AP - ap.online.headlines.politics http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.politics News Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:30:13 -0500 No experience needed: Trump taps Carson for HUD secretary Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:01:00 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/05/US--Trump/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Trump c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6fd9 NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump chose retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, raising fresh concerns about the lack of experience some of Trump's Cabinet picks have with agencies they're now being chosen to lead. By accident or design, Trump signals tougher China policy Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:59:05 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/05/US--Trump-China/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Trump-China c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6d10 WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether by accident or design, President-elect Donald Trump is signaling a tougher American policy toward China, sparking warnings from both the outgoing Obama administration and Beijing. Trump's tariff plan hits a hurdle: Congressional Republicans Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:04:55 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/05/US--Congress-Tariffs/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Congress-Tariffs c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6dc9 WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's plan to use steep tariffs to punish companies that move overseas is running into an obstacle: Congressional Republicans. Obama legacy: Handing Trump a broad view of war powers Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:54:59 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/05/US--Obama-War.Powers/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Obama-War.Powers c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6df0 WASHINGTON (AP) — After eight years as a wartime president, Barack Obama is handing his successor an expansive interpretation of the commander in chief's authority to wage war around the globe. And that reading has continued to grow even as Obama prepares to pass control to Donald Trump. Appeals court agrees to delay GOP lawsuit over health law Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:27:27 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/05/US--House-Health.Law-Lawsuit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--House-Health.Law-Lawsuit c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6e2b WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has agreed to delay consideration of a lawsuit from Republican lawmakers over the Obama health care law. President-elect Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress plan to repeal and replace the law. Biden in 2020? With a smile, he says he's not ruling it out Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:28:31 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/06/US--Biden-2020/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Biden-2020 c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6c5e WASHINGTON (AP) — You heard it here first, more than a month before Donald Trump even enters the White House: Joe Biden says he's running for president in 2020 — maybe. Tech companies move to target terrorist propaganda online Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:56:56 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/05/US--Internet.Terrorism/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Internet.Terrorism c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6ccc WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are joining forces to more quickly identify the worst terrorist propaganda and prevent it from spreading online. Al Gore calls his meeting with Trump 'extremely interesting' Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:28:36 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/05/US--Trump-Gore/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Trump-Gore c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6cb0 WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore said Monday he had a "productive" meeting with Donald Trump, calling it "an extremely interesting conversation." First lady to sit down with Oprah for interview Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:22:04 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/05/US--Michelle.Obama-Oprah.Interview/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Michelle.Obama-Oprah.Interview c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6cfc WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama will talk about her time in the White House during an interview with Oprah Winfrey that will air Dec. 19 on CBS. HUD nominee opposes programs that aided rise from poverty Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:21:52 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/05/US--Trump-Carson/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Trump-Carson c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6fa7 WASHINGTON (AP) — Though Ben Carson frequently touts his up-from-the-bootstraps life story, Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of Housing and Urban Development has voiced little empathy for those who depend on the social welfare programs that aided his own climb out of poverty. House, Senate leaders reach deal on Calif. drought, Flint Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:10:28 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/05/US--Congress-Water.Bill/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Congress-Water.Bill c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6cfb WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate leaders reached agreement Monday on a bipartisan bill to authorize $170 million for Flint, Michigan, and other cities beleaguered by lead in drinking water, and to provide relief to drought-stricken California. Senate votes to move bill speeding federal drug OKs Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:06:30 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/05/US--Congress.Rdp/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Congress.Rdp c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6da7 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate moved Monday toward removing the last hurdles to legislation bolstering disease research and simplifying the government's pathway for pharmaceutical and medical device approvals as a Congress marked by frequent battles with President Barack Obama prepared to close out its business with a bipartisan accord. Capitol Hill Buzz: Passed, then Un-passed Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:12:55 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/05/US--Capitol.Hill.Buzz-Unpassed/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Capitol.Hill.Buzz-Unpassed c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6cfa WASHINGTON (AP) — Can a bill be un-passed? The answer in the Senate is yes. The Latest: Biden warns fiscal plans reminiscent of 2008 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:49:25 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/05/US--Trump-The.Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Trump-The.Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6f21 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 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 renews defense of his call with Taiwan leader Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:51:04 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/05/US--Trump-Taiwan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Trump-Taiwan c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-703f NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is using Twitter to renew his defense of his engagement with the leader of Taiwan, a breach of diplomatic protocol as the U.S. shifted recognition from Taiwan to China nearly 40 years ago. Stein still stands to benefit under losing recount effort Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:42:20 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/05/US--Election.Recount-What_s.in.it.for.Stein/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Election.Recount-What_s.in.it.for.Stein c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6d31 MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein's efforts to force a recount of the presidential race in three states where she admittedly doesn't think the result would change has led to questions about her motives and criticism that she's just trying to raise her profile and fatten her own coffers. 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. North Carolina Gov. McCrory concedes he lost re-election bid Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:21:46 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/05/US--North.Carolina-Governor/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--North.Carolina-Governor c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6e8d DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory conceded the governor's race Monday, clearing the way for Democrat Roy Cooper to be declared the winner nearly four weeks after Election Day. Focus of recount effort shifts to Michigan, Pennsylvania Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:14:08 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2016/12/05/US--Election.Recount-News.Guide/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Election.Recount-News.Guide c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-707d MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Presidential candidate Jill Stein's fight to force ballot recounts in three states focused Monday on Pennsylvania, where her Green Party was seeking an emergency federal court order for a statewide recount, and Michigan, where a hand recount began on the orders of a federal judge.