2024 Elections

2024-06-14 15:25:37
by Anna Claire Miller
Senate GOP Blocks Nationwide Access to IVF Treatment

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked legislation that would have established a national right to in vitro fertilization, as... Read More

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked legislation that would have established a national right to in vitro fertilization, as the chamber’s Democrats continued an effort to put their GOP colleagues on the defensive ahead of the November elections. The... Read More

A New Account Rekindles Allegations Trump Disrespected Black People on 'The Apprentice'

Gene Folkes had just been jettisoned as a contestant on “The Apprentice” and was commiserating with a crew member at a bar... Read More

Gene Folkes had just been jettisoned as a contestant on “The Apprentice” and was commiserating with a crew member at a bar inside the lobby of Trump Tower. He was indignant — and not just at having been kicked off the reality... Read More

2024-06-06 20:39:18
by Dan McCue
Georgia Appeals Court Puts Trump Election Case on Ice

ATLANTA —The Georgia Court of Appeals on Wednesday temporarily halted proceedings in the 2020 election interference case against former President... Read More

ATLANTA —The Georgia Court of Appeals on Wednesday temporarily halted proceedings in the 2020 election interference case against former President Donald Trump and several co-defendants while it reviews a lower court decision allowing Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to... Read More

2024-06-06 19:52:18
by Anna Claire Miller
Senate GOP Blocks Bill Protecting Contraception Access

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked legislation that would have protected women’s access to contraception, dismissing the bill as... Read More

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked legislation that would have protected women’s access to contraception, dismissing the bill as nothing more than a political stunt by Democrats in an election year. The bill, the Right to Contraception Act, needed... Read More

Montana US Sen. Jon Tester to Face GOP Newcomer Tim Sheehy in Election Key to Senate Control

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Three-term incumbent Democratic Sen. Jon Tester and Republican newcomer Tim Sheehy cruised to victory in Montana’s primary election... Read More

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Three-term incumbent Democratic Sen. Jon Tester and Republican newcomer Tim Sheehy cruised to victory in Montana’s primary election Tuesday, setting up a contentious November election that could tip the balance of power in the closely divided U.S. Senate.... Read More

New Jersey Democrats and Republicans Picking Senate, House Candidates Amid Menendez Corruption Trial

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democrats and Republicans decide their parties' standard-bearers Tuesday for the Senate amid the federal corruption... Read More

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democrats and Republicans decide their parties' standard-bearers Tuesday for the Senate amid the federal corruption trial in New York of New Jersey Democratic incumbent Sen. Bob Menendez, along with candidates for the presidency and House. Menendez,... Read More

2024-05-31 20:59:27
by Tom Ramstack
Trump Is Down but Not Out as He Continues Presidential Campaign

NEW YORK — Former President Donald Trump and his supporters are saying he might have lost in a New York... Read More

NEW YORK — Former President Donald Trump and his supporters are saying he might have lost in a New York court Thursday but he is far from being out as a presidential candidate. He pledged during a press conference at... Read More

2024-05-31 15:38:47
by Dan McCue
Trump Conviction No Reason for Complacency, Biden Campaign Warns

WASHINGTON — As Donald Trump was being found guilty Thursday of buying the silence of adult film star Stormy Daniels... Read More

WASHINGTON — As Donald Trump was being found guilty Thursday of buying the silence of adult film star Stormy Daniels days before the 2016 election and covering the deed in a stack of falsified business records, an excited gasp rose... Read More

'War on Coal' Rhetoric Heats Up as Biden Seeks to Curb Pollution With Election Looming

COLSTRIP, Mont. (AP) — Actions by President Joe Biden's administration that could hasten closures of heavily polluting coal power plants and the... Read More

COLSTRIP, Mont. (AP) — Actions by President Joe Biden's administration that could hasten closures of heavily polluting coal power plants and the mines that supply them are reviving Republican rhetoric about a so-called “war on coal” ahead of the November election. The... Read More

2024-05-30 21:48:33
by Tom Ramstack
Trump Found Guilty on All Counts in Historic Criminal Trial

NEW YORK — Former President Donald Trump was found guilty Thursday afternoon in New York on 34 counts of falsifying... Read More

