DES MOINES, Iowa -- Absent Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidates strained to take advantage of a rare opportunity to step out of the front-runner's shadow in Thursday night's debate -- a staid, policy-heavy contest that offered a glimpse of…
By Sergio Bustos and Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press
BROOKLINE, N.H. — People in New Hampshire live nearly 2,400 miles from El Paso, Texas, one of the busiest crossings on America's Southern border. And it's only home to about 10,000 people living illegally in the U.S. — a far…
By Richard Lardner, Associated Press
Trashing Obama and arguing that he has failed to spend enough on defense has become a staple for Republican presidential hopefuls. What's lost in the din: Money spent on weapons modernization is on par with the George W. Bush administration.
By Thomas Beaumont, Steve Peoples, Associated Press
BETTENDORF, Iowa — Under pressure to emerge as the Republican mainstream's presidential contender, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is increasingly relying on a national strategy as he lowers expectations for February's primary contests.
By Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press
CORALVILLE, Iowa — Jeb Bush believes he's got the best prescription for American foreign policy, from his strategies for deterring North Korea's nuclear ambitions, to destroying the Islamic State.
By Steve Peoples and Bill Barrow, Associated Press
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Republican National Committee has started preparing for a contested national convention, which would follow the primary season should no GOP candidate for president win enough delegates to secure the party's nomination.
By Catherine Lucey, Associated Press
PARKERSBURG, Iowa — Running as an underdog presidential candidate isn't always glamorous. But for the longshots sprinting across Iowa and New Hampshire before the Feb. 1 caucuses, one thing keeps them fired up: the prospect of a political upset.
By Michael D. Regan and Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press
Jeb Bush has been speaking more passionately at campaign stops, and not just in outrage toward Trump.
By PBS NewsHour
Political advertising could break records in 2016: some experts estimate Americans will see $4.4 billion spent on TV ads. But will all that spending pay off for presidential candidates trying to rise in the polls? Political director Lisa Desjardins offers…
By Judy Woodruff, Rachel Wellford
The easy availability of cheap heroin and other opiates has exploded in New Hampshire, where more than 300 people died of drug overdose deaths in 2015. The crisis has prompted state leaders to offer plans on how to improve addiction…
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