AP - ap.online.headlines.politics http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.politics News Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:59:38 -0500 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 admin lays out new approach to illegal immigration Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:14:23 -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. What happens if Trump pulls transgender bathroom guidance? Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:18:41 -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 could revise or withdraw an Obama-era directive requiring public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their chosen gender identity. AP FACT CHECK: Were hands of Obama-era border agents tied? Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:03:04 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/21/US--Immigration-Fact.Check/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Immigration-Fact.Check c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1a9b WASHINGTON (AP) — Assertions from the White House that immigration-enforcement agents had their hands tied in the last administration are difficult to square with the massive deportations of Barack Obama's presidency. Lawmakers urge VA to explain rising cases of drug theft Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:25:10 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/21/US-Veterans-Affairs-Missing-Drugs/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Veterans-Affairs-Missing-Drugs c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1d87 WASHINGTON (AP) — The heads of two congressional committees said Tuesday they want the Department of Veterans Affairs to better explain its efforts to stem drug theft and loss in light of rising cases of missing prescriptions and other unauthorized use at VA hospitals. Trump denounces anti-Semitism in newly forceful condemnation Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:53:57 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/21/US--Trump-Jews/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Trump-Jews c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1c9c WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday condemned recent threats against Jewish community centers in the U.S. as "painful reminders" of lingering prejudice and evil, his first full-throated comments on the rise of anti-Semitic venom after pressure for him to speak out forcefully. Evidence of rising anti-Semitism, but data mostly elusive Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:46:19 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/21/US-Anti-Semitism-Q_A/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Anti-Semitism-Q_A c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1aa9 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Has anti-Semitism accompanied Donald Trump's rise to power? Some organizations that monitor hate groups and hate crimes believe so, noting a rash of recent incidents. But data is elusive, and the president's supporters note his family connection — a Jewish daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren — and his comments this week condemning hate and prejudice. The Latest: Obama official blasts Trump transgender plans Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:29:02 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/21/US--Trump-The.Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Trump-The.Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1d16 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): Trump pick as security adviser is independent-minded Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:30:00 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/22/US--Trump-National.Security/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Trump-National.Security c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1875 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice of an outspoken but non-political Army general as national security adviser is a nod to pragmatism, but Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will serve a commander in chief with unorthodox ideas about foreign policy and an inner circle of advisers determined to implement them. Health law created winners and losers when buying insurance Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:57:41 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/22/US--Health.Overhaul-Two.Americas/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Health.Overhaul-Two.Americas c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1863 WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Schwarz is a self-employed business owner who buys his own health insurance. Subsidized coverage through "Obamacare" offers protection from life's unpredictable changes and freedom to pursue his vocation, he says. Rise in premiums lays bare 2 Americas on health care Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:55:02 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/21/US--Health.Overhaul-Two.Americas/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Health.Overhaul-Two.Americas c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1bb6 WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Schwarz is a self-employed business owner who buys his own health insurance. Subsidized coverage through "Obamacare" offers protection from life's unpredictable changes and freedom to pursue his vocation, he says. Trump pick as security adviser is nod toward pragmatism Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:24:31 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/21/US--Trump-National.Security/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Trump-National.Security c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1b44 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice of an outspoken but non-political Army general as national security adviser is a nod to pragmatism, but Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will serve a commander in chief with unorthodox ideas about foreign policy and an inner circle of advisers determined to implement them. Trump's new national security adviser a soldier-scholar Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:15:48 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/21/US--Trump/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Trump c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1d88 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has chosen as his national security adviser a soldier-scholar who fought in both Iraq wars and wrote an influential book that called out the U.S. government for "lies" that led to the Vietnam War. Trump administration working on trans bathroom guidelines Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:43:46 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/21/US--Trump-Transgender.Bathrooms/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Trump-Transgender.Bathrooms c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1ac5 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is working on a new set of directives on the use of school bathrooms by transgender students, the White House said Tuesday. Millions targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:41:10 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/21/US--Immigration.Enforcement/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Immigration.Enforcement c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1c35 WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people living in the United States illegally could be targeted for deportation — including people simply arrested for traffic violations — under a sweeping rewrite of immigration enforcement policies announced Tuesday by the Trump administration. State lawmakers fear backlash from giving themselves a raise Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:21:18 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/21/US--Lawmaker.Pay/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Lawmaker.Pay c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1b3c ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Want to complain to your legislators about wage stagnation? Chances are they've gone just as long — maybe longer — without a raise. In Trump's future looms a familiar shutdown threat Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:16:13 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/21/US--Congress-Budget/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Congress-Budget c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1d66 WASHINGTON (AP) — Add a potential government shutdown to President Donald Trump's growing roster of headaches. Supreme Court rejects Alabama inmate's death row appeal Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:57:21 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/21/US-Supreme-Court-Death-Penalty-Alabama/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Supreme-Court-Death-Penalty-Alabama c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1c9b WASHINGTON (AP) — Alabama can again try to execute a convicted killer who has been on death row for 30 years and had seven execution dates postponed, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. Supreme Court seems split in case of boy's death near border Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:37:59 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/21/US--Supreme.Court-Border.Shooting/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Supreme.Court-Border.Shooting c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1d65 WASHINGTON (AP) — Examining a tragic shooting death on the U.S. border with Mexico, a divided Supreme Court on Tuesday puzzled over the rights of foreigners to sue in American courts. Mosquito saliva vaccine? NIH tests new way to fight illness Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:49:19 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2017/02/21/US-MED--Mosquito.Vaccine.Test/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-MED--Mosquito.Vaccine.Test c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1bf5 WASHINGTON (AP) — Wanted: 60 people willing to be bitten by mosquitoes to test a new kind of vaccine — one that acts against the bugs' saliva.