Obama orders review of election-season hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's order to intelligence officials for a full-scale review of campaign-season cyberattacks met with a cool reception from President-elect Donald Trump, whose transition team said it's "time to move on.

Dec. 10, 2016 9:57 AM EST
In complete reversal, Obama refuses to criticize Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday abandoned his dire warnings and dark predictions about his newly elected successor and urged Americans to give President-elect Donald Trump time to rise to the daunting responsibilities of the office, breaking sharply from his Democratic allies who have quickly condemned Trump's first major decisions.

Nov. 14, 2016 6:36 PM EST
Conservative flame-thrower to get key White House position

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Bannon, a leading force of the far-right, a flame-throwing media mogul and professional provocateur, a man who made a career out of roiling the establishment from the outside, just landed squarely on the inside.

Nov. 14, 2016 7:35 AM EST
Trump puts flame-throwing outsider on the inside

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon, a leading force of the far-right, a flame-throwing media mogul and professional provocateur, a man who made a career out of roiling the establishment from the outside, just landed squarely on the inside.

Nov. 13, 2016 8:33 PM EST
Transition begins with Trump keeping journalists in the dark

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is keeping Americans in the dark about his earliest conversations and decisions as president-elect, bucking a long-standing practice intended to ensure the public has a watchful eye on its new leader.

Nov. 11, 2016 4:03 AM EST
Trump bucks protocol on press access

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is keeping Americans in the dark about his earliest conversations and decisions as president-elect, bucking a long-standing practice intended to ensure the public has a watchful eye on its new leader.

Nov. 10, 2016 10:31 PM EST
Obama, urging unity, says he's rooting for Trump's success

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an awkward political ritual, President Barack Obama urged the nation Wednesday to join him in rooting for President-elect Donald Trump's success, even as he and his shell-shocked aides prepared to watch a successor undo much of their work.

Nov. 9, 2016 4:23 PM EST
Clinton focuses on healing, Trump on emails in final hours

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — With the cloud of an FBI investigation lifted, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump struck strikingly different tones as they moved into the final hours of a volatile, nearly two-years long presidential campaign.

Nov. 7, 2016 1:47 AM EST
Trump pressing into Democratic territory in final days

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — Fighting as a party of one, Donald Trump vowed Saturday to press into Democratic strongholds over the campaign's final days as Hillary Clinton looked to an army of A-list celebrities and politicos to defend her narrowing path to the presidency.

Nov. 6, 2016 1:27 AM EDT
This isn't 'Survivor,' Obama says; Trump, Clinton fire away

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Donald Trump warned Thursday that a cloud of investigation would follow Hillary Clinton into the White House, evoking the bitter impeachment battle of the 1990s in a closing campaign argument meant to bring wayward Republicans home.

Nov. 3, 2016 9:53 PM EDT
Clinton's inner circle exposed in final stretch of election

MIAMI (AP) — As Hillary Clinton presses for a return to the White House, so, too, does the Clinton inner circle — the family of aides and confidants that have at times strained the loyalty, patience and political judgment of the figures at its center.

Oct. 30, 2016 11:03 AM EDT
Clinton tries to quell resurgent email issue late in race

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — For more than a year, Hillary Clinton has been a reluctant participant in the email controversy that has dogged her campaign, responding defensively to inquiries — and often only when there's a political imperative to do so.

Oct. 29, 2016 12:50 PM EDT
FBI's October surprise complicates race for Hillary Clinton

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new shock hit Hillary Clinton's campaign Friday in the unpredictable and often unbelievable presidential race: The FBI is looking into whether there was classified information on a device belonging to the estranged husband of one of her closest aides.

Oct. 28, 2016 7:48 PM EDT
'Stop whining,' Obama tells Trump, chiding for fraud talk

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Stop whining," President Barack Obama rebuked Donald Trump on Tuesday, speaking out as seldom before on next month's election and chiding the Republican for sowing suspicion about the integrity of America's presidential vote.

