Democratic Party

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
Only black GOP woman in Congress running in Trump-wary Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The first black female Republican in Congress is facing a tough challenge from a well-known Democratic mayor in a largely suburban Utah district where many say they are wary of President Donald Trump.

Oct. 17, 2018 1:35 PM EDT
Democratic candidates focus on health care as midterms near

PHOENIX (AP) — In a windowless conference room, Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally was asking executives at a small crane manufacturing company how the GOP tax cut has helped their business when one woman said: "I want to ask you a question about health care.

Oct. 15, 2018 12:26 AM EDT
New strategy: Democrats go all-in on health care in midterms

PHOENIX (AP) — In a windowless conference room, Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally was asking executives at a small crane manufacturing company how the GOP tax cut has helped their business when one woman said: "I want to ask you a question about health care.

Oct. 14, 2018 1:56 PM EDT
The Latest: Trump campaign plans more rallies for midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):8:20 p.m.President Donald Trump's campaign says he will rally for GOP candidates in several critical Western states late next week.

Oct. 13, 2018 8:22 PM EDT
Democratic Sen. Harris to make campaign trip to Iowa

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California has scheduled her first campaign trip to Iowa before Election Day, stoking speculation about a potential 2020 presidential campaign.

Oct. 13, 2018 1:51 PM EDT
GOP ramps up election-season warning of 'toxic' Dem tactics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell bashed Democrats and their liberal allies Thursday for statements and actions that he dubbed "toxic fringe behavior," sharpening Republicans' campaign-season rhetoric as the party tries rousing conservative voters to turn out on Election Day.

Oct. 11, 2018 12:24 PM EDT
Senate vote on health care likely fodder for both parties

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after ending a turbulent Supreme Court confirmation fight, the Senate turned back to health care — with a battle squarely aimed at coloring next month's crucial elections for control of Congress.

Oct. 11, 2018 1:33 AM EDT
Senate Dems lose health care vote, hope it's campaign fodder

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after ending a turbulent Supreme Court confirmation fight, the Senate turned back to health care — with a battle squarely aimed at coloring next month's crucial elections for control of Congress.

Oct. 10, 2018 5:37 PM EDT
South Carolina Democrats: Better if Sanders 'got lost'

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As Bernie Sanders prepares to return to South Carolina to feel out a potential 2020 presidential bid, some Democrats in this heavily Republican state say the visit isn't wanted or helpful to their candidates in advance of next month's election.

Oct. 10, 2018 5:28 PM EDT
Trump trashes Democrats' Medicare for All plan in op-ed

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is stepping up his attack on Democrats over a health care proposal called Medicare for All, claiming it "would end Medicare as we know it and take away benefits that seniors have paid for their entire lives.

Oct. 10, 2018 1:25 PM EDT
Poll finds partisan divide in concerns for election security

ATLANTA (AP) — With the midterm elections less than a month away, a strong majority of Americans are concerned the nation's voting systems might be vulnerable to hackers, according to a poll released Wednesday.

Oct. 10, 2018 10:47 AM 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
Sanders barnstorming country ahead of midterm elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders is embarking on a nine-state battleground tour on behalf of Democratic candidates competing in the November elections, returning to the campaign trail ahead of a decision on another White House bid.

Oct. 9, 2018 12:22 PM EDT
Trump apologizes to Kavanaugh during swearing-in ceremony

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in —again, for the cameras, this time — Monday night at a White House ceremony, but not before President Donald Trump slammed Kavanaugh's opponents for a "campaign of personal destruction.

Oct. 8, 2018 11:00 PM EDT
AP FACT CHECK: Trump fudges history on black vote, drug cost

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing pivotal November elections, President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the history of African-American voting and exaggerating his influence in boosting income and controlling prescription drug prices.

Oct. 8, 2018 12:07 AM EDT
McConnell says Senate 'not broken' after Kavanaugh fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Picking up the pieces after a contentious nomination battle, the Senate's majority leader said Sunday that the chamber won't be irreparably damaged by the wrenching debate over sexual misconduct that has swirled around new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Oct. 7, 2018 11:35 PM EDT
2 California newcomers differ in bids to upend House races

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two women in their 30s from different political parties are new arrivals on the California political scene, each trying to engineer a remarkable achievement on Election Day — defeating an established congressman.

Oct. 7, 2018 6:35 PM EDT
Tennessee Senate Dem hopeful says he supports Kavanaugh

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen announced Friday that he would support Brett Kavanaugh's nomination for the Supreme Court, a key choice in a tight Tennessee race that he says became a "much closer call" after the woman who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault in high school came forward.

Oct. 5, 2018 6:35 PM EDT
2 female Arizona Senate candidates on a Kavanaugh tightrope

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — In a small office full of Democratic women steamed over Brett Kavanaugh, Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema carefully avoided telling reporters whether she thought sexual assault allegations against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee were true.

Oct. 5, 2018 12:34 PM 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
Trump slams Democrats for 'rage-fueled resistance'

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Seeking to boost Republican turnout in key Minnesota battlegrounds, President Donald Trump attacked Democrats Thursday night, arguing that their "rage-fueled resistance" to his Supreme Court nominee will motivate GOP voters this fall.

Oct. 5, 2018 12:12 AM EDT
'Vanilla' Kansas GOP congressman struggles versus unique foe

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder has never been in this much danger of losing his eastern Kansas congressional seat, not even when his 10-second nude swim in the Sea of Galilee made international headlines.

Oct. 4, 2018 10:29 AM EDT
Trump's Minnesota visits highlight each side of House battle

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — President Donald Trump's appearance Thursday at a rally in Rochester, Minnesota, marks his second stop to friendly territory in the otherwise traditionally blue state, where other Republicans in competitive congressional races aren't as anxious to receive him.

Oct. 3, 2018 6:56 PM EDT
In Mississippi, Trump mocks Ford's claims against Kavanaugh

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump ignited a crowd at a campaign rally in Mississippi on Tuesday by mocking a woman who has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh decades ago.

Oct. 2, 2018 11:45 PM EDT

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