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Democrats set to take next steps toward virtual convention

Democrats are making new moves toward a virtual presidential nominating convention this August, with party officials preparing to grant convention organizers in Milwaukee the authority to design an ev...

Biden reaches deal to let Sanders keep hundreds of delegates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has agreed to let former primary rival Bernie Sanders keep hundreds of delegates he would otherwise forfeit by dropping out of the presidenti...

Biden looks to placate Sanders by letting him keep delegates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to avoid the bitter feelings that marred the 2016 Democratic convention, Joe Biden’s campaign is angling to allow Bernie Sanders to keep some of the delegates he would otherw...

'Why would I get out?': Democrats brush off calls to quit

CHICAGO (AP) — Bernie Sanders' ascendance in the Democratic presidential primary has brought louder calls for some of his rivals to drop out of the race. Centrists need to consolidate their support be...

Looking to Nevada, will Dems avoid mistakes of Iowa?

Nevada Democrats are hoping to avoid a repeat of the chaos that ensnared the Iowa caucuses, as voters gather across the Silver State on Saturday to make their presidential preferences known. Iowa's pr...

AP Explains: New rules could muddle results of Iowa caucuses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Iowa caucuses are never simple. On Monday, voters who have gathered at more than 1,600 caucus sites will begin their night by declaring support for their prefe...

AP Explains: New rules could muddle results of Iowa caucuses

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, the Iowa Democratic Party will report three sets of results from the party's presidential caucuses. And there is no guarantee that all three will show the same wi...

AP Explains: Kentucky race for governor too close to call

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the tally of votes in Kentucky's race for governor drew to a close late Tuesday night, Democrat Andy Beshear held a lead of a few thousand votes over Republican incumbent Matthew ...

GOP suspicion after Democratic sweep in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A combination of recent changes in California's election rules have lengthened the ballot-counting process and, some Republicans believe, disadvantaged their party. ...

Democratic sweep in California raises GOP suspicion

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A combination of recent changes in California's election rules have lengthened the ballot-counting process and, some Republicans believe, disadvantaged their party. ...

No tax cuts for Christmas? Trump might delay bill signing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump might wait until next year to sign the tax bill into law, delaying $120 billion in automatic cuts to popular programs such as Medicare and sparing Republicans ...

Senate moves tax cut legislation to brink of final passage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jubilant Republicans pushed on early Wednesday to the verge of the most sweeping rewrite of the nation's tax laws in more than three decades, a deeply unpopular bill they insist Amer...

For GOP, tax bill's most visible win may be averting failure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite the sheer size and society-spanning impact of the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul, the quickest and most potent political victory that Republicans would savor by pushing the bill ...

'This is happening': GOP revels in all-but-certain tax deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans working to execute their first major legislative achievement of Donald Trump's presidency appear to have secured the votes to pass a massive tax overhaul that Trump hoped...

Rubio threat on child tax credit puts bump in GOP tax path

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Marco Rubio's potential defection over a tax credit for low-income parents has put a speed bump into GOP leaders' drive to push their big tax package through the Senate, b...