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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., departs Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, after the Senate passed a second coronavirus response bill. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Sanders faces tough decisions as path to nomination narrows

Mar. 18, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders isn't leaving the presidential race. Instead, the Vermont senator and democratic socialist is back in a familiar place: on the outside looking in. After being routed in Democratic primary contests for the third consecutive week by former Vice President Joe Biden, Sanders...

President Donald Trump takes questions during a news conference about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, March 13, 2020, in Washington. Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, right listen. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Dems, GOP forge virus outbreak into '20 campaign issue

Mar. 14, 2020 9:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Coronavirus is already coloring the 2020 campaign, with Democrats convinced President Donald Trump's response to the outbreak leaves him and down-ballot Republicans vulnerable over the burgeoning health crisis, his competency and — potentially most damaging — the staggering...

Israel's President Reuven Rivlin delivers his speech during a special meeting of the German Parliament Bundestag commemorating the victims of the Holocaust in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Israeli president urges deadlocked blocs to consider unity

Mar. 11, 2020 6:12 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's largely ceremonial president on Wednesday urged the country's opposing blocs to find a way to come together in the wake of Israel's third inconclusive election in less than a year. The president is responsible for choosing the prime minister-designate he thinks has the best chance...

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019 file photo, Democratic Montana Gov. Steve Bullock speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. Bullock said Monday, March 9, 2020, he will run against first-term Republican Sen. Steve Daines, giving Democrats a boost in their effort to take control of the Senate in November. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock to run for Senate against Daines

Mar. 9, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Monday he will run against first-term Republican Sen. Steve Daines, giving Democrats a boost in their effort to take control of the Senate in November. His decision to run is an about-face made at the last minute for the two-term governor, who ended his...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waves to supporters after speaking at a campaign rally in Chicago's Grant Park Saturday, March 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Sanders, Biden up attacks as head-to-head race takes shape

Mar. 7, 2020 9:30 PM EST

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — The Democratic presidential primary is down to two major candidates, and it shows. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are spending their first weekend as their party's last top White House contenders increasingly taking aim at one another. Each wants to...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a primary election night rally Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Inside the 3 days that remade the Democratic primary

Mar. 7, 2020 12:04 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — At Mike Bloomberg’s midtown Manhattan campaign headquarters, a team of pollsters and analysts churned out multiple tranches of data each day on the state of the Democratic race. The sophisticated data operation was supposed to be the candidate’s not-so-secret weapon, giving...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden points as reporters ask questions Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Biden invokes Obama, swipes at Sanders with six-state ad buy

Mar. 6, 2020 10:49 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is plowing $12 million into a six-state ad buy ahead of the March 10 and March 17 primaries, his largest single advertising effort of the 2020 campaign and a demonstration of his resurgent campaign’s new financial footing. The former vice...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden points as reporters ask questions Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The Latest: Biden fundraiser draws bigger crowd after wins

Mar. 4, 2020 11:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential election (all times local): 10:20 p.m. A fundraiser for Joe Biden at the Los Angeles home of former Paramount Pictures executive Sherry Lansing mushroomed from 80 to 350 attendees in the days after the South Carolina primary. Biden addressed the crowd...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a primary election night campaign rally Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

The Latest: Joe Biden wins Democratic primary in Texas

Mar. 4, 2020 1:59 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the Democratic presidential primary and Super Tuesday (all times local): 1:50 a.m. Joe Biden has won Texas' Democratic presidential primary. The state has 228 delegates at stake, the second biggest prize of the night. More than 2 million people had already voted in Texas...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu smiles after first exit poll results for the Israeli elections at his party's headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, Feb. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Exit polls: Netanyahu short of majority in Israel vote

Mar. 2, 2020 10:55 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party emerged as the largest party in the country’s third election in under a year, exit polls indicated, but it was unclear whether the embattled Israeli leader could secure a parliamentary majority as he prepares to go on trial for...