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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …


Pence launches ‘Latinos for Trump’ coalition

Vice President Mike Pence told a Latino crowd Tuesday that President Trump has been “a great champion of Latino and Hispanic Americans,” touting the president’s economic policies while warning Democrats …


Sanders, liberals, out with bill to cancel student debt

Days before the first Democratic presidential debates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and House progressives rolled out legislation to cancel all student debt, going farther than a signature proposal by Sen. Elizabeth …


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019

South Carolina’s ‘World Famous Fish Fry’ reels in 2020 Dems

It’s been part of South Carolina politics for nearly three decades, but House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn’s “World Famous Fish Fry” is a little different this year, becoming a showpiece …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019

AP-NORC poll: Majority worry about 2020 foreign meddling

A majority of Americans are concerned that a foreign government might interfere in some way in the 2020 presidential election by tampering with election results, stealing information or by influencing …


Trump campaign raises $24.8M in less than 24 hours

President Donald Trump raised $24.8 million less than 24 hours after kicking off his reelection campaign, a figure that dwarfs what the top Democratic contenders took in over the course …