Democratic Party

Clinton takes Iowa, beating back Sanders' strong challenge

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Clinton narrowly won the Democratic caucuses in Iowa, outpacing a surprisingly strong challenge from Bernie Sanders to claim the first victory in the 2016 race for president.

Feb. 2, 2016 2:14 PM EST
Cruz, Rubio eye NH momentum as Dems gird for long fight

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A victorious Ted Cruz and buoyant Marco Rubio emerged from Iowa with compelling claims to the outsider and mainstream mantles in the fractured Republican primary, as the presidential race shifted overnight to New Hampshire.

Feb. 2, 2016 8:44 AM EST
Cruz tops Trump in Iowa; Clinton, Sanders too close to call

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a fiery conservative loathed by his own party's leaders, swept to victory in Iowa's Republican caucuses Monday, overcoming billionaire Donald Trump and a stronger-than-expected showing by Florida Sen.

Feb. 2, 2016 1:35 AM EST
Cruz defeats Trump in Iowa; Clinton, Sanders in tight race

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Ted Cruz, a fiery, conservative Texas senator loathed by his own party's leaders, swept to victory in Iowa's Republican caucuses Monday, overcoming billionaire Donald Trump and Florida Sen.

Feb. 2, 2016 12:45 AM EST
AP News Guide: Iowans give Cruz 1st win of 2016 election

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Ted Cruz, a hard-driving conservative, defeated national front-runner Donald Trump in a fierce struggle for supremacy in the Iowa Republican caucuses Monday while Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled far into the night over who will claim the first prize in the Democratic presidential contest.

Feb. 2, 2016 12:39 AM EST
O'Malley drops out of Democratic race for president

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley ended his Democratic presidential campaign Monday midway through vote-counting in the Iowa caucuses, terminating a bid that failed to gain traction against rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

Feb. 1, 2016 11:52 PM EST
O'Malley drops out of Democratic race for president

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley ended his Democratic presidential campaign Monday midway through vote-counting in the Iowa caucuses, terminating a bid that failed to gain traction against rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

Feb. 1, 2016 10:13 PM EST
Entrance polls: Iowa GOP unhappy with federal government

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa Republican caucus-goers are deeply unhappy with how the federal government is working, and half wanted a political outsider as the party's nominee for president, according to entrance poll interviews of those arriving at caucus sites.

Feb. 1, 2016 9:50 PM EST
In final Iowa blitz, an outraged Clinton channels Sanders

Hillary Clinton has begun channeling the economic indignation of her rival Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose unapologetically liberal campaign has tightened the Democratic race ahead of Monday's leadoff caucuses and given him a lead in the New Hampshire primary contest that follows.

Jan. 31, 2016 3:35 PM EST
The Latest: Trump gives money to veterans charity

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 race for president on the final weekend of campaigning before Monday's leadoff Iowa caucuses (all times local):9:10 p.

Jan. 30, 2016 10:11 PM EST
Presidential hopefuls crisscross Iowa ahead of 1st 2016 vote

MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) — Republican and Democratic presidential hopefuls crisscrossed the Midwestern state of Iowa on Saturday in a frenzied weekend prelude before voters have their first say in the 2016 presidential race which has taken an unexpected turn with the emergence of outsider candidates who have challenged the establishment in both parties.

Jan. 30, 2016 9:20 PM EST
Pelosi praises Bernie Sanders for energizing young voters

BALTIMORE (AP) — Top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi is praising Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for getting more young people "interested in the political process" as he mounts a surprisingly strong race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Jan. 29, 2016 10:24 AM EST
Florida Democrats have clear choice in race to replace Rubio

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Democrats must decide whether their best shot at winning the Senate seat now held by Marco Rubio is a liberal firebrand who has said the GOP health plan was to hope people die quickly, or a moderate Democrat who often votes with Republicans.

Jan. 28, 2016 11:27 AM EST
Clinton presses for debate before New Hampshire primary

ADEL, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Clinton pressed the Democratic National Committee on Wednesday to add a presidential debate before next month's New Hampshire primary, seeking another high-profile exchange with rival Bernie Sanders as she trails him in the first primary state.

Jan. 27, 2016 11:14 PM EST
Debate feud injects fresh chaos into Republican primary

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An explosive feud between 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Fox News is overshadowing the final sprint to Iowa's presidential caucuses, injecting a new sense of chaos into the contest.

Jan. 27, 2016 6:35 PM EST
Obama, Sanders talk foreign policy, economy _ and politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders talked foreign policy, the economy and "a little bit of politics," Sanders said Wednesday after their first extended sit-down since the senator's presidential campaign jolted the race for the Democratic nomination.

Jan. 27, 2016 2:17 PM EST
Obama, Sanders talk foreign policy, economy _ and politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders talked foreign policy, the economy and "a little bit of politics," Sanders said Wednesday after their first extended sit-down since the senator's presidential campaign jolted the race for the Democratic nomination.

Jan. 27, 2016 2:01 PM EST
Trump now bills himself as uniter as Cruz and others attack

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Donald Trump is breaking from his reputation as a flame-throwing outsider with just days to go before Iowa's leadoff caucuses, highlighting his willingness to work with Democrats in Congress as part of a closing argument with a distinctly bipartisan tone.

Jan. 26, 2016 4:05 PM EST
Democratic mayor to challenge GOP's Rand Paul in Senate race

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Lexington Mayor Jim Gray filed to run for Rand Paul's U.S. Senate seat on Tuesday, giving Paul a viable challenger and complicating his bid for re-election as he lags in the polls in his presidential campaign.

Jan. 26, 2016 3:40 PM EST
Primary voting begins in rancorous US presidential race

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans finally begin choosing next week among the Republican and Democratic candidates battling to be their party's 2016 presidential nominee in a series of state-by-state votes.

Jan. 26, 2016 12:01 AM EST
Sanders defends call to raise taxes to fund health care

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bernie Sanders defended his call for raising Americans' taxes in exchange for lower heath care costs, as he opened a candidate forum Monday night that served as a platform for Democratic presidential hopefuls to make a closing argument to voters one week before the Iowa caucuses.

Jan. 25, 2016 10:44 PM EST
Primary voting begins in rancorous US presidential race

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans finally begin choosing next week among the Republican and Democratic candidates battling to be their party's 2016 presidential nominee in a series of state-by-state votes.

Jan. 25, 2016 8:01 PM EST
Who's Obama for? Clinton has reason to smile

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama hasn't endorsed a Democratic successor, but he's now revealed some personal pros and cons in the fight between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

Jan. 25, 2016 5:18 PM EST
Obama contrasts Clinton's pragmatism with Sanders' idealism

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama is casting the Democratic primary to replace him as a contest between Hillary Clinton's pragmatism and experience versus Bernie Sanders' idealism and liberalism.

Jan. 25, 2016 7:15 AM EST

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