NEW YORK — Former President Donald Trump was found guilty Thursday afternoon in New York on 34 counts of falsifying business records, making him the first American president in history to be convicted of a felony. He now faces the... Read More

2024-05-29 18:51:16
by Dan McCue
Ohio Secretary of State Applauds Dem Effort to Resolve Biden Ballot Snafu

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s Republican secretary of state on Wednesday commended the Democratic National Committee for its efforts to resolve... Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s Republican secretary of state on Wednesday commended the Democratic National Committee for its efforts to resolve President Joe Biden’s ballot access issue in the state. Secretary of State Frank LaRose said he notified Democrats two months... Read More

2024-05-29 18:23:40
by Dan McCue
Kennedy Complaint Rips CNN, Calls Pending Debate ‘Prohibited’ Contribution

WASHINGTON — The Robert F. Kennedy Jr. presidential campaign filed a Federal Election Commission complaint on Wednesday, accusing CNN, President... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Robert F. Kennedy Jr. presidential campaign filed a Federal Election Commission complaint on Wednesday, accusing CNN, President Joe Biden, former President Donald Trump and their respective campaigns of “flagrant violations” of federal campaign finance laws. At the... Read More

Libertarians Nominate Chase Oliver for President, Spurning Trump and Kennedy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Libertarian Party on Sunday nominated party activist Chase Oliver for president, rejecting former President Donald Trump... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Libertarian Party on Sunday nominated party activist Chase Oliver for president, rejecting former President Donald Trump and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. after they each spoke at the party's convention. Third parties have rarely been competitive in... Read More

Political Consultant Behind Fake Biden Robocalls Faces $6M Fine and Criminal Charges

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A political consultant who sent artificial intelligence-generated robocalls mimicking President Joe Biden's voice to voters ahead of New... Read More

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A political consultant who sent artificial intelligence-generated robocalls mimicking President Joe Biden's voice to voters ahead of New Hampshire's presidential primary faces a $6 million fine and more than two dozen criminal charges. The Federal Communications Commission said the... Read More

Trump Says He Is Open to Restrictions on Contraception Before Backing Away From Statement

Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he was open to supporting regulations on contraception and that his campaign would release a... Read More

Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he was open to supporting regulations on contraception and that his campaign would release a policy on the issue “very shortly,” comments that he later said were misinterpreted. The comments, made during an interview with... Read More

Election Deniers Moving Closer to GOP Mainstream, Report Shows, as Trump Allies Fill Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the hours after the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Ohio’s then-Republican senator, Rob... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the hours after the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Ohio’s then-Republican senator, Rob Portman, voted to accept President Joe Biden’s win over the defeated former president, Donald Trump, despite Trump’s false allegations that Biden only won... Read More

Nikki Haley Faces a Murky Path Forward and a Key Decision on Whether or Not to Endorse Trump

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nikki Haley is perhaps the highest-profile Republican in the nation who has refused to fall in... Read More

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nikki Haley is perhaps the highest-profile Republican in the nation who has refused to fall in line and endorse Donald Trump’s presidential bid. It’s unclear how long that might last. Some allies believe she may be forced... Read More

After Blaming His 2020 Loss on Mail Balloting, Trump Tries to Make GOP Voters Believe It’s OK Now

Marta Moehring voted the way she prefers in Nebraska's Republican primary Tuesday — in person, at her west Omaha polling... Read More

Marta Moehring voted the way she prefers in Nebraska's Republican primary Tuesday — in person, at her west Omaha polling place. She didn’t even consider taking advantage of the state’s no-excuse mail-in ballot process. In fact, she would prefer to... Read More

2024-05-15 14:34:06
by Dan McCue
Biden Challenges Trump to Two Debates, Bypassing Nonpartisan Commission

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Wednesday challenged former President Donald Trump to two televised debates before the November election,... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Wednesday challenged former President Donald Trump to two televised debates before the November election, bypassing the nonpartisan organization that has run presidential debates for more than three decades. Biden’s proposal is to hold the... Read More

From Hogan to a Trumpier Senate: Takeaways From Tuesday's Primaries

The presidential primary may be decided, but election season marches on. Voters in several states, including Maryland and West Virginia, chose nominees Tuesday... Read More

