Latest 2016 United States presidential election News

Trump tries to cast fresh doubt on Mueller's 'Witch Hunt'

Jul. 23, 2018 12:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tried to cast fresh doubt Monday on the federal investigation into Russian election interference in the 2016 presidential election, calling it a "fraud and a hoax designed to target Trump" and demanding an immediate end to the "Witch Hunt." Trump also said onetime...

In liberal state, GOP debates moderation or following Trump

Jul. 23, 2018 10:23 AM EDT

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — Vermont has a reputation for producing GOP politicians more moderate than their national counterparts. But as President Donald Trump and the national Republican Party move to the right, tensions are rising between those who want the state party to follow suit and those who see...

With governor's race, Georgia auditions as 2020 swing state

Jul. 23, 2018 6:24 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Move over, Ohio. Make room, Florida and Pennsylvania. Georgia wants in on the swing-state action. The state's gubernatorial contest comes into greater focus Tuesday after Republicans choose between Brian Kemp, who is endorsed by President Donald Trump, and Casey Cagle, who is backed by the...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump off base on Russia, vets, queen

Jul. 23, 2018 2:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a week of bewilderment over what President Donald Trump really thinks about Russian interference in the U.S. election and what he and Russia's Vladimir Putin told each other in their private meeting. The confusion was fed by Trump's vacillating statements about the summit. On other...

Ariz. Democrat Sinema takes a different path in Senate race

Jul. 23, 2018 2:36 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema says Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency that some in her party are clamoring to abolish, is performing an "important function." She recently joined House Republicans to ease restrictions on banks. And she offered a decidedly nonpartisan comment on...

In Arizona, liberals debate forgiving candidate's moderation

Jul. 22, 2018 9:33 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema says Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency that some in her party are clamoring to abolish, is performing an "important function." She recently joined House Republicans to ease restrictions on banks. And she offered a decidedly nonpartisan comment on...

Administration releases documents about former Trump adviser

Jul. 21, 2018 9:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Saturday released a set of documents once deemed top secret relating to the wiretapping of a onetime adviser to Donald Trump's presidential campaign. The New York Times reported that the documents involving former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page were...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's week of unreal claims on Russia, NATO

Jul. 21, 2018 8:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a week of bewilderment over what President Donald Trump really thinks about Russian interference in the U.S. election and what he and Russia's Vladimir Putin told each other in their private meeting. The confusion was fed by Trump's vacillating statements about the summit. On other...

Trump missteps fuel new energy in Democrats' campaigns

Jul. 21, 2018 12:27 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As Democratic congressional candidate Abigail Spanberger mingled with supporters at a Richmond brewery, one person hung like a shadow over the gleaming brew tanks and grilled food truck pizza. As they watched their kids play with Legos in the corner of the bar Wednesday night, Kristen...

Two democratic socialists rally voters in deep-red Kansas

Jul. 21, 2018 12:23 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kansas (AP) — The new face of an emerging democratic socialist movement joined its patriarch in the most unlikely place Friday, calling on Kansans unhappy with the direction of the country to get off the sidelines in a pivotal Republican-held congressional district. "We know that people in...