Trump, Stirring Up More Chaos in Final Stretch, May be Exhausting the Voters He Needs
2020 Elections
Trump, Stirring Up More Chaos in Final Stretch, May be Exhausting the Voters He Needs

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. - In the final throes of an increasingly daunting reelection campaign, President Donald Trump is revving up his rally schedule and whipping his supporters into a frenzy with the type of nonstop outrage that helped make him the most... Read More

Biden’s $466 Million Bankroll Tops Trump by $141 Million
Campaign Finance
Biden’s $466 Million Bankroll Tops Trump by $141 Million

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden started September with a $466 million mountain of cash to take on President Donald Trump and the Republicans, completely reversing the GOP’s financial advantage in just four months. In April, Biden, the Democratic... Read More

Poll: Most Adults Wary of Taking Any Vaccine Approved Before the Election
Opinion Polls
Poll: Most Adults Wary of Taking Any Vaccine Approved Before the Election

The public is deeply skeptical about any coronavirus vaccine approved before the November election, and only 42% would be willing to get a vaccine in that scenario, according to a new poll. The results of the poll by the Kaiser... Read More

‘A Very Fine Line:’ As Trump Ramps Up Campaign Travel, Biden Weighs Risks and Rewards
2020 Elections
‘A Very Fine Line:’ As Trump Ramps Up Campaign Travel, Biden Weighs Risks and Rewards

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden’s campaign has decided their candidate should resume traveling around the country. But entering the two-month homestretch of the 2020 presidential race, the Democratic nominee’s top aides are still debating how often he should be visiting key... Read More

Analysis: Trump, Biden Agree: Election Will Turn on the Person, More Than Policy
Political News
Analysis: Trump, Biden Agree: Election Will Turn on the Person, More Than Policy

WASHINGTON — For all their differences, Donald Trump and Joe Biden share a similar view of the 2020 election: It’s more a choice between two men than between competing agendas. “Character is on the ballot,” Biden says often. His acceptance... Read More

Whitmer Latest to Join Governors Coalition on Election Security
State News
Whitmer Latest to Join Governors Coalition on Election Security
2020-08-19 17:15:33
by Dan McCue

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday became the latest Democratic governor to formally pledge to uphold the integrity of the November general election. The informal coalition stemmed from concerns over changes Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has imposed on the agency's... Read More

Slipping in Polls, President Banks All on Hastily Assembled Pharma Policy
Prescription Drugs
Slipping in Polls, President Banks All on Hastily Assembled Pharma Policy
2020-07-24 23:26:22
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump signed four executive orders Friday afternoon that he says will dramatically reduce the cost of prescription drugs. But even before his press conference in the Old Executive Office building was over, the orders were being... Read More

Trump, Trailing in Race, Fires His Campaign Manager
Campaigns
Trump, Trailing in Race, Fires His Campaign Manager

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, falling further behind Joe Biden in polls as he struggles to contain the growing coronavirus pandemic and recession, shook up his campaign staff Wednesday night, replacing his campaign manager, Brad Parscale, with another longtime aide.... Read More

Trump’s Tulsa Rally Should ‘Probably’ Include Face Masks, Adviser Says
Health
Trump’s Tulsa Rally Should ‘Probably’ Include Face Masks, Adviser Says

Those attending President Donald Trump’s upcoming Tulsa rally should “probably” wear masks, one of his advisers says. Larry Kudlow, National Economic Council chief, stressed the importance of continuing to observe safety guidelines — such as practicing social distancing and wearing... Read More

Virus, Racial Unrest Force Trump Campaign to Recalibrate
Campaigns
Virus, Racial Unrest Force Trump Campaign to Recalibrate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than five months before voters will decide his fate, President Donald Trump is confronting a vastly different political reality than he once envisioned. For starters, if the election were held today, he’d likely lose. The president,... Read More

Poll Shows Biden Widening Lead Over Trump
2020 Elections
Poll Shows Biden Widening Lead Over Trump

WASHINGTON — A national poll shows Joe Biden leading President Donald Trump by 11 points, the Democrat’s widest margin since early April. In a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, 50% of registered voters nationally said they backed Biden in a... Read More

Biden Uses Virtual Events to Target Battleground Florida
2020 Elections
Biden Uses Virtual Events to Target Battleground Florida

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is back on the campaign trail, targeting the critical battleground state of Florida — but without actually leaving home. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee is staying in his Delaware house amid efforts to slow the spread of... Read More

Biden on Sex Assault Allegation: 'This Never Happened'
2020 Elections
Biden on Sex Assault Allegation: 'This Never Happened'
2020-05-01 12:50:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday publicly denied allegations from a former staffer who says the then-senator sexually assaulted her 27 years ago. "They aren't true," Biden said in a statement emailed to reporters and also published... Read More

Bernie Sanders Drops Presidential Bid
2020 Elections
Bernie Sanders Drops Presidential Bid
2020-04-08 18:05:57
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent who made two tries to secure the Democratic presidential nomination, ended his latest bid for the White House Wednesday, conceding he is too far behind frontrunner Joe Biden to catch up. “I... Read More

South Carolina an Early Barometer of Amy Klobuchar’s Black Support
2020 Elections
South Carolina an Early Barometer of Amy Klobuchar’s Black Support

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – Sen. Amy Klobuchar told a group of black ministers here Wednesday that to win the presidency in November Democrats need a fired-up base, “which has always had its roots in the African American community.” For the... Read More

‘This Isn’t Going to Be Easy’: 2020 Democrats Brace for Super Tuesday Delegate Slog
2020 Elections
‘This Isn’t Going to Be Easy’: 2020 Democrats Brace for Super Tuesday Delegate Slog

