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First ladies step deeply into political moment

The country’s former first ladies are showing there are second acts in political life after the White House. From Hillary Clinton abetting the anti-Trump resistance ...

Trump eager to woo back advisers who have moved on

Even in the moment when his favored advisers announce that they’re leaving him, President Donald Trump is often already discussing how and when he can ...

Trump, no longer ratings gold, loses his prime-time spot on Fox News

President Donald Trump loves to brag about ratings, but he’s not getting them anymore. As he’s ramped up his rally schedule ahead of the midterms, ...

Breaking taboo, negative ads fly during Florida hurricane

It had once been considered taboo in Florida to run negative campaign attack ads as a hurricane batters the state. But no more. As Hurricane ...

Bernie Sanders sizes up California

LOS ANGELES — When Bernie Sanders ends his midterm election campaign tour at the end of October, it’s no coincidence that his last stop will ...

Trump’s midterm pitch: Vote for me

President Donald Trump, who as a candidate warned that he alone could fix the nation’s ills, is making the midterms a referendum on the one ...

S. Korea walks back on possibly lifting sanctions on North

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korea on Thursday walked back on a proposal to lift some of its unilateral sanctions against North Korea following ...

Reports: Malaysia plans to end death penalty for all crimes

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) – Malaysia’s government reportedly plans to abolish the death penalty for all crimes and halt all pending executions, a rare move ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's view of 'Medicare for All' simplistic

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump took a big step into the debate over the future of America’s health care system with an op-ed column ...

ID cards to help undocumented immigrants in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) – An identification card designed to help undocumented immigrants and other vulnerable people will soon be issued by Baltimore’s Catholic archdiocese. Baltimore’s mayor ...

Claire McCaskill video: Missouri Democrat shuns rural 'bootheel' voters

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri — A video recording has emerged of Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill telling supporters that she doesn’t care about losing votes in the state’s ...

Dina Powell tops White House list for U.N.

NEW YORK — Dina Powell, the Goldman Sachs executive and former senior White House official, is the top candidate to replace outgoing U.S. Ambassador to ...

Nikki Haley flips the script on Trump

Rumors circulated for months that President Donald Trump was poised to fire his secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, before he finally did so in March. ...

Nikki Haley to resign as Trump's U.N. ambassador

Nikki Haley is resigning as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, jolting the foreign policy world and President Donald Trump’s team just weeks before ...

GOP colleagues defend Murkowski after Trump broadside

Lisa Murkowski is facing fresh political fallout for opposing confirmation of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, as Republicans fret about her future in the ...

Did Nikki Haley Do a Good Job?

What has Nikki Haley stood for at the United Nations? The U.S. ambassador to the U.N. has been showered with plaudits on announcing her decision ...

Libertarian says Trump, Democrats need a swing-vote senator

TUCUMCARI, N.M. (AP) – The nation rejected him in 2016 as an offbeat alternative to Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. The rest is not yet ...

Security for gun rights walk, protest costs Kent State $65K

KENT, Ohio (AP) – Officials at Kent State University say the Ohio school spent about $65,000 on security for what turned out to be a ...

Supreme Court considering case on detention of immigrants

WASHINGTON (AP) – An immigration case before the Supreme Court pits the government against immigrants it wants to deport following crimes they have committed in ...

Hillary Clinton rejects Bill Clinton-Brett Kavanaugh comparisons

Hillary Clinton rejected comparisons Monday between the sexual-misconduct allegations facing her husband versus those made against Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh and President Donald Trump. “There’s ...

Chicago police consent decree set for Trump administration challenge

The Trump administration will try to scuttle the deal Chicago reached to set new limits on the city’s police powers, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said ...

Trump team’s contact with Mueller targets could taint findings

Donald Trump’s lawyers have maintained an unusual level of contact with attorneys representing clients caught up in the expanding Russia probe, communication that could taint ...

Trump team’s contact with Mueller targets could taint findings

Donald Trump’s lawyers have maintained an unusual level of contact with attorneys representing clients caught up in the expanding Russia probe, communication that could taint ...

Debates emerge as 2020 Democratic primary flash point

The first Democratic presidential debate is still months away, but the sprawling field of prospective contenders is beginning to grasp a crushing reality: Any candidate ...

Is Trump Driving Women Away From the GOP for Good?

President Donald Trump has historically low favorability among women, with the Pew Research Center now reporting that 63 percent of women disapprove of how he ...

Australia mulls banning some immigrants from biggest cities

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – Starting a new life in Australia might not come with views of the Sydney Opera House or surfing at Sydney’s Bondi ...

Cotton growers vs. urban farmers: Bitter partisan fight threatens farm bill

Mounting tensions between two of the lead negotiators on the farm bill are jeopardizing Congress’ chances of passing a measure allocating hundreds of billions of ...

Venezuelan opposition denies jailed politician took own life

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – The disputed jailhouse death of an opposition councilman arrested on allegations of plotting to kill President Nicolas Maduro has triggered alarm ...

AP Investigation: Deported parents can lose custody of kids

As the deportees were led off the plane onto the steamy San Salvador tarmac, an anguished Araceli Ramos Bonilla burst into tears burst into tears, ...

Push to toughen foreign lobbying law stalls amid opposition

WASHINGTON (AP) – A push to give the Justice Department more enforcement authority over the lucrative and at times shadowy world of foreign lobbying is ...

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