Political conventions

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the crowd during a campaign stop at the Minneapolis International Airport. On Monday, April 15, 2019, President Trump is travelling to Minnesota, where he lost to Hillary Clinton by fewer than 45,000 votes in 2016, but his re-election campaign is also targeting New Mexico, Nevada, and New Hampshire _ all states where he trailed by under 100,000 votes. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
April 13, 2019 - 2:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump loves to recount how his 2016 campaign defied expectations to pierce the vaunted Democratic "blue wall." For 2020, he's looking to do one better. As his re-election campaign kicks into high gear, it's exploring opportunities to contest states he lost in 2016...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 8, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a convention of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, in Las Vegas. Sanders is heading back to the friendly turf of Wisconsin for a rally that kicks off a swing through states that are key to the Democratic "blue wall" strategy for 2020. Sanders' event Friday, April 12, in Madison will be followed by weekend stops in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
April 12, 2019 - 9:10 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders returns to the friendly terrain of Wisconsin on Friday to kick off a swing through pivotal states that are part of the Democratic "blue wall" strategy for 2020. The independent senator from Vermont carried Wisconsin by 13 points in the Democratic...
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President Donald Trump listens to South Korean President Moon Jae-in speak during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 12, 2019 - 6:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a far cry from "I love WikiLeaks!" President Donald Trump declared that "I know nothing about WikiLeaks" after its disheveled founder Julian Assange was hauled out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to face charges, a stark contrast to how candidate Trump showered praise...
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Former President Bill Clinton, left, and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton wave at the crowd as they arrive on stage for "An Evening with the Clintons," at the Beacon Theatre Thursday, April 11, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April 11, 2019 - 9:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Newly arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange needs to "answer for what he has done," Hillary Clinton said on Thursday. The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee and former secretary of state weighed in on Assange while at a speaking event with her husband, former President Bill...
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FILE- In this Dec. 4, 2017 file photo, the building housing the National Enquirer's parent company, American Media Inc., is shown in New York. The supermarket tabloid under fire for paying hush money to a former Playboy model to help Donald Trump in his 2016 presidential campaign is on the auction block. American Media said Wednesday, April 10, 2019, that it is exploring a possible sale as part of a "strategic review" of its tabloid business. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
April 10, 2019 - 8:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The supermarket tabloid under fire for paying hush money to a former Playboy model to help Donald Trump in his 2016 presidential campaign is on the auction block. The parent of the National Enquirer said Wednesday that it is exploring a possible sale as part of a "strategic review"...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in her office at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 10, 2019 - 4:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday she doesn't trust Attorney General William Barr and suggested his statement that he believes President Donald Trump's campaign was spied on undermines Barr's independence as the nation's top law enforcement officer. The California Democrat...
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In this April 5, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., addresses a gathering during a campaign stop at a coffee house in Dover, N.H. Gillibrand has campaigned across eight states, pushed her rivals to release their tax returns and delivered a major speech outside a Trump-branded property in Manhattan in the months since launching her exploratory committee. Yet, she has struggled to break out of the pack of more than a dozen 2020 presidential candidates. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 09, 2019 - 10:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand (all times local): 10:55 p.m. New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says that her relationship with Hillary Clinton is strong and that the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee has given her advice about her own...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speaking at a plenary session of the International Arctic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
April 09, 2019 - 10:13 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation report validated Moscow's repeated denials of collusion with U.S. between President Donald Trump's campaign. Speaking at an Arctic forum in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, Putin said claims...
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April 09, 2019 - 12:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of a prominent liberal group are urging Democratic presidential contenders who are pitching massive policy changes to also focus on more fundamental "structural reforms" to American democracy. In a book set for publication this fall, Ezra Levin and Leah Greenberg — who...
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April 08, 2019 - 7:01 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A recent top Trump administration manager has been named the chief executive of the 2020 Republican National Convention. RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced on Monday that Marcia Lee Kelly will be president and CEO of next year's convention in Charlotte. Kelly worked at...
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