Harrison drops out of DNC race, backs Perez

ATLANTA (AP) — South Carolina Democratic Party chair Jaime Harrison is exiting the race for Democratic National Committee chairman and throwing his support to Tom Perez, solidifying the former Labor Secretary's place as the front-runner in a still-volatile contest.

Feb. 23, 2017 2:21 PM EST
DNC race remains tight as energized Democrats combat Trump

ATLANTA (AP) — Just days before Democratic activists pick a new party chair, the contest to head the Democratic National Committee remains fluid, as national leaders grapple with how to turn an outpouring of liberal protest against President Donald Trump into political gains.

Feb. 22, 2017 11:49 PM EST
As Trump fears fraud, GOP votes to kill election commission

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee voted on Tuesday to eliminate an independent election commission charged with helping states improve their voting systems as President Donald Trump erroneously claims widespread voter fraud cost him the popular vote.

Feb. 7, 2017 4:35 PM EST
Fueled by protest, liberals push for blockade of Trump picks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are racing to respond to the wave of liberal outrage triggered by President Donald Trump, jumping into protests, organizing rallies and vowing to block more of the new president's nominees — including, possibly, his pick for the Supreme Court.

Jan. 31, 2017 10:29 AM EST
Clinton wins popular vote by nearly 2.9 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton received nearly 2.9 million more votes than President-elect Donald Trump, giving her the largest popular vote margin of any losing presidential candidate.

Dec. 22, 2016 12:47 PM EST
Trump lags predecessors on diversity as he picks Cabinet

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Donald Trump fills out his Cabinet, it's looking less like America's population and more like the world Trump has always orbited: wealthy, white, male-dominated and business-minded.

Dec. 16, 2016 3:11 AM EST
Trump lags predecessors on diversity as he picks Cabinet

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Donald Trump fills out his Cabinet, it's looking less like America's population and more like the world Trump has always orbited: wealthy, white, male-dominated and business-minded.

Dec. 15, 2016 4:29 PM EST
Clinton team sees recount effort as waste of resources

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton's aides and supporters are urging dispirited Democrats to channel their frustrations about the election results into political causes — just not into efforts to recount ballots in three battleground states.

Nov. 30, 2016 3:24 AM EST
Sanders calls on Trump to apologize for campaign rhetoric

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders called on Donald Trump to apologize for his inflammatory rhetoric during the presidential campaign and asked him cut ties with campaign CEO Steve Bannon.

Nov. 17, 2016 11:13 AM EST
Clinton reflects on loss, urges backers to 'stay engaged'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton reflected on her devastating defeat on Wednesday evening, acknowledging the difficulty of her loss for her supporters and urging them to persevere through the Donald Trump era.

Nov. 16, 2016 11:15 PM EST
Obama, Clinton tell Democrats not to despair

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders delivered pep talks to demoralized supporters on Monday, promising to reassess their strategy, message and organization in the wake of last week's devastating defeat.

Nov. 14, 2016 6:28 PM EST
Howard Dean announces run for head of Democratic Party

WASHINGTON (AP) — Howard Dean has announced a bid to head up the Democratic Party, a post he held during the Bush administration, in the wake of Donald Trump's victory in Tuesday's election.

Nov. 10, 2016 9:01 PM EST
Sanders doesn't rule out 2020 White House run

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is leaving open the possibility of another presidential bid as shell-shocked liberals focus on helping the Democratic Party rebuild after Donald Trump's victory.

Nov. 10, 2016 3:29 PM EST
Clinton calls Trump to congratulate him on victory

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton conceded the presidency to Donald Trump in a phone call early Wednesday morning, a stunning end to a campaign that appeared poised to make her the nation's first female president right up until Election Day.

Nov. 9, 2016 4:09 AM 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
Trump campaigning in stretch like it all depends on Florida

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — With the turbulent White House race scrambled in new directions, Donald Trump is campaigning with rare discipline like his presidential campaign hinges on one all-too-familiar swing state: Florida.

Nov. 2, 2016 8:15 PM EDT
Race tightening, Clinton revives Trump-women issue

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (AP) — With just a week to go and the race for the White House tightening, Hillary Clinton — with help from President Barack Obama — unleashed a fresh offensive Tuesday against Donald Trump and his vulgar comments about women.

Nov. 2, 2016 1:21 AM EDT
Trump sticks to attacks, insults, hoping to overtake Clinton

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Donald Trump plunged into his final-week sprint to Election Day Monday decidedly on his terms: unleashing a harsh new attack against Democrat Hillary Clinton in Michigan, a state that hasn't favored a Republican for president in nearly three decades.

Oct. 31, 2016 10:48 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
Trump hits 'corrupt' Hillary Clinton; Mrs. Obama hugs her

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Trailing with time running out, Donald Trump denounced both Hillary and Bill Clinton Thursday as creatures of a corrupt political system who would use another pass at the Oval Office to enrich themselves at the expense of American families.

Oct. 27, 2016 11:07 PM EDT
Policy Prescriptions: Trump and Clinton on transparency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have both broken from tradition during their campaigns for president by sharing less information with the public than did their predecessors, although the Democratic nominee is more forthcoming than her Republican rival.

Oct. 24, 2016 5:21 PM EDT
Clinton camp preparing for possibility Trump won't concede

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Hillary Clinton's campaign is increasingly preparing for the possibility that Donald Trump may never concede the presidential election should she win, a development that could enormously complicate the crucial early weeks of her preparations to take office.

Oct. 21, 2016 9:15 PM EDT
Correction: Campaign 2016-Debate story

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In one version of an Oct. 20 story about the final presidential debate, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Donald Trump "repeatedly" called Hillary Clinton a "nasty woman.

Oct. 20, 2016 7:26 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
90 minutes of fire: Trump, Clinton trade charges, insults

ST. LOUIS (AP) — In a bitter debate filled with tension and insult, Hillary Clinton declared that Donald Trump's vulgar comments about women reveal "exactly who he is" and prove his unsuitability to be president.

Oct. 10, 2016 2:21 AM EDT
Leaked campaign emails show 'moderate' side of Clinton

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Hillary Clinton took nearly every precaution to ensure voters would never know what she told investment bankers, lobbyists and corporate executives in dozens of closed-door paid speeches before running for president.

Oct. 8, 2016 5:54 PM EDT