DNC rules meeting agrees to a compromise on superdelegates

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The role of superdelegates could be significantly reduced in future Democratic presidential primaries under a compromise deal struck at the Democratic National Convention rules committee Saturday.

Jul. 24, 2016 12:48 AM EDT
For Clinton, concern lingers over enthusiasm for candidacy

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (AP) — Hillary Clinton has a problem.Too many voters say they're supporting her for a reason you'd never want printed on a campaign T-shirt: "I'm voting for the lesser of two evils.

Jul. 23, 2016 9:53 AM EDT
Tom Vilsack: A rise from orphanage to Cabinet secretary

MT. PLEASANT, Iowa (AP) — Tom Vilsack's political story already reads like a modern Horatio Alger tale: a humble beginning at an orphanage in Pittsburgh, a rise to governor of Iowa and then to the nation's secretary of agriculture.

Jul. 20, 2016 3:22 AM EDT
Sanders will not pursue more platform changes

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bernie Sanders won't pick a fight over the Democratic Party's policy platform at the nominating convention in Philadelphia, his spokesman said Wednesday.

Jul. 13, 2016 5:55 PM EDT
In platform draft, Sanders wins on climate, loses on trade

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Bernie Sanders' still-impassioned campaign electrified debate over a draft of the Democratic Party's policy positions Saturday, winning concessions on climate change but failing to include opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

Jul. 10, 2016 1:26 AM EDT
Sanders scores platform victory, calls for $15 minimum wage

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Bernie Sanders' crusade to shape the Democratic party platform scored a win late Friday night, with the approval of an amendment calling for increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 over time.

Jul. 9, 2016 4:38 AM EDT
Eight years later, Clinton ready to break one glass ceiling

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eight years after conceding she was unable to "shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling," Hillary Clinton is embracing her place in history as she finally crashes through as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.

Jun. 6, 2016 10:17 PM EDT
AP-NORC poll: Americans want nomination system changed

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Superdelegates. Closed-off primaries. Complicated caucuses.Many Americans are not happy with the way presidential candidates are chosen and have little faith in the fairness of either the Democratic or Republican system, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

May. 31, 2016 1:53 PM EDT
Hillary Clinton: Trump is "not qualified" to be President

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Clinton had some of her strongest words yet for presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, saying Thursday that he is "not qualified" to be president of the United States.

May. 19, 2016 7:25 PM EDT
Hillary Clinton and the 2-for-1 presidency

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The notion of a 2-for-1 Clinton presidency is back.Recalling sunnier days of growth, low unemployment and budget surpluses under her husband, Hillary Clinton is telling Americans that Bill Clinton will be "in charge of revitalizing the economy" if she wins the White House.

May. 16, 2016 10:16 PM EDT
Clinton campaigns in Kentucky before Tuesday's primary

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hillary Clinton is making a big final push in Kentucky, where rival Bernie Sanders hopes to extend his winning streak and further delay her clinching the Democratic presidential nomination.

May. 15, 2016 7:36 PM EDT
Trump routs rivals in Northeast; Clinton carries 4 states

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a front-runner's rout, Republican Donald Trump roared to victory Tuesday in five contests across the Northeast and confidently declared himself the GOP's "presumptive nominee.

Apr. 27, 2016 12:43 AM EDT
Bernie Sanders looks to press on to the convention

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Bernie Sanders' campaign chief is vowing his candidate will stay in the Democratic race until the summer convention, even as Hillary Clinton looks to lock down her commanding position for the party's nomination with a strong performance in a five-state round of contests Tuesday.

Apr. 25, 2016 10:54 PM EDT
Philly cheesesteak is test for candidates, not just a lunch

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Five-point plans, engaging speeches and star endorsements are all important in a presidential campaign, but how well do candidates REALLY know the cities and towns where they're wooing voters?The supreme test in Philadelphia: ordering a cheesesteak.

Apr. 25, 2016 5:42 PM EDT
Clinton, Sanders dash about New York days before primary

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernie Sanders revved up what he said was a record crowd of nearly 29,000 in his boyhood borough, insisting that Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton cannot "tell the American people with a straight face that you're going to stand up to big-money interests" when those same interests are giving millions of dollars to her supportive super PAC.

Apr. 17, 2016 8:57 PM EDT