Democratic Party

Philadelphia upgrading radios, helmets with convention grant

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia is planning to upgrade its emergency radio system and buy some new helmets for its motorcycle unit with some of the millions of dollars it's getting to host the Democratic National Convention, the mayor's office said Tuesday.

May. 10, 2016 5:27 PM EDT
Trump takes aim at Clinton, questions Warren's heritage

Donald Trump is once again raising former President Bill Clinton's marital infidelities, a preview of how the billionaire businessman is likely to respond to general-election attacks from Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and her allies about his treatment of women.

May. 7, 2016 10:23 PM EDT
Sanders wants supporters represented at party convention

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Friday threatened a floor fight over rules and platform planks at the party's summer convention on Friday, warning the Democratic National Committee not to stack the convention's standing committees with supporters of Hillary Clinton.

May. 6, 2016 7:15 PM EDT
Dems hope state conventions can unite Sanders, Clinton fans

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democrats are hoping to use state conventions to unite supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders as fans of the two candidates engage in sometimes bitter disputes ahead of the presidential election.

May. 6, 2016 3:33 PM EDT
Democratic advertising blitz awaits GOP's Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long before Donald Trump swatted away his Republican presidential rivals, his likely Democratic opponent and her allies began laying traps for him.

May. 6, 2016 3:24 AM EDT
Warning against Trump, Clinton urges Democrats to unite

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hillary Clinton urged Democrats on Thursday to unite around her candidacy as a way of fending off Republican Donald Trump, telling black community leaders that her advantage over Bernie Sanders far outpaces the deficit she faced in the 2008 primaries.

May. 5, 2016 9:31 PM EDT
Stirred by Sanders, Democrats shift left on health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Democrats seem to be having doubts about the federal health care law, a contentious issue for most of President Barack Obama's tenure and one of the defining elements of his legacy.

May. 5, 2016 12:15 PM EDT
Clinton, Sanders fight for last big prize: California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hillary Clinton is looking confidently ahead to the general election, but taking nothing for granted as California's mega-primary approaches, reaching out to Hispanic and black voters in the hope of waging a final knockout against rival Bernie Sanders.

May. 4, 2016 8:11 PM EDT
Trump virtually clinches Republican presidential nomination

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In a stunning triumph for a political outsider, Donald Trump all but clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a resounding victory in Indiana that knocked rival Ted Cruz out of the race and cleared Trump's path to a likely November face-off with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.

May. 4, 2016 1:06 AM EDT
Q&A: Sanders' long-shot bid to clinch Democratic nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trailing significantly in the Democratic primaries, Bernie Sanders wants superdelegates to flip his way and is aiming for a contested national convention in July against front-runner Hillary Clinton.

May. 2, 2016 8:58 PM EDT
As path narrows, Sanders asks party insiders to back his bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders acknowledged Sunday that his "uphill climb" to the Democratic nomination depends on winning over superdelegates, the elected officials, lobbyists and other party insiders who are free to back either candidate.

May. 1, 2016 8:12 PM EDT
GOP race shifts California's political fault lines

BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) — The Republican Party in California has been riven for decades between those who want to tack to the ideological center to expand its diminishing appeal and those who want it to enforce conservative purity.

May. 1, 2016 5:48 AM EDT
GOP race shifts California's political fault lines

BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) — The Republican Party in California has been riven for decades between those who want to tack to the ideological center to expand its diminishing appeal and those who want it to enforce conservative purity.

Apr. 30, 2016 9:39 PM EDT
California Democrats will meet to choose national delegates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — While much of the political attention is focused on the California GOP convention this weekend, Democrats are holding meetings around the state to select delegates to the national convention in Philadelphia.

Apr. 28, 2016 8:42 PM EDT
Sanders campaign to lay off hundreds of staffers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign said Wednesday it plans to lay off hundreds of field staffers and other aides, even as the Democratic candidate promises to keep running against Hillary Clinton through the June primaries and into the Philadelphia convention.

Apr. 27, 2016 9:45 PM EDT
Trump's mention of 'woman's card' draws backlash

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's claim that Hillary Clinton is playing "the woman's card" drew intense backlash Wednesday, from the Democratic front-runner herself as well as tens of thousands of critics on social media.

Apr. 27, 2016 8:38 PM EDT
Trump goes 'presidential' in speech; Cruz picks early veep

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the general election in his sights, Republican Donald Trump delivered a sober foreign policy address Wednesday aimed at easing fears about his temperament and readiness to be commander in chief.

Apr. 27, 2016 8:20 PM EDT
Democrats eye Senate takeover after establishment wins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are increasingly optimistic they will take back control of the Senate in November, buoyed by establishment wins in Maryland and the key battleground state of Pennsylvania.

Apr. 27, 2016 5:04 PM EDT