- Top Republicans stay quiet on release of their tax returns
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, offered this year's hopefuls advice about a hard-learned lesson: Release your tax returns before the primaries and avoid tough scrutiny later. But the top three Republicans leading in national polls don't appear to be listening.
- The Latest: CBS announces participants for GOP debate
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on campaign 2016. (all times local):
- AP FACT CHECK: Dems offer iffy stats on donors, health plan
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to share Bernie Sanders's claim to the grass roots, Hillary Clinton is having trouble owning up to the deep pockets helping her campaign. For his part, Sanders is struggling to make a convincing case that the numbers add up in his hugely expensive health plan.
- Presidential contenders fight for minority voters in SC
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Presidential candidates in both parties battled for the crucial backing of blacks and Hispanics on Friday as the race shifted toward states with more minority voters.
- House sends NKorea sanctions bill to president for signature
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Friday that hits North Korea with more stringent sanctions for refusing to stop its nuclear weapons program.
- Ryan lays out budget options to divided House Republicans
WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday delivered a message to conservatives unhappy with last year's pact with President Barack Obama that boosted spending for the Pentagon and domestic agencies: You're stuck with it.
- House backs bill to ease calorie labeling requirements
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fast-food chains would get some relief from government rules on listing calories for things like bacon-wrapped deep dish pizza or double cheeseburgers under legislation the House approved on Friday.
- Debate Takeaways: Clinton, Sanders appeal to SC, Nevada
MILWAUKEE (AP) — In the first Democratic presidential debate since Bernie Sanders' sweeping victory in New Hampshire's primary, the Vermont senator sought to build upon success and introduce himself to voters who may be open to an alternative to Iowa winner Hillary Clinton.
- Obama recites love poem to wife on national television
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Someone call the fire department. It's about to get hot at the White House.
- Obama moves to protect 1.8 million acres of Calif. desert
LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama granted national monument status Friday to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region's fragile ecosystem and natural resources, as well as provide recreational opportunities for hikers, campers, hunters and others.