Latest U.S. Democratic Party News

The Latest: Trump creates uncertainty about border bills

Jun. 21, 2018 9:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the immigration controversy (all times local): 9:30 a.m. President Donald Trump is fueling uncertainty about an already shaky House GOP immigration overhaul, questioning "the purpose of the House doing good immigration bills when you need nine votes by Democrats in the...

Dems unleash kitchen-sink strategy on immigration

Jun. 21, 2018 12:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As the White House struggles to move past another self-imposed crisis, Democrats are fighting to ensure this one isn't quickly forgotten. Fiery Democratic leaders from Vermont to New Jersey to Texas met President Donald Trump's executive order to stop dividing immigrant families with deep...

Maine AG wins in biggest test of ranked-choice voting in US

Jun. 20, 2018 8:01 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills is the gubernatorial Democratic primary winner under Maine's new ranked-choice voting method, the nation's biggest test of the system, officials announced Wednesday. Mills had the most first-place votes, and her lead held after additional rounds...

Maine names Janet Mills as Democratic gubernatorial primary winner in nation's biggest test of ranked-choice voting

Jun. 20, 2018 6:53 PM EDT
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine names Janet Mills as Democratic gubernatorial primary winner in nation's biggest test of ranked-choice voting.

The Latest: Texas governor seeks bipartisan border solutions

Jun. 20, 2018 4:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigration legislation (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is asking Texas' congressional delegation to find bipartisan solutions to immigrant children being separated from their parents after illegally crossing the U.S. border, saying, "This...

Convicted Republican businessman's company targets Democrats

Jun. 20, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio company whose Republican owner spent more than a year in prison following a campaign finance probe has organized employees and suppliers in a retaliatory effort to bring down two prominent Democrats, The Associated Press has learned. An explosive memo posted online lays out...

Biden backs Abrams in closely-watched Georgia race

Jun. 20, 2018 3:07 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Stacey Abrams Wednesday in her bid to become Georgia's first Democratic governor in 15 years and the nation's first-ever black female state executive. The former vice president hailed Abrams in a statement to The Associated Press for her "track record...

The Latest: AMA calls for an end to border separations

Jun. 20, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times EDT): 12:01 a.m. The largest U.S. doctors' group, the American Medical Association, is urging the Trump administration to end promptly the practice of separating children from their migrating families at the southern border. The AMA's...

Trump, GOP leaders strain for migrant-kids solution

Jun. 19, 2018 10:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday told House Republicans he is "1,000 percent" behind their rival immigration bills, providing little clear direction for party leaders searching for a way to defuse the escalating controversy over family separations at the southern border. And it's...

DC Mayor Bowser wins; voters OK pay shift for tipped workers

Jun. 19, 2018 10:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser easily secured the Democratic Party nomination Tuesday night as she seeks a second term in office. Voters also approved a ballot initiative that will restructure the payment system for waiters, bartenders and other tipped employees in bars and...