Latest General elections News

Attack give-and-take in four-way Spanish electoral debate

Apr. 22, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Four runner-ups to become the next Spanish prime minister are exchanging attacks while slipping in campaign pledges during the first of two televised live debates ahead of Sunday's general election. Monday night's debate on Spanish public television and the second on Tuesday on a private...

Impeach or not impeach? Pelosi says focus first on facts

Apr. 22, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged divided fellow Democrats Monday to focus on fact-finding rather than leaping to talk of impeachment to hold President Donald Trump accountable for the "highly unethical and unscrupulous behavior" described in special counsel Robert Mueller's report. Pelosi...

Pete Buttigieg scrambles to turn 2020 buzz into momentum

Apr. 22, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — There are no policy positions on his website. He has virtually no paid presence in the states that matter most. And his campaign manager is a high school friend with no experience in presidential politics. This is the upstart campaign of Pete Buttigieg , the 37-year-old Indiana...

The Latest: Ukraine's routed leader vows to reclaim office

Apr. 22, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy's projected landslide victory in Ukraine's presidential election (all times local): 9:15 p.m. The outgoing president of Ukraine is telling supporters he plans to try to win the job back in a future election. President Petro Poroshenko was...

Herman Cain withdraws from consideration for Fed, Trump says

Apr. 22, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that Herman Cain has withdrawn from consideration for a seat on the Federal Reserve's board amid a focus on past scandals and doubts about his qualifications for the role. Cain is a former CEO of Godfather's Pizza who dropped out of the 2012 presidential...

Congressman's death triggers election, glut of candidates

Apr. 22, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr.'s long-held congressional seat in North Carolina was expected to be up for grabs soon, but it happened more quickly than most people anticipated. Months after the Republican announced his 2018 campaign would be his last, Jones' health faded. He died in...

Military vet Moulton joins 2020 presidential race

Apr. 22, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton is the latest Democrat to jump in the race for the White House. The Massachusetts lawmaker and Iraq War veteran made the announcement Monday. "I'm here to tell you and to tell America that I'm running for president of the United States," Moulton said on ABC's "Good...

Casey lobbies for Democratic primary debate in Pennsylvania

Apr. 22, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania is lobbying for a presidential primary debate in his home state, which is a projected battleground in the 2020 presidential election. Casey's letter Monday to Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez says holding a primary debate...

Warren unveils $640 billion college debt forgiveness plan

Apr. 22, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democrat Elizabeth Warren is proposing the elimination of existing student loan debt for millions of Americans, part of a sweeping set of education funding proposals announced as she and other presidential candidates seek to differentiate themselves in a sprawling field. The...

Spain's rural regions become fierce battleground for votes

Apr. 22, 2019 7:14 AM EDT

LA BIENVENIDA, Spain (AP) — Spanish politicians are swapping campaign buses for tractors, buddying up with hunters and inspecting home-grown tomatoes in Spain's often-neglected rural regions as they hunt for votes in Sunday's general election, one of the country's most polarized votes in decades. The...