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John Lewis, once Trump target, backs Joe Biden for president

Civil rights icon and Georgia Rep. John Lewis is backing Joe Biden for president, giving the prospective Democratic nominee perhaps his biggest symbolic endorsement among the many veteran black lawmakers who back his candidacy. “We need his voice,” the 80-year-old ...

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Democrats delay nominating convention amid virus concerns

Democrats announced Thursday that they were postponing their presidential nominating convention until August, an unprecedented move that shows how the coronavirus is reshaping the battle for the White House. The party had hoped that a mid-July convention would give them ...

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Biden notches 3 more victories; Sanders reassessing campaign

Joe Biden swept to victory in Florida, Illinois and Arizona, increasingly pulling away with a Democratic presidential primary upended by the coronavirus and building pressure on Bernie Sanders to abandon his campaign. A Sanders spokesman denied a report that the ...

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Florida could be knockout punch for Sanders’ 2020 campaign

Florida has never been known as a place of stability, especially in its politics. And yet stability is what has been on the minds of many Democrats in the state who say they’ll vote for former Vice President Joe Biden ...

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Trump, GOP allies move quickly to discredit, attack Biden

President Donald Trump and his allies are planning sustained personal and reputational attacks against Joe Biden, casting him as ill-equipped for the presidency and pushing unsubstantiated claims of corruption as he emerges as the favorite for the Democratic nomination. The ...

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AP VoteCast: Missouri voters say health care is top issue

Voters in Missouri’s Democratic primary ranked health care as the most important issue facing the country, well above climate change, the economy, race relations, foreign policy and many other social issues. About half the voters named health care, an issue ...

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Joe Biden has another big primary night, wins 4 more states

Joe Biden decisively won Michigan’s Democratic presidential primary, seizing a key battleground state that helped propel Bernie Sanders’ insurgent candidacy four years ago. The former vice president’s victory there, as well as in Missouri, Mississippi and Idaho, dealt a serious ...

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Some voters face problems at polls in Missouri primary

Missouri’s presidential primary got off to a rough start Tuesday for some voters, as problems with electronic equipment in the state’s most populous county led some people to give up and head to work without casting their ballots. Election officials ...

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AP VoteCast: Late deciders aid Biden, young loyal to Sanders

Joe Biden’s surprise victories on Super Tuesday were powered by Democratic voters who broke his way just days before casting their ballots — a wave of late momentum that scrambled the race in a matter of hours. The late deciders ...

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Moderates hustle to blunt Sanders’ momentum after Nevada win

Bernie Sanders’ commanding Nevada caucus victory made him a top target for his Democratic rivals and a growing source of anxiety for establishment Democrats worried that the nomination of an avowed democratic socialist could cost the party in November. The ...

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