The presidential primary may be decided, but election season marches on. Voters in several states, including Maryland and West Virginia, chose nominees Tuesday in critical races that could decide the balance of power on Capitol Hill next year. Here are some takeaways from... Read More

Primaries in Maryland and West Virginia Will Shape the Battle This Fall for a Senate Majority

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Voters across Maryland and West Virginia will decide key primary elections Tuesday with big implications in the fight for the... Read More

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Voters across Maryland and West Virginia will decide key primary elections Tuesday with big implications in the fight for the Senate majority this fall. At the same time, Democratic President Joe Biden and Republican rival Donald Trump hope to project... Read More

One Man Was a Capitol Police Officer. The Other Rioted on Jan. 6. They're Both Running for Congress

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — For Derrick Evans, being part of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol wasn’t enough. The former West... Read More

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — For Derrick Evans, being part of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol wasn’t enough. The former West Virginia lawmaker wants to make his path to the halls of Congress permanent. On the other side of the metal... Read More

Biden and Trump Offer Worlds-Apart Contrasts on Issues in 2024's Rare Contest Between Two Presidents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden and Donald Trump are two presidents with unfinished business and an itch to get it done. Their track records... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden and Donald Trump are two presidents with unfinished business and an itch to get it done. Their track records and plans on abortion, immigration, taxes, wars abroad — you name it — leave no doubt that the man voters... Read More

The Unexpected, Under-the-Radar Senate Race in Michigan That Could Determine Control of the Chamber

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Elissa Slotkin had less than half an hour to reckon with a retirement announcement that would... Read More

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Elissa Slotkin had less than half an hour to reckon with a retirement announcement that would reshape Michigan’s political landscape. The state's senior senator and the third-ranking Democrat in the chamber, Debbie Stabenow, was about to... Read More

AP Decision Notes: What to Expect in Indiana's Presidential and State Primaries

WASHINGTON (AP) — The race for the White House tops the ballot Tuesday in Indiana’s presidential and state primaries, but... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The race for the White House tops the ballot Tuesday in Indiana’s presidential and state primaries, but voters will also have to settle more competitive contests for governor, Congress and the state legislature. President Joe Biden and former President... Read More

2024-04-30 21:15:33
by Tom Ramstack
Judge Fines Trump for Contempt During His Criminal Hush Money Trial

NEW YORK — A New York judge fined former President Donald Trump $9,000 Tuesday for violating a gag order but... Read More

NEW YORK — A New York judge fined former President Donald Trump $9,000 Tuesday for violating a gag order but warned him jail is the next step if his public criticisms of persons involved in his criminal trial continue. Trump... Read More

2024-04-26 22:10:57
by Tom Ramstack
More Witnesses Cast Doubt on Trump’s Hush Money Denials

NEW YORK — New prosecution witnesses at former President Donald Trump’s New York criminal trial Friday further undercut the former... Read More

NEW YORK — New prosecution witnesses at former President Donald Trump’s New York criminal trial Friday further undercut the former president’s denials about paying hush money to a former porn star and then falsifying records to cover up their sexual... Read More

AP Decision Notes: What to Expect in New York's Special Congressional Election

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans’ majority could tighten by another vote after Tuesday’s special congressional election in Buffalo — at least, temporarily.... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans’ majority could tighten by another vote after Tuesday’s special congressional election in Buffalo — at least, temporarily. Voters are choosing a replacement for Democrat Brian Higgins, a longtime House member who cited the “slow and frustrating” pace... Read More

AP Decision Notes: What to Expect in Pennsylvania's Presidential and State Primaries

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump will go before voters Tuesday in Pennsylvania’s presidential primaries, a prelude to the... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump will go before voters Tuesday in Pennsylvania’s presidential primaries, a prelude to the November general election, when the commonwealth is expected to once again play a critical role in the race for the... Read More

2024-04-18 15:45:14
by Dan McCue
Kennedy Family Members to Endorse Biden for President

PHILADELPHIA — More than a dozen members of the Kennedy family are expected to endorse President Joe Biden at a... Read More

PHILADELPHIA — More than a dozen members of the Kennedy family are expected to endorse President Joe Biden at a campaign rally in Philadelphia on Thursday, once again highlighting the rift between themselves and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., whose independent... Read More

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