Democratic Party

Hillary Clinton's VP search moves into more intense phase

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton's search for a running mate is moving into a more intense phase, according to several Democrats, as aides contact a pared-down pool of candidates to ask for reams of personal information and set up interviews with the presumptive Democratic nominee's vetting team.

Jun. 21, 2016 4:17 AM EDT
Clinton seeking to disqualify Trump on handling of economy

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton plans to portray Republican Donald Trump as an erratic and unfit steward of the nation's economy, returning to Ohio to press the case that workers would bear the brunt of the business mogul's policies.

Jun. 21, 2016 12:07 AM EDT
A divided Senate answers Orlando with gridlock on gun curbs

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Senate blocked rival election-year plans to curb guns Monday, eight days after the horror of Orlando's mass shooting intensified pressure on lawmakers to act but knotted them in gridlock anyway — even over restricting firearms for terrorists.

Jun. 20, 2016 10:54 PM EDT
Hillary Clinton's VP search moves into more intense phase

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton's search for a running mate is moving into a more intense phase, according to several Democrats, as aides contact a pared-down pool of candidates to ask for reams of personal information and set up interviews with the presumptive Democratic nominee's vetting team.

Jun. 20, 2016 10:22 PM EDT
For Dems, a stepping stone to common ground on health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for all" plan seems even less likely now that he's all but out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, but there's a way that he and Hillary Clinton could still find common ground on health care.

Jun. 20, 2016 11:28 AM EDT
Democratic platform committee urged to protect voting rights

PHOENIX (AP) — Rank-and-file activists urged Democratic leaders on Saturday to ensure that the party platform protects voter rights, advocates equality for women and recommends reducing the role of money on politics.

Jun. 18, 2016 3:57 PM EDT
Julian Castro says he's not being vetted for vice president

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — U.S. Housing Secretary Julian Castro said Friday he isn't being vetted as a potential running mate for Democrat Hillary Clinton and continued to maintain that he is unlikely to be offered the job.

Jun. 17, 2016 7:51 PM EDT
Forum focuses on energy policies in Democratic platform

PHOENIX (AP) — A forum in Arizona aimed at gathering grass-roots voices to help shape the Democratic Party platform drew calls Friday for a tax on carbon emissions to curb climate change and for an end to the practice of fracking in natural gas production.

Jun. 17, 2016 5:47 PM EDT
Sanders says he will work with Clinton to transform party

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Thursday in an address to his supporters that he will work with Hillary Clinton to transform the Democratic Party, adding that his "political revolution" must continue and ensure the defeat of Republican Donald Trump.

Jun. 16, 2016 9:45 PM EDT
Julian Castro returns to Texas under vice president rumors

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Julian Castro is returning home to San Antonio Friday swarmed by the same speculation as when the 41-year-old left Texas for Washington two years ago: Is he vice-presidential material?Even as President Barack Obama's housing secretary tries tamping down talk of becoming Hillary Clinton's running mate this fall, Castro is headlining the Texas Democratic Convention under rumors that his name remains on a short list of contenders.

Jun. 16, 2016 6:53 PM EDT
Congress stalemated on guns despite shooting, filibuster

WASHINGTON (AP) — The slaughter in Florida and an attention-grabbing filibuster in the Senate did little to break the election-year stalemate in Congress over guns Thursday, with both sides unwilling to budge and Republicans standing firm against any new legislation opposed by the National Rifle Association.

Jun. 16, 2016 5:16 PM EDT
Hillary Clinton wins DC primary, as she meets with Sanders

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton brought a close to the presidential primary season with a win in the nation's capital and a meeting with dispatched rival Bernie Sanders, hoping to set a tone of Democratic unity heading into next month's party convention in Philadelphia.

Jun. 15, 2016 4:53 AM EDT
Hillary Clinton wins DC primary, as she meets with Sanders

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton brought a close to the presidential primary season with a win Tuesday in the nation's capital and a meeting with dispatched rival Bernie Sanders, hoping to set a tone of Democratic unity heading into next month's party convention in Philadelphia.

Jun. 15, 2016 2:02 AM EDT
The Latest: Clinton aide notes 'positive' talk with Sanders

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on campaign 2016 (all times Eastern):11:05 p.m.Hillary Clinton's campaign says she had a "positive discussion" with Bernie Sanders about their primary campaign, the Democratic party and "the dangerous threat that Donald Trump poses to our nation.

Jun. 14, 2016 11:13 PM EDT
Democratic Party's computers breached by Russian hackers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sophisticated hackers linked to Russian intelligence services broke into the Democratic National Committee's computer networks and gained access to confidential emails, chats and opposition research on presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, people familiar with the breach said Tuesday.

Jun. 14, 2016 3:22 PM EDT
Sanders spending night of final primary meeting with Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is expected to spend his final primary night meeting with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton — not before thousands of cheering supporters — as his campaign seeks to influence Clinton's agenda against Republican Donald Trump.

Jun. 13, 2016 9:36 PM EDT
Road to 270: Where Trump, Clinton start their race

No matter the 2016 presidential matchup after the primary campaigns, the Democratic nominee was likely to have an edge over the Republican candidate once the election turned toward the November race.

Jun. 13, 2016 3:30 AM EDT
Road to 270: Where Trump, Clinton start their race

No matter the 2016 presidential matchup after the primary campaigns, the Democratic nominee was likely to have an edge over the Republican candidate once the election turned toward the November race.

Jun. 11, 2016 11:32 AM EDT
The Latest: Just 1 disorderly conduct charge at Trump rally

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on campaign 2016 (all times Eastern):10:30 p.m.Richmond, Virginia, police now say only one of the five people detained outside a Donald Trump rally Friday night has been charged with disorderly conduct.

Jun. 10, 2016 10:33 PM EDT
With careful staging, Obama backs Clinton, nudges Sanders

WASHINGTON (AP) — Testifying to Hillary Clinton's grit and experience, President Barack Obama endorsed his former secretary of state's bid to succeed him on Thursday and urged Democrats to line up behind her.

Jun. 9, 2016 9:46 PM EDT
Warren on attack against Trump as she gets behind Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren threw her support behind Democrat Hillary Clinton for president Thursday, following President Barack Obama in sending a signal to progressive voters now backing Bernie Sanders that it's time to unite around the presumptive Democratic nominee.

Jun. 9, 2016 9:15 PM EDT

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