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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 3, 2020

Nevada lawmakers OK mailing voters ballots, Trump slams move

Nevada state lawmakers passed a bill Sunday that would add the state to a growing list of U.S. states that will mail active voters ballots ahead of the November election …


UPDATED: Fri., July 31, 2020

Trump faces rare rebuke from GOP for floating election delay

President Donald Trump repeatedly tests the Republican Party’s limits on issues including race, trade and immigration. Now he has struck a boundary.


UPDATED: Thu., July 30, 2020

Former GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain dies of COVID-19

Herman Cain, former Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of a major pizza chain who went on to become an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, has died of complications …


UPDATED: Thu., July 30, 2020

Trailing in polls, Trump suggests delaying November election

President Donald Trump is for the first time floating a “delay” to the Nov. 3 presidential election, as he makes unsubstantiated allegations that increased mail-in voting will result in fraud.


UPDATED: Fri., July 24, 2020

In VP search, Biden has a known quantity in Susan Rice

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is in the final stages of selecting his running mate


UPDATED: Thu., July 23, 2020

Judge orders Michael Cohen to be released from prison

A judge ordered the release from prison of President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer on Thursday, saying the government retaliated against him for planning to release a book critical of …


UPDATED: Thu., July 23, 2020

Obama blasts Trump, praises Biden in new 2020 campaign video

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama stepped up their attacks on President Donald Trump and defended their time in the White House in a new video …


UPDATED: Tue., July 21, 2020

Trump’s new immigration fight: how to redraw House districts

President Donald Trump signed a memorandum Tuesday that seeks to bar people in the U.S. illegally from being counted in congressional reapportionment, a move that drew immediate criticism and promises …


UPDATED: Fri., July 17, 2020

As Trump sinks, he’s pulling down the Republican Senate with him

President Donald Trump’s faltering reelection campaign increasingly is dragging on the Republican Senate, giving Democrats their best hope in more than a decade of winning control of both houses of …


UPDATED: Sat., July 18, 2020

‘I’m going to take power from Washington’: Libertarian presidential nominee stumps in Spokane

Libertarian presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen brought her case to voters in Spokane on Friday, arguing the country has more choices than Joe Biden and Donald Trump.


UPDATED: Thu., July 16, 2020

Trump’s grand GOP convention plans shrink as virus surges

President Donald Trump’s plans for a grand convention keep shrinking.


UPDATED: Wed., July 15, 2020

Trump replaces campaign manager amid sinking poll numbers

President Donald Trump shook up his campaign staff Wednesday amid sinking poll numbers, replacing campaign manager Brad Parscale with veteran GOP operative Bill Stepien.


UPDATED: Tue., July 14, 2020

Biden’s $2 trillion climate plan aims to reframe debate

Joe Biden released a $2 trillion plan Tuesday aimed at combating climate change and spurring economic growth in part by overhauling America’s energy industry, with a proposal to achieve entirely …


UPDATED: Mon., July 13, 2020

California rejected 100K mail-in ballots because of mistakes

More than 100,000 mail-in ballots were rejected by California election officials during the March presidential primary, according to data obtained by The Associated Press that highlights a glaring gap in …


UPDATED: Fri., July 10, 2020

Trump in battleground Florida, postpones New Hampshire rally

President Donald Trump made it to the critical battleground state of Florida on Friday to raise campaign cash and tend to issues of high interest there for his base supporters. …


UPDATED: Sat., July 4, 2020

Trump pushes racial division, flouts virus rules at Rushmore

President Donald Trump planned a fiery Mount Rushmore speech Friday night including denunciations of protesters he says are trying to “tear down” the nation’s history. He’s adding condemnation of those …


UPDATED: Fri., July 3, 2020

Can Trump’s anti-mail-voting crusade hurt him in key states?

President Donald Trump’s campaign and allies have blocked efforts to expand mail-in voting, forcing an awkward confrontation with top GOP election officials who are promoting the opposite in their states.


UPDATED: Mon., July 13, 2020

Dueling Trump-Biden events offer contrasting virus responses

A presidential campaign that has largely been frozen for several months because of the coronavirus is looking a bit more like those from other years. President Donald Trump and Democratic …


UPDATED: Thu., June 25, 2020

Mail-in ballots thrust Postal Service into presidential race

The coronavirus has devastated the U.S. Postal Service’s finances. The Trump administration may attach big strings to bailouts. The agency’s responsibilities, meanwhile, are mounting. A dramatic shift in many states …


UPDATED: Tue., June 23, 2020

2nd presidential debate moves from Michigan to Florida

The nonpartisan commission that sponsors the formal election year presidential debates announced Tuesday that an October debate that had been set for Michigan will now take place in Florida.


UPDATED: Tue., June 23, 2020

Obama returns to the campaign trail with Biden fundraiser

Former President Barack Obama raised more than $4 million from 120,000 individual donors ahead of his first fundraiser for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.


UPDATED: Tue., June 23, 2020

After Tulsa, Trump heads to virus hotspot Arizona and border

Regrouping after a humbling weekend rally, President Donald Trump faces another test of his ability to draw a crowd during a pandemic Tuesday as he visits Arizona and tries to …


UPDATED: Fri., June 19, 2020

Trump: Mail-in voting presents ‘biggest risk’ to reelection

President Donald Trump says that mail-in voting presents the greatest threat to his reelection hopes and he suggested that legal efforts in several states launched by his allies might decide …


UPDATED: Tue., June 16, 2020

Don’t ask Tulsa’s mayor about Trump rally plans

For most mayors in deep-red states like Oklahoma, the prospect of hosting the first rally for President Donald Trump in months would be a delight. It would showcase the city …


UPDATED: Tue., June 16, 2020

Liberal groups warn Biden could lose over policing policies

More than four dozen progressive groups have signed a letter to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign criticizing his police reform proposals and warning that if he doesn’t adopt …


UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2020

Biden releases plan to reopen US economy amid coronavirus

Joe Biden on Thursday released a plan that he says can jump-start an economy in free fall from the coronavirus pandemic and said he is better positioned than President Donald …


UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2020

Analysis: As US reckons over race, Trump becomes a bystander

In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, President Donald Trump is increasingly leaning into many of the personal and policy instincts that helped him draw support from disaffected, largely white, …


UPDATED: Wed., June 10, 2020

Facing electoral headwinds, Trump brings back his 2016 team

The president in recent days has signed off on hiring a number of his 2016 veterans for his 2020 campaign, a reenlistment of loyalists that follows the return of other …


UPDATED: Tue., June 2, 2020

NC governor: GOP must prepare for scaled-back convention

North Carolina’s governor said in a letter Tuesday that the GOP must prepare for a scaled-back convention in Charlotte because of the coronavirus pandemic despite demands from President Donald Trump …


UPDATED: Tue., June 2, 2020

Biden: Trump ‘consumed’ by ego, not leading during crisis

Joe Biden on Tuesday blistered President Donald Trump a day after police drove back peaceful protesters near the White House so Trump could pose with a Bible before a damaged …