Latest United States Presidential Election News

Democrats see opening on economy, resist cheering recession

Aug. 23, 2019 3:41 AM EDT

PROLE, Iowa (AP) — Campaigning under the stifling August sun, Joe Biden assailed President Donald Trump's trade war with China, accusing him of squandering a strong economy and putting Americans' financial security at risk. But he was quick to add that he was not hoping for the worst. "I never wish for a...

Democrats take a look at a practical health care approach

Aug. 23, 2019 3:41 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic voters appear to be reassessing their approach to health care, a pragmatic shift on their party's top 2020 issue. "Medicare for All" remains hugely popular, but majorities say they'd prefer building on "Obamacare" to expand coverage instead of a new government program that...

Making a case to women: Trump female defenders go on offense

Aug. 23, 2019 2:39 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Trump campaign has a message for its female supporters: It's time to come out of hiding. "There's a lot of people that are fearful of expressing their support, and I want you ladies to know it's OK to have felt that way, but we need to move past that or the Democrats win," said...

Sanders touts $16 trillion climate plan in fire-ravaged town

Aug. 22, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released a $16.3 trillion climate plan on Thursday before touring a Northern California town ravaged by wildfire, declaring the setting a "wake-up call for our entire nation" to the dangers of a warming planet. "Climate change is a...

Sanders campaign boss concedes he may not win New Hampshire

Aug. 22, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The campaign manager for Bernie Sanders emphasized Thursday that New Hampshire is a critical presidential primary state he expects Sanders to win, but he's leaving room for a scenario in which Sanders falls short. Faiz Shakir said he doesn't "like the language of must-win," though...

Lincoln Chafee weighs presidential bid as Libertarian

Aug. 22, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Democratic presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee (CHAY'-fee) is considering another run for president as a Libertarian. The onetime governor of Rhode Island confirmed in a text message he is open to another presidential run, this time with the Libertarians. The Daily Beast...

Democratic Party leaders nix calls for climate crisis debate

Aug. 22, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Frustrating boisterous climate activists, Democratic Party leaders declined on Thursday to call for a presidential primary debate focused on the climate crisis, but tinkered ever-so-slightly with restrictions on what kind of single-issue events their White House hopefuls can attend....

Sanders, Harris set for showdown in delegate-rich California

Aug. 22, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Bernie Sanders has promised to win the California presidential primary in March, but home-state Sen. Kamala Harris is defending her turf — putting the two on a collision course in a state both see as a critical steppingstone to the White House. Sanders' campaign...

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announces run for 3rd term

Aug. 22, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who has ended his climate change-focused 2020 presidential bid, announced Thursday that he'll seek a third term as governor. Inslee sent the email detailing his plans hours before he was to appear at a news conference at Planned Parenthood in Seattle...

Ex-Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper says he's running for Senate

Aug. 22, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday that he will run for the U.S. Senate, becoming the immediate front-runner in a crowded Democratic field vying for the right to challenge Republican incumbent Cory Gardner. He made his announcement via a video message in which he blasted...