By By STEVE PEOPLES and TAMMY WEBBER | May 29, 2015 12:54 amPaul running hard on civil liberties after his Senate gambit
2016 hopefuls Christie, Cruz court Jewish donors in New York
Associated Press | May 28, 2015 8:48 pmOne declared and one likely Republican presidential contender criticized the administration's nuclear negotiations with Iran and reaffirmed their support for Israel as they courted wealthy Jewish donors Thursday at a gala in New York.
Marco Rubio grabs some Vegas pizazz for campaign
Associated Press | May 28, 2015 7:24 pmTourists and shoppers idled outside the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on Thursday, while the setting of the reality show "Pawn Stars" hosted an even odder spectacle: the 2016 Republican presidential campaign.
Rubio returns to childhood home: Las Vegas, not Miami
Associated Press | May 28, 2015 3:54 pmWhen Marco Rubio attends his 44th birthday party and fundraiser at the home of the host of the "Pawn Stars" reality show Thursday, it won't be his first birthday in Las Vegas.
Clinton to unveil platform in June campaign kickoff rally
Associated Press | May 28, 2015 3:24 pmHillary Rodham Clinton will end weeks of smaller campaign events with a splashy rally designed to kick off a run for the White House that aides expect to cost over $1 billion, senior Clinton advisers said Thursday.
Bill Clinton hopes to keep working _ whatever Hillary does
Associated Press | May 28, 2015 11:31 amFormer U.S. President Bill Clinton made an impassioned appeal Thursday for modern health care in the Ebola-stricken countries of West Africa where his foundation works. He told The Associated Press afterward he hopes to keep working in Africa and elsewhere -- regardless of what happens politically with his wife, Hillary.
O'Malley 2016 supporters launch super PAC
Associated Press | May 28, 2015 10:48 amSupporters of former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley announced the formation a super PAC on Thursday to raise money to help his expected presidential campaign.
Former NY GOP governor Pataki in the race for president
Associated Press | May 28, 2015 10:14 amGeorge Pataki, the 9/11-era New York governor who achieved electoral success as a Republican in a heavily Democratic state, announced his candidacy for the presidential nomination Thursday, offering himself as a unifying figure in a divided nation.
GOP hopeful Graham to retire from Air Force Reserve
Associated Press | May 28, 2015 8:25 amSen. Lindsey Graham, about to enter the crowded GOP field of presidential hopefuls, has announced he's retiring from the Air Force Reserve.
Jeb Bush and corporate boardrooms: 15 cases
Associated Press | May 28, 2015 7:43 amJeb Bush served on the board of directors or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits since leaving office as Florida governor in early 2007. Here are the 15, his role for each, the years he served and his pay in the cases it is known:
White House Brief: Things to know about George Pataki
Associated Press | May 28, 2015 12:36 amFormer New York Gov. George Pataki plans to say Thursday whether he's running for the Republican presidential nomination. Here's a snapshot of things to know about him.
Rand Paul blames GOP hawks for rise of Islamic State group
Associated Press | May 27, 2015 7:36 pmRepublican presidential candidate Rand Paul is blaming his own party for the rise of the Islamic State group.
Obama: Time left in office 'really concentrates the mind'
Associated Press | May 27, 2015 5:36 pmPresident Barack Obama said Wednesday that the relatively short amount of time he has left in office "really concentrates the mind."
Sanders wants Clinton to take stand on trade deal
Associated Press | May 27, 2015 4:00 pmSen. Bernie Sanders is questioning why Democratic presidential rival Hillary Rodman Clinton won't take a stand on the emerging trade deal with Pacific nations, which he calls "enormously important issue" she's been dodging.
Rick Santorum announces second White House run
Associated Press | May 27, 2015 3:48 pmConservative culture warrior Rick Santorum launched a 2016 White House bid on Wednesday, vowing to fight for working-class Americans in a new election season that will test his influence -- and focus on social issues -- in a changing Republican Party.