• New Mexico Senate Dem says REAL ID bill negotiations ongoing

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — With only a week left in the New Mexico Legislative session, a key Senate Democrat said Thursday he still is negotiating with a Republican colleague to resolve a conflict on a bill that would make New Mexico compliant under with federal law on identification cards.

    Updated: 1:48 pm

  • Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. talks with George Meyers, 71, of Bluffton, S.C., as the candidate arrives for lunch at a Cracker Barrel Restaurant in Okatie, S.C.,Thursday Feb. 11, 2016, after attending a campaign event at the Sun City community. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Rubio eyes brokered convention after NH setback

    OKATIE, S.C. (AP) — The best hope of the Republican establishment just a week ago, Marco Rubio suddenly faces a path to his party’s presidential nomination that could require a brokered national convention.

    Updated: 12:03 pm

  • GOP lamaker puts New Mexico bail bond proposal on hold

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker on Wednesday asked the House to suspend action on a proposed constitutional amendment he drafted to allow judges to deny bail to defendants deemed a flight-risk or danger to the public.

  • Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie thanks supporters during a primary night rally in Nashua, N.H., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    The Latest: Bush: NH voters pushed ‘pause’ on GOP race

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Here’s the latest on the 2016 presidential race as Republican and Democratic candidates head from New Hampshire to South Carolina and beyond. All times local:

  • In this March 8, 1984, file photo, Donald Trump shakes hands with Herschel Walker in New York after agreement on a 4-year contract with the New Jersey Generals USFL football team. The New Jersey Generals have been largely forgotten, but Trump’s ownership of the team was formative in his evolution as a public figure and peerless self-publicist. With money and swagger, he led a shaky and relatively low-budget spring football league, the USFL, into a showdown with the NFL. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff, File)

    Trump: Unlikely he’d run for president if he had NFL team

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s flirtation with professional football lasted for three decades. He never ended up with an NFL franchise despite repeated demonstrations of interest.

  • In this March 8, 1984, file photo, Donald Trump shakes hands with Herschel Walker in New York after agreement on a 4-year contract with the New Jersey Generals USFL football team. The New Jersey Generals have been largely forgotten, but Trump’s ownership of the team was formative in his evolution as a public figure and peerless self-publicist. With money and swagger, he led a shaky and relatively low-budget spring football league, the USFL, into a showdown with the NFL. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff, File)

    How Donald Trump, with pizazz and bluster, took on the NFL

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 30 years ago, Donald Trump bought a franchise in the upstart United States Football League. He then led his fellow owners to sue the NFL in a high-stakes antitrust case.

  • In this Aug. 2, 1985, file photo, Donald Trump, right, New York real estate magnates Stephen Ross, left, and USFL Commissioner Harry L. Usher, center, participate in a news conference in New York to discuss the agreement they have reached in principle to merge the Houston Gamblers and New Jersey Generals football franchises. The New Jersey Generals have been largely forgotten, but Trump’s ownership of the team was formative in his evolution as a public figure and peerless self-publicist. With money and swagger, he led a shaky and relatively low-budget spring football league, the USFL, into a showdown with the NFL. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)

    How Donald Trump, with pizazz and bluster, took on the NFL

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump was known in New York by 1984 as a flashy newcomer to Manhattan real estate. But football, not business, was what drew 60 young women to the Trump Tower in early January of that year.

  • Senator Daniel Ivey-Soto, D-Albuquerque, discusses SB174 during a Senate Public Affair Committee meeting where they hear all of the Real ID bills at the State Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M., Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (Luis Sanchez Saturno/Santa Fe New Mexican via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    The Latest: Dem: GOP holding state ‘hostage’ in REAL ID beef

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The latest on New Mexico lawmakers’ REAL ID debate (all times local):

  • Arkansas GOP, having embraced term limits, is now conflicted

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — More than two decades after Arkansas became one of the first states to limit how long lawmakers could serve in the Legislature, Republicans who once championed the issue are conflicted. GOP leaders now say they believe lawmakers should be able to stay longer than originally planned. Term limits advocate insist on sticking to the original limit. The issue could be headed back to the state ballot for the second time in two years this fall.