Primary purgatory with no 12th Democratic debate on horizon

ATLANTA (AP) — There is no 12th Democratic presidential debate on the horizon now that the nominating process is in a holding pattern due to the coronarvirus pandemic. One of the De...

Fallout of '08 bailout looms over Washington negotiations

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the fall of 2008, an unlikely alliance of lawmakers, regulators and Bush administration officials banded together to rescue an economy they feared was hours away from collapse. Th...

TV ratings illustrate hunger for news on coronavirus threat

NEW YORK (AP) — Reflecting a hunger for information about the coronavirus outbreak, last Thursday's episode of ABC's “World News Tonight” had more viewers than anything that aired in television's prim...

Distance and silence: Biden, Sanders clash without audience

WASHINGTON (AP) — They came together to bump elbows, then retreated by six feet — and stood there in awkward silence. The visual, dictated by the threat of coronavirus, came to defi...

Dem debate shifts from Phoenix to DC due to virus concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Committee is moving Sunday's presidential debate from Arizona to Washington because of concerns about coronavirus. The party had already an...

Coronavirus compels telecommuting, travel limits for media

NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Post is encouraging its staff to work at home and the Los Angeles Times is restricting air travel, two illustrations of how news organizations compelled to cover the cor...

New threshold for next debate likely rules out Tulsi Gabbard

The Democratic National Committee has ratcheted up the threshold to qualify for its next presidential debate, requiring candidates to have picked up at least 20% of convention delegates allocated in s...

Political programming dominates the week in television

NEW YORK (AP) — For the second straight week, politics was the dominant force in prime-time television. CBS News' coverage of the Democratic presidential debate from South Carolina l...

Buttigieg's White House bid ensures place in LGBTQ history

NEW YORK (AP) — A divisive debate over same-sex marriage animated the 2004 presidential election as voters across the country approved constitutional amendments banning such unions. Sixteen years late...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's viral spin; Sanders' delegates flip

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has not proved to be the bearer of reliable information when calamity threatens and people want straight answers about it. That's happening again as he address...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's viral spin on virus; Dem oversteps

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has not proved to be the bearer of reliable information when calamity threatens and people want straight answers about it. That's happening again as he address...

Trump faces credibility test as he plays down virus threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump faces a critical personal challenge in grappling with the new coronavirus outbreak: asking Americans to believe him after he and some of his top advisers have ...

Pelosi urges Democratic unity amid Sanders' campaign surge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged party unity amid Bernie Sanders' surge in the presidential race, even as House Democrats worry about a volatile election season that could put...

Rough debate performance by moderators a blow to CBS News

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News faced an ill-timed blow to its reputation on Wednesday following a bruising Democratic presidential debate that its moderators struggled to keep from spiraling out of control,...

'Criminal Minds,' 'Fresh Off the Boat' end on ratings high

NEW YORK (AP) — Two long-running series — CBS drama “Criminal Minds” and ABC's “Fresh Off the Boat” — ended their runs last week with modest bumps in the ratings. The investigators o...