Democratic Party

Trump says America in crisis _ and he'll fix it 'fast'

CLEVELAND (AP) — Declaring America in crisis, Donald Trump pledged to cheering Republicans and still-skeptical voters Thursday night that as president he will restore the safety they fear they're losing, strictly curb immigration and save the nation from Hillary Clinton's record of "death, destruction, terrorism and weakness.

Jul. 21, 2016 11:58 PM EDT
AP Sources: Kaine emerges as favorite in Clinton's VP search

STERLING, Virginia (AP) — Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine has emerged as the leading contender to join the Democratic ticket as Hillary Clinton's running mate, according to two Democrats, who both cautioned that Clinton has not made a final decision and could yet change directions.

Jul. 21, 2016 10:25 PM EDT
DNC host committee asks court to keep donor list under wraps

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The host committee for the Democratic National Convention wants to keep its donor list under wraps until after the convention even though a state open records agency has ordered its release.

Jul. 21, 2016 4:14 PM EDT
Union mad police victims have voice at DNC, not cops' widows

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's police union is condemning Hillary Clinton for allowing relatives of people killed by police to speak at the Democratic National Convention without giving equal time to families of fallen officers.

Jul. 21, 2016 1:40 PM EDT
Clinton has more cash; Trump forgives loans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her party entered July with nearly $11 million more on hand than her Republican counterpart's operations, a strong showing of fundraising as both campaigns dive into the general election.

Jul. 21, 2016 12:57 PM EDT
Hating on Hillary: Republicans go all negative on Democrat

CLEVELAND (AP) — Liar. Garbage. Lock her up.Republicans at their national convention are putting Hillary Clinton on mock trial, declaring her guilty and issuing sentences that include death by firing squad, in a remarkable display of political rhetoric gone wild.

Jul. 21, 2016 3:43 AM EDT
Clinton left with more cash than Trump as he forgives loans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her party entered July with nearly $11 million more on hand than her Republican counterpart's operations, a strong showing of fundraising as both campaigns dive into the general election.

Jul. 20, 2016 11:58 PM EDT
Sanders to meet with delegates before start of convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders plans to meet with 1,900 of his delegates right before the start of the Democratic National Convention on Monday, part of a series of meetings aimed at providing direction to his undecided supporters after he endorsed Hillary Clinton.

Jul. 20, 2016 8:14 PM EDT
AP sources: Clinton VP search focus is Kaine, Vilsack, Perez

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton's vice presidential search is centering on three main contenders, with an announcement expected as soon as Friday as the Democrat prepares for her party's national convention next week in Philadelphia.

Jul. 20, 2016 4:41 PM EDT
Plagiarism charges mar Melania Trump's moment

CLEVELAND (AP) — This was to have been Melania Trump's moment, her first real introduction to American voters who'd seen her by her husband's side for months but had barely heard her speak.

Jul. 19, 2016 5:44 PM EDT
Woman held in husband's shooting was Democratic delegate

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman accused of trying to kill her husband over the weekend was one of the more than 4,500 delegates to next week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Jul. 19, 2016 4:43 PM EDT
Some Melania Trump speech lines mirror Michelle Obama speech

CLEVELAND (AP) — Melania Trump's well-received speech Monday to the Republican National Convention contained two passages that match nearly word-for-word the speech that first lady Michelle Obama delivered in 2008 at the Democratic National Convention.

Jul. 19, 2016 8:00 AM EDT
Clinton using Republican convention to spur voter signup

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton's campaign is launching a major voter mobilization drive during the Republican National Convention, setting a national goal of getting more than 3 million people to register and commit to vote in the 2016 election.

Jul. 17, 2016 5:03 AM EDT
8 years after hope and change, voters are angry, anxious

ARVADA, Colorado (AP) — Eight years ago, Barbara Conley was one of the millions of Americans swept up in Barack Obama's promises of hope and change when he accepted the Democratic nomination at a packed football stadium a few miles from her home in the Denver suburbs.

Jul. 16, 2016 8:02 AM EDT
Democratic convention features party stars

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats will use the four nights of their national convention to showcase the past, current and future stars of their party.

Jul. 15, 2016 2:02 PM EDT
AP-GfK Poll: Email investigation has hurt Clinton's image

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton enters the summer damaged by perceptions that she violated the law by using a private email system while serving as secretary of state, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds.

Jul. 15, 2016 9:56 AM EDT
Castro's youth seen as a plus and a minus for Clinton ticket

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Julian Castro was in two places at once. Or so it seemed.It was April 2005 and there was the baby-faced favorite to win San Antonio's mayoral race perched atop a float chugging down the storied Riverwalk.

Jul. 15, 2016 3:56 AM EDT
NYC Council Speaker: Trump's plans could cripple economy

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's lightning-rod proposals to deport illegal immigrants and temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States could cost New York state more than $800 million and New York City over 340,000 jobs, according to an analysis commissioned by the majority-Democratic New York City Council.

Jul. 13, 2016 10:55 AM EDT
'Far and away the best': Sanders finally endorses Clinton

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — With hugs and handshakes, Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Tuesday and emphatically told his supporters their "political revolution" must now turn to electing his Democratic former rival.

Jul. 12, 2016 6:39 PM EDT
Fracking foes put fake feces under donkey art displays

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Environmental activists have made an unconventional addition to some of the fiberglass donkeys positioned around Philadelphia ahead of the Democratic National Convention.

Jul. 12, 2016 2:49 PM EDT