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Sanders allies contrite, defiant amid harassment allegations

NEW YORK (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and his chief lieutenants are offering contrition and defiance as they face allegations of sexual harassment that plagued his last presidential campaign and now threaten to derail a second White House bid before it begins.

Jan. 3, 2019 12:42 AM EST
Neighbors wage shadow campaigns in New Hampshire for 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Even before they announce their White House intentions, New Hampshire's ambitious neighbors are in the midst of a shadow campaign to shape the nation's first presidential primary election of the 2020 season.

Nov. 19, 2018 1:13 AM EST
Bloomberg likely to decide on 2020 bid by early next year

NEW YORK (AP) — Having spent a fortune to help elect Democrats this fall, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared lifetime allegiance to the Democratic Party and outlined an aggressive timeline for deciding whether to run for president.

Nov. 14, 2018 12:05 AM EST
Only on AP: Bloomberg charts aggressive timeline on 2020 bid

NEW YORK (AP) — Having spent a fortune to help elect Democrats this fall, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared lifetime allegiance to the Democratic Party on Tuesday and outlined an aggressive timeline for deciding whether to run for president.

Nov. 13, 2018 4:35 PM EST
Democratic coalition won back House, fell short elsewhere

NEW YORK (AP) — For much of the country, the 2018 midterm season is over. But unresolved races for governor in Georgia and Florida are raising major strategic questions for Democrats as they turn their attention to the upcoming battle for the White House.

Nov. 12, 2018 12:09 AM EST
Florida, Georgia testing strength of new Dem coalition

NEW YORK (AP) — For much of the country, the 2018 midterm season is over. But unresolved races for governor in Georgia and Florida are raising major strategic questions for Democrats as they turn their attention to the upcoming battle for the White House.

Nov. 11, 2018 3:15 PM EST
Correction: Election 2018-Turnout story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 8 about Election Day turnout, The Associated Press misidentified the source of an analysis of youth voters.

Nov. 9, 2018 5:47 PM EST
Added Democratic ranks pose threat to Trump governing agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have regained control of the House from President Donald Trump's Republican Party in the midterm elections , powered by a suburban revolt that has threatened what's left of the president's governing agenda.

Nov. 7, 2018 11:33 AM EST
Democrats' hopes high for taking House, but nothing certain

WASHINGTON (AP) — The day of reckoning for American politics has nearly arrived.Voters on Tuesday will decide the $5 billion debate between President Donald Trump's take-no-prisoner politics and the Democratic Party's super-charged campaign to end the GOP's hold on power in Washington and statehouses across the nation.

Nov. 5, 2018 3:22 PM EST
Campaign trail: Trump pays tribute, Biden condemns rhetoric

NEW YORK (AP) — With Election Day looming, President Donald Trump on Tuesday sought to console a community shattered by anti-Semitic violence just hours after he unveiled a divisive immigration proposal that raised new questions about the definition of American citizenship.

Oct. 30, 2018 6:13 PM EDT
Candidates sidestep Trump in midterm closing message

POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (AP) — Tom MacArthur is doing something that's familiar to dozens of candidates in the most fiercely contested congressional races: Tiptoeing around President Donald Trump.

Oct. 29, 2018 1:12 PM EDT
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
Kavanaugh bump? GOP fights for new energy as vote nears

NEW YORK (AP) — On the brink of a political gender war, President Donald Trump's Republican Party is threatening to erode Democrats' enthusiasm advantage as the fiery debate over his Supreme Court nominee enters its final phase.

Oct. 5, 2018 12:22 PM EDT
Some fear Kavanaugh's fate may bode ill for GOP either way

NEW YORK (AP) — Whether or not Republicans ultimately confirm President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, some on the front lines of the GOP's midterm battlefield fear the party may have already lost.

Oct. 1, 2018 12:45 AM EDT
Republicans fear political fallout from Kavanaugh turmoil

NEW YORK (AP) — Whether or not Republicans ultimately confirm President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, some on the front lines of the GOP's midterm battlefield fear the party may have already lost.

Sep. 29, 2018 6:15 PM EDT
As hearing looms, GOP's woman problem never more apparent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven Republican men, backed by a Republican president plagued by sex scandal, will soon judge the credibility of a woman accusing President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault.

Sep. 27, 2018 12:27 AM EDT
The Republican Party's woman problem is in the spotlight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven Republican men, backed by a Republican president plagued by sex scandal, will soon judge the credibility of a woman accusing President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault.

Sep. 26, 2018 7:14 PM EDT
Some Democrats warn of dangers of election overconfidence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight for the House majority is over.At least that's the sense from a growing number of Democrats who are increasingly confident in their quest to seize control of at least one chamber of Congress six weeks before Election Day.

Sep. 22, 2018 12:52 PM EDT
Kavanaugh's nomination poses risks for Democrats and GOP

NEW YORK (AP) — With the fate of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee suddenly uncertain, emboldened Democrats clashed with cautious Republicans as both parties grappled with an increasingly messy nomination fight weeks before the pivotal midterm elections.

Sep. 18, 2018 6:29 PM EDT
Advisers say Joe Biden to decide on a 2020 run by January

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Shortly after Joe Biden boarded a recent flight from Washington to New York, a string of passengers began stopping at his seat in coach to deliver some version of the same message: Run, Joe, run.

Sep. 4, 2018 12:20 AM EDT
Will Joe run? Biden feels the push to take on Trump in 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Shortly after Joe Biden boarded a recent flight from Washington to New York, a string of passengers began stopping at his seat in coach to deliver some version of the same message: Run, Joe, run.

Sep. 3, 2018 4:33 PM EDT
Primary takeaways: Establishment loses, diversity grows

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump got his man in battleground Florida, but he watched a prominent immigration ally fall in Arizona in what was another eventful night in the 2018 midterm season.

Aug. 29, 2018 7:10 AM EDT
Trump warnings grow from forgotten Republicans

NEW YORK (AP) — The ranks of forgotten Republicans are growing.Some were forced out, such as Tim Pawlenty, a former two-term Minnesota governor who lost this week's bid for a political comeback.

Aug. 18, 2018 11:40 PM EDT
Primary night: Dems go for diversity, GOP for Trump choices

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democrats embraced diversity Tuesday in a primary night of firsts, while Republicans in Minnesota rejected a familiar face of the GOP old guard in favor of a rising newcomer aligned with President Donald Trump.

Aug. 15, 2018 2:02 AM EDT

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