Oct. 18, 2016 5:29 PM EDT
Confident Clinton expanding her campaign into 'red' states

WHITE PLAINS, New York (AP) — Hillary Clinton is advancing into states the Democrats haven't won in decades, confidently expanding her offensive against Donald Trump and aiming to help her party win back control of Congress.

Oct. 17, 2016 10:36 PM EDT
New allegations of sexual assault emerge against Trump

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Several women levied allegations of sexual assault against Donald Trump on Wednesday in a series of interviews, adding to the already damaging revelations about the Republican presidential nominee's aggressive sexual comments about women.

Oct. 13, 2016 1:54 AM EDT
Clinton aide links Trump campaign to Russian email hacking

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Hillary Clinton's top adviser said the FBI is investigating Russia's possible role in hacking thousands of his personal emails, an intrusion he said Donald Trump's campaign may have been aware of in advance.

Oct. 12, 2016 8:21 AM EDT
Clinton brings in Gore as closer on climate change

MIAMI (AP) — Al Gore laid out the environmental stakes of the presidential race in stark terms during a campaign stop for Hillary Clinton Tuesday, arguing that electing her opponent would lead to "climate catastrophe.

Oct. 11, 2016 9:33 PM EDT
Analysis: Backed in a corner, Trump clawed through debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a presidential debate, wounded animal edition.Bleeding supporters and running out of time, Donald Trump fought and clawed his way through his second debate with Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Oct. 10, 2016 5:14 AM EDT
Can't compete with Matthew: Candidates cut Florida campaigns

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Like thousands of other Americans, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton abruptly upended their plans Thursday in Florida, where Hurricane Matthew threatened to wreak havoc on final-stretch presidential campaigning in a critical swing state.

Oct. 6, 2016 8:51 PM EDT
Clinton reaches out to women while Trump defends taxes

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Arizona (AP) — Hillary Clinton appealed to voting mothers Tuesday outlining ways she hopes to curb gun violence as president and provide paid family leave and sick days for struggling working moms.

Oct. 4, 2016 7:41 PM EDT
Analysis: In debate, Clinton was prepared, Trump was Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — She was at her best. He was not at his worst.Weeks of Super Bowl-style hype aside, Monday night's 90 minutes of heated clashes between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump probably didn't shove many undecided voters off the fence.

Sep. 27, 2016 4:00 AM EDT
Obama: Clinton 'steady,' Trump 'not fit in any way' to lead

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Accusing Republicans of fanning hate, President Barack Obama on Tuesday stepped in to defend a bruised and temporarily benched Hillary Clinton, hoping to reassure Democrats nervous both about their presidential candidate's health and her handling of fresh trouble on her campaign.

Sep. 13, 2016 8:39 PM EDT
Obama: Americans will reject Trump's 'wacky' ideas

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday that Republican Donald Trump proves he isn't qualified to be president "every time he speaks," adding that he is confident Americans will ultimately reject the brash billionaire on Election Day.

Sep. 8, 2016 10:50 AM EDT
Clinton promises steady hand in dangerous world

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Promising Americans a steady hand, Hillary Clinton cast herself Thursday night as a unifier for divided times, an experienced leader steeled for a volatile world.

Jul. 29, 2016 12:02 AM EDT
Obama boosts Clinton: Carry her like you carried me

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — His own legacy on the line, President Barack Obama implored Americans to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, casting her as a candidate who believes in the optimism that drives the nation's democracy and warning against the "deeply pessimistic vision" of Republican Donald Trump.

Jul. 28, 2016 2:12 AM EDT
Clinton wins historic nomination, says glass ceiling cracked

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — On a night awash in history, Hillary Clinton triumphantly became the first woman to lead a major American political party toward the White House, breaking through a barrier that painfully eluded her eight years ago.

Jul. 27, 2016 1:16 AM EDT
After turmoil, Sanders, Mrs. Obama, Warren thrill convention

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Seeking to bridge deep Democratic divides, Bernie Sanders robustly embraced his former rival Hillary Clinton Monday night as a champion for the same economic causes that enlivened his supporters, signaling it was time for them, too, to rally behind her in the campaign against Republican Donald Trump.

Jul. 26, 2016 12:31 AM EDT