Obama plays starring role in Biden's presidential campaign

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — During a campaign swing through Iowa this week, Joe Biden mentioned that his family recently dined with former President Barack Obama's family. At a Houston fundraiser, Biden jo...

Ex-Vice President Biden launches 2020 presidential campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden has formally entered the 2020 race for president. The vice president under President Barack Obama made the announcement in a video released Thursday morning. Th...

2020 Democratic primary set to intensify

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After months of speculation and secrecy, the 2020 presidential primary season is about to explode into public view. Several Democrats are already in the race,...

Trump triggers massive midterm turnout

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has inspired outrage, love, fear and every emotion in between. He has also inspired record-breaking turnout at the ballot box. With votes sti...

In House battle, Democrats see hope in Trump territory

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — White, working-class voters fueled Donald Trump's rise to the White House, but days ahead of the pivotal midterm elections there's concern that these same voters might abando...

Candidates sidestep Trump in midterm closing message

POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (AP) — Tom MacArthur is doing something that's familiar to dozens of candidates in the most fiercely contested congressional races: Tiptoeing around President Donald Trump. ...

Kavanaugh's nomination poses risks for Democrats and GOP

NEW YORK (AP) — With the fate of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee suddenly uncertain, emboldened Democrats clashed with cautious Republicans on Monday as both parties grappled with an in...

Kavanaugh allegation poses political risks for Dems and GOP

NEW YORK (AP) — Emboldened Democrats and cautious Republicans are grappling with an increasingly messy nomination fight weeks before midterm voting begins. The election-year implicat...

What shutdown? Frustrated voters shrug as pols point fingers

NEW YORK (AP) — What if they shut down the government and no one cared? On the ground in communities across America, many voters barely noticed the latest spasm of dysfunction in Was...

Some in GOP consider supporting a primary challenge to Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Cuban isn't ready to launch a formal campaign to challenge President Donald Trump. Yet Cuban, an outspoken Texas billionaire who describes himself as "fiercely i...

Primary buzz already growing amid Trump political struggles

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Cuban isn't ready to launch a formal campaign to challenge President Donald Trump. Yet Cuban, an outspoken Texas billionaire who describes himself as "fiercely i...

Republican leaders dance around Trump remarks

NEW YORK (AP) — One after another, the nation's most powerful Republicans responded to President Donald Trump's extraordinary remarks about white supremacists. Yet few mentioned the president. ...

GOP's base not ready to give up fight against 'Obamacare'

NEW YORK (AP) — Weary Republicans in Washington may be ready to move on from health care, but conservatives across the United States are warning the GOP-led Congress not to abandon its pledge to repea...

GOP fears political fallout after health care 'epic fail'

NEW YORK (AP) — Weary Republicans in Washington may be ready to move on from health care, but conservatives across the United States are warning the GOP-led Congress not to abandon its pledge to repea...

Republicans express frustration after health care failure

NEW YORK (AP) — Republicans are expressing embarrassment, fear and frustration as party leaders concede that their years-long promise to erase much of Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act is all but dea...