WASHINGTON (AP) — On the campaign trail, Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg blasts Vice President Mike Pence's cultural and religious conservatism. But as the mayor of Indiana's...
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's two U.S. Senate candidates rallied supporters around their themes of conservatism and moderation Sunday as they entered the closing days of their campaigns.
MAIDAN SHAHR, Afghanistan (AP) — Hameeda Danesh was locked away at age 13 and beaten daily for six months by uncles who abhorred the thought of her attending school. Now, she's running for a seat in Afghanistan's Parliament, hoping to guarantee education for the next generation of Afghan girls, despite threats from the Taliban and outraged government-aligned warlords.
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Two former Trump campaign officials praised South Carolina on Monday night as a conservative bulwark against more progressive areas of the country, and a place important to the president.
"Donald Trump knew how important South Carolina was," former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said in a speech to a crowd in Anderson. "I know how important South Carolina was and is, and it is a place that has delivered time and time and time again for the president. Thank you."
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(THE CONVERSATION) In recent years, Jon McNaughton has emerged as one of the most well-known artists on the political right.
When more than 1,000 Latino officials __ a crop of up-and-coming representatives from a fast-growing demographic __ gathered in Phoenix last week, no one from the Trump administration was there to greet them.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Four veteran Texas Republicans are quitting Congress, meaning the country's largest red state will be trading House seniority for newcomers who could prove even more conservative and willing to buck their party's leadership on Capitol Hill.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd says his position in favor of lower taxes, smaller government, the Second Amendment and against abortion are proof of his conservatism as a Republican, despite charges to the contrary from a rival for the governorship.
Boyd, a Knoxville businessman and former state commissioner of economic and community development under Republican Gov. Bill Haslam, is one of a handful of candidates seeking to succeed the term-limited leader.
NEW YORK (AP) — George Will's next book takes a long view on the conservative movement and the "intellectual vandalism" he believes threatens it now.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — After more than five decades of battle in Colombia's jungles, the nation's largest rebel movement initiated the launch of its political party Sunday at a concrete convention center in the capital, vowing to upend the country's traditional conservatism with the creation of an alternative leftist coalition.
DENVER (AP) — For decades, a well-funded conservative group has helped state lawmakers across the U.S. write legislation to rein in unions, expand charter schools and lower taxes.
Now, it's expanding to the final frontier: normally nonpartisan city halls and county governments, which have become a bastion of liberal resistance to President Donald Trump.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — When he campaigned for his leadership job, Rep. Steve Scalise embraced two things he loved, baseball and his home state of Louisiana, handing out commemorative baseball bats and serving up a Cajun dinner with oysters and gumbo.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Republican Jon Husted's run for Ohio governor (all times local):
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) is positioning himself in an announcement ad for governor as a pro-gun, pro-family values conservative.
The Republican says his family "would firmly fit in Hillary Clinton's 'basket of deplorables.'" Clinton used the reference in her presidential campaign against Donald Trump, whom Husted voted for.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jane Mayer's "Dark Money" and Zachary Roth's "The Great Suppression" are among several works about the modern conservative movement and rural whites that are on the short list for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two Democratic U.S. senators from New Mexico are condemning President-elect Donald Trump's appointment of conservative media executive Stephen Bannon as his top White House strategist.
Sen. Tom Udall said Tuesday in a statement that the appointment signals Trump has forgotten his pledge for unity. He says Bannon spent recent years running a far-right website that demonizes women and spreads hate-filled lies about racial, ethnic and religious minorities.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet won re-election Tuesday, defeating a dogged Republican challenger in Darryl Glenn, who was vastly out-funded and struggled to make his bedrock conservatism appealing to centrist voters.
Bennet claimed victory at a Democratic Party watch party in Denver. But with four percentage points separating the candidates, Glenn refused to concede.