Latest United States Presidential Election News

Hickenlooper proposes gun licensing and safety tests

May. 22, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper says gun owners should have to be licensed and pass a safety test to own firearms. The former Colorado governor on Wednesday released a detailed gun control proposal, similar to that of presidential rival and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker. The...

Harris, Gillibrand offer plans to bolster maternal care

May. 22, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Democratic women running for president unveiled plans Wednesday to improve maternal health care, with Sen. Kamala Harris reintroducing a bill aimed at addressing racial disparities in childbirth care and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand promising to make adoptions and high-tech fertility...

Gillibrand proposes more access to maternal care, adoption

May. 22, 2019 7:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER'-sten JIHL'-uh-brand) says she wants to improve women's access to maternal care and make adoptions and high-tech fertility treatments more accessible to those who want children. The New York senator said Wednesday she's proposing...

Harris' bill seeks to address racial bias in maternal care

May. 22, 2019 7:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris is offering a new bill to address racial disparities in maternal health care, one of several plans by 2020 Democratic presidential candidates on the issue. Harris' bill, first introduced in 2018, would create some $150 million in grant programs to medical schools...

10 Things to Know for Today

May. 22, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. IMPEACHMENT CALLS GROW IN HOUSE More Democrats are calling for action against Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying. 2. NORTH KOREA HURLS...

North Korea calls Biden 'fool of low IQ' over Kim criticism

May. 22, 2019 6:09 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has labeled Joe Biden a "fool of low IQ" and an "imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being" after the U.S. presidential hopeful called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a tyrant during a recent speech. Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency on...

Biden: Congress should protect abortion rights, if necessary

May. 22, 2019 6:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden would support Congress enshrining abortion rights into federal law "should it become necessary," his presidential campaign said Tuesday, following several other Democratic candidates in promising to take that step if elected president. The hot button issue has shot to the...

VP visits North Carolina for convention, trade, fundraiser

May. 22, 2019 4:58 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to North Carolina to celebrate the approach of next year's Republican National Convention, to visit a textile plant and to attend a political fundraiser. Pence is expected to arrive in Charlotte at midday Wednesday to participate in an RNC...

Kentuckians set up Bevin vs. Beshear gubernatorial showdown

May. 21, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin cleared his first hurdle toward a second term but had to fend off a strong primary challenge Tuesday, setting up a long-anticipated showdown with his arch-nemesis — Democrat Andy Beshear — that will settle the feud they've fought in...

Biden: Trump can't relate to the average family's struggles

May. 21, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — Joe Biden is responding to President Donald Trump's latest attack on his candidacy, saying Trump can't understand the difficult decisions that struggling families must make. Speaking Tuesday to high-dollar donors in an Orlando suburb, the former vice president referenced Trump's...