Latest 2016 United States presidential election News

Trump ally McCarthy to lead House GOP, work to win majority

Nov. 14, 2018 8:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election Wednesday to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, handing the seven-term Californian a familiar role of building the party back to a majority as well as protecting President Donald Trump's agenda. With current...

The Latest: Bloomberg: Leader's GOP women claim misleading

Nov. 14, 2018 6:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional Republicans' leadership elections (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Michael Bloomberg's team says it's misleading for Republican leader Kevin McCarthy to claim that the billionaire is responsible for reducing the number of GOP women in Congress. Bloomberg...

Bloomberg likely to decide on 2020 bid by early next year

Nov. 14, 2018 12:05 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Having spent a fortune to help elect Democrats this fall, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared lifetime allegiance to the Democratic Party and outlined an aggressive timeline for deciding whether to run for president. "I think January, February would be about as late as you...

Trump warnings about migrant caravan fall off after election

Nov. 14, 2018 12:04 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Did someone say caravan? One week after Election Day, President Donald Trump's daily drumbeat of warnings about a caravan of "bad thugs" and potential terrorists intent on invading the U.S. from Mexico has largely fallen silent. The migrant caravans are still trudging along, the largest...

The Latest: Gillum says claims of fraud undermine democracy

Nov. 13, 2018 9:44 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Florida recount of its Senate and governor elections (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Florida's Democratic gubernatorial candidate says claims of electoral fraud without evidence by President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Rick Scott were sowing seeds that could...

Only on AP: Bloomberg charts aggressive timeline on 2020 bid

Nov. 13, 2018 4:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Having spent a fortune to help elect Democrats this fall, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared lifetime allegiance to the Democratic Party on Tuesday and outlined an aggressive timeline for deciding whether to run for president. "I think January, February would be about as...

Remember the caravan? After vote, focus on migrants fades

Nov. 13, 2018 4:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Did someone say caravan? One week after Election Day, President Donald Trump's daily drumbeat of warnings about a caravan of "bad thugs" and potential terrorists intent on invading the U.S. from Mexico has largely fallen silent. The migrant caravans are still trudging along, the largest...

Democrat Sinema wins Arizona Senate seat running as centrist

Nov. 13, 2018 3:43 PM EST

In a year of liberal challenges to President Donald Trump, an avowed centrist scored the Democratic Party's biggest coup -- flipping a red state's U.S. Senate seat. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema won the Arizona Senate seat being vacated by Republican Jeff Flake to become the first woman to win a U.S. Senate seat in the...

More races go to Democrats, including Senate seat in Ariz.

Nov. 13, 2018 8:24 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — No, it wasn't a blue wave. But a week after the voting, Democrats are riding higher than they thought on election night. As vote counting presses on in several states, the Democrats have steadily chalked up victories across the country, firming up their grip on the U.S. House and...

Why wait? Democrats openly flirt with 2020 White House bids

Nov. 13, 2018 5:30 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the days after the midterm election, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker worked the phones with Democratic luminaries in Iowa. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock courted high-dollar donors in New York. Other Democrats openly mused about their White House ambitions on live television. Motivated by an...