WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after Donald Trump, against all odds, won election as America's 45th president, Hillary Clinton on Wednesday said the nation proved to be "more divided than we thought" but urged unity and told her supporters, "We owe him an open mind and a chance to lead."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans held onto their slim Senate majority, a stinging blow to Democrats in a night full of them. Democrats had been nearly certain of retaking control but saw their hopes fizzle as endangered GOP incumbents won in Missouri, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and even Democ…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is trying to steady a shaky campaign as President Barack Obama, enjoying a burst of momentum, heads to New York for a celebrity fundraiser with Beyoncé and Jay-Z and a star turn on David Letterman's couch.
Fundraising reports filed this past week show that Democratic Secretary of State candidate Jason Kander now has more cash on hand than all three of his Republican opponents combined.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is moving away from his preferred issue — the economy — and into military and foreign policy, a realm usually viewed as the home turf of the incumbent.
The deadly shooting spree in Colorado consumed the presidential campaign Friday, sidetracking a bitter political contest with a tragedy that at least temporarily brought the candidates together in common purpose. "There are going to be other days for politics," a somber President Barack Obama said.
With less than three weeks until the August primary, it’s become clear who the big spenders are in the races for Franklin County Commission.
The Republican incumbents for Missouri House seats in Franklin County are substantially spending and fundraising more than their Democratic opponents for the upcoming November general election.
Franklin County Clerk Debbie Door said this week it’s still too early to predict how many voters will turn out to cast ballots in the August 7 state primary.
Franklin County Commissioners Tuesday approved the purchase of electronic poll books for the use in future elections, making the county one of the first to adopt a proprietary iPad application-based system developed by a St. Louis-based company.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — President Barack Obama's campaign has recruited a legion of lawyers to be on standby for this year's election as legal disputes surrounding the voting process escalate.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Republicans from across Missouri will gather this weekend in Springfield for their state convention.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court upheld the state's new congressional districts Friday, finally providing certainty for candidates who have been campaigning for the August primary elections without knowing whether certain counties, cities or neighborhoods ultimately woul…
Any good politician knows the importance of finding common ground with a local audience The shout-out seems so natural when done right. And so cringe-worthy when flubbed. AP's Nancy Benac explores a few recent attempts. (May 14)
While the debate over gay marriage lingers, the election focus is shifting back to the economy as campaign teams for President Obama and Mitt Romney trade barbs. (May 14) Subscribe to the Associated Press: http://bit.ly/APYouTube Download AP Mobile: http://www.ap.org/mobile/ Associated Pr…
Mitt Romney is trying to put history behind him and turn from his alleged high school bullying to economic hardship on the campaign trail. But Romney isn't the first presidential candidate to face accusations about his past. (May 11)
Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney says American children are getting "a third-world education" because the system is failing them. (May 23)
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's secretary of state says Hawaii's verification of President Barack Obama's birth records meets necessary requirements and that the president's name will appear on Arizona's ballot in the fall.
With the gubernatorial primary only three months away, Republican Bill Randles is hoping his traditional, conservative views will help him secure his party’s nomination to take on incumbent Democrat Gov. Jay Nixon.
Both of the Democratic candidates seeking Missouri House seats this year in the local area face uphill battles when it comes to their campaigns’ war chests, according to finance reports filed with the state’s ethics commission.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Six-term Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar was routed by the right flank of his own Republican Party Tuesday night, and North Carolina voters decided overwhelmingly to strengthen their state's gay marriage ban — a conservative show of enthusiasm and strength six months before the …
President Barack Obama declared unequivocal support for gay marriage on Wednesday, becoming the first president to endorse the politically explosive idea and injecting a polarizing issue into the 2012 race for the White House.
During an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Tuesday night, former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum explained his email endorsing Mitt Romney. (May 9)
U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar was ousted Tuesday by a tea party-backed challenger in Indiana's Republican primary, abruptly ending his nearly four-decade career as one of Indiana's best-known and popular politicians. (May 8) Subscribe to the Associated Press: http://bit.ly/APYouTube Download AP…
North Carolina voters overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the state constitution, banning gay marriage. The amendment defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. (May 9)
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Whichever Democrat wins Tuesday's recall primary in Wisconsin will have only a short four weeks to make the closing argument that Republican Gov. Scott Walker should be booted from office after 16 contentious months on the job.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't tell Ron Paul the Republican primary is over. He's too busy mucking up Mitt Romney's efforts to accumulate enough convention delegates to officially claim the GOP nomination for president.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The elections that drove Nicholas Sarkozy out of power in France and left Greece scrambling to build a coalition government pose a financial threat to the United States that could undermine President Barack Obama's efforts to cast himself as the agent of a U.S. economic revival.
NEW YORK (AP) — (at)BarackObama is on Twitter. So is (at)MittRomney. And so are all the voters following the 2012 presidential contest, whether they know it or not.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — With Ron Paul forces at the reins, the Maine Republican Convention elected nearly all of the slate supporting the Texas congressman at the GOP national convention during a chaotic, two-day state convention that ended Sunday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's re-election team plans to spend $25 million on advertising this month, a dramatic escalation of its media presence in a handful of states that could determine the outcome on Nov. 6.
Jimmy Kimmel aimed his comedic barbs at President Obama, Washington politics, and the Secret Service during the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday. Kimmel was the event's featured entertainer. (April 29)
His opponent now clear, President Obama is set to officially hit the campaign trail, though Republicans complain he's already been in re-election mode for months. (April 26) Subscribe to the Associated Press: http://bit.ly/APYouTube Download AP Mobile: http://www.ap.org/mobile/ Associated…
This year's primaries, the General Services Administration scandal, even the Secret Service and Donald Trump were targets for President Barack Obama's scattershot humor at Saturday night's White House Correspondents Dinner. (April 28)
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the better part of a year, Mitt Romney has tethered himself to an array of positions designed for the Republican presidential primaries, stances that put him to the right of where he's been through much of his career and raise questions about where he really wants to go…
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court, suddenly at the heart of presidential politics, is preparing what could be blockbuster rulings on health care and immigration shortly before the fall election.
Marco Rubio? Chris Christie? Rob Portman? With Mitt Romney the almost certain Republican nominee, all focus is on his search for a running mate. The AP's Kelly Daschle takes a look at who Romney might be eyeing. (April 24)}