Latest 2016 United States presidential election News

Republicans risking conservative backlash over immigration

Jun. 17, 2018 6:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The push toward immigration votes in the House is intensifying the divide among Republicans on one of the party's most animating issues and fueling concerns that a voter backlash could cost the GOP control of the House in November. To many conservatives, the compromise immigration proposal...

Arizona Republicans brush off talk about McCain Senate seat

Jun. 16, 2018 10:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Sen. John McCain's legacy was thrust into focus nearly one year ago when he announced his brain cancer diagnosis. The six-term Senator and decorated Vietnam War veteran is now fighting the illness from his beloved Arizona, and filling the role of one of the few Congressional Republican...

Maine race continues as residents await primary winners

Jun. 16, 2018 11:42 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine businessman Shawn Moody is getting a head start on campaigning as the Republican nominee in the November election as Democrats await their primary winner under ranked-choice voting. The state's top election officials said they may release unofficial election results sometime...

AP: Trump 2020 working with ex-Cambridge Analytica staffers

Jun. 15, 2018 3:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A company run by former officials at Cambridge Analytica, the political consulting firm brought down by a scandal over how it obtained Facebook users' private data, has quietly been working for President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election effort, The Associated Press has learned. The AP...

Trump claims FBI 'plotting' though report found no bias

Jun. 15, 2018 3:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump disputed findings by the Justice Department on Friday that former FBI Director James Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe was not politically motivated, declaring that there was "total bias" at the FBI and that the "top people" at the agency were...

FBI report: Anti-Trump texts 'cast a cloud' over email probe

Jun. 15, 2018 2:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the FBI investigated both candidates running for president in 2016, two FBI employees exchanged thousands of personal texts and messages that included a running political commentary — including newly released messages in which one of them expressed a desire to "stop" the...

Watchdog: Comey 'insubordinate,' not biased in Clinton probe

Jun. 14, 2018 11:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stinging rebuke, the Justice Department watchdog declared Thursday that former FBI Director James Comey was "insubordinate" in his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation in the explosive final months of the 2016 presidential campaign. But it also found there was no...

The Latest: Watchdog report rebukes Comey for Clinton probe

Jun. 14, 2018 9:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a report by the Justice Department's internal watchdog on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation (all times local): 9:55 p.m. The Justice Department has issued a stinging rebuke to the FBI for its handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation....

Trump accused in lawsuit of misusing charitable foundation

Jun. 14, 2018 6:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general sued President Donald Trump and his foundation Thursday, accusing him of illegally using the charity's money to settle disputes involving his business empire and to boost his political fortunes during his run for the White House. The president called the case...

Trump enough? Defeat of GOP congressman begs the question

Jun. 14, 2018 1:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't cross President Donald Trump. That's the lesson many Republicans are drawing from Rep. Mark Sanford's surprise defeat Tuesday in his primary election in South Carolina. The victor, state Rep. Katie Arrington, repeatedly highlighted Sanford's criticism of the president. The outcome...