Latest U.S. Democratic Party News

Democrats making a fresh push for Biden to reconsider running in runup to their own party convention

Jul. 18, 2024 01:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats worried about President Joe Biden's ability to win this November are making a renewed push for him to reconsider his reelection bid, using mountains of data, frank conversations and now, his own time off the campaign trail after testing positive for COVID, to encourage...

US judge dismisses Republican challenge over counting of post-Election Day mail ballots in Nevada

Jul. 17, 2024 21:28 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by national and state Republicans that sought to bar Nevada from counting mail ballots received after Election Day. A state law passed by Democrats in 2021 allows election officials to tally ballots received...

Outside RNC, conservative group defends its Project 2025 guidebook as Democrats ramp up critiques

Jul. 17, 2024 18:20 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — At the edge of the cordoned-off perimeter around the Republican National Convention on Monday, hundreds of conservatives filed into the ornate home of the Milwaukee Symphony to hear a parade of luminaries talk policy and Project 2025. Project 2025 is the term for...

Race for Louisiana's new second majority-Black congressional district is heating up

Jul. 17, 2024 18:19 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In a critical election year, the race for Louisiana's new mostly Black congressional district is heating up as three candidates — including a longtime Democratic state lawmaker and former congressman and an 80-year-old Republican who is a former state senator —...

Democrats consider expelling Menendez from the Senate after conviction in bribery trial

Jul. 17, 2024 16:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez has shown no sign he will voluntarily resign from the Senate following his conviction on bribery charges, leaving Democratic senators contemplating an expulsion effort to force him from office. While Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, has six...

Takeaways from AP-NORC poll showing majority of Democrats want Biden to drop out

Jul. 17, 2024 14:21 PM EDT

Nearly two-thirds of Democrats say President Joe Biden should withdraw from the presidential race and let his party nominate a different candidate, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The poll was conducted mostly before...

Nearly two-thirds of Democrats want Biden to withdraw, new AP-NORC poll finds

Jul. 17, 2024 11:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of Democrats say President Joe Biden should withdraw from the presidential race and let his party nominate a different candidate, according to a new poll, sharply undercutting his post-debate claim that “average Democrats” are still with him even if some...

In a media world that loves sharp lines, discussions of the Trump shooting follow a predictable path

Jul. 17, 2024 00:05 AM EDT

There aren't a lot of facts. There are, however, an avalanche of conclusions. So it goes in many corners of the news media and among its frequent commentators in the aftermath of the assassination attempt on Donald Trump. Authorities haven’t established why a...

Biden seriously considering proposals on Supreme Court term limits, ethics code, AP sources say

Jul. 16, 2024 20:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is seriously considering proposals to establish term limits for U.S. Supreme Court justices, and an ethics code that would be enforceable under law amid growing concerns that the justices are not held accountable, according to three people briefed on the...

Kennedy apologizes after a video of him speaking to Trump leaks

Jul. 16, 2024 17:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Robert F. Kennedy Jr. apologized Tuesday after a video was posted online showing part of a private phone call between the independent presidential candidate and Republican former President Donald Trump. The video shows Kennedy listening on a speakerphone as Trump...