Politics

What Angela Merkel meant at the Munich beer hall

Spoiler alert: The German chancellor didn’t just throw in the towel on the alliance with America.

Inside Trump's war on regulations

The push to block, rewrite and delays scores of Obama-era rules may be the administration’s biggest untold success.

How Congress Could Cripple Robert Mueller

The special prosecutor was convinced that Congress was on the verge of sabotaging his politically charged investigation—one that led straight into the White House and ...

Trump, Republicans push back on Kushner reports

President Donald Trump went on the offensive Sunday after returning from his nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe to growing scandals at home ...

Trump's obsession over Russia probe deepens

President Donald Trump has been aggressively working the phones since returning this weekend from his foreign trip, talking to friends and outside lawyers as he ...

Inside the Beltway: Trump urges media to honor Memorial Day prayer

In his Memorial Day message, President Trump is mindful that this year marks the 100th anniversary of the nation’s entry into World War I — ...

End to 'temporary' status for US migrants feared under Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) – Nancy Vasquez left the turmoil in her native El Salvador behind and moved to the U.S., where she was able to support ...

Donald Trump voters show little regret

Despite an onslaught of ridicule from the national media, chiding from their neighbors and repeated public relations flare-ups from the White House, President Trump’s voters ...

Trump tweets healthcare fix suggestion 'add more dollars'

President Trump seemingly said Sunday that the federal government will make health care better by spending more money than Obamacare does. In a tweet Sunday ...

Texas bathroom bill in GOP deadlock on legislative session's last day

With the Legislature scheduled to adjourn Monday, the clock is ticking down on a proposed Texas bathroom bill stalled by infighting among Republicans — including ...

Inside Alabama’s Strange Senate race

Luther Strange’s tenure in the Senate is not even four months old, having been handed his Alabama seat by a scandal-plagued governor who resigned on ...

Mattis: Trump is 'wide open' on Paris climate deal

President Donald Trump is “wide open” on the Paris climate accord as “he takes in the pros and cons,” Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said ...

Trump's foreign trip: 5 takeaways

President Donald Trump ended his first overseas trip on a buoyant note Saturday, telling a crowd of American sailors at a naval base in Sicily: ...

Russia scandal casts uncertainty over Kushner’s future role

Once the untouchable son-in-law in a White House where top aides jockey for the president’s ear, Jared Kushner has now been cast in a new ...

Kushner’s alleged Russia backchannel attempt would be serious break from protocol

Jared Kushner’s alleged discussions with Russia’s ambassador about potentially establishing backchannel communications during the transition would have been viewed as not only highly improper but ...

EXCHANGE: Indian immigrants find home in Forsyth

FORSYTH, Ill. (AP) – Urvashi Doshi and her family eventually gave in to the siren call of Forsyth. Doshi and husband Nirav are immigrants from ...

Clinton launches new campaign against Trump 

She didn’t beat him, and now she’s suggesting he might be impeached. Hillary Clinton is still running against Donald Trump — against what she says ...

Senate Dems eyeing 2020 tell Trump ‘hell no’

Six Democrats have positioned themselves as the staunchest Trump opponents, according to an analysis of votes on the president’s nominees.

State, local leaders circle wagons to save tax break from Trump

Elected leaders from both parties are mounting a fight against one likely provision in President Donald Trump’s tax-overhaul plan — the elimination of the 104-year-old ...

The Latest: Activist arrested in beatings at Berkeley rally

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) – The Latest on anti-fascist activist arrested for assault (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Northern California prosecutors have charged a former community ...

Lawyer: Kushner ‘has no recollection’ of reported undisclosed Russian contacts

Top presidential adviser Jared Kushner’s legal team pushed back Friday night against a report that the White House senior adviser and Trump son-in-law had at ...

Trump brings his solo act to Europe

TAORMINA, Sicily — Days before President Donald Trump embarked on his first foreign trip, national security adviser H.R. McMaster said the administration’s message to allies ...

Panama cuts stays for Colombians, Venezuelans, Nicaraguans

PANAMA CITY (AP) – Panama says it’s halving the maximum time for tourism visits by people from Colombia, Venezuela and Nicaragua to 90 days. President ...

Search finds drugs, guns, cash at Mississippi man's home

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A Mississippi man has been arrested after law enforcement officers searched his home and found drugs, guns and cash. Mississippi Bureau ...

Highlights from in and around the world of Texas politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – State lawmakers have given Texas Motor Speedway a big helping hand if the state’s premier stock-car track wants to lobby for ...

Senate leader says votes short on key Oregon tax reforms

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Senate President Peter Courtney said Friday there isn’t enough support to successfully approve multi-billion dollar tax reforms on business, transportation and ...

Trump still hasn't given allied leaders what they want

SICILY — Despite a day of pitches from European leaders, President Donald Trump has yet to give them what they want — a commitment to ...

GOP turns gloomy over Obamacare repeal

A feeling of pessimism is settling over Senate Republicans as they head into a weeklong Memorial Day recess with deeply uncertain prospects for their push ...

Gianforte wins Montana special election

Republican Greg Gianforte won Montana’s special House election Thursday night, beating Democrat Rob Quist a day after Gianforte was charged with assault for allegedly attacking ...

Montana's special election: 5 takeaways

BOZEMAN, Mont. — The ending was shocking, but the result was no surprise. Despite a bizarre election eve altercation with a reporter that led to ...

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