California says tax return law doesn't bar ballot access

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general is urging a federal judge not to halt a state law requiring presidential candidates release their tax returns, arguing it doesn't bar anyone from accessing the ballot or deprive voters of their rights.

Sep. 6, 2019 4:54 PM EDT
Trump, Republican party sue over California tax return law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Trump campaign and Republican Party sued California on Tuesday over a new law requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to run in the state's primary, legislation that was aimed at prying loose President Donald Trump's returns.

Aug. 6, 2019 3:31 PM EDT
California governor signs bill on presidential tax returns

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — 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 Trump.

Jul. 30, 2019 5:36 PM EDT
Democratic presidential hopefuls to woo California activists

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than a dozen Democratic presidential hopefuls flocked to California on Saturday for the chance to make their cases to thousands of activists in the nation's largest liberal stronghold during a three-day gathering of the state party.

Jun. 1, 2019 4:01 PM EDT
California Dems in crisis as presidential hopefuls descend

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When 14 Democrats running for president descend on San Francisco this weekend to woo activists in the state that brands itself as the nation's most liberal, they'll be walking straight into a party in crisis as it attempts to move past a #MeToo firestorm involving its former chairman.

May. 31, 2019 1:58 AM EDT
Beto O'Rourke unveils climate plan with Yosemite as backdrop

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has announced his first major policy initiative, a $5 trillion plan to combat climate change that he says will keep the Earth from sliding past the point of no return in less than a generation.

Apr. 29, 2019 3:15 PM EDT
California's hurting Republicans pick insider to lead party

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hurting California Republicans chose a party insider Sunday to lead them forward after their party suffered stinging defeats in 2018, rejecting two candidates backed by activists who favored a stronger embrace of President Donald Trump.

Feb. 24, 2019 5:41 PM EST
Feinstein takes heat over Trump, immigration in only debate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein talked up the knowledge and accomplishments that come from her long career in Washington during a debate Wednesday as her rival in the November election, fellow Democrat Kevin de Leon, suggested she's to blame for dysfunction in Congress and the lack of action on immigration and climate change.

Oct. 17, 2018 5:15 PM EDT
Governor candidates spar on vision for California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Republican John Cox entered the only scheduled debate in the campaign for California governor on Monday as an underdog in need of a race-altering breakthrough.

Oct. 8, 2018 7:44 PM EDT
Pence tours California, raises funds for House Republicans

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence traveled up California on Monday to raise money for endangered Republican congressional candidates and tout the Trump administration's proposal for cutting taxes.

Oct. 9, 2017 11:59 PM EDT
California lawmakers approve presidential primary in March

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers voted early Saturday to set the state's presidential primary in March, a move that would force candidates to mount expensive campaigns earlier in the state that awards the most delegates.

Sep. 16, 2017 7:04 AM EDT
Trump commission on voting fraud asks states for voter data

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump's commission investigating alleged voter fraud in the 2016 elections has asked states for a list of the names, party affiliations, addresses and voting histories of all voters, if state law allows it to be public.

Jun. 29, 2017 9:36 PM EDT
Trump, Clinton in all-out battle for New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Donald Trump is barnstorming New Hampshire in a last-ditch effort to grab the state's four Electoral College votes, a critical piece of his path to victory.

Nov. 4, 2016 7:14 PM EDT
Hassan, Ayotte paint each other as weak on cyber security

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte on Wednesday turned a debate question about cyber attacks into one of her most aggressive critiques of her Democratic challenger, Gov.

Nov. 2, 2016 9:48 PM EDT
Tim Kaine puts his Spanish to good use on the trail

MIAMI (AP) — Tim Kaine's workmanlike Spanish is the only game in town when it comes to speaking directly to one of the country's fastest growing voting blocs during the presidential campaign.

