Democrats to start presidential primary debates in June 2019

U.S. 12/20/18, 21:55

Democrats will hold at least a dozen presidential primary debates starting in June 2019 and running through April 2020, with party Chairman Tom Perez promising rules that will give everyone in a potentially large field a fair shot at voters' attention. Making public his first in a series of decisions on ...

Too old to run? Biden wrestles with age as he eyes 2020 run

Politics 12/14/18, 17:12

As he considers running for president, Joe Biden is talking with friends and longtime supporters about whether, at 76, he's too old to seek the White House, according to several sources who have spoken with the former Democratic vice president. The discussions suggest Biden is aware that his age may be ...

Biden says he’ll decide on presidential run within 2 months

Politics 12/04/18, 12:32

Former Vice President Joe Biden says he'll announce within the next two months whether he plans to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020.The 76-year-old Democrat made his comments Monday to an audience at the University of Montana in Missoula.Biden says the U.S. can't have four more years of Trump, whom ...

George W. Bush, Laura Bush honored for work with veterans

Politics 11/11/18, 22:39

Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush were awarded the National Constitution Center's Liberty Medal for their work with U.S. military veterans since leaving the White House. Former first lady Laura Bush speaks after receiving medals at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. ...

How an investigation into a series of package bombs unfolded

New York 10/26/18, 18:24

A week of terror by mail started with a single suspicious package in a billionaire's mailbox. In the days that followed, at least a dozen more suspected explosive devices were found, all of them targeting high-profile critics of President Donald Trump. On Friday, as still more suspected devices were being ...

Suspicious package sent to NJ Sen. Cory Booker, FBI says

Florida 10/26/18, 09:12

A suspicious package addressed to Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, and similar to crude pipe bombs sent to prominent critics of President Donald Trump, was recovered Friday in Florida, the FBI said.The FBI released this poster on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, asking for the public's assistance in finding ...

Mail bombs inject national security into 2018 campaigns

Politics 10/25/18, 23:27

A spate of suspicious packages containing pipe mail bombs sent to prominent Democrats and CNN has injected national security into the final two weeks of the midterm elections. Security has been beefed up around some potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, and concerns about the mail bombs addressed to former President Barack ...

Biden campaigns with NY candidate, mentions bomb mailings

New York 10/25/18, 14:43

Former Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that he hopes the shock of a mail bomb plot targeting him and other public figures has been enough to help end the country's divide."We've got to get off this hate machine. We've got to come together," Biden said inside a suburban Buffalo ...

Familiar 2016 figures deployed as midterms hit last 2 weeks

Texas 10/22/18, 22:17

President Donald Trump is battling Democrats for control of Congress. But you might think it's 2016 all over again.As the 2018 midterms shifted to the final two weeks of campaigning, Trump staged a large Monday night rally in Houston, Ted Cruz's hometown, to help the Texas senator and his 2016 ...

Jill Biden christens Navy submarine at Virginia shipyard

U.S. 10/20/18, 15:31

The wife of former Vice President Joe Biden has christened the U.S. Navy's newest Virginia-class attack submarine.Jill Biden is the sponsor of the new USS Delaware. On Saturday, she broke a ceremonial bottle across the submarine's bow at a Virginia shipyard.Jill Biden, right, celebrates with Sen. Thomas Carper, center, and ...

Biden rallies union for Democrats in tight Nevada races

Politics 10/20/18, 14:28

Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke of working class struggles and said President Donald Trump is shredding American values as the Democrat rallied union members in Las Vegas to support Jacky Rosen and other Nevada Democrats.Rosen, a freshman congresswoman from the Las Vegas-area, is challenging incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Dean ...

Update: Trump, Biden scheduled to campaign in Nevada

Politics 10/20/18, 08:31

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):5:20 a.m.It's going to be a busy day of politicking in Nevada, where early voting for the Nov. 6 election is beginning Saturday.President Donald Trump is wrapping up a visit to Western states with a campaign rally later Saturday in rural Elko, ...

George W. Bush, Laura Bush to be honored for work with vets

Politics 10/17/18, 15:41

Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush have been named this year's recipients of the National Constitution Center's Liberty Medal for their commitment to veterans.The Philadelphia museum says the award will be presented by former Vice President Joe Biden on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.Biden says in ...

Mixing bravado and insults, Trump rallies delight supporters

U.S. 10/15/18, 00:30

President Donald Trump gazes out over his rally crowd and lets loose a stream of insults with a theatrical flourish and playful grin. He jabs at Cory Booker the "disaster" mayor, Elizabeth Warren the "Pocahontas" pretender and "sleepy" Joe Biden."I want to be careful," Trump tells the crowd, feigning a ...

Trump on rally blitz as he tries to stave off Dem gains

U.S. 10/14/18, 08:40

President Donald Trump gazes out over his rally crowd and looses a stream of insults with a theatrical flourish and playful grin. He jabs at Corey Booker the "disaster" mayor, Elizabeth Warren the "Pocahontas" pretender and "sleepy" Joe Biden."I want to be careful," Trump tells the crowd, feigning a confession. ...

Update: Trump looks to boost GOP prospects in Kentucky

Politics 10/13/18, 11:28

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):11:15 a.m.President Donald Trump is set to spend Saturday night in Kentucky campaigning for the Republican candidate in one of the country's most closely watched congressional races.Rep. Andy Barr wants a fourth term representing Kentucky's 6th Congressional District. Barr is facing a ...

Update: Trump boosts GOP House candidate in California

California 10/04/18, 19:05

The Latest on former Vice President Joe Biden's California rally (all times local):3:55 p.m.President Donald Trump is reiterating his support for a Republican House candidate in a tough race in Southern California.The president's campaign issued a statement Thursday in support of Diane Harkey, who battling Democrat Mike Levin in the ...

Biden in California to rally Democrats in tough House races

California 10/04/18, 10:54

With control of the U.S. House on the line, Democrats are looking to Joe Biden to give their California congressional candidates a boost Thursday.The former vice president will be in Orange County to headline a rally for five Democrats in tight U.S. House races.The potential Democratic presidential contender in 2020 ...

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