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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

Energized liberals fear Warren, Sanders can’t beat Trump

They want fundamental change: single-payer health care, debt-free college, environmental protections and the end of big money in politics. But as liberal voters size up the two leading candidates running …


Recession signs worry Trump ahead of 2020

President Donald Trump has been warning of an economic crash if he loses reelection, but recession may be coming before that.


Hickenlooper ends White House bid, mulls Senate run in 2020

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday ended his longshot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination and said he may run for the Senate in 2020 against a Republican considered …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 9:45 p.m.

Trump ties U.S. success to 2nd term: ‘You have to vote for me’

President Donald Trump sought to reassure his supporters about the state of the U.S. economy despite the stock market volatility and told rallygoers in New Hampshire that their financial security …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 11:14 a.m.

O’Rourke resuming presidential run with ‘major’ Texas speech

Beto O’Rourke will formally rejoin the presidential race on Thursday, resuming a campaign that has been suspended for nearly two weeks with what he promises will be a “major address …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 11:18 a.m.

Analysis shows 12% could vote without paper backup in 2020

More than one in 10 voters could cast ballots on paperless voting machines in the 2020 general election, according to a new analysis, leaving their ballots more vulnerable to hacking.


Democrats use Iowa event to attack Trump – not each other

Democratic presidential candidates delight a raucous crowd of voters by largely attacking President Donald Trump rather than each other


Trump-McConnell 2020? Senate leader glues self to president

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who’s running for reelection, is tying himself as tightly as he can to President Donald Trump


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 5:06 p.m.

O’Rourke forgoing Iowa to stay in Texas after mass shooting

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is canceling a series of campaign stops in Iowa and will remain in El Paso, Texas, through the weekend as his hometown continues to cope …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

Presidential campaign keeps Washington governor out of state

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has spent more than half his days traveling out of state on the campaign trail in the five months since declaring his candidacy for the Democratic …


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

Democrats’ divisions test Biden’s front-runner strength

The ideological divisions gripping the Democratic Party are intensifying as presidential candidates waged an acrimonious battle over health care, immigration and race that tested the strength of early front-runner Joe …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 6:14 p.m.

California governor signs bill on presidential tax returns

California’s Democratic governor signed a law Tuesday requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to appear on the state’s primary ballot, a move aimed squarely at Republican President Donald …


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

Deepfake videos pose a threat, but ‘dumbfakes’ may be worse

Deepfake video could threaten elections, but simpler ‘dumbfakes’ may be even worse


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 10:20 p.m.

2020 Democrats grapple with how to pay for ‘Medicare for All’

Democratic presidential hopefuls campaigning on ‘Medicare for All’ grapple with a thorny question: how to pay for it


Rain Pryor Vane, daughter of comedy legend Richard Pryor, running for Baltimore City Council

Actress Rain Pryor Vane has thrown her hat in the ring for a Baltimore’s City Council seat.


Biden’s son Hunter makes his 1st 2020 campaign appearance

Joe Biden’s son Hunter makes 2020 presidential campaign trail debut with his father two weeks after the former vice president praised him for battling through “tough times” including years of …


Trump v. Dems: ‘Racist’ and ‘socialist’ lines drawn for 2020

With tweets and a vote, President Donald Trump and House Democrats established the sharp and emotionally raw contours of the 2020 election campaigns.


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

Inslee raises $3 million in second quarter, trails better known candidates

Jay Inslee sits ninth in the large field of Democratic candidates for second quarter donations compiled by CNN.


O’Rourke’s fundraising woes revive concerns about campaign

Beto O’Rourke stormed into the presidential race arguing his experience growing up along the southern border and a relatively moderate approach to politics would distinguish him in a crowded field.


Biden cancer nonprofit suspends operations indefinitely

A nonprofit foundation set up by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that relied on health care world partnerships to speed a cure for cancer has suspended its operations, it announced …


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 10:07 p.m.

AP Exclusive: New election systems use vulnerable software

States are buying ‘new’ election systems that will soon be running outdated software that makes it more vulnerable to hacking


Plan by Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez to declare climate emergency

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are teaming up on a measure that would designate climate change as an emergency, and they have won early support …


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 8:15 p.m.

Amy McGrath announces bid for Mitch McConnell’s Senate seat

Amy McGrath, a Marine combat aviator who narrowly lost a House race to an incumbent Republican in Kentucky, has set her sights on an even more formidable target: Senate Majority …


Iowa, Nevada to launch caucus voting by phone for 2020

Democrats in the early presidential contest states of Iowa and Nevada will be able to cast their votes over the telephone instead of showing up at their states’ traditional neighborhood …


Eric Swalwell says he’s ending his 2020 presidential bid

U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell of California is ending his presidential bid, becoming the first candidate in the crowded 2020 Democratic primary to exit the campaign.


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 11:29 p.m.

Biden, Harris join Warren to promise teacher as ed secretary

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is promising he’ll appoint a teacher as secretary of education


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 11:29 p.m.

Kamala Harris reports raising $12M in 2nd quarter

Sen. Kamala Harris of California says she raised $12 million in the past three months – roughly equal to what she collected in the first fundraising quarter, which ended on …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

Here’s what Jay Inslee said in his 6 answers in the Democratic presidential debate

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee spoke six times during Wednesday’s Democratic debate, largely sticking on topic on his top issue: climate change.


Analysis: Winners and losers from Democratic presidential debate’s first night

The first night of the first debate of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary is over, with the first 10 candidates jousting Wednesday night in Miami. Below are some winners and …


AP FACT CHECK: Claims from the 1st Democratic debate

Ten Democrats seeking the presidency tussled on a Miami stage Wednesday night in the opening debate of the 2020 campaign, with 10 more on tap Thursday. A look at some …