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Trump is back in New Hampshire, state that buoyed him in '16

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — President Donald Trump returned Thursday to the state that gave him his first presidential primary victory, looking to once again demonstrate his popularity with New Hampshire's Republican voters and likely take a few cracks at the many Democratic challengers striving to win the state's affection.

Aug. 15, 2019 7:32 PM EDT
Trump puts deal-making credentials to test with China talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — As he cranks up the pressure on China in pursuit of a new trade accord, President Donald Trump is putting his deal-making persona on the line and injecting new risk into his bid for another four years in the White House.

May. 8, 2019 10:41 AM EDT
Trump rouses right with prediction of a big 2020 win

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump told an appreciative audience of conservatives Saturday that he will win re-election in 2020 and by a bigger margin than his 2016 victory.

Mar. 2, 2019 1:24 PM EST
Path to power: Senate races to watch on election night

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have a huge advantage as they seek to hold or expand their 51-49 Senate majority, with the battle for control running mostly through states that President Donald Trump won in 2016.

Nov. 6, 2018 12:54 AM EST
Path to power: Senate races to watch on election night

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have a huge advantage as they seek to hold or expand their 51-49 Senate majority, with the battle for control running mostly through states that President Donald Trump won in 2016.

Nov. 5, 2018 12:40 PM EST
Path to power: Senate races to watch on election night

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have a huge advantage as they seek to hold or expand their 51-49 Senate majority, with the battle for control running mostly through states that President Donald Trump won in 2016.

Nov. 4, 2018 1:15 PM EST
Path to power: Senate races to watch on election night

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have a huge advantage as they seek to hold or expand their 51-49 Senate majority, with the battle for control running mostly through states that President Donald Trump won in 2016.

Nov. 3, 2018 12:56 AM EDT
Path to power: Senate races to watch on election night

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have a huge advantage as they seek to hold or expand their 51-49 Senate majority, with the battle for control running mostly through states that President Donald Trump won in 2016.

Nov. 2, 2018 2:08 PM EDT
GOP congressman who led the Benghazi probe will leave House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Trey Gowdy, a powerful GOP watchdog who built his name leading the investigation into the 2012 attacks against Americans in Benghazi, Libya, has become the latest prominent Republican to head for the exits rather than run for another term.

Jan. 31, 2018 5:55 PM EST
Dems aim for, and GOP worries about, midterm election wave

WASHINGTON (AP) — Buoyed by a string of Republican retirements and President Donald Trump's persistently low approval rating, Democrats are increasingly hopeful about their chances for a midterm election wave that would give them control of the House and deliver a blow to the president.

Jan. 15, 2018 7:12 AM EST
Issa's retirement hints at GOP's woes in California

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — Rep. Darrell Issa of California announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election, the latest sign that Republicans could face another grim year at the ballot box in the nation's most populous state.

Jan. 10, 2018 9:02 PM EST
Sen. Hatch to retire, opening door for possible Romney run

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah said Tuesday he will not seek re-election after serving more than 40 years in the Senate, opening the door for 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to run for his seat.

Jan. 2, 2018 6:02 PM EST
Ted Cruz's Supreme Court remark draws White House criticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz's suggestion of an indefinite Supreme Court vacancy under a President Hillary Clinton raises questions about the credibility and integrity of Republicans who have said the next president should get to the choose who fills the vacancy, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Thursday.

Oct. 27, 2016 5:52 PM EDT
Obama increasingly looks to boost down-ballot Democrats

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Entering the last two weeks of the campaign, President Barack Obama is putting more emphasis on helping Democrats in close Senate and House races with a strategy that ties their Republican opponents to Donald Trump — regardless of whether they support the GOP nominee.

Oct. 24, 2016 9:28 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
Obama describes Trump as insecure

CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama said Sunday that he's having a hard time believing some of the rhetoric coming from the top of the Republican presidential ticket, saying that nominee Donald Trump has demeaned women, minorities and immigrants, mocked the disabled and insulted veterans.

Oct. 9, 2016 7:37 PM EDT
Obama campaigns for Democratic House candidates

CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama urged donors Friday to rally around Democratic candidates for the House in next month's election, saying a stronger caucus will make the difference on such issues as immigration, rebuilding roads and bridges, and ensuring access to an early education.

Oct. 7, 2016 5:17 PM EDT
Obama urges black voters to rally for Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is making it clear that if the African-American community fails to turn out for the presidential election and support Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, he's taking it personally.

Sep. 18, 2016 2:57 AM EDT
Obama urges African-American voters to protect his legacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Saturday night he will take it as a "personal insult" if the African-American community fails to turn out for the presidential election and encouraged black voters to support Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Sep. 17, 2016 11:46 PM 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 visits flood-damaged Louisiana in show of support

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Standing amid piles of waterlogged debris, President Barack Obama on Tuesday promised a sustained national effort to rebuild flood-ravaged southern Louisiana "even after the TV cameras leave" on a visit aimed in part at stemming campaign-season criticism that he's been slow to respond to the disaster.

Aug. 23, 2016 2:40 PM EDT
North America leaders urge against Trump's isolationism

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — President Barack Obama and the leaders of Mexico and Canada pushed back forcefully on Wednesday against the isolationist and anti-immigrant sentiments that have roiled Britain and been championed by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Jun. 29, 2016 10:44 PM EDT
White House official: Obama briefed on UK vote to bolt EU

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The United States is reacting cautiously to the decision by Britain's voters to bolt the 28-nation European Union, with a White House official saying only that President Barack Obama is being kept up to date on developments.

Jun. 24, 2016 7:38 AM EDT
Obama calls on Democrats to develop sense of urgency

MIAMI (AP) — Wooing Democratic donors Friday in South Florida, President Barack Obama said the coming election is taking place in a "fascinating media environment" in which "strange things can happen" because celebrity and fame drive so much of the news coverage.

Jun. 3, 2016 8:37 PM EDT
Obama calls on Democrats to develop sense of urgency

MIAMI (AP) — Wooing Democratic donors Friday in South Florida, President Barack Obama said the coming election is taking place in a "fascinating media environment" in which "strange things can happen" because celebrity and fame drive so much of the news coverage.

Jun. 3, 2016 8:37 PM EDT
Presidential race challenges Obama's free-trade agreement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agree on almost nothing, except for their dislike of a sweeping agreement that would erase most tariffs and other trade barriers among the United States and 11 other nations.

Mar. 30, 2016 12:51 PM EDT
Presidential campaign roils Obama's free-trade plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agree on almost nothing. Except for their dislike of a sweeping agreement that would erase most tariffs and other trade barriers among the United States and 11 other nations.

Mar. 30, 2016 12:38 PM EDT
Obama dismayed by vulgarity, violence of campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday he was dismayed by "vulgar and divisive rhetoric" directed at women and minorities as well as the violence that has occurred in the 2016 presidential campaign, a swipe at Republican front-runner Donald Trump that also served as a challenge to other political leaders to speak out and set a better example.

Mar. 15, 2016 4:19 PM EDT
Obama deeply dismayed by vulgarity, violence of campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday he was deeply disturbed by the "vulgar and divisive rhetoric" directed at women and minorities as well as the violence in the 2016 presidential campaign, a swipe at Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

Mar. 15, 2016 2:03 PM EDT