AP - ap.online.headlines.politics http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.politics News Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:19:43 -0500 Obama commutes most of Chelsea Manning's sentence Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:42:21 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/17/US--Obama-Clemency/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Obama-Clemency c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1b30 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the convicted Army leaker to go free nearly three decades early as part of a sweeping move to offer clemency in the final days of his administration. Pence promises big investment in infrastructure Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:44:29 -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 is pledging to a group of mayors that the Trump administration will make a serious investment in infrastructure. 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. McConnell introduces bill to fund coal miner health plans Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:18:27 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/17/US-Congress-Coal-Miners/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Congress-Coal-Miners c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1b53 WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell on Tuesday introduced legislation to maintain health benefits for retired union coal miners whose companies have declared bankruptcy in recent years. The Latest: Lieberman returns to Senate to recommend DeVos Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:14:02 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/17/US--Congress-The.Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Congress-The.Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:19fd WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress (all times EST): Trump meets with Supreme Court candidate Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:19:06 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/17/US--Trump-Supreme.Court/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Trump-Supreme.Court c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1b6c WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has met with one of the judges on his short list for potential Supreme Court nominees, less than two weeks before he is expected to announce his choice for the nation's highest court. In Price's Ga. district, what happens after health repeal Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:49:56 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/17/US--Health.Care-Price-District/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Health.Care-Price-District c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1b54 ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — Carla Dent is a restaurant owner who steers her employees to federal health insurance exchanges. Eden Purdy helps poor and working-class Georgians navigate the health care marketplace. Bryson Boech is a grocery cashier recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, what the insurance industry calls a pre-existing condition. Obama staff packing up, heading out ahead of Trump's arrival Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:54:32 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/17/US-Obama-Closing-Shop/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Obama-Closing-Shop c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1b81 WASHINGTON (AP) — They line up near the Oval Office, down the hallway toward the Cabinet Room, with their spouses and young kids in tow. When it's their turn, the White House staffers enter for a few private moments with President Barack Obama, a photo and a farewell hug from the boss. Nearly 50 House Democrats vow to boycott Trump inauguration Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:12:18 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/17/US--Inauguration-Trump-House.Democrats/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Inauguration-Trump-House.Democrats c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:18c4 WASHINGTON (AP) — The roster of House Democrats planning to boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration grew to about 50 on Tuesday in a protest of the New York businessman's policies and his repeated criticism of legendary civil rights activist John Lewis. Obama praises outgoing press secretary for 'integrity' Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:33:57 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/17/US--Obama/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Obama c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1a55 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has made a surprise visit to the final daily press briefing with White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest. 18 million more uninsured if Obamacare killed, not replaced Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:45:09 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/17/US--Congress-Health.Overhaul/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Congress-Health.Overhaul c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1a39 WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurance premiums would soar for millions of Americans and 18 million more would be uninsured in just one year if Republicans scuttle much of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul without a replacement, Congress' budget analysts said Tuesday. Anti-death penalty protesters arrested outside Supreme Court Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:43:54 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/17/US--Supreme.Court-Protesters.Arrested/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Supreme.Court-Protesters.Arrested c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1aa2 WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court spokeswoman says 18 demonstrators have been arrested outside the court during a protest against the death penalty. Interior nominee Zinke disputes Trump on climate change Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:36:14 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/17/US--Trump-Interior.Secretary/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Trump-Interior.Secretary c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:18c1 WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's choice to head the Interior Department on Tuesday rejected the president-elect's claim that climate change is a hoax, saying it is indisputable that environmental changes are affecting the world's temperature and human activity is a major reason. Maine governor offers John Lewis an erroneous history lesson Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:46:38 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/17/US--Maine.Governor/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Maine.Governor c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:19e9 AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday offered an erroneous history lesson about racial segregation to a black Georgia congressman who risked his life to fight for civil rights, and he called on the NAACP to apologize to white people. In Price's Ga. district, what happens after health repeal Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:03:25 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/17/US--Health.Care-Price-District/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Health.Care-Price-District c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1b2a ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — Carla Dent is a restaurant owner who steers her employees to federal health insurance exchanges. Eden Purdy helps poor and working-class Georgians navigate the health care marketplace. Bryson Boech is a grocery cashier recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, what the insurance industry calls a pre-existing condition. DeVos to push for school choice amid opposition from unions Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:04:24 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/17/US--Trump-Education.Secretary/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Trump-Education.Secretary c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1a2e WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican donor and school choice advocate Betsy DeVos says a one size-fits-all model of learning doesn't work and that she would promote charter, magnet, religious and other alternatives to public schools, if confirmed education secretary. Obama gives $500 million to climate fund over GOP objections Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:20:58 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/17/US--United.States-Climate.Fund/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--United.States-Climate.Fund c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1afc WASHINGTON (AP) — With just three days left in office, the Obama administration has doubled an initial $500 million commitment to a fund that helps developing nations fight climate change and adapt to its consequences. Artwork depicting Ferguson removed from Capitol display Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:42:15 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/17/US--Congress-Artwork/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Congress-Artwork c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1a8d WASHINGTON (AP) — A student's painting that divided members of Congress for its depiction of Ferguson, Missouri, has been removed from its Capitol Hill display, this time perhaps permanently. Poll: Young Americans fear they will be worse off post-Trump Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:50:38 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/01/17/US--AP.Poll-Trump-Young.Americans/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--AP.Poll-Trump-Young.Americans c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:197f NEW YORK (AP) — As Donald Trump approaches his inauguration, young Americans have a deeply pessimistic view about his incoming administration, with young blacks, Latinos and Asian Americans particularly concerned about what's to come in the next four years. The Latest: All 8 high court justices to attend inauguration Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:58:24 -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):