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Front-runner Biden is campaigning for president on his terms

Just six weeks into his presidential campaign, Joe Biden is running as the Democrat to beat, charting a distinct path through the primary states, taking positions that may rile the party base and working with a single goal in mind: not being lumped in with the rest of the field.

Jun. 6, 2019 12:14 AM EDT
Biden rejects Democrats' anger in call for national unity

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — His party may be enraged by Donald Trump's presidency, but Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden insisted Saturday that Democrats will not defeat the Republican president if they pick an angry nominee.

May. 19, 2019 6:11 AM EDT
Risky politics? Trump wields his tariffs as a weapon at home

NEW YORK (AP) — His trade war already raging worldwide, President Donald Trump on Friday brandished his aggressive actions as a political weapon at home, too, casting himself as a fighter for American workers and scorning his chief Democratic rivals as weak.

May. 10, 2019 5:43 PM EDT
Biden enters Democratic race with strong anti-Trump theme

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring the "soul of this nation" at stake, former Vice President Joe Biden pushed into the crowded 2020 presidential contest and quickly sparked a fierce debate over the direction of the modern-day Democratic Party.

Apr. 26, 2019 6:11 AM EDT
AP source: Biden to announce 2020 bid on Thursday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Answering perhaps the most significant question of the early 2020 election season, former Vice President Joe Biden will launch his presidential campaign on Thursday.

Apr. 23, 2019 2:41 PM EDT
2020 Democrats clash over impeachment, felons' right to vote

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — California Sen. Kamala Harris joined the call for President Donald Trump's impeachment as five leading Democratic presidential contenders clashed in a series of prime-time town hall meetings that exposed deep divisions in a party desperate to end the Trump presidency.

Apr. 23, 2019 10:15 AM EDT
Biden: 'The most important people in my life want me to run'

NEW YORK (AP) — Stepping further toward a 2020 presidential run than he ever has before, former Vice President Joe Biden declared Tuesday that his family — including his grandchildren — are encouraging him to launch a White House bid.

Feb. 26, 2019 8:49 PM EST
Re-build the wall? Dems see opportunity, danger in Midwest

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump smashed the blue wall in his first White House bid, chiseling a path to the presidency through Midwestern states that hadn't backed a Republican presidential contender in three decades.

Feb. 25, 2019 11:13 AM EST
Gov. Hogan: No Trump primary challenge without major shift

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that he's not launching a primary challenge against President Donald Trump unless the president's political standing within his own party weakens dramatically.

Feb. 21, 2019 6:46 PM EST
Analysis: Trump bets re-election on immigration, socialism

NEW YORK (AP) — From the biggest stage in U.S. politics, President Donald Trump made clear that on the defining issue of his presidency — immigration — he cannot or will not change his hard-line approach heading into 2020.

Feb. 6, 2019 4:15 PM EST
Trump campaign takes steps to prevent a challenge within GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Worried about a potential Republican primary challenge, President Donald Trump's campaign has launched a state-by-state effort to prevent an intraparty fight that could spill over into the general-election campaign.

Feb. 4, 2019 9:50 PM EST
Dems fear Trump re-election if ex-Starbucks CEO Schultz runs

NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the most influential forces in Democratic politics revolted Monday against former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz's prospective presidential bid, insisting that an independent run would unintentionally help President Donald Trump win another four years in office.

Jan. 28, 2019 10:35 PM EST
Democrats lurch left on top policies as 2020 primary begins

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro launched his campaign by pledging support for "Medicare for All," free universal preschool, a large public investment in renewable energy and two years of free college for all Americans.

Jan. 22, 2019 9:52 AM EST
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

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