By By BILL BARROW | November 28, 2014 1:12 amSouthern Democrats urge a return to party basics
Southern Democrats trying to recover lost ground
Associated Press | November 27, 2014 9:00 amTo rebuild in the conservative South, Democratic leaders say their party must become more aggressive advocates for the middle class in an effort to energize African-Americans and attract whites.
Eyeing 2016, Clinton selective on policy issues
Associated Press | November 26, 2014 2:18 amHillary Rodham Clinton offered praise for President Barack Obama's executive actions to stave off deportation for millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. But the Democrats' favored presidential hopeful has been less forthcoming on other issues in these early days of the 2016 contest.
Democrats name 3 finalists to host 2016 convention
Associated Press | November 24, 2014 12:51 pmDemocrats narrowed the list of contenders for their 2016 national convention to three cities on Monday, announcing the party's next presidential candidate will be formally nominated in New York City, Philadelphia or Columbus, Ohio.
GOP hopefuls avoid specifics in response to Obama
Associated Press | November 24, 2014 1:30 amThe rhetoric is barbed, but Republican presidential hopefuls generally fell in line behind the voices of restraint in the wake of President Barack Obama's order blocking deportation for millions of immigrants in the country unlawfully.
Obama: Americans want 'new car smell' in 2016
Associated Press | November 23, 2014 1:36 pmPresident Barack Obama says voters want a "new car smell" in the 2016 White House race and that Hillary Rodham Clinton would be "a great president."
Jindal seen as liability for GOP candidate Cassidy
Associated Press | November 23, 2014 9:48 amIn the still-unfolding Louisiana Senate race, when Republican Bill Cassidy wants to hurt Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's standing, he suggests that a vote for her is a vote for unpopular President Barack Obama.
A way for GOP to defuse immigration issue?
Associated Press | November 23, 2014 8:42 amRepublicans in search of a way to oppose President Barack Obama's moves on immigration without alienating the nation's fast-growing population of Hispanic voters can find a playbook in Colorado.
Clinton: Obama immigration effort 'historic step'
Associated Press | November 22, 2014 2:12 amHillary Rodham Clinton says she supports President Barack Obama's executive actions to protect about 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, calling it a "historic step" and urging Congress to pursue a measure approved by the Senate last year.
Hillary Clinton backs Obama immigration move
Associated Press | November 21, 2014 9:12 pmHillary Rodham Clinton voiced support Friday for President Barack Obama's use of executive actions to protect about 5 million immigrants from deportation, setting up a sharp contrast with Republicans on an issue that could play a leading role in the next presidential campaign.
Bush seeks common ground with education critics
Associated Press | November 20, 2014 10:18 amResponding to a national backlash over Common Core education standards, potential 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Thursday that the set of state benchmarks should be "the new minimum" for America's classrooms.
Webb forms exploratory committee for White House
Associated Press | November 20, 2014 7:48 amFormer Virginia Sen. Jim Webb launched an exploratory committee to consider a Democratic presidential campaign in 2016, taking the first official step in what could become a challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton.
GOP governors attack Obama's immigration order
Associated Press | November 19, 2014 4:06 pmThe nation's Republican governors on Wednesday lashed out at President Barack Obama's plans to unilaterally protect millions of immigrants from deportation, but clashed over whether their congressional colleagues should threaten a government shutdown in response.
Democrats: Go big on the economy in 2016
Associated Press | November 19, 2014 3:36 pmDemocrats say the main lesson of the November election is simple: Go big on the economy.
After Keystone, Landrieu faces tougher re-election
Associated Press | November 19, 2014 1:24 amA failed effort to push approval of the Keystone XL pipeline through Congress behind her, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu now faces an even greater challenge to win a runoff election next month.