Latest United States Presidential Election News

Leading white Democrats court black votes; some find trouble

Nov. 22, 2019 10:17 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Coming out of their debate in a key center of black America, the leading Democratic presidential contenders aimed for the party’s crucial black and minority vote, with the scramble putting internal party tensions on display. From black protesters disrupting Elizabeth Warren to the...

Obama warns against ‘purity tests’ in the Democratic primary

Nov. 22, 2019 6:52 AM EST

LOS ALTOS HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama warned Democrats on Thursday against adopting “purity tests” in the presidential primary and said any adversity the candidates face in the contest will make whoever emerges an even stronger nominee. Obama spoke to about 100 donors...

California court invalidates law requiring Trump tax returns

Nov. 21, 2019 8:36 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump does not have to disclose his tax returns to appear as a candidate on California’s primary ballot next spring, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday. The law, the first of its kind in the nation and aimed squarely at Trump, violates a...

The Latest: Impeachment hearings wrap up for the week

Nov. 21, 2019 4:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Democrats and Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have made their closing arguments as they end the final impeachment hearing of the week...

Biden courts Southern black mayors for 2020 endorsements

Nov. 21, 2019 4:37 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Biden met Thursday with a group of Southern black mayors representing millions of voters in urban centers who could play a key role in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. A day after the latest presidential debate in Atlanta, Biden was joined by the city’s mayor, Keisha...

Correction: Foreign Influence-Straw Donor story

Nov. 21, 2019 3:50 PM EST

In a story Oct. 29 about Imaad Zuberi, a political fundraiser accused of making illegal contributions on behalf of foreigners, The Associated Press omitted certain details of donations involving Saudi businessman Mohammed Al Rahbani and misattributed the source of some information. Prosecutors said Zuberi...

Bloomberg files campaign paperwork, no decision on bid yet

Nov. 21, 2019 1:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg has taken another step toward launching a Democratic bid for president. The former New York City mayor, who became a Democrat just last year, filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday to formally create a presidential campaign...

Takeaways from the 5th Democratic 2020 presidential debate

Nov. 21, 2019 10:48 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats spent more time making the case for their ability to beat President Donald Trump than trying to defeat each other in their fifth debate. Civil in tone, mostly cautious in approach, the forum on Wednesday did little to reorder the field and may have given encouragement to two new...

NBC’s issues aren’t addressed despite candidates’ letter

Nov. 21, 2019 10:40 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after four Democratic presidential candidates called on NBC News to support an independent investigation into its handling of sexual misconduct, the issue remained offstage at Wednesday's debate on MSNBC. The #MeToo movement was brought up in only one question, and not to a candidate...

The Latest: Buttigieg takes hits on issue of his experience

Nov. 21, 2019 8:12 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 11:20 p.m. In Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, Pete Buttigieg became the focus of several of his Democratic opponents for what they characterized as a lack of experience. After the South Bend, Indiana, mayor...