JULIE PACE

Biden is still the Democrat to beat, but rivals see weakness

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In a barn down a gravel road in Iowa, Joe Biden tore into President Donald Trump's moral character, declaring in one of the fiercest speeches of his campaign that the words of the American president matter.

Aug. 10, 2019 8:22 PM EDT
In Buttigieg and Biden, Dems confront generational divide

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — Amy McInerney at first saw Joe Biden as Democrats' best hope to beat President Donald Trump — an experienced politician with the potential to peel off some of Trump's working-class supporters.

Jul. 15, 2019 8:21 AM EDT
Analysis: Biden's viability, party's future face questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic Party is in no mood for a coronation.Joe Biden stepped onto the debate stage Thursday night as a front runner by default more than depth of support, and walked away with a more fragile standing atop the sprawling Democratic field.

Jun. 28, 2019 7:00 PM EDT
Sanders quiets his critics as he becomes a 2020 front-runner

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is quieting critics who questioned whether he could recapture the energy of his upstart 2016 campaign, surpassing his rivals in early fundraising and establishing himself as an indisputable front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Apr. 8, 2019 10:43 AM EDT
Democratic 2020 field taking shape with Beto O'Rourke entry

WASHINGTON (AP) — The contours of the Democratic presidential primary came into clearer focus this week with Texan Beto O'Rourke's entry into the race — one of the final puzzle pieces in a contest that will be shaped by questions about race and gender, political ideology and generational change.

Mar. 15, 2019 9:36 AM EDT
Bipartisanship in 2020? Not so fast, some Democrats say

WASHINGTON (AP) — When John Hickenlooper announced his Democratic presidential campaign, he vowed to sit down with the Senate's top Republican if he wins in 2020 — the kind of milquetoast pitch for bipartisanship that White House hopefuls have made for generations.

Mar. 13, 2019 3:34 PM EDT
Dems' choice: Scrap the system or make gradual change?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential contenders are splitting into two camps: those who want to quickly overhaul economic systems that have existed for decades and those who favor more gradual change.

Feb. 22, 2019 4:09 PM EST
As Democratic field expands, Biden waits on the sidelines

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden will headline his first public event in about three weeks on Saturday— in Munich, Germany, nearly 5,000 miles from Iowa, site of the 2020 presidential campaign's first contest.

Feb. 11, 2019 2:42 PM EST
Energy and excesses: How Trump drove GOP's erratic campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Ryan had to know it was coming.The minute the House speaker shot down President Donald Trump's latest campaign-season gambit on immigration — an assertion that he could rewrite citizenship rights with the stroke of a pen — Ryan had to be braced for Trump's counterpunch.

Nov. 7, 2018 2:28 PM EST
Democrats warily eye Avenatti's flirtation with 2020 bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Avenatti held court last month with a dozen Democratic strategists in the main dining room at The Palm — a see-and-be-seen table at one of Washington's most prominent power lunch spots.

Oct. 10, 2018 10:43 AM EDT
GOP, White House fret about election prospects

WASHINGTON (AP) — The prognosis for President Donald Trump and his party was grim.In a post-Labor Day briefing at the White House, a top Republican pollster told senior staff that the determining factor in the election wouldn't be the improving economy or the steady increase in job creation.

Sep. 17, 2018 12:49 AM EDT
Grim warnings for White House, Republicans ahead of election

WASHINGTON (AP) — The prognosis for President Donald Trump and his party was grim.In a post-Labor Day briefing at the White House, a top Republican pollster told senior staff that the determining factor in the election wouldn't be the improving economy or the steady increase in job creation.

Sep. 16, 2018 10:55 PM EDT
High stakes as 2-month sprint to Election Day begins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Control of Congress and the future of Donald Trump's presidency are on the line as the primary season closes this week, jump-starting a two-month sprint to Election Day that will test Democrats' ability to harness opposition to Trump and determine whether the Republican president can get his supporters to the polls.

Sep. 10, 2018 11:02 AM EDT
Obamas step up political efforts ahead of midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are stepping up their political involvement ahead of the November midterm elections, moves aimed at bolstering Democratic enthusiasm as the party aims to regain control of Congress.

Sep. 5, 2018 8:43 PM EDT
Florida governor's race pits liberal Dem vs Trump Republican

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A liberal Florida Democrat pulled off an upset victory Tuesday in the state's primary for governor while President Donald Trump's favored candidate cruised to victory for the GOP, setting up a fierce fall showdown in the nation's largest political battleground.

Aug. 29, 2018 8:15 AM EDT
Liberal Gillum, Trump-backed DeSantis win Florida primaries

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) — A liberal Florida Democrat pulled off an upset victory Tuesday in the state's primary for governor while President Donald Trump's favored candidate cruised to victory for the GOP, setting up a fierce fall showdown in the nation's largest political battleground.

Aug. 29, 2018 1:02 AM EDT
Analysis: Trump risks trade war to fulfill political pledge

WASHINGTON (AP) — As he blitzed through the industrial Midwest as a presidential candidate, Donald Trump pitched himself as the savior of the "forgotten" men and women in communities where factories had been shuttered and jobs were moved overseas.

Mar. 9, 2018 1:30 AM EST
Analysis: Trump embraces turmoil as strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unable or unwilling to completely erase his predecessor's signature initiatives, President Donald Trump this week turned to another approach: wreaking havoc.

Oct. 14, 2017 2:37 AM EDT
GOP doubts and anxieties about Trump burst into the open

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's racially fraught comments about a deadly neo-Nazi rally have thrust into the open some Republicans' deeply held doubts about his competency and temperament, in an extraordinary public airing of worries and grievances about a sitting president by his own party.

Aug. 19, 2017 4:17 PM EDT
Analysis: For US allies, Trump remains a wild card

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — On President Donald Trump's second trip abroad, there were fewer of the bull-in-a-diplomatic-china-shop moments that had solidified European leaders' skepticism during his maiden overseas tour.

Jul. 10, 2017 3:23 AM EDT
Analysis: Trump remains unpredictable force among US allies

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — On President Donald Trump's second trip abroad, there were fewer of the bull-in-a-diplomatic-china-shop moments that had solidified European leaders' skepticism during his maiden overseas tour.

Jul. 9, 2017 12:41 PM EDT
Special counsel abruptly named to probe Trump-Russia ties

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to lead a federal investigation into allegations that Donald Trump's campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election that put him in the White House.

May. 18, 2017 7:46 AM EDT
Trump recycles campaign fodder to distract from Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks on the defensive, President Donald Trump has stepped up his efforts to dispute and downplay revelations stemming from the investigations into the Kremlin's interference in last year's election and possible Russian ties to his campaign associates.

Apr. 3, 2017 12:24 PM EDT
Trump urges former adviser Flynn to cut immunity deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged his former national security adviser to strike an immunity deal Friday, even as congressional investigators rebuffed Michael Flynn's offer of cooperation in exchange for protection from prosecution.

Mar. 31, 2017 7:16 PM EDT
Trump seeks Congress' help on wiretap claim; FBI disputes it

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump turned to Congress on Sunday for help finding evidence to support his unsubstantiated claim that former President Barack Obama had Trump's telephones tapped during the election.

Mar. 5, 2017 7:23 PM EST
White House staff told to preserve Russia-related materials

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House counsel's office has instructed the president's aides to preserve materials that could be connected to Russian interference in the 2016 election and related issues, three administration officials said Wednesday.

Mar. 1, 2017 5:50 PM EST

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