Latest 2016 United States presidential election News

2018 midterms: An early heat for 2020 Democrats?

May. 20, 2018 8:14 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Look closely enough at the 2018 midterm campaign and you'll see the stirrings of a Democratic scramble to reclaim the White House from President Donald Trump. The leading players — from established national figures such as former Vice President Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth...

Not all GOP candidates want Trump to stump

May. 19, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He is the Republican Party's most powerful political weapon. Yet as the GOP fights to defend its delicate House and Senate majorities, President Donald Trump is not welcome everywhere. Some Republican candidates fear that the unscripted and relatively unpopular president could do more harm...

Georgia GOP primary race centers on guns and immigration

May. 19, 2018 2:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Never mind cutting taxes, creating jobs and other pocketbook mainstays of past Republican campaigns. Amid fierce competition in the GOP primary race for Georgia governor, the five remaining candidates are battling it out over who loves guns the most, who would prove toughest on people in the...

Trump wades into California primary in hopes of boosting GOP

May. 18, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is wading into the heated California GOP gubernatorial primary, endorsing businessman John Cox in hopes of maximizing Republican chances of securing a spot on the ballot this November. In a Friday tweet Trump says, "John Cox is the man - he'll be the best Governor...

Mercer sisters liquidate beleaguered Cambridge Analytica

May. 18, 2018 10:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer and Rebekah Mercer, daughters of Republican mega-donor Robert Mercer, are liquidating Cambridge Analytica, the troubled data collection agency that worked for President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign and caused a global Facebook privacy scandal in recent months. The British...

After upset Iraqi vote, US prepares to embrace a former foe

May. 17, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fourteen years after Muqtada al-Sadr's militias fought American troops, the United States is preparing to work hand in hand with the charismatic Shiite cleric and his movement, hoping to find common cause in curtailing Iran's influence in the wake of an upset Iraqi election. Like many...

Liberal wins in primaries cheer some Democrats, worry others

May. 17, 2018 12:11 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Primary election season is still young, but the liberal wing of the Democratic Party is already celebrating. Democratic primary voters have chosen decidedly liberal candidates in several closely watched congressional primary elections, a sign that the left is driving much of...

Unapologetic Trump Jr.: Not troubled that I met with Russian

May. 16, 2018 11:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Questioned intently by a Senate committee, President Donald Trump's son struck a firmly unapologetic tone, deflected many queries and said he didn't think there was anything wrong with meeting a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower in hopes of election-season dirt on Hillary Clinton, according...

Georgia GOP gubernatorial primary gets tough on immigration

May. 16, 2018 11:14 PM EDT

CLARKSTON, Ga. (AP) — The Republican gubernatorial primary in Georgia is shaping up as a contest over who's toughest on illegal immigration, with campaigns featuring a "deportation bus," a pickup truck for do-it-yourself immigrant roundups, and lots of tough talk about "criminal illegal aliens." The themes...

Liberal tilt in some primaries a sign of Democratic fervor

May. 16, 2018 8:59 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Primary election season is still young, but the liberal wing of the Democratic Party is already celebrating. Democratic voters have chosen decidedly liberal candidates in several closely watched congressional primary elections, a sign that the left is driving much of Democrats'...