AP POLITICS

Americans pessimistic about Trump, country: AP-NORC Poll

1 hour 49 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump frequently casts his first year in office as a string of successes and campaign promises fulfilled. But less than a quarter of Americans think Trump has made good on the pledges he made to voters while running for president, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. 2017-12-15T17:11:00-05:00 2017-12-15T22:11:23-05:00

Lawsuit: 2 immigrant teens in US custody can't get abortions

2 hours 4 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is blocking two pregnant teens in the country illegally and being held in federal custody from obtaining abortions, the American Civil Liberties Union said Friday, a repeat of the situation that led to a high-profile court fight earlier this year. 2017-12-15T16:49:00-05:00 2017-12-15T21:49:30-05:00

The Latest: Agency: 2 immigrants can leave US for abortion

2 hours 15 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit over the Trump administration blocking two pregnant immigrant teens from obtaining abortions (all times local): 2017-12-15T16:40:00-05:00 2017-12-15T21:40:26-05:00

Huge tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line

3 hours 55 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of quarrels, qualms and then eleventh-hour horse-trading, Republicans revealed the details of their huge national tax rewrite late Friday — along with announcements of support that all but guarantee approval to give President Donald Trump the Christmas legislative triumph he's been aching for. 2017-12-15T14:56:00-05:00 2017-12-15T19:56:03-05:00

Lawsuit: 2 immigrant teens in US custody can't get abortions

3 hours 55 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union says President Donald Trump's administration is blocking two pregnant immigrant teens being held in federal custody from obtaining abortions, a repeat of the situation that led to a high-profile court fight earlier this year. 2017-12-15T14:54:00-05:00 2017-12-15T19:54:57-05:00

Lawsuit: 2 immigrant teens in US custody can't get abortions

4 hours 9 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union says the Trump administration is blocking two pregnant immigrant teens being held in federal custody from obtaining abortions. It's a repeat of the situation that led to a high-profile court fight earlier this year. 2017-12-15T14:48:00-05:00 2017-12-15T19:48:14-05:00

Huge tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line

5 hours 4 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of quarrels, qualms and then eleventh-hour horse-trading, Republicans revealed their huge national tax rewrite late Friday — along with announcements of support that all but guarantee approval next week in time to give President Donald Trump the Christmas legislative triumph he's been aching for. 2017-12-15T13:46:00-05:00 2017-12-15T18:46:52-05:00

Tax bill guts unpopular 'Obamacare' insurance mandate

5 hours 18 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans didn't get their wish to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law, but the tax bill barreling toward a final vote in Congress guts its most unpopular provision, the requirement that virtually all Americans carry health insurance. 2017-12-15T13:10:00-05:00 2017-12-15T18:10:03-05:00

GOP tax bill will slash corporate rate, drop levies on rich

5 hours 32 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of quarrels, qualms and then last-minute horse-trading, Republicans revealed their huge national tax rewrite late Friday — along with announcements of support that all but guarantee approval next week in time to give President Donald Trump the Christmas legislative triumph he's been aching for. 2017-12-15T13:11:00-05:00 2017-12-15T18:11:25-05:00

Poland's senators defy EU warnings, approve judicial laws

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 23:52
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's senators approved legislation Friday that gives the government greater control of a top court and a key judicial body despite warnings from European Union leaders that the move could put the country at risk of losing its EU voting rights. 2017-12-15T12:47:00-05:00 2017-12-15T17:47:22-05:00

Mattis: North Korea short of posing imminent missile threat

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 23:39
WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's latest missile test, which U.S. experts say indicated an increasing technological sophistication, did not demonstrate an imminent threat of nuclear attack on the United States, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday. 2017-12-15T12:24:00-05:00 2017-12-15T17:24:58-05:00

Female candidate quits Kansas race over 2005 harassment suit

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 23:22
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A female congressional candidate dropped out of the Kansas race Friday over a 12-year-old lawsuit accusing her of sexually harassing a male subordinate, an unusual case of a woman facing the sort of misconduct allegations that have forced numerous men out of their jobs in recent weeks. 2017-12-15T12:08:00-05:00 2017-12-15T17:08:17-05:00

Whistleblowers worry about fate of spy agency ombudsman

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 23:22
WASHINGTON (AP) — A decision to put the man who handles whistleblower complaints at U.S. spy agencies on administrative leave has raised worries on Capitol Hill that it's part of a plan to hamstring the program that helps intelligence workers report waste, fraud and abuse. A top Republican said he is investigating. 2017-12-15T12:20:00-05:00 2017-12-15T17:20:23-05:00

BC-US--Health Overhaul-Sign-Ups,DISREGARD, US

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 23:09
EDITORS: 2017-12-15T11:54:00-05:00 2017-12-15T16:54:31-05:00

Sign-ups show health law's staying power in Trump era

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 22:13
WASHINGTON (AP) — A deadline burst of sign-ups is punctuating a tumultuous year for former President Barack Obama's health care law. 2017-12-15T11:00:00-05:00 2017-12-15T16:00:23-05:00

Mattis: North Korea short of posing imminent missile threat

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 21:59
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says North Korea's most recent test of a long-range missile did not demonstrate an imminent threat to the United States. 2017-12-15T10:53:00-05:00 2017-12-15T15:53:37-05:00

Trump assails FBI leadership, touts loyalty to police

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 21:59
QUANTICO, Va. (AP) — Taking aim at the credibility of the FBI, President Donald Trump unleashed a blistering attack on the bureau's leadership even as he praised state and local police officers as a bulwark against rising violence and crime. 2017-12-15T10:50:00-05:00 2017-12-15T15:50:13-05:00

White House signals Western Wall has to be part of Israel

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 21:44
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Trump administration officials outlined their view Friday that Jerusalem's Western Wall ultimately will be declared a part of Israel, in another declaration sure to enflame passions among Palestinians and others in the Middle East. 2017-12-15T10:36:00-05:00 2017-12-15T15:36:16-05:00

With Rubio onboard, GOP leaders finalize huge tax package

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 21:15
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans finalized the most sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws in three decades Friday, sweetening the child tax credit to placate a reluctant GOP senator as they pushed to muscle the bill through Congress next week and give President Donald Trump his first major legislative victory. 2017-12-15T10:07:00-05:00 2017-12-15T15:07:38-05:00

White House signals Western Wall has to be part of Israel

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 21:02
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Trump administration officials outlined their view Friday that Jerusalem's Western Wall ultimately will be declared a part of Israel, in another declaration sure to enflame passions among Palestinians and others in the Middle East. 2017-12-15T09:47:00-05:00 2017-12-15T14:47:52-05:00

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