Latest 2016 United States presidential election News

Candidates for governor spar over making tax returns public

Sep. 20, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The candidate had just chided the media minutes earlier for not being tougher on his opponent when the moderator asked him what might be his least favorite campaign question: Why won't you release your tax returns? It wasn't a scene from the 2016 presidential race. Rather, it was...

Trump's tariffs put GOP candidates in a bind in rural areas

Sep. 20, 2018 12:14 AM EDT

SPANGLE, Wash. (AP) — In the aptly named Harvester Restaurant, wheat farmer Roy Dube makes clear he's no fan of President Donald Trump's trade policy. "We get him elected into office and he pulls us out of trade agreements," Dube said last week as local farmers gathered to hear Democratic House candidate...

The Latest: Hawley slams McCaskill over Kavanaugh decision

Sep. 19, 2018 8:17 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Missouri's Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill's decision on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley says Missouri's Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill is "another Washington...

Trump says 'hard to imagine' Kavanaugh guilty of allegation

Sep. 19, 2018 7:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday bluntly questioned the allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a fellow high school student over 30 years ago, and Republicans warned the accuser the window was closing to tell her story before a confirmation vote....

Trump's tariffs could sow trouble for GOP in farm districts

Sep. 19, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

SPANGLE, Wash. (AP) — In the aptly named Harvester Restaurant, wheat farmer Roy Dube makes clear he's no fan of President Donald Trump's trade policy. "We get him elected into office and he pulls us out of trade agreements," Dube said last week as local farmers gathered to hear Democratic House candidate...

GOP frets about prospects for picking up Indiana Senate seat

Sep. 19, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Braun, the Republican candidate for a crucial Senate seat in Indiana, often refers to his rival, Sen. Joe Donnelly, as "Sleepin' Joe" and has vowed to wake the vulnerable Democrat from his "siesta" on Election Day. But as Donnelly barnstorms the state in a used RV, it is Braun's...

Correction: Supreme Court-Kavanaugh-Politics story

Sep. 18, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Sept. 17 about the political effects of allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, The Associated Press erroneously identified Tennessee Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn as an incumbent senator. Blackburn currently serves in the U.S. House of Representatives. A...

Kavanaugh's nomination poses risks for Democrats and GOP

Sep. 18, 2018 6:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With the fate of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee suddenly uncertain, emboldened Democrats clashed with cautious Republicans as both parties grappled with an increasingly messy nomination fight weeks before the pivotal midterm elections. The political implications were still...

Barack Obama's return: good or bad for Democrats?

Sep. 17, 2018 5:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two years out of the White House, former President Barack Obama is facing another political test. To the delight of many Democrats, he's stepped back into the fray that former presidents often try to avoid, campaigning for Democratic candidates ahead of the midterms and blasting...

GOP, White House fret about election prospects

Sep. 17, 2018 12:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The prognosis for President Donald Trump and his party was grim. In a post-Labor Day briefing at the White House, a top Republican pollster told senior staff that the determining factor in the election wouldn't be the improving economy or the steady increase in job creation. It would be...