- Biden for president? Allies mulling Clinton challenge Updated: Aug-02-15 7:41 am
WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden's associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations while his son was sick and dying earlier this year. But Biden has yet to tell his staff whether he will run or personally ask them to do any planning for a potential campaign, according to several people close to the vice president.
- Meeting unions, Clinton offers support for $12 minimum wage Updated: Jul-30-15 4:20 pm
SILVER SPRING, Maryland - Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday offered some support for a proposal in the Senate that would raise the federal minimum wage to $12 an hour, hinting that the higher rate sought by labor unions doesn't have enough support.
- Vermont's 2 senators denounce move to cut Planned Parenthood Updated: Jul-30-15 3:07 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont's two U.S. senators are denouncing a Republican-backed move to defund Planned Parenthood.
- Planned Parenthood seeks fed study of fetal tissue research Updated: Jul-29-15 9:00 pm
WASHINGTON - Under fire for its role in providing fetal tissue for research, Planned Parenthood asked the government's top health scientists Wednesday to convene a panel of independent experts to study the issues surrounding the little-known branch of medicine.
- Missouri governor's race no mirror of White House contest Updated: Jul-26-15 12:14 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A well-known and well-funded Democrat, opposite a field loaded with an array of Republican candidates. The contest to become Missouri's next governor may seem similar to the White House race, but experts say important differences will affect it.
- As Democrats face-off, Clinton keeps her focus on the GOP Updated: Jul-18-15 3:04 am
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Ignoring her primary challengers, Hillary Rodham Clinton focused instead on the expanding field of Republican contenders as she and her fellow Democrats tried to impress influential party activists in Iowa.
- Warren urges 2016 candidates to fight 'revolving door' Updated: Jul-17-15 10:26 pm
PHOENIX - Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Friday pressed the 2016 presidential contenders to curb the influence of Wall Street banks, as she seeks to leave her imprint on the agenda of Hillary Rodham Clinton and rest of the Democratic field.
- Democrats Miller, Fitzgerald endorse Clinton for president Updated: Jul-17-15 1:32 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Two Democrats who hold statewide office are endorsing Hillary Clinton for president.
- Larger venue for presidential candidate's speech in Phoenix Updated: Jul-16-15 6:20 am
PHOENIX - This weekend's scheduled speech in Phoenix by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been moved to a larger venue.
- Vermont's Leahy, Sanders, Welch praise Iran nuclear deal Updated: Jul-15-15 4:43 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont's congressional delegation is offering support for the agreement reached with Iran to limits that nation's nuclear program while lifting economic sanctions.
- Can independent Sanders get on NH Democratic primary ballot? Updated: Jul-11-15 8:58 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - From his run for mayor of Burlington to numerous campaigns for Congress, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has for more than three decades eschewed traditional party labels in his pursuit of political office, winning election after election as an independent.
- Hispanic group returns to Kansas City after dispute Updated: Jul-10-15 2:11 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Three Democratic presidential candidates are headlining a National Council of La Raza convention that opens this weekend in Kansas City, nearly a decade after the national Hispanic advocacy group pulled another event to protest the appointment of an illegal immigration opponent to a city board.
- Sanders says income inequality is a 'moral issue' Updated: Jul-06-15 9:58 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - Calling income inequality "the great moral issue of our time," Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders urged a boisterous crowd of thousands in Maine on Monday to help him transform America by restoring a thriving middle class.
- Who will make us laugh during upcoming presidential campaign Updated: Jul-06-15 9:44 am
NEW YORK - A presidential campaign is beginning without late-night television hosts who helped us laugh through past ones, both a cultural loss and an opportunity for new voices.
- Sanders lauds gay rights ruling, balks at denying exemptions Updated: Jul-05-15 3:14 pm
BURLINGTON, Vermont - Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders lauds the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gay rights, but he has balked at taking tax exemptions away from organizations that do not recognize same-sex marriage.
- America celebrates Independence Day with fireworks, parades Updated: Jul-05-15 2:46 am
Americans celebrated 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday with extravagant fireworks displays, rock and classical concerts and parades both big and small. Here were some highlights of Independence Day festivities around the nation: