AP - ap.online.headlines.politics http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.politics News Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:59:43 -0500 Trump administration lifts transgender bathroom guidance Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:41:18 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/22/US--Transgender.Bathrooms/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Transgender.Bathrooms c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-16bb WASHINGTON (AP) — Transgender students on Wednesday lost federal protections that allowed them to use school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities, as the Trump administration stepped into a long-simmering national debate. Conservatives welcome Trump with delight _ and wariness Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:44:43 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/22/US--Trump-Conservatives/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Trump-Conservatives c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-14d0 WASHINGTON (AP) — For the past eight years, thousands of conservative activists have descended on Washington each spring with dreams of putting a Republican in the White House. Trump sends top aides to Mexico amid deep strains with US Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:37:42 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/22/LT-United-States-Mexico/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_LT-United-States-Mexico c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1673 MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump dispatched his top diplomat and homeland security chief to Mexico on Wednesday on a fence-mending mission complicated by the actual fence he wants to build on the southern border. Mexico's government signaled it was in no mood to be lectured by the new U.S. administration. Analysis: As China ups heat on NKorea, US faces questions Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:09:24 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/22/US-United-States-North-Korea-Analysis/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-United-States-North-Korea-Analysis c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-15e5 WASHINGTON (AP) — China's surprising suspension of North Korean coal imports puts pressure not only on Pyongyang, but also on President Donald Trump. The question for him: Should the U.S. respond with new North Korea negotiations? DNC race remains tight as energized Democrats combat Trump Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:49:35 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/23/US--DNC.Race/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--DNC.Race c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-148a ATLANTA (AP) — Just days before Democratic activists pick a new party chair, the contest to head the Democratic National Committee remains fluid, as national leaders grapple with how to turn an outpouring of liberal protest against President Donald Trump into political gains. Kansas lawmakers scramble for budget fix after tax hike veto Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:07:22 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/23/US-XGR--Kansas.Budget-Taxes/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-XGR--Kansas.Budget-Taxes c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1463 TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators pushing to roll back Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's signature income tax cuts scrambled Wednesday to find a new plan to fix the state's dire budget problems after he vetoed their bill. Adding friendly bacteria to skin lotion wards off bad germs Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:54:14 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/22/US-MED-Skin-Bacteria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-MED-Skin-Bacteria c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-15fd WASHINGTON (AP) — Bacteria live on everyone's skin, and new research shows some friendly germs produce natural antibiotics that ward off their disease-causing cousins. Now scientists are mixing the good bugs into lotions in hopes of spreading protection. Emails: EPA's Pruitt cozy with fossil fuel industry Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:54:49 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/22/US-EPA-Pruitt-Emails/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-EPA-Pruitt-Emails c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1685 WASHINGTON (AP) — While serving as Oklahoma's attorney general, new Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt coordinated closely with fossil-fuel companies and special interest groups working to undermine federal efforts to curb planet-warming carbon emissions, newly released emails show. House speaker gets firsthand look at US-Mexico border Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:04:35 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/22/US--Paul.Ryan-Border/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Paul.Ryan-Border c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-169a MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan visited the Rio Grande valley on Wednesday for a firsthand look at the U.S.-Mexico border as the Trump administration steps up immigration enforcement and prepares to ask Congress to pay for a border wall. Administration lifts transgender student bathroom guidance Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:48:33 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/22/US-Transgender-Bathrooms-News-Guide/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Transgender-Bathrooms-News-Guide c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1878 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday ended federal protection for transgender students that allowed them to use public school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities. McCain makes secret trip to Syria to meet with US troops Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:23:40 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/22/US--Congress-Syria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Congress-Syria c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1501 WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain, one of President Donald Trump's harshest critics, made a secret trip to northern Syria to visit U.S. forces stationed there and discuss the campaign for defeating the Islamic State extremists, his office said Wednesday. Texas, Trump administration seek to delay voter ID hearing Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:46:42 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/22/US-XGR--Voter.ID/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-XGR--Voter.ID c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-14e9 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department joined Texas' attorney general Wednesday in asking a federal court to delay a hearing on the state's voter ID law, the latest signal that the federal government might drop its opposition to the law now that Donald Trump is president. Republicans who won after rowdy town halls now avoiding them Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:47:30 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/22/US--Congress-Town.Halls/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Congress-Town.Halls c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-166f DENVER (AP) — Republicans who benefited from rowdy town halls six years ago and harnessed a wave of discontent with Democrats to win seats in Congress are learning a hard lesson this week as they return home: The left is happy to return the favor. Pence condemns vandalism at Jewish cemetery Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:29:23 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/22/US--Pence.Anti-Semitism/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Pence.Anti-Semitism c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-15d3 UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is visiting a suburban St. Louis Jewish cemetery where more than 150 headstones were damaged earlier in the week. He says there is "no place in America for hatred or acts of prejudice or violence or anti-Semitism." Pentagon: Military child care cuts may have been mistakes Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:14:17 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/22/US--Pentagon-Child.Care/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Pentagon-Child.Care c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-15a6 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Tuesday that cuts to military child care programs at two Army bases may have been unnecessary. Justices side with Michigan girl in dispute over service dog Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:20:50 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/22/US--Supreme.Court-Service.Dog/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Supreme.Court-Service.Dog c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-174f WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with a 13-year-old Michigan girl with cerebral palsy who spent years battling school officials for the right to bring her service dog — a goldendoodle named Wonder — to class. Supreme Court orders new hearing for black Texas inmate Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:35:20 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/22/US--Supreme.Court-Texas.Execution/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Supreme.Court-Texas.Execution c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1752 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a new court hearing for a black Texas prison inmate whose death sentence may have been tainted by disturbing references to race. Conservative forces clash in Trump's early days Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:53:23 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/22/US--Conservative.Divide/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Conservative.Divide c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1879 NEW YORK (AP) — Milo Yiannopoulos represented the conservative movement's struggle with powerful and conflicting forces in the early days of Donald Trump's presidency, even before he lost his job and speaking slot in this week's Conservative Political Action Conference. Trump lays out tougher approach to illegal immigration Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:08:33 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/22/US--Immigration.Enforcement/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Immigration.Enforcement c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-188d WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump the presidential candidate made no secret of his desire to crack down on illegal immigration, but once elected, he repeatedly offered varying interpretations of just how tough he would be in the White House. Trump expected to submit budget blueprint on March 13 Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:14:50 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/22/US--Trump-Budget/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Trump-Budget c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1707 WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Hill Republicans said Wednesday that the White House is planning to submit President Donald Trump's budget plan to Congress in mid-March.