• Republican presidential candidate, businesswoman Carly Fiorina, arrives for a forum for most of the major Republican candidates, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Manchester, N.H. The Republican Party's jam-packed presidential class faces off Monday night in New Hampshire, where more than a dozen White House hopefuls aim to warm up for the first full-fledged debate of the primary season. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

    Debate illustrates power of Fox News in GOP campaign

    NEW YORK (AP) — Iowa and New Hampshire are still on the horizon — but first there’s the Fox primary, and the buildup to this week’s first Republican presidential debate shows that the influence of Fox News Channel on the GOP selection process is stronger than ever.

  • President Barack Obama speaks about his Clean Power Plan, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in the East Room at the White House in Washington. The president is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    Obama power plant rules spark 2016 fight over climate change

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s sweeping new power plant regulations are thrusting the divisive debate over climate change into the race for the White House, with candidates in both parties seeing an opportunity to capitalize.

  • Republican presidential candidates, from left, Lindsey Graham, Ben Carson, John Kasich, Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Rick Santorum speak among themselves after a forum Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

    GOP face off in early-state forum is also a debate preview

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Republican Party’s presidential class demanded aggressive steps to curb illegal immigration, seizing on a delicate political issue while facing off in New Hampshire on Monday night during a crowded and pointed preview of the 2016 primary season’s first full-fledged debate.

  • In this July 23, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush addresses guests during a town hall style gathering in Gorham, N.H.  Bush and four other GOP presidential candidates are at a luxury Southern California resort speaking to the billionaire Koch brothers and other conservative donors. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

    Jeb Bush unveils border security, immigration reform plan

    MIAMI (AP) — Jeb Bush outlined plans Monday to improve security of the nation’s borders and enforcement of its existing immigration laws, calling both a requirement before any president could begin to address the status of the estimated 11 million people living in the country illegally.

  • In this July 27, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks in Orlando, Fla. The largest Florida corporate donor to a “super” political committee backing former Gov. Jeb Bush’s presidential run is NextEra Energy, the company that owns electric utility giant Florida Power & Light.  (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

    Pro-Bush super PAC received $1M from Florida power company

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest Florida corporate donor to a super political action committee backing former Gov. Jeb Bush’s presidential run is NextEra Energy Inc., the company that owns electric utility giant Florida Power & Light.

  • In this July 25, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Trump, widely believed to the be the wealthiest American ever to run for president, is nowhere among the ranks of the country’s most generous citizens, according to an Associated Press review of his financial records and other government filings. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

    Proof of Trump’s charity giving elusive

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump, widely believed to be the wealthiest American ever to run for president, is nowhere among the ranks of the country’s most generous citizens, according to an Associated Press review of his financial records and other government filings.

  • In this June 26, 2015 photo, Mexican photojournalist Ruben Espinosa speaks during an interview in Mexico City. Espinosa had recently gone into self-exile from the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, where he felt under threat, according to Proceso magazine. His family had lost contact with him on Friday and by Saturday the free speech advocacy group Article 19 had called on Mexican authorities to activate the protocols for locating a missing journalist. Espinosa was  found slain, along with four other people early Saturday in an apartment in Mexico City, according to the magazine. (AP Photo/Luis Barron)

    Journalist slain in Mexico City had signs of torture

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City officials said Sunday they are pursuing all lines of investigation into the killing of a photojournalist whose body was found along with four slain women in the capital, where he had fled because of harassment in the state he covered.

  • FILE  - In this Jan. 30, 2000, file photo, then-Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and his wife Cindy, smile as confetti falls on them at the end of their 114th New Hampshire town hall meeting with voters at the Peterborough Town House in Peterborough, N.H. Peterborough was the sight of McCain's first town hall meeting in April 1999.  It was the summer of 1999, and McCain didn’t have many big names on the side of his campaign for president. He didn’t have much money or decent crowds, and even resorted at one point to giving away ice cream to lure voters to an event. Enter the town hall. McCain will be back in New Hampshire on Aug. 1 campaigning for friend and fellow Sen. Lindsey Graham at a town hall. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

    Christie, others turn to McCain’s town hall playbook in 2016

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — In the summer of 1999, John McCain didn’t have many big names backing his campaign for president. He didn’t have much money, either, and even resorted at one point to giving away ice cream to drum up a decent-size crowd.

  • Presidential contender Donald Trump speaks to the media during a press conference on the 1st first day of the Women's British Open golf championship on the Turnberry golf course in Turnberry, Scotland, Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

    Trump’s call for mass deportations runs into messy realities

    NEW YORK (AP) — In one of his first forays into policy as a presidential candidate, Republican Donald Trump calls for the deportation of all 11 million people estimated to be living in the country illegally while allowing the “really good people” to return.

  • New Mexico Dems eye changes after historic losses in 2014

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Eight months ago, Republican Gov. Susana Martinez won re-election by a wide margin and the GOP took control of the New Mexico House for the first time since Dwight Eisenhower was president.