Republican Party

Biden: Trump, Republicans allowing Jim Crow to return

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden charged Saturday that Jim Crow is "sneaking back in" as he emphasized voting rights at his first presidential campaign stop in South Carolina, where black voters play a key role in the South's first presidential primary.

May. 4, 2019 8:48 PM EDT
2020 campaign staffers being trained to handle cyber threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — While candidates were focused on campaigning in 2016, Russians were carrying out a devastating cyber operation that changed the landscape of American politics, with aftershocks continuing well into Donald Trump's presidency.

May. 3, 2019 11:56 AM EDT
Biden's rise tests Trump plan of casting foes as socialists

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump may want to cast his potential Democratic rivals as a band of angry socialists, but Joe Biden is not cooperating with Trump's reelection strategy, and that's giving the president growing unease.

May. 1, 2019 9:49 PM EDT
Democrats face setbacks in recruiting top Senate candidates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are stinging from a trio of high-profile failures to recruit candidates who could help reclaim the majority, including Stacey Abrams' announcement that she would pass up a U.

May. 1, 2019 11:30 AM EDT
Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams won't run for Senate in 2020

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams says she will not run for a U.S. Senate seat in 2020, dimming her party's hopes of a Senate majority and renewing speculation about her political future after last year's unsuccessful run for governor catapulted her to national acclaim.

Apr. 30, 2019 1:20 PM EDT
Biden says Trump abused his office, ignored most Americans

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Biden accused President Donald Trump of abusing the powers of his office and ignoring everyone but his political base Monday in his first public rally as presidential candidate, arguing in the crucial battleground state of Pennsylvania that strengthening unions and promoting social and economic unity can restore Democrats to the White House.

Apr. 29, 2019 7:42 PM EDT
Biden enters Democratic race with strong anti-Trump theme

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring the "soul of this nation" at stake, former Vice President Joe Biden pushed into the crowded 2020 presidential contest and quickly sparked a fierce debate over the direction of the modern-day Democratic Party.

Apr. 26, 2019 6:11 AM EDT
2020 Democrats clash over impeachment, felons' right to vote

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — California Sen. Kamala Harris joined the call for President Donald Trump's impeachment as five leading Democratic presidential contenders clashed in a series of prime-time town hall meetings that exposed deep divisions in a party desperate to end the Trump presidency.

Apr. 23, 2019 10:15 AM EDT
National Enquirer being sold to former newsstand mogul

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Enquirer is being sold to the former head of the airport newsstand company Hudson News following a rocky year in which the tabloid was accused of burying stories that could have hurt Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

Apr. 18, 2019 8:24 PM EDT
Full text of Mueller's questions and Trump's answers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller's 448-page investigative report into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election includes 23 unredacted pages of Mueller's written questions and Donald Trump's written responses, the only direct exchange between the special counsel's office and the president.

Apr. 18, 2019 4:10 PM EDT
Warren, in Utah, pledges changes in national-monument policy

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Backed by dramatic mountain peaks, Elizabeth Warren stopped in Utah on Wednesday to discuss her public-lands plan, including a promise to restore broader protections for two of the state's high-profile national monuments if elected president.

Apr. 17, 2019 10:20 PM EDT
Correction: Election 2020-Bill Weld story

BOSTON (AP) — In a story April 15 about former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, The Associated Press reported erroneously that former Sen.

Apr. 16, 2019 10:54 AM EDT
Liberal's concession in Wisconsin race boosts GOP confidence

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The liberal candidate's concession Wednesday in Wisconsin's Supreme Court race gave Republicans a boost of confidence following a string of losses heading into the 2020 presidential campaign.

Apr. 10, 2019 3:51 PM EDT
Schultz launches Midwest tour, says he'd win with GOP votes

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz launched a heartland tour in reliably GOP Kansas on Tuesday, saying he can win the presidential race as an independent candidate by drawing much of his support from disaffected Republicans.

Apr. 9, 2019 8:58 PM EDT
Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan is latest Democrat seeking White House

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan jumped into the 2020 presidential race on Thursday, portraying himself as a candidate who can bridge Democrats' progressive and working class wings to win the White House.

Apr. 4, 2019 12:41 PM EDT
GOP sees positive 2020 sign in Wisconsin Supreme Court race

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Conservative Brian Hagedorn's strong showing in Wisconsin's Supreme Court race cheered state Republicans Wednesday, with their first positive result in a statewide election since 2016 suggesting reasons for optimism next year in a critical presidential battleground.

Apr. 3, 2019 2:17 PM EDT
Poll: Most see women equal to men in politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — An all-time high of 84 percent of Americans believe women are just as suited emotionally for politics as men, according to a new survey that comes as the largest-ever field of women are running for president and with a record number serving in Congress.

Mar. 29, 2019 3:21 PM EDT
Trump's return to west Michigan comes amid Democratic gains

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The 50 or so party faithful gathered at a western Michigan GOP headquarters prayed for President Donald Trump's re-election and hummed with excitement about his upcoming visit — a meeting-turned-pep rally for the effort they'll mount on his behalf in 2020.

Mar. 28, 2019 3:23 AM 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
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
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
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
AP FACT CHECK: Trump twists Cohen's words on collusion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Assailed by his ex-lawyer at every turn, President Donald Trump nevertheless claimed a measure of vindication from Michael Cohen's statement that he possessed no direct evidence of collusion with Russia from his time serving the boss.

Mar. 2, 2019 8:07 AM EST
Cohen sticks to Trump accusations, shaking off GOP criticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shaking off criticism from House Republicans, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer declared under oath Wednesday that Trump knew ahead of time and embraced the news when told that WikiLeaks had emails damaging to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

Feb. 27, 2019 1:07 PM EST
California's hurting Republicans pick insider to lead party

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hurting California Republicans chose a party insider Sunday to lead them forward after their party suffered stinging defeats in 2018, rejecting two candidates backed by activists who favored a stronger embrace of President Donald Trump.

Feb. 24, 2019 5:41 PM EST

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