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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, center, speaks as Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., left, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., listen during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC News, Apple News, and WMUR-TV at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. Sanders and Warren, the faces of the Democratic Party's far-left wing, are at risk of being excluded from the senior ranks of President-elect Biden's administration as the incoming president balances the demands of his party's progressive base against the political realities of a narrowly divided Senate. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Sanders, Warren under scrutiny as Biden weighs Cabinet picks

Nov. 20, 2020 5:49 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, leaders of the Democratic Party's left wing, are at risk of being excluded from the senior ranks of President-elect Joe Biden's administration as the incoming president balances the demands of his party's progressive base against the political...

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during a campaign rally for Georgia Republican candidate for Senate Sen. Kelly Loeffler Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Marietta, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Too soon? Georgia draws next class of White House hopefuls

Nov. 19, 2020 8:53 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Move over, Iowa. Step aside, New Hampshire. Georgia would like a few moments of presidential campaign time. The state has fast become a stage for the cast of possible Republican presidential candidates after President Donald Trump's defeat. Even as votes are still being tallied in this...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Circleville, Ohio. Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign was powered by a cell phone app that allowed staff to monitor the movements of his millions of supporters, and offered intimate access to their social networks. The app lets Trump’s team communicate directly with the 2.8 million people who downloaded it and if they gave permission, with their entire contact list as well. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Financially troubled startup helped power Trump campaign

Nov. 18, 2020 1:26 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign was powered by a cellphone app that allowed staff to monitor the movements of his millions of supporters, and offered intimate access to their social networks. While the campaign may be winding down, the data strategy is very...

In this Oct. 12, 2020 file photo, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, listens during a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Grassley, the longest-serving Republican senator, says he is quarantining after being exposed to the coronavirus. Grassley is 87. He did not say how he was exposed. (Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP)

Sen. Grassley, 87, says he tested positive for coronavirus

Nov. 18, 2020 12:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the longest-serving Republican senator and third in the line of presidential succession, said he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Grassley, 87, had announced earlier Tuesday that he was quarantining after being exposed to the virus and was waiting for...

In this Oct. 12, 2020 file photo, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, listens during a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Grassley, the longest-serving Republican senator, says he is quarantining after being exposed to the coronavirus. Grassley is 87. He did not say how he was exposed. (Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP)

Sen. Grassley, 87, says he tested positive for coronavirus

Nov. 17, 2020 9:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the longest-serving Republican senator and third in the line of presidential succession, said Tuesday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Grassley, 87, had announced earlier Tuesday that he was quarantining after being exposed to the virus and was...

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, file photo, a man wearing a face mask rides a bicycle past a closed store in Wilmette, Ill. States in the U.S. are renewing their push for more federal money to deal with the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak and to help them distribute a vaccine when one becomes widely available sometime in 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

States plead for more federal help as virus outbreak worsens

Nov. 17, 2020 5:59 PM EST

With more shutdowns looming and a vaccine months away from wide distribution, governors across the U.S. are pleading for more help from Washington ahead of what is shaping up to be a bleak winter. Renewed restrictions on indoor businesses, overloaded hospitals and the coming end of unemployment benefits for...

President Donald Trump plays a round of Golf at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling Va., Sunday Nov. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Trump, who never admits defeat, mulls how to keep up fight

Nov. 8, 2020 5:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump never admits defeat. But he faces a stark choice now that Democrat Joe Biden has won the White House: Concede graciously for the sake of the nation or don’t — and get evicted anyway. After nearly four tortured days of counting yielded a victory for...

Demonstrators celebrate after the 2020 presidential election is called for President-elect Joe Biden, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

EXPLAINING RACE CALLS: How AP called the race for Biden

Nov. 7, 2020 1:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden captured the presidency on Saturday when The Associated Press declared him the victor in his native Pennsylvania at 11:25 a.m. EST. That got him the state’s 20 electoral votes, which pushed him over the 270 electoral-vote threshold needed to prevail over...

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

Nov. 5, 2020 4:15 PM EST

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Sentinel” by Child/Child (Delacorte) 2. “A Time for Mercy” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 3. “The Return” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 4. “Three Women Disappear” by Patterson/Serafin (Little, Brown) 5....

In this Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, photo, Republican Senators, Ted Cruz, left, of Texas and Steve Daines of Montana, bump elbows during a campaign rally in Billings, Mont. Sen. Daines is being challenged in Tuesday's election by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democrat. (Larry Mayer/The Billings Gazette via AP)

Trump noticeably absent from key US Senate race in Montana

Nov. 1, 2020 11:07 AM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — As Republican leaders fearful of losing the majority in the U.S. Senate parade through Montana to rally behind embattled incumbent Steve Daines, one has been conspicuously absent: President Donald Trump. The president visited Montana repeatedly in 2018 and hosted huge rallies in a...