Democratic Party

Congress could get Mueller report in April, Graham says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has told the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee that he's combing through special counsel Robert Mueller's report, removing classified and other information in hopes of releasing it to Congress in April.

Mar. 27, 2019 3:45 PM EDT
Democrats pivot to health care as Trump attacks 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling on Republicans to revive the effort to quash the Affordable Care Act, handing Democrats an opportunity to unite in defense of the law as they try to move past the Russia investigation and win the White House in 2020.

Mar. 27, 2019 8:54 AM EDT
'Medicare for All' stirs up divisive issues for 2020 Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — The "Medicare for All" legislation that's become a clarion call for progressives has two little-noticed provisions that could make it more politically perilous for 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.

Mar. 25, 2019 11:40 AM EDT
O'Rourke says owning, using guns taught him responsible use

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said Sunday that his personal use and ownership of firearms taught him the responsibility of having guns and can help bridge politically fraught discussions about gun control in the U.

Mar. 24, 2019 8:16 PM EDT
Democrats press for full release of Mueller's report

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are pressing for full disclosure of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation and vowing to use subpoena powers and other legal means if necessary to get it.

Mar. 24, 2019 11:19 AM EDT
The Latest: O'Rourke gives a nod to Sanders

The Latest on the 2020 campaign season (all times Eastern):11:50 p.m.Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke says he's glad Bernie Sanders is also running and that the country "owes so much" to the Vermont senator for his persistence and leadership to move the country closer to embracing universal health care.

Mar. 24, 2019 12:16 AM EDT
Centrist or liberal? Beto O'Rourke's political splits

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — At a packed eastern Iowa house party, a staffer for Democrat Beto O'Rourke's presidential campaign tried to clear enough space for the candidate to reach the kitchen, where he would need to climb a stepladder to address the crowd.

Mar. 20, 2019 6:17 PM EDT
Trump reminds Ohio voters of economy, renews McCain attacks

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump returned Wednesday to Ohio, the state that foretold his 2016 victory, with a tour of a tank plant, where he touted its revival and told cheering workers "we are rebuilding the American military, we are restoring American manufacturing and we are once again fighting for our great American workers.

Mar. 20, 2019 5:48 PM EDT
Warren takes aim at Electoral College in 3-day trip to South

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrapped up a three-state Southern swing on Tuesday with appearances in Alabama, where the Democratic presidential candidate ramped up her call to eliminate the Electoral College.

Mar. 19, 2019 10:23 PM EDT
Beto O'Rourke says nothing in his past will hinder 2020 run

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke told supporters Sunday that he's never taken LSD and there's "nothing" he hasn't already revealed about his past that could come back to hurt his run for office.

Mar. 18, 2019 2:06 AM EDT
The Latest: Biden's verbal slip draws Democrats' cheers

The Latest on the Democratic contenders for president (all times Eastern):9:05 p.m.A slip of the tongue by former Vice President Joe Biden might suggest he's leaning toward running for the White House again.

Mar. 17, 2019 3:34 AM EDT
O'Rourke: Being white male doesn't put me at disadvantage

Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said Saturday that being a white man in a 2020 Democratic field that's so deeply diverse won't be a hindrance because his gender and race have given him inherent advantages for years.

Mar. 17, 2019 12:56 AM EDT
Left or center? Democrats mull best options to beat Trump

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — As she waited to meet former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper at a recent house party in Dubuque, attorney Connie O'Connor was anxious about the liberal direction of the Democratic presidential primary.

Mar. 16, 2019 3:54 PM EDT
Democratic 2020 field taking shape with Beto O'Rourke entry

WASHINGTON (AP) — The contours of the Democratic presidential primary came into clearer focus this week with Texan Beto O'Rourke's entry into the race — one of the final puzzle pieces in a contest that will be shaped by questions about race and gender, political ideology and generational change.

Mar. 15, 2019 9:36 AM EDT
O'Rourke begins 2020 bid with big crowds, centrist message

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke jumped into the 2020 presidential race Thursday, shaking up the already packed field and pledging to win over voters from across the political spectrum as he tries to translate his sudden celebrity into a formidable White House bid.

Mar. 14, 2019 11:45 PM EDT
Abrams, Biden huddle together as both look to 2020 elections

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden and Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams met privately Thursday in Washington, bringing together two starkly different faces of their party as they both weigh their political futures.

Mar. 14, 2019 4:48 PM EDT
Bipartisanship in 2020? Not so fast, some Democrats say

WASHINGTON (AP) — When John Hickenlooper announced his Democratic presidential campaign, he vowed to sit down with the Senate's top Republican if he wins in 2020 — the kind of milquetoast pitch for bipartisanship that White House hopefuls have made for generations.

Mar. 13, 2019 3:34 PM EDT
Activist Steyer continues impeachment push in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Billionaire investor and Democratic activist Tom Steyer is bringing his call for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump back to South Carolina, a state he says has a special status in the conversation due to its early place on the presidential primary voting calendar.

Mar. 12, 2019 1:58 PM EDT
Democrats: Milwaukee convention choice shows party values

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee will host the 2020 Democratic National Convention, party leaders announced Monday, highlighting the battleground state of Wisconsin that helped elect President Donald Trump and now will launch an opponent who could oust him.

Mar. 12, 2019 3:56 AM EDT
In Dems' 'Medicare for All' battle cry, GOP sees '20 weapon

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Medicare for All" has become catnip for Democratic presidential candidates and many lawmakers, yet Republicans prepping for next year's congressional races are also flocking to it — for entirely different reasons.

Mar. 11, 2019 4:51 PM EDT
Biden could get boost by back-to-back 2020 departures

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden isn't a presidential candidate yet. But with two key rivals already getting out of the way, the former vice president has more space to court voters who could help him claim the Democratic nomination.

Mar. 7, 2019 7:59 PM EST