Share this story...
Latest News

LATEST POLITICAL NEWS FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Politics

  • AP

    Omarosa’s departure highlights lack of White House diversity

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With Omarosa Manigault Newman’s departure, the White House has lost arguably its most prominent and visible African-American senior staffer, serving as a reminder of the lack of diversity at the upper echelons of the Trump administration. Manigault Newman was one of just a handful of African-Americans to hold a senior position under […]
  • National News

    Rubio threat on child tax credit puts bump in GOP tax path

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Marco Rubio’s potential defection over a tax credit for low-income parents put a speed bump into GOP leaders’ drive to push their big tax package through the Senate, but it’s a complication that’s likely to be resolved. The Florida senator declared Thursday that he’ll vote against the $1.5 trillion bill unless […]
  • National News

    AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s iffy numbers on regulation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his administration are ignoring one side of the ledger when they claim big savings from the federal regulations they’ve been able to roll back over most of this year. Here’s a look at some of Trump’s statements about regulations and the economy Thursday and how they compare with […]
  • National News

    White House to push merit-based immigration in new campaign

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn public opinion against the nation’s largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push next year to move toward a more merit-based structure. The administration was laying the groundwork for such a drive even before an Islamic State-inspired extremist who was […]
  • National News

    Poll: Most believe Trump trying to obstruct Russia probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans think Donald Trump did something illegal or at least unethical regarding ties between his presidential campaign and Russia — and they think he’s trying to obstruct the investigation looking into those possible connections. The deeply divided country is more concerned about health care and the economy than any collusion with […]
  • National News

    Return of 2 ill GOP senators crucial next week for tax bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ailing Republican senators John McCain and Thad Cochran missed votes this week, but their presence will be crucial early next week as the GOP tries to pass a sweeping $1.5 trillion tax package in the Senate with a razor-thin majority and all Democrats opposed to the legislation. McCain, 81, of Arizona, is […]
  • National News

    House Speaker Paul Ryan denies reports he may leave Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan is denying reports that he plans to leave Congress after the Republicans’ treasured tax bill is approved. Politico and The Huffington Post published stories speculating that Ryan would make this two-year Congress his last or even resign after lawmakers approve the $1.5 trillion tax bill, which could happen […]
  • National News

    Sen. Menendez presses for dismissal of corruption charges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez has a message for the Justice Department: Try to prosecute me again on corruption charges or drop it. The New Jersey lawmaker, whose bribery trial ended in a hung jury last month, said Thursday that he wants the charges thrown out and is seeking a decision from government […]
  • Lifestyle

    Politician: Cleavage in Congress ‘invitation’ for harassment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. representative from Ohio is complaining about the cleavage in Congress. Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur has told members of her caucus that revealing clothes worn by staffers and some members of Congress are an “invitation” for sexual harassment. She says she’s seen a member this week with cleavage so deep “it […]
  • National News

    Poll: Most say Trump crossed line with Russia contacts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans think Donald Trump did something illegal or at least unethical regarding ties between his presidential campaign and Russia — and they think he’s trying to obstruct the investigation looking into those possible connections. The deeply divided country is more concerned about health care and the economy than any collusion with […]
  • National News

    The Latest: Lawyer: Mueller wraps up White House interviews

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election (all times local): 5:50 p.m. White House lawyer Ty Cobb says special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of investigators has finished interviews with current and former White House officials. Cobb says Mueller’s team has gone through the list of White House […]
  • National News

    Inspector general to review EPA’s 2017 hurricane response

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal federal watchdog says it will conduct a wide-ranging review of the Environmental Protection Agency’s preparedness and response to the major hurricanes that struck the United States this year. EPA’s Office of Inspector General announced its pending probe in a letter sent Wednesday to senior officials at the agency. The letter […]
  • Lifestyle

    At crunch time for health sign-ups, hold times are growing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s administration says it is trying to accommodate consumers as hold times grow for those seeking to enroll in insurance under the federal health care law. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Thursday that some callers to HealthCare.gov are being asked to leave their contact information. A spokeswoman […]
  • National News

    GOP’s Farenthold, bowing to pressure, won’t seek re-election

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure from fellow Republicans, Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold said Thursday he would not seek re-election to a fifth term, apologizing for his angry outbursts but denying sexual harassment allegations. In a five-minute video on his campaign’s Facebook page, Farenthold denied a former aide’s 3-year-old accusations that he’d subjected her to […]
  • National News

    Senate may put off most anticipated Russian probe findings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With no firm conclusions yet on whether President Donald Trump’s campaign may have coordinated with Russia, the Senate intelligence committee could delay answering that question and issue more bipartisan recommendations early next year on protecting future elections from foreign tampering. Recommendations on how to counter the threat from attempted election hackers could […]
Most Popular