ST. PAUL — If it hadn’t been for an embarrassing state government computer system, Minnesota’s elected leaders might be bickering today about a state budget and headed toward a government shutdown.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to economist Arthur Laffer, who co-wrote a book about him.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s favorite attack line is calling Democrats “socialists” for advocating wealth redistribution, nationalized health care and other ideas he depicts as downright un-American.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Democratic Party’s money and political muscle proved pivotal to the success of former Gov. Jerry Brown, helping bankroll his 2010 campaign victory against Republican billionaire Meg Whitman and a ballot measure that eliminated the GOP’s leverage over the s…
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In 1890, as white politicians across the South cracked down on the black population with Jim Crow laws, Mississippi inserted into its constitution an unusually high bar for getting elected governor or winning any other statewide office.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential contenders are in a feverish battle to one-up each other with ever-more-ambitious plans to beat back global warming , curb gun violence , offer universal health care coverage , slash student debt and preserve abortion rights . Largely left out of the…
WASHINGTON (AP) — The ranks of Democratic White House hopefuls backing impeachment proceedings grew on Wednesday following a rare public statement from special counsel Robert Mueller that made clear his Russia report didn't exonerate President Donald Trump.
FRANKFORT, Ky.—A former Republican state lawmaker wants to replace U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in next year’s Kentucky race for U.S. Senate.
WASHINGTON — Beto O’Rourke released a plan Wednesday to rewrite U.S. immigration law, vowing to sweep away Trump-era family separation policies, create a new guest worker program and provide a path to citizenship for 11 million people in the country illegally.
HIGHLAND PARK, Texas — Joe Biden on Wednesday continued to make a play for Texas votes and campaign cash, an effort that could thwart the Lone Star contenders Beto O’Rourke and Julian Castro.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Greg Gianforte, Montana’s lone House member, is planning to announce a run for governor in 2020, according to the state’s MTN News network.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's Roy Moore insists he can win back Senate seat for GOP, tells AP he won't be influenced by Trump's tweets.
WASHINGTON — Amid signs Roy Moore is planning another Senate bid, President Donald Trump is urging him to stay out a 2020 Alabama Senate race after sexual misconduct allegations helped wreck a 2017 run that gave the seat to Democratic incumbent Doug Jones.
NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats won't pick their nominee for another year, but President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are acting like the 2020 presidential contest is already a two-man race.
Wading into the abortion rights debate that has seized the national political spotlight, Sen. Kamala Harris will propose giving the federal government more oversight over state abortion laws.