AP - ap.online.headlines.politics http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.politics News Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:10:18 -0500 Democrats aim to rebuild the blue political wall in Midwest Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:03:29 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/04/US-Democrats_-Future/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Democrats_-Future c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-760e DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With the dust now settled from the election, Democrats are looking to rebuild the political "blue wall" of traditionally Democratic upper Midwest and Great Lakes states that Republican Donald Trump captured with an appeal to white, working-class voters. Was Trump's Taiwan contact a policy shift or a misstep? Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:43:52 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/04/AS--Trump-Taiwan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_AS--Trump-Taiwan c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-7624 BEIJING (AP) — Was President-elect Donald Trump signaling a shift in U.S.-China relations when he referred to Taiwan's leader as "president" following a phone call this past week or was it an unintentional misstep? Trump's call inspires hope in Taiwan, concern in Beijing Sun, 04 Dec 2016 05:43:39 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/04/AS--Trump-Taiwan-China.Response/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_AS--Trump-Taiwan-China.Response c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-7684 TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — With a 10-minute phone call and two tweets, Donald Trump inspired banner headlines and renewed hopes across Taiwan for a stronger partnership with the United States, while also inflaming the complex relationships between the U.S., mainland China, and the self-governing island China regards as a renegade province. Trump threatens payback for US companies that move abroad Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:05:56 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/04/US--Trump/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Trump c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-7618 WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is threatening to impose heavy taxes on U.S. companies that move jobs overseas and still try to sell their products to Americans. Trump expands list of candidates to head State Dep't Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:41:17 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/04/US--Trump-State/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Trump-State c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-74ce WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is expanding his pool of candidates for secretary of state, leaving unclear whether former CIA Director David Petraeus' guilty plea for leaking classified information disqualifies him to serve as the nation's top diplomat. Trump's inauguration set to test nation's readiness to heal Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:59:35 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/04/US-Inauguration-Lookahead/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Inauguration-Lookahead c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-7617 WASHINGTON (AP) — One thing you can count on during inauguration season in Washington: People of all stripes will find a reason to show up — whether it's to celebrate or commiserate. AP EXPLAINS: How Trump plans to punish firms that leave US Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:45:54 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/04/US--AP.Explains-Trump.Tariffs/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--AP.Explains-Trump.Tariffs c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-74f5 WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump threatened in a series of early-morning tweets Sunday to punish American companies that move plants and jobs to other countries. The Latest: Trump accuses Green Party recount as a 'scam' Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:34:57 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/04/US--Trump-The.Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Trump-The.Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-7628 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times local): Green Party taking bid for election recount to federal court Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:34:42 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/04/US--Election.Recount-Pennsylvania/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Election.Recount-Pennsylvania c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-7639 HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is taking her bid for a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election to federal court. For now, Trump bears signs of a dealmaker, not a policymaker Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:14:30 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/03/US-Trump-Dealmaker/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Trump-Dealmaker c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-7c99 WASHINGTON (AP) — He phones. He kibitzes. He cajoles. He threatens. He rewards. Trump faces pushback from base, allies over Romney musings Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:55:56 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/04/US--Trump-Insiders/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Trump-Insiders c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-760b NEW YORK (AP) — As President-elect Donald Trump stood onstage during the debut night of his "Thank you" tour and teased that he was about to announce a surprise Cabinet pick, some in the Ohio crowd bellowed: "No Romney! No Romney!" Carter: US, partners need to stay in Iraq after IS defeat Sat, 03 Dec 2016 21:32:18 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/04/US--Carter-Islamic.State/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Carter-Islamic.State c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-78c8 SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — The American military, along with its international partners, will need to remain in Iraq even after the expected defeat of the Islamic State group, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Saturday. New Mexico budget crisis hits defendants, museums, colleges Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:18:27 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/04/US-New-Mexico-Budget-Crisis/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-New-Mexico-Budget-Crisis c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-7538 SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's grinding budget crisis is taking a toll in courtrooms where overburdened attorneys have denied legal counsel to poor defendants, at museums reeling from layoffs and admission hikes, and at state universities and colleges grappling with steep spending cuts. McConnell cautions replacement to health law to take time Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:03:08 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/03/US--Health.Overhaul-McConnell/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Health.Overhaul-McConnell c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-7c40 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The next Congress will begin work immediately next year toward repealing President Barack Obama's health care law but delay the changes as Republicans try to come up with an alternative, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday. Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial Sat, 03 Dec 2016 22:13:34 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/03/US--Bergdahl/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Bergdahl c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-7c6e WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former prisoner of war who's accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, is asking President Barack Obama to pardon him before leaving office. Iran demands that Obama allow US sanctions to expire Sun, 04 Dec 2016 02:14:52 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/04/ML--Iran-US/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_ML--Iran-US c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-76aa TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani demanded Sunday that U.S. President Barack Obama not sign an extension of U.S. sanctions, saying the bill is a violation of a landmark nuclear deal between Iran and world powers. Russia bets on Trump as gateway to eased sanctions Sat, 03 Dec 2016 15:24:37 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/03/US-Trump-Russia-Sanctions/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Trump-Russia-Sanctions c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-7d53 WASHINGTON (AP) — Vladimir Putin wants to make Russia great again. For that, he may need a hand from Donald Trump. Trump shrugs off fuss over Taiwan call Sat, 03 Dec 2016 23:01:01 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/04/AS-Trump-Taiwan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_AS-Trump-Taiwan c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-780d BEIJING (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is unapologetic about roiling diplomatic waters with his decision to speak on the phone with Taiwan's leader, a breach of long-standing tradition that risks enmity from China. Afghan president and Trump discuss terrorism Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:17:46 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/03/AS--Afghanistan-Trump/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_AS--Afghanistan-Trump c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-7cd9 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan government says U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have emphasized their joint commitment to fighting terrorism in a phone conversation. Supreme Court hears cases about use of race in redistricting Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:03:21 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/03/US--Supreme.Court-Redistricting/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Supreme.Court-Redistricting c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-7cf7 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is returning to the familiar intersection of race and politics, in a pair of cases examining redistricting in North Carolina and Virginia.