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Dem debates fuel race for support from Black Caucus members

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris called twice.In her first conversation with Rep. Bobby Rush, a veteran member of the Congressional Black Caucus, Harris was explicit about what she wanted: his endorsement in the Democratic presidential primary.

Jul. 3, 2019 6:31 PM EDT
On edge: 2020 Dems face prospect of being cut from debates

MIAMI (AP) — The largest presidential field in modern Democratic politics could quickly shrink as more than half of the contenders are in real danger of failing to meet tougher requirements to participate in the fall round of debates.

Jul. 1, 2019 5:55 AM EDT
Trump dismisses Carter's attacks on his legitimacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday dismissed Jimmy Carter's swipe at the legitimacy of his election and said the charge was nothing more than a "Democrat talking point," while offering his own digs at the 94-year-old former commander in chief.

Jun. 29, 2019 2:22 PM EDT
Analysis: Biden's viability, party's future face questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic Party is in no mood for a coronation.Joe Biden stepped onto the debate stage Thursday night as a front runner by default more than depth of support, and walked away with a more fragile standing atop the sprawling Democratic field.

Jun. 28, 2019 7:00 PM EDT
Senate GOP leader relishes role as 'Grim Reaper'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calls himself the Grim Reaper — the one who holds the scythe leading to the chamber where the desires of Speaker Nancy Pelosi's House majority go to die.

Jun. 28, 2019 6:42 PM EDT