CONCORD, N.H — A toss-up congressional district featuring no fewer than 17 candidates, including Sen. Bernie Sanders‘ son, topped the ballot Tuesday in a New Hampshire primary that provides one of the final measures of the country’s mood before November’s midterm election. Accustomed to going first in the presidential primary, New Hampshire voters are among … Continue reading CONCORD, N.H | Bernie Sanders’ son in crowded New Hampshire primary field
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Fresh from a stunning primary upset that boosts the progressive wing of the Democratic Party and potentially scrambles the November midterms in the nation’s premier political battleground, Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum says he’s intent on bringing a flood of new voters to the polls in November. “We’re going to be … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Gillum, Nelson: A team approach for Florida Dems?
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida’s race for governor comes down to a conservative congressman backed by President Donald Trump and a once little-known liberal who hopes to become the state’s first black governor. The race between U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who both defeated better known rivals in their primaries Tuesday, gives … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Trump’s candidate to face black mayor for Florida governor
CHICAGO— The Latest on Democrats and the role of party insiders known as superdelegates in picking a presidential nominee at conventions (all times local): 12:45 p.m. It’s taken two years of sometimes ugly public fighting, but Democratic Party leaders have now acted to limit their own high-profile roles in choosing presidential nominees. The decision gives … Continue reading CHICAGO | The Latest: Dem leaders limit White House nomination role
Democrats are bullish about their prospects in the November midterms, and are peeking around the corner at a 2020 rematch with President Donald Trump. But first, they’re confronting the lingering frustration from 2016. That bitter nominating fight between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is front and center in Chicago this week as members of the … Continue reading Democrats gather to confront lingering 2016 frustration
NEW YORK — Showtime and Sacha Baron Cohen are pushing back against allegations the comedian duped guests on his new show by posing as a disabled veteran. The network says in a statement Monday that Baron Cohen “did not present himself as a disabled veteran” or wear any military apparel when he met with Sen. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Showtime and Sacha Baron Cohen push back against Sarah Palin
WASHINGTON — An embattled FBI agent whose anti-Trump text messages exposed the Justice Department to claims of institutional bias vigorously defended himself at an extraordinary congressional hearing that devolved into shouting matches, finger-pointing and veiled references to personal transgressions. Peter Strzok on Thursday testified publicly for the first time since being removed from special counsel … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Hearing on Russia probe devolves into shouting match
ATLANTA/December 8, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Democrats are considering a plan that would limit — but not abandon — the influence of “superdelegates” in the next presidential primary, after a bruising 2016 primary prompted allegations by Bernie Sanders’ supporters that the system was rigged. The changes, outlined in a draft proposal obtained by The Associated Press, … Continue reading Dems prepare to curtail superdelegates ahead of 2020