AP - ap.online.headlines.politics http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.politics News Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:30:09 -0400 US says coalition laying groundwork to retake Raqqa from IS Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:00:11 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/10/25/EU--Islamic.State/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_EU--Islamic.State c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-6557 PARIS (AP) — Even as it provides support for Iraq's battle to retake Mosul, the U.S. led-coalition is laying the groundwork to push Islamic State militants out of the Syrian city of Raqqa, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday. Teachers use nasty election to spark polite student debate Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:46:16 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/10/25/US--Campaign.2016-Teaching.the.Election/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Campaign.2016-Teaching.the.Election c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-64e3 WASHINGTON (AP) — From mock elections to writing projects and Electoral College math, many teachers around the country are embracing the often nasty presidential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as a real-world teaching tool. US official: Russia might shoot down US aircraft in Syria Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:27:47 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/10/25/US--Syria.No-fly.Zone-Intelligence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Syria.No-fly.Zone-Intelligence c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-6435 WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia could shoot down a U.S. aircraft if a no-fly zone were imposed over Syria, National Intelligence Director James Clapper said Tuesday. Trump, GOP look to 'Obamacare' report as comeback lifeline Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:55:29 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/10/25/US--Campaign.2016/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Campaign.2016 c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-6709 DORAL, Florida (AP) — Suddenly armed with fresh political ammunition, Donald Trump and anxious Republicans across the nation seized on spiking health care costs Tuesday in a final-days effort to spark election momentum. US official: Non-state actor likely to blame for cyberattack Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:46:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/10/25/US--Disruptive.Cyberattack-Intelligence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Disruptive.Cyberattack-Intelligence c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-64c8 WASHINGTON (AP) — National Intelligence Director James Clapper says it appears that a "non-state actor" was behind a massive cyberattack last week that briefly blocked access to websites including Twitter and Netflix. Ryan urges Pentagon to suspend collection of Guard bonuses Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:14:31 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/10/25/EU--California.National.Guard/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_EU--California.National.Guard c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-6573 WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday called for the Pentagon to immediately suspend efforts to recover enlistment bonuses paid to thousands of soldiers in California who signed up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan. Q&A: New sign-up season; new woes for Obama health law Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:17:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/10/25/US--Health.Overhaul-Q_A/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Health.Overhaul-Q_A c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-64e7 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is leaving the White House in a few months, but the troubles of his signature health care law continue to make headlines. With premiums rising by double digits and many consumers scrambling to replace coverage because their insurer bailed out, the 2017 sign-up season that starts Nov. 1 looks challenging. Celebrities of all types are fanning out for Clinton Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:08:07 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/10/25/US--Campaign.2016-Clinton-Celebrities/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Campaign.2016-Clinton-Celebrities c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-653b DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For television actress Busy Philipps, campaigning for Hillary Clinton isn't always glamorous. Fearing Election Day trouble, some US schools cancel classes Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:24:58 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/10/25/US--Campaign.2016-Voting-Schools/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Campaign.2016-Voting-Schools c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-6527 FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Rigged elections. Vigilante observers. Angry voters. The claims, threats and passions surrounding the presidential race have led communities around the U.S. to move polling places out of schools or cancel classes on Election Day. On Trump, Sen. McConnell has gone from quiet to mum Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:08:25 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/10/25/US--Campaign.2016-McConnell/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Campaign.2016-McConnell c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-671f WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has never had much to say about Donald Trump. But lately, he has fallen completely silent. As Trump falters, more Republicans say they'll block Clinton Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:00:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/10/25/US--Campaign.2016-I_ll.Block.Clinton/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Campaign.2016-I_ll.Block.Clinton c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-6464 WASHINGTON (AP) — A new fundraising email from House Speaker Paul Ryan's political operation, over former Speaker Newt Gingrich's signature, seeks money for Republican congressional candidates by calling the appeal "our very last chance to stop Pelosi and Hillary." Trump brand loses luster with affluent Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:34:46 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/10/25/US--Campaign.2016-Trump.Brand/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Campaign.2016-Trump.Brand c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-672c NEW YORK (AP) — Event planner Beth Bernstein decided she had had enough with Donald Trump after his 2005 hot-mic boasts about groping women came to light earlier this month. She removed photos of weddings she had thrown at a Trump hotel in Chicago from her website, wrote to hotel staff to remove her from the list of "preferred vendors" and posted a sort of call to arms on her blog. US intel chief: Getting NKorea to give up nukes 'lost cause' Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:25:20 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/10/25/US--United.States-North.Korea/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--United.States-North.Korea c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-6434 WASHINGTON (AP) — National Intelligence director James Clapper said Tuesday that the U.S. goal of persuading North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons is probably a "lost cause" and the best hope is to cap its capability. AP Fact Check: No 'criminal act' in race of FBI agent's wife Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:19:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/10/25/US--Campaign.2016-Trump-Fact.Check/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Campaign.2016-Trump-Fact.Check c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-6433 RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Donald Trump was out of bounds when he accused rival Hillary Clinton of committing a "criminal act" by giving large campaign contributions to the wife of an FBI official who later supervised the agency's investigation into Clinton's email practices when she was secretary of state. The Latest: Trump vows 1st act in WH would repeal Obamacare Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:10:48 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/10/25/US--Campaign.2016-The.Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Campaign.2016-The.Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-665b WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT): Obama health plan hit by double-digit premium hikes Tue, 25 Oct 2016 03:56:36 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/10/25/US--Health.Overhaul-Premiums/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Health.Overhaul-Premiums c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-6706 WASHINGTON (AP) — Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That's sure to stoke another "Obamacare" controversy days before a presidential election. Trump: 'No interest' in Trump TV; campaign debuts show Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:56:05 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/10/25/US-Campaign-2016-Trump-TV/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Campaign-2016-Trump-TV c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-6472 NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump said Tuesday he has no interest in a "Trump TV" media venture should he lose the election, a notion that has persisted this week after a television-like alternative to the network nightly news programs began streaming on his Facebook page. AP FACT CHECK: Voter roll problems do not equate to fraud Tue, 25 Oct 2016 03:33:16 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/10/25/US--Campaign.2016-Fact.Check/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Campaign.2016-Fact.Check c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-6721 ATLANTA (AP) — Donald Trump has warned for weeks of a "rigged" election, telling his supports to watch out for large-scale voter fraud — despite a lack of evidence that it exists. In the past few days, Trump has specifically raised concerns about people fraudulently voting using the names of dead people and cited research showing 1.8 million deceased people are still listed on state voter rolls. APNewsbreak: Voter group says dead people likely registered Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:24:38 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/10/25/US--Voting.Investigations-Indiana/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Voting.Investigations-Indiana c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-650a INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A data analysis firm hired by a voter registration group said on Tuesday that Indiana's voter database is riddled with errors, including thousands of people over the age of 110 who would likely be deceased but are still on the registration list. Senate Democrats aim to block LGBT measure from defense bill Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:57:21 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/10/25/US--Congress-LGBT.Discrimination/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Congress-LGBT.Discrimination c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-650b WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are intent on scuttling a House-passed provision that they say would undercut protections against workplace discrimination based on sexual or gender orientation.