WASHINGTON — For the last month, the Democratic presidential candidates have had a straightforward task: Campaign heavily in the small, overwhelmingly white states of Iowa and New Hampshire, and hope to emerge with momentum. Things are about to get a... Read More

Moderates Prevail Among Dem Voters in New Hampshire
2020 Elections
Moderates Prevail Among Dem Voters in New Hampshire
2020-02-12 17:36:03
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont eked out a win in New Hampshire by appealing to young, liberal college students in the state, but his victory was far from an endorsement of the party's far left. In fact, with... Read More

Impeachment Sidelining Senators While Biden, Buttigieg and Yang Blanket Iowa, Bloomberg Focuses on Texas
2020 Elections
Impeachment Sidelining Senators While Biden, Buttigieg and Yang Blanket Iowa, Bloomberg Focuses on Texas
2020-01-28 19:14:05
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- In most presidential election years, being a sitting U.S. Senator might be considered an advantage a week ahead of the Iowa Caucuses. Not in 2020, however. Not by a long shot. That's due to the ongoing impeachment trial... Read More

2020 Democrats Are Naming Their Fundraising ‘Bundlers’
Campaign Finance
2020 Democrats Are Naming Their Fundraising ‘Bundlers’

When it comes to political fundraising, rich people are great. People who know a lot of rich people are even better. Individual donors may write the checks, but a lot of influence and power accrues to the intermediaries who collect... Read More

Mark Sanford Suspends 2020 Presidential Campaign
2020 Elections
Mark Sanford Suspends 2020 Presidential Campaign
2019-11-12 21:19:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Former Congressman and South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford suspended his longshot campaign for the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday, explaining that sometimes "you've got to be a realist." Standing outside the New Hampshire statehouse while holding an oversized trillion-dollar... Read More

Democrats See 2020 Election Won By Slim Margins In Several Key Battleground States
2020 Elections
Democrats See 2020 Election Won By Slim Margins In Several Key Battleground States
2019-11-08 21:11:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Democratic party believes whoever its eventual nominee is, the race to win the 2020 presidential election will come down to slim margins of victory in several key battleground states. As a result, said David Bergstein, the DNC's... Read More

Michael Bloomberg Opening Door for 2020 Run
2020 Elections
Michael Bloomberg Opening Door for 2020 Run

NEW YORK — Michael Bloomberg is taking his first official step toward running for president in 2020. The billionaire ex-mayor, who has flirted with a White House bid for months, is filing paperwork Friday to qualify for Alabama’s Democratic presidential... Read More

Analysis: A Year Out, Here’s Four Scenarios for 2020 Elections
Political News
Analysis: A Year Out, Here’s Four Scenarios for 2020 Elections

WASHINGTON — After Donald Trump’s surprise victory in 2016, there’s a saturating fear of projecting elections. Nearly three years into his presidency, and with one year left in his first term, there are multiple potential outcomes for the 2020 elections.... Read More

Bipartisan Senate Report Calls for Sweeping Changes to Prevent Interference in 2020 Election
2020 Elections
Bipartisan Senate Report Calls for Sweeping Changes to Prevent Interference in 2020 Election
2019-10-08 22:29:29
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of senators on Tuesday urged both Congress and the Trump administration to take sweeping action to ensure social media sites aren't used as platforms for interference in the 2020 presidential election. The Senate Intelligence Committee... Read More

Democratic Race Is About to Get Serious
2020 Elections
Democratic Race Is About to Get Serious

WASHINGTON — The unofficial end of summer kicks off a more intense phase of a Democratic presidential race that has been led by moderate Joe Biden, with progressives Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren in a battle for second as the... Read More

Kirsten Gillibrand Drops Out Of 2020 Presidential Race
Political News
Kirsten Gillibrand Drops Out Of 2020 Presidential Race
2019-08-29 17:04:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., dropped out of the 2020 presidential race Wednesday, after having failed to make the stage for the third Democratic candidate debate. Gillibrand, who positioned herself as a progressive and strong advocate for women’s issues,... Read More

Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh to Challenge Trump in 2020 GOP Primary
2020 Elections
Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh to Challenge Trump in 2020 GOP Primary

WASHINGTON — Former Rep. Joe Walsh, once a backer of President Trump, said Sunday he would mount a Republican primary challenge to the president because “we can’t take four more years of Donald Trump.” Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” the... Read More

Rep. Moulton Drops Out Of Presidential Race, Will Seek Reelection
2020 Elections
Rep. Moulton Drops Out Of Presidential Race, Will Seek Reelection
2019-08-23 17:19:57
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., dropped out of the 2020 presidential contest Friday, saying he will instead seek reelection in Massachusetts' 6th congressional district. Moulton made his announcement at the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting in San Francisco. "Today,... Read More

Trump, Battered In New Poll, Says 'Love Me Or Hate Me' You Have to Vote For Me
Political News
Trump, Battered In New Poll, Says 'Love Me Or Hate Me' You Have to Vote For Me
2019-08-16 19:06:06
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - With polls suggesting his disapproval rating is near an all-time high, President Donald Trump told attendees at a boisterous New Hampshire campaign rally Thursday night they had to vote for him "whether you love me or hate me."... Read More

Biden Leads Democrats, But It’s Still a ‘Pretty Fluid Race,’ Poll Shows
2020 Elections
Biden Leads Democrats, But It’s Still a ‘Pretty Fluid Race,’ Poll Shows

WASHINGTON — As Democratic presidential hopefuls prepare for their second round of debates this week, a new poll finds that half of likely primary voters have changed their minds since the spring, highlighting how unsettled the contest remains. Former Vice... Read More

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