Oct. 28, 2016 1:47 PM EDT
AP Interview: Kaine already reaching out to GOP

BOSTON (AP) — Tim Kaine is sounding a hopeful note that a Democratic White House could work with Republicans to bridge deep divides laid bare by this bitter presidential campaign.

Oct. 22, 2016 5:54 PM EDT
Trump campaign denounces Ohio GOP chair, deepens party rift

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) — With Election Day weeks away, Donald Trump's campaign has denounced the chairman of the Ohio Republican Party, deepening a rift in a state critical to Trump's White House hopes.

Oct. 15, 2016 3:35 PM EDT
Trump's 2005 comments disgust women, but change few opinions

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Women voters in swing states are expressing deep disgust about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's assertion that an old tape featuring him talking about groping women amounted to "locker room talk" and not sexual assault.

Oct. 11, 2016 3:21 AM EDT
Aggressive in spotlight, Kaine charms donors in private

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tim Kaine may not have wowed America in his biggest moment on the national stage, the vice presidential debate, but Democrats aren't regretting Hillary Clinton's choice for running mate.

Oct. 7, 2016 5:44 PM EDT
VP candidate Kaine's faith an influence, sometime struggle

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The morning after Tim Kaine was named the Democratic vice presidential nominee, his first stop wasn't a rally or a swing state meet-and-greet — it was a church in Richmond, Virginia, where he and his wife have worshipped for 30 years.

Oct. 4, 2016 3:46 AM EDT
Warren says Trump, GOP 'making hate OK'

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren accused Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans of "making hate OK" as she campaigned for Hillary Clinton on Saturday.

Sep. 24, 2016 12:40 PM EDT
Kaine touts foreign policy background, hits Trump in speech

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — In a rare policy address by a vice presidential nominee, Democrat Tim Kaine showcased his own foreign policy expertise Tuesday and painted Donald Trump as clueless and dangerous when it comes to world affairs.

Sep. 6, 2016 5:02 PM EDT
Kaine slams Trump for not disclosing taxes, foreign ties

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine offered a systematic takedown of Donald Trump's business dealings and campaign claims Tuesday, arguing the Republican nominee's presidential campaign amounts to nothing more than "Trump's next big con.

Aug. 30, 2016 3:30 PM EDT
WHY IT MATTERS: Opioid epidemic

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — THE ISSUE: More Americans are dying from opioids than at any time in recent history, with overdose deaths hitting a peak of 28,000 in 2014.

Aug. 17, 2016 3:22 AM EDT
Trump's economic speech disrupted by series of protests

DETROIT (AP) — More than a dozen women protested Donald Trump's economic policy speech Monday by jumping up and shouting in a coordinated effort to disrupt the Republican presidential nominee's remarks.

Aug. 8, 2016 5:20 PM EDT
Minority Dem delegates frustrated with 'Bernie or Bust'

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As most Democrats rally around Hillary Clinton, the lingering "Bernie or Bust" movement is stirring frustration at the party's convention among delegates of color, who say they're upset at the refusal of the Vermont senator's most fervent backers to fall in line.

Jul. 29, 2016 3:25 AM EDT
Minority Dem delegates frustrated with 'Bernie or Bust'

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As most Democrats rally around Hillary Clinton, the lingering "Bernie or Bust" movement is stirring frustration at the party's convention among delegates of color, who say they're upset at the refusal of the Vermont senator's most fervent backers to fall in line.

Jul. 28, 2016 7:12 PM EDT
'Far and away the best': Sanders finally endorses Clinton

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — With hugs and handshakes, Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Tuesday and emphatically told his supporters their "political revolution" must now turn to electing his Democratic former rival.

Jul. 12, 2016 6:39 PM EDT
Trump talks trade at shuttered NH factory

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican Donald Trump talked trade at a shuttered New Hampshire factory on Thursday, putting a more personal spin on his vow to rip up the nation's trade deals and impose new tariffs in an effort to revive local manufacturing jobs.

Jun. 30, 2016 7:15 PM EDT