- When popping the question to @POTUS, anything goes Updated: May-28-15 5:09 pm
WASHINGTON - Give people a chance to pop a question to POTUS, and they'll take the invitation and run with it.
- Capitol Hill Buzz: Past gripes don't stop GOP hit on wealth Updated: May-28-15 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON - Hypocrisy runs rampant in Congress and campaigns, and this week it's the Republicans' turn to engage in a practice they've often denounced: class warfare.
- Bill Clinton hopes to keep working - whatever Hillary does Updated: May-28-15 2:27 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton made an impassioned appeal Thursday for modern health care in the Ebola-stricken countries of West Africa where his foundation works. He told The Associated Press afterward he hