Kline blasts Obama's war policies, worries about health of Minn. GOP

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Rep. John Kline, Republican serving his final year in Congress after 14 years, criticized the Obama Administration's handling of foreign military crises, elaborated on his recent presidential endorsement of Sen. Marco Rubio and visibly worried over the state of the Minnesota Republican Party and its chances of retaining his seat in the Republican fold.

Trump seeks to reverse fortunes in New Hampshire

With less than two days until New Hampshire voters go to the polls, Hillary Clinton took a trip to Michigan. And other candidates, including Jeb Bush, said their campaigns will go on no matter what the outcome Tuesday. Donald Trump said he doesn't need to win New Hampshire, but would like to — though he was notably casual in his campaign effort Sunday.

GOP talks term limits, residency in 2nd District debate

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With U.S. Rep. John Kline not seeking another term, the race is wide open to replace him.

Sanders to join Minneapolis forum on black issues; Clinton not attending

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The non-profit Minnesota Neighborhoods Organizing for Change will hold what it's calling a "Presidential Forum on Black America" on Friday.

Next up: New Hampshire set to vote in nation's first primary

It's been 100 years since New Hampshire held its first presidential primary, and it seems like some of the current candidates have been hanging around for nearly that long. More than a few started popping up a full two years before Tuesday's state election, and nearly all have spent recent months hosting town hall meetings, holding rallies and meeting voters.


Gov't report: Drop in uninsured in 8 states

Eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to a government report out Tuesday that has implications for the presidential campaign.


Obama to release $4 trillion-plus budget for 2017

President Barack Obama is unveiling his eighth and final budget, a $4 trillion-plus proposal that's freighted with liberal policy initiatives and new and familiar tax hikes — all sent to a dismissive Republican-controlled Congress that simply wants to move on from his presidency.


US senator calls for investigation of cruise ship in storm

Federal transportation officials might soon be looking into a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean over the weekend.


US responses to NKorea nuke, missile tests will upset China

North Korean nuclear and rocket tests are drawing quick responses from the U.S. that will upset a supposed partner against Pyongyang's weapons development — China.


WATCHING TUESDAY: NH existential test for Trump's candidacy

Which candidate is 'the best,' who's the most experienced, who's a revolutionary and who's a robot?


AP News Guide: Snowy New Hampshire has its say in 2016 race

You may have heard about the establishment lane in the 2016 presidential campaign, the outsider lane and more. What the Republican candidates really want from the New Hampshire primary is an express lane out of the traffic jam that is the GOP contest.


Primary puts values of retail campaigning to the test

Donald Trump upended the traditions of New Hampshire campaigning when he opted for mega-rallies over living room conversations and diner stops, spending less time in the first primary state than any of his rivals. Yet the businessman goes into the state's Tuesday primary with the hope of clinching his first win.


Trump, Sanders look to emerge from New Hampshire with wins

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders hope to emerge from New Hampshire's primary Tuesday with their first wins of the 2016 presidential election, victories that would lend needed credibility to the unexpected contenders' pursuit of their parties' nomination.


US faces shortcomings in coalition-building for anti-IS war

To doubters of its strategy for defeating the Islamic State, the Obama administration likes to tout its coalition of 66 nations and claim strength in numbers. But a year and a half into the war, some administration officials are acknowledging that this supposed source of strength has its own weaknesses.


Iraqi woman charged with role in Kayla Mueller's death

The wife of a senior Islamic State leader who was killed in a U.S. raid last year has been charged in federal court with holding American Kayla Mueller hostage and with contributing to the aid worker's death, the Justice Department says.


More than 1 million are besieged in Syria, new report says

More than one million Syrians are trapped in besieged areas, a new report says in a challenge to the United Nations, which estimates just half that amount and has been accused by some aid groups of underplaying a crisis.


Gov't report: 8 states had significant drop in uninsured

Eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to a government report out Tuesday that has implications for the presidential campaign.


State Board of Canvassers approves petition to recall Snyder

The State Board of Canvassers on Monday unanimously approved a petition to recall Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder that doesn't mention the lead contamination of Flint water, but rejected several other proposals that cite the water crisis in seeking his removal from office.


Mayor of Super Bowl host city says he's retiring this week

The Mayor of Santa Clara says he is retiring as of Tuesday, just two days after his city hosted Super Bowl 50.