately woul…
Any good politician knows the importance of finding common ground with a local audience The shout-out seems so natural when done right. And so cringe-worthy when flubbed. AP's Nancy Benac explores a few recent attempts. (May 14)
While the debate over gay marriage lingers, the election focus is shifting back to the economy as campaign teams for President Obama and Mitt Romney trade barbs. (May 14) Subscribe to the Associated Press: http://bit.ly/APYouTube Download AP Mobile: http://www.ap.org/mobile/ Associated Pr…
Mitt Romney is trying to put history behind him and turn from his alleged high school bullying to economic hardship on the campaign trail. But Romney isn't the first presidential candidate to face accusations about his past. (May 11)
Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney says American children are getting "a third-world education" because the system is failing them. (May 23)
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's secretary of state says Hawaii's verification of President Barack Obama's birth records meets necessary requirements and that the president's name will appear on Arizona's ballot in the fall.
With the gubernatorial primary only three months away, Republican Bill Randles is hoping his traditional, conservative views will help him secure his party’s nomination to take on incumbent Democrat Gov. Jay Nixon.