AP - ap.online.headlines.politics http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.politics News Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:59:31 -0500 Records show Trump EPA pick crusading for industry donors Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:40:44 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/18/US--Trump-EPA-Pruitt/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Trump-EPA-Pruitt c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1e79 WASHINGTON (AP) — When President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first took office as Oklahoma's attorney general, he disbanded the unit responsible for protecting the state's natural resources. The Latest: GoFundMe campaign helps Talladega band get to DC Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:50:54 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/17/US--Trump-The.Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Trump-The.Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:19af WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): Inaugural speech is Trump's time to rise to the moment Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:50:04 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/18/US--Trump-Inauguration-Speech/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Trump-Inauguration-Speech c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1e61 WASHINGTON (AP) — Tradition suggests it's time for Donald Trump to set aside the say-anything speaking style and rise to the inaugural moment. Pointed questions await Trump's pick for health secretary Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:30:24 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/18/US--Trump-Health.Secretary/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Trump-Health.Secretary c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1e60 WASHINGTON (AP) — With coverage for millions of people at stake, Rep. Tom Price is facing pointed questions about President-elect Donald Trump's health policies — and his own investments in health care companies — from senators considering his selection as health secretary. Trump's pick for Commerce has business ties around globe Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:26:58 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/18/US--Trump-Commerce.Secretary/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Trump-Commerce.Secretary c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1e63 WASHINGTON (AP) — Unlike his soon-to-be boss, the choice for commerce secretary has agreed to divorce himself from a vast financial empire. More clemency coming after Obama shortens Manning's sentence Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:34:41 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/18/US--Obama-Clemency/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Obama-Clemency c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1e3e WASHINGTON (AP) — Embracing his clemency powers like never before, President Barack Obama is planning more commutations in his final days in office after a dramatic move to cut short convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's sentence. GOP prescription of minority outreach forgotten with Trump Wed, 18 Jan 2017 04:39:30 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/18/US--Republicans-Forgotten.Autopsy/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Republicans-Forgotten.Autopsy c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1e78 WASHINGTON (AP) — Together, they delivered a post-election autopsy with a dire prediction: Republican survival requires embracing a message of tolerance and respect in an increasingly diverse United States. US consumer prices up moderate 0.3 percent in December Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:53:44 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/18/US-Consumer-Prices/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Consumer-Prices c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1f3f WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices, driven up by rising energy costs, rose moderately in December, closing out a year in which consumer inflation rose at the fastest pace in five years. 6 state AGs urge rejection of Sessions for attorney general Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:54:30 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/18/US--Congress/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Congress c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1eb3 NEW YORK (AP) — Attorneys generals from six states, including New York's Eric Schneiderman, have sent a letter urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to reject the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general. China calls on US to bar Taiwan from Trump inauguration Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:42:46 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/18/AS-China-Taiwan-Trump/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_AS-China-Taiwan-Trump c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1e96 BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday called on the U.S. to bar a Taiwanese delegation from attending Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, underscoring concerns that the incoming president could seek to redefine relations between Beijing, Taipei and Washington. Iraqi PM wants full disclosure about 2003 US-led invasion Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:01:25 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/18/ML--Iraq-US/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_ML--Iraq-US c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1f05 BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister is demanding full disclosure about events surrounding the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Secret Service settles racial discrimination lawsuit Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:23:57 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/18/US--Secret.Service-Settlement/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Secret.Service-Settlement c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1d54 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security and the Secret Service have agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in promotion practices by the agency that protects the president. Pence promises big investment in infrastructure Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:01:48 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/17/US--Trump/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Trump c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:18e0 NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President-elect Mike Pence pledged to a group of mayors that the Trump administration will make a serious investment in infrastructure, and he told diplomats that Trump and his incoming team share "a commitment to engage with all of the world." Janet Napolitano in hospital over side effect of cancer care Wed, 18 Jan 2017 04:23:54 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/18/US--Janet.Napolitano-Cancer/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Janet.Napolitano-Cancer c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1e7d SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary and governor of Arizona, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and was hospitalized after suffering complications, the school system said. Justices to hear free speech clash over offensive trademarks Wed, 18 Jan 2017 04:11:17 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/18/US--Supreme.Court-Offensive.Trademarks/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Supreme.Court-Offensive.Trademarks c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1e64 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is considering a First Amendment challenge to a law barring the government from registering trademarks that are deemed offensive. DeVos: Won't dismantle public schools as education secretary Wed, 18 Jan 2017 03:23:41 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/18/US--Trump-Education.Secretary/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Trump-Education.Secretary c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1e40 WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing, education secretary pick Betsy DeVos pledged that she would not seek to dismantle public schools amid questions by Democrats about her qualifications, political donations and long-time work advocating for charter schools and school choice. Study finds global warming could steal postcard-perfect days Wed, 18 Jan 2017 04:04:47 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/18/US-SCI-Fewer-Mild-Days/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-SCI-Fewer-Mild-Days c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1e67 WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather. Stephen Miller: the aide 'who helped Trump find his voice' Wed, 18 Jan 2017 04:07:12 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/18/US--Trump-Inauguration-Trump_s.Voice/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Trump-Inauguration-Trump_s.Voice c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1e68 WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Miller was a teenager in California when got his first political gig as a regular guest on a local conservative talk radio show, eager to complain about his liberal high school. In columns written for local newspapers, he took on what he called its plague of political correctness. Trump takes on House GOP tax, health care plans Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:45:54 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/17/US--Trump-Congress/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Trump-Congress c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1b52 WASHINGTON (AP) — It came as news to most congressional Republicans, but turns out President-elect Donald Trump isn't crazy about their tax plan and has a dramatically different goal for health coverage than they do. With clemency for Manning, attention turns to WikiLeaks head Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:02:29 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/18/US--Obama-Clemency-Assange/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Obama-Clemency-Assange c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1be3 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's decision Tuesday to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence brought fresh attention to another figure involved in the Army leaker's case: Julian Assange.