Democratic Party

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
In platform draft, Sanders wins on climate, loses on trade

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Bernie Sanders' still-impassioned campaign electrified debate over a draft of the Democratic Party's policy positions Saturday, winning concessions on climate change but failing to include opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

Jul. 10, 2016 1:26 AM EDT
Sanders scores platform victory, calls for $15 minimum wage

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Bernie Sanders' crusade to shape the Democratic party platform scored a win late Friday night, with the approval of an amendment calling for increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 over time.

Jul. 9, 2016 4:38 AM EDT
Transit woes to linger through Democratic convention

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia area's hobbled transit agency expects most of its sidelined commuter rail cars to remain out of service until at least Labor Day, but officials do not expect the problems to have a major impact on the Democratic National Convention later this month.

Jul. 8, 2016 10:06 PM EDT
Philadelphia officers to police DNC in regular uniforms

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police said Thursday that city officers taking the lead on policing the Democratic National Convention will look as they would any other day, wearing outfits with white shirts or blue shirts and dark pants.

Jul. 7, 2016 6:44 PM EDT
AP Source: Clinton, Sanders discussing endorsement event

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders campaigns are discussing a potential event next week in New Hampshire, during which the Vermont senator would endorse Clinton's White House bid.

Jul. 7, 2016 3:34 AM EDT