Republican Party

Trump claims mandate; Clinton says give him 'chance to lead'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Emboldened Republicans claimed a mandate Wednesday for President-elect Donald Trump after his astonishing election triumph, and an emotional Hillary Clinton told crestfallen supporters the GOP victor deserved a "chance to lead.

Nov. 9, 2016 6:16 PM EST
Congressional GOP pledges swift action on Trump's agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elated congressional Republicans pledged swift action Wednesday on President-elect Donald Trump's agenda as they heralded an extraordinary new era of unified GOP control in Washington.

Nov. 9, 2016 5:20 PM EST
Trump claims astounding victory as America's 45th president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump claimed his place Wednesday as America's 45th president, an astonishing victory for the celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalized on voters' economic anxieties, took advantage of racial tensions and overcame a string of sexual assault allegations on his way to the White House.

Nov. 9, 2016 3:43 AM EST
The Latest: Trump promises 'I will not let you down'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Election Day 2016 (all times EST):3:10 a.m.President-elect Donald Trump is telling the American people that "I promise you I will not let you down.

Nov. 9, 2016 3:16 AM EST
AP News Guide: Trump's stunner

WASHINGTON (AP) — The years-long, shock-a-minute quest for the presidency ended in a shockwave for the ages.

Nov. 9, 2016 3:12 AM EST
AP News Guide: Trump on the cusp

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has reached the cusp of presidential victory, a stunner for Democrats, Republicans and all who underestimated him.

Nov. 9, 2016 2:08 AM EST
GOP wins 2 more years of House control, Dem gains minimal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans retained their lock on the House for two more years early Wednesday as GOP candidates triumphed in a checkerboard of districts in Florida, Virginia and elsewhere that Democrats had hoped Donald Trump's divisive comments about women and Hispanics would make their own.

Nov. 9, 2016 12:23 AM EST
Voters face machine problems, long lines in some states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite Donald Trump's continued skepticism that the election was on the up-and-up, few voters who went to the polls Tuesday encountered problems — and even then, most of the trouble involved the usual machine breakdowns and long lines.

Nov. 8, 2016 5:29 PM EST
What's ahead for Trump? Some clues from the campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a campaign for president packed with moments to remember, and more than a few decisions to forget, there are some that will resonate for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Election Day.

Nov. 8, 2016 3:33 PM EST
From president to pot: A look at key races in every state

Much more is at stake on Election Day than the White House. State by state, district by district, neighborhood by neighborhood, candidates and campaigners are making their last pitch for Congress, state legislatures, governor's offices, ballot questions, judgeships, city councils and lots more.

Nov. 7, 2016 1:58 PM EST
GOP Sen. Perdue says Senate must act on high court vacancy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. David Perdue of Georgia said Monday it would be a "dereliction of duty" for the Senate to fail to act on Hillary Clinton's Supreme Court nominees if she becomes president.

Nov. 7, 2016 12:48 PM EST
In White House math, certain places offer clues on outcome

ATLANTA (AP) — Did Donald Trump succeed in at last winning over college-educated whites uneasy with the billionaire reality TV star? Did he drive a wave of working-class white voters? Did Hillary Clinton rebuild Barack Obama's winning coalition — young voters, urban liberals and minorities — while picking off moderate Republicans?Those questions are central to who will win Tuesday's presidential election, and a handful of locales could provide some early answers on election night.

Nov. 7, 2016 3:33 AM EST
Clinton focuses on healing, Trump on emails in final hours

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — With the cloud of an FBI investigation lifted, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump struck strikingly different tones as they moved into the final hours of a volatile, nearly two-years long presidential campaign.

Nov. 7, 2016 1:47 AM EST
From coast to coast: A look at key races in every state

Much more is at stake on Election Day than the White House. State by state, district by district, neighborhood by neighborhood, candidates and campaigners are making their last pitch for Congress, state legislatures, governor's offices, ballot questions, judgeships, city councils and lots more.

Nov. 6, 2016 9:41 PM EST
Trump pressing into Democratic territory in final days

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — Fighting as a party of one, Donald Trump vowed Saturday to press into Democratic strongholds over the campaign's final days as Hillary Clinton looked to an army of A-list celebrities and politicos to defend her narrowing path to the presidency.

Nov. 6, 2016 1:27 AM EDT
US Supreme Court reinstates Arizona ballot collection ban

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday reinstated an Arizona law that makes it a felony to collect early ballots, stepping into a contentious political issue days before the presidential election and dealing a blow to Democratic get-out-the-vote efforts.

Nov. 5, 2016 8:03 PM EDT
A look at the fight for control of the Senate

Control of the Senate is on the ballot in November, with Republicans fighting to hold their majority while defending far more seats in Democratic-leaning states.

Nov. 5, 2016 4:47 PM EDT
Race tightening, Clinton leans on retooled Obama coalition

ATLANTA (AP) — With Hillary Clinton's lead narrowing recently, the Democrat's path to the Oval Office appears to rest where it did at the outset — a retooled version of the alliance that twice elected President Barack Obama.

Nov. 5, 2016 4:09 PM EDT
Pence, Ryan urge Republicans to 'come home' for Trump

MUKWONAGO, Wis. (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan and Donald Trump's running mate, Mike Pence, joined Saturday in a gesture of Republican unity at a rally in Wisconsin's most conservative county, a month after Ryan said he would no longer defend or campaign with Trump.

Nov. 5, 2016 3:10 PM EDT
What if? A look at the Electoral College, rogue electors

WASHINGTON (AP) — If all goes smoothly, the American people will choose a new president on Tuesday, the Electoral College will affirm the election next month and either Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump will take the oath of office on Jan.

Nov. 5, 2016 12:52 PM EDT
Obama rallying cry goes from 'Yes, We Can' to 'C'mon man'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Is "C'mon, man" President Barack Obama's new "Yes, We Can?"The president is deploying the phrase "c'mon, man" to great — and sometimes humorous — effect in the midst of an aggressive burst of campaigning to help elect Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Tuesday.

Nov. 5, 2016 10:09 AM EDT
Trump calls campaign a 'movement' to take government back

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump says his presidential run is a movement and a "once-in-a-lifetime chance to take our government back" from wealthy campaign donors and special interests and return power to the American people.

Nov. 5, 2016 7:48 AM EDT
Democrats across nation sue GOP alleging voter intimidation

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Lawyers for Democrats around the country are filing lawsuits claiming Republicans and the campaign of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump are pushing supporters to intimidate and confront voters on Election Day.

Nov. 4, 2016 10:43 PM EDT