Latest United States Presidential Election News

Biden's words on segregationist senators draw rivals' fire

Jun. 20, 2019 6:17 AM EDT

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is dismissing calls to apologize for saying that the Senate "got things done" with "civility" even when the body included segregationists with whom he disagreed. His rivals for the 2020 nomination, including the two major black candidates in the race, roundly criticized...

Booker vows to pursue clemency for nonviolent drug offenders

Jun. 20, 2019 6:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker says if he's elected, he plans to use the powers of the office to pursue clemency for what his campaign estimates is more than 17,000 prisoners incarcerated for nonviolent drug crimes. The New Jersey senator's clemency plan would affect...

The Latest: Biden says Booker, not he, should apologize

Jun. 20, 2019 4:05 AM EDT

The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says he won't be apologizing for saying the Senate "got things done" with "civility" decades ago when he served alongside segregationists. He says if anyone should apologize, it...

Biden not apologizing for remarks on segregationist senators

Jun. 20, 2019 3:35 AM EDT

Joe Biden refused calls to apologize Wednesday for saying that the Senate "got things done" with "civility" even when the body included segregationists with whom he disagreed. His rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, including the two major black candidates in the contest, roundly criticized Biden's...

Police shooting poses Buttigieg's biggest 2020 challenge yet

Jun. 20, 2019 12:41 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Mayor Pete Buttigieg stood before newly sworn police officers to welcome them to the city's ranks, just as he has more than a dozen times since taking office. But this time he was a Democratic candidate for president, speaking just days after a white officer fatally shot a black man...

Maine moves toward presidential primaries with ranked voting

Jun. 19, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's Legislature sent a proposal to the governor Wednesday to ditch the state's presidential caucuses for a primary system that would be the nation's first to allow voters to rank candidates. The Democratic-led Senate approved funding the bill, which had already passed the House....

Seattle campaign finance program gives voters $100 to donate

Jun. 19, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — On a muggy spring morning, Seattle City Council candidate Pat Murakami weaves through front yards and porches, knocking on doors in a gritty but gentrifying neighborhood. It's a tradition for political hopefuls. And for Murakami, a two-time council contender, it's her main fundraising...

The Latest: House intel panel to interview Russia-born exec

Jun. 19, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional investigations and special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report (all times local): 6:40 p.m. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff says Russia-born business executive Felix Sater will talk to House intelligence committee staff behind closed doors...

AP-NORC poll: Majority worry about 2020 foreign meddling

Jun. 19, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A majority of Americans are concerned that a foreign government might interfere in some way in the 2020 presidential election, whether by tampering with election results, stealing information or by influencing candidates or voter opinion, a new poll shows. The poll from The Associated...

MSNBC deal with S. Carolina Dems rankles other media outlets

Jun. 19, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Democratic leader says he granted MSNBC exclusive live rights to this weekend's party convention because the network agreed to show speeches from 21 presidential contenders and offered a strong chance to reach black voters. The coverage arrangement for the event, a...