Democratic Party

McConnell to lead Senate GOP, Schumer new Democratic leader

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans re-elected Mitch McConnell on Wednesday to be majority leader next year while Democrats picked Chuck Schumer to lead them, setting the chief actors as the chamber prepares for an agenda that will be dominated by Donald Trump and the GOP.

Nov. 16, 2016 5:11 PM EST
The Latest: Trump-Pence backed Ryan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest developments in Congress (all times EST):2:48 p.m.Vice President-elect Mike Pence made it clear to House Republicans that the incoming president wanted Paul Ryan as Speaker.

Nov. 15, 2016 2:57 PM EST
In complete reversal, Obama refuses to criticize Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday abandoned his dire warnings and dark predictions about his newly elected successor and urged Americans to give President-elect Donald Trump time to rise to the daunting responsibilities of the office, breaking sharply from his Democratic allies who have quickly condemned Trump's first major decisions.

Nov. 14, 2016 6:36 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
Texas county elects black woman sheriff and votes for Trump

HOUSTON (AP) — Voters in a southeast Texas county elected a black, Democratic woman as sheriff while choosing Republican Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, an unusual result in a year of partisan acrimony.

Nov. 12, 2016 12:36 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
Trump claims astounding victory as America's 45th president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump claimed his place Wednesday as America's 45th president, an astonishing victory for the celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalized on voters' economic anxieties, took advantage of racial tensions and overcame a string of sexual assault allegations on his way to the White House.

Nov. 9, 2016 3:43 AM EST
The Latest: Trump promises 'I will not let you down'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Election Day 2016 (all times EST):3:10 a.m.President-elect Donald Trump is telling the American people that "I promise you I will not let you down.

Nov. 9, 2016 3:16 AM EST
AP News Guide: Trump's stunner

WASHINGTON (AP) — The years-long, shock-a-minute quest for the presidency ended in a shockwave for the ages.

Nov. 9, 2016 3:12 AM EST
AP News Guide: Trump on the cusp

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has reached the cusp of presidential victory, a stunner for Democrats, Republicans and all who underestimated him.

Nov. 9, 2016 2:08 AM EST
GOP wins 2 more years of House control, Dem gains minimal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans retained their lock on the House for two more years early Wednesday as GOP candidates triumphed in a checkerboard of districts in Florida, Virginia and elsewhere that Democrats had hoped Donald Trump's divisive comments about women and Hispanics would make their own.

Nov. 9, 2016 12:23 AM EST
WikiLeaks show CNN reaching out to Dems for Trump questions

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest WikiLeaks release shows CNN reaching out to Democratic officials to suggest questions for host Wolf Blitzer to ask Donald Trump in an interview, a practice the network defended Monday as "completely unremarkable" and sound journalism.

Nov. 7, 2016 4:44 PM EST
From president to pot: A look at key races in every state

Much more is at stake on Election Day than the White House. State by state, district by district, neighborhood by neighborhood, candidates and campaigners are making their last pitch for Congress, state legislatures, governor's offices, ballot questions, judgeships, city councils and lots more.

Nov. 7, 2016 1:58 PM EST