Democratic Party

Sanders focus on California; Clinton has sufficient backing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facing elimination, Bernie Sanders vowed Monday to win primaries in California and beyond even as Hillary Clinton secured the commitments of enough delegates to become the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.

Jun. 7, 2016 8:33 AM EDT
President Obama preparing to endorse Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is ready to make it official.As Hillary Clinton secured the delegates needed to become the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Obama was on the verge of formally endorsing his former secretary of state.

Jun. 6, 2016 9:15 PM EDT
Delegate math: Clinton wins, and how AP counts delegates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lifted by a big win in Puerto Rico and a burst of late support from Democratic superdelegates, Hillary Clinton has commitments from the number of delegates needed to become the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee for president.

Jun. 6, 2016 8:47 PM EDT
Democratic congressman calls Trump a racist

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's criticism of a Latino judge overseeing a lawsuit involving Trump University shows that the presumptive Republican nominee for president is a racist, a Democratic congressman said Monday, and he told Trump to take his proposed border wall and "shove it up your ass.

Jun. 6, 2016 6:05 PM EDT
Delegate Update: The latest count in the Democratic race

It takes 2,383 delegates to win the Democratic nomination for president. A look at where the race for those delegates stands, based on an Associated Press count: ___ PLEDGED DELEGATES These are the delegates won in primaries and caucuses.

Jun. 6, 2016 2:21 PM EDT
Clinton wins Puerto Rico's Democratic presidential primary

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hillary Clinton overwhelmed Bernie Sanders in Puerto Rico's Democratic presidential primary on Sunday, putting her within striking distance of capturing her party's nomination.

Jun. 6, 2016 2:15 AM EDT
The Latest: Sanders avoids mention of Puerto Rico outcome

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign, with Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders holding events Sunday in California and Democrats in Puerto Rico voting in the party's primary (all times Eastern Daylight Time):11:10 p.

Jun. 5, 2016 11:15 PM EDT
Delegate Update: The latest count in the Democratic race

It takes 2,383 delegates to win the Democratic nomination for president. A look at where the race for those delegates stands, based on an Associated Press count, as voters cast ballots Sunday in Puerto Rico.

Jun. 5, 2016 4:20 PM EDT
Sanders predicts Democratic convention will be contested

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearing the end of the primary season, a defiant Bernie Sanders predicted Saturday that the Democratic presidential process would lead to a contested summer convention against Hillary Clinton, pushing back against the likelihood that the former secretary of state will soon declare victory.

Jun. 4, 2016 11:49 PM EDT
Delegate Update: The latest count in the Democratic race

It takes 2,383 delegates to win the Democratic nomination for president. A look at where the race for those delegates stands, based on an Associated Press count, heading into the Virgin Islands' caucuses Saturday in which seven delegates are at stake: ___ PLEDGED DELEGATES These are the delegates won in primaries and caucuses.

Jun. 4, 2016 2:02 PM EDT
Obama calls on Democrats to develop sense of urgency

MIAMI (AP) — Wooing Democratic donors Friday in South Florida, President Barack Obama said the coming election is taking place in a "fascinating media environment" in which "strange things can happen" because celebrity and fame drive so much of the news coverage.

Jun. 3, 2016 8:37 PM EDT
Obama calls on Democrats to develop sense of urgency

MIAMI (AP) — Wooing Democratic donors Friday in South Florida, President Barack Obama said the coming election is taking place in a "fascinating media environment" in which "strange things can happen" because celebrity and fame drive so much of the news coverage.

Jun. 3, 2016 8:37 PM EDT
Fundraising in high gear for Democratic, GOP conventions

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With just weeks to go before Republicans and Democrats gather to nominate a presidential candidate, organizers in Philadelphia and Cleveland are hustling to hit fundraising targets that top $60 million apiece.

Jun. 3, 2016 3:27 PM EDT
Delegate Update: The latest count in the Democratic race

It takes 2,383 delegates to win the Democratic nomination for president. Where the race for those delegates stands, based on an Associated Press count: ___ PLEDGED DELEGATES These are the delegates won in primaries and caucuses.

Jun. 3, 2016 2:16 PM EDT
Iowa Democrats mull challenger for veteran GOP Sen. Grassley

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has been winning Iowa elections for nearly six decades, yet Democrats are sensing vulnerability this time stemming from his refusal to hold confirmation hearings for President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee.

Jun. 2, 2016 4:54 PM EDT
Delegate Update: The latest count in the Democratic race

It takes 2,383 delegates to win the Democratic nomination for president. Where the race for those delegates stands, based on an Associated Press count: ___ PLEDGED DELEGATES These are the delegates won in primaries and caucuses.

Jun. 2, 2016 1:53 PM EDT
'Myth-busting' Obama tries to debunk GOP on the economy

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — President Barack Obama went on a "myth-busting" mission Wednesday aimed at undermining Republican arguments about the economy, working to give cover to Democrats to embrace his policies ahead of the presidential election.

Jun. 2, 2016 12:17 AM EDT
Clinton, Sanders look to mobilize complacent Calif. voters

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Sue LaVaccare is fighting "the California complacency."With the presidency on the line, it's the well-documented tendency of many voters in a state filled with sunshine and distractions to shrug at election days.

Jun. 1, 2016 8:30 PM EDT
Delegate Update: The latest count in the Democratic race

It takes 2,383 delegates to win the Democratic nomination for president. Where the race for those delegates stands, based on an Associated Press count: ___ PLEDGED DELEGATES These are the delegates won in primaries and caucuses.

Jun. 1, 2016 1:54 PM EDT
Delegate Update: The latest count in the Democratic race

It takes 2,383 delegates to win the Democratic nomination for president. Where the race for those delegates stands, based on an Associated Press count: ___ PLEDGED DELEGATES These are the delegates won in primaries and caucuses.

May. 31, 2016 1:58 PM EDT
AP-NORC poll: Americans want nomination system changed

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Superdelegates. Closed-off primaries. Complicated caucuses.Many Americans are not happy with the way presidential candidates are chosen and have little faith in the fairness of either the Democratic or Republican system, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

May. 31, 2016 1:53 PM EDT
DNC holding forums on convention platform around country

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to defuse tensions, the Democratic National Committee said Friday it will hold public hearings around the country to develop the platform for its summer convention, a focal point for supporters of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

May. 27, 2016 2:33 PM EDT
Delegate Update: The latest count in the Democratic race

It takes 2,383 delegates to win the Democratic nomination for president. Here is where the race for those delegates stands, based on an Associated Press count: ___ PLEDGED DELEGATES These are the delegates won in primaries and caucuses.

May. 27, 2016 2:07 PM EDT
Colorado governor's book raises Clinton veep speculation

DENVER (AP) — John Hickenlooper, Colorado's term-limited Democratic governor, released a candid autobiography and is doing the book talk rounds this week, reviving speculation that he is positioning himself to join Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign ticket.

May. 27, 2016 3:34 AM EDT
Obama: Allies 'rattled' by Trump; Trump blasts Obama

SHIMA, Japan (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday that foreign leaders are "rattled" by Donald Trump and have good reason to feel that way, as he accused the presumptive Republican presidential nominee of ignorance about world affairs.

May. 26, 2016 6:15 PM EDT
Delegate Update: The latest count in the Democratic race

It takes 2,383 delegates to win the Democratic nomination for president. Here is where the race for those delegates stands, based on an Associated Press count: ___ PLEDGED DELEGATES These are the delegates won in primaries and caucuses.

May. 26, 2016 3:01 PM EDT
Pelosi defends Democratic Party chief criticized by Sanders

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday defended the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, who's been under attack from Bernie Sanders for undermining his longshot bid to become the party's presidential nominee.

May. 25, 2016 4:22 PM EDT
Delegate Update: The latest count in the Democratic race

It takes 2,383 delegates to win the Democratic nomination for president. Here is where the race for those delegates stands, based on an Associated Press count: ___ PLEDGED DELEGATES These are the delegates won in primaries and caucuses.

May. 25, 2016 2:10 PM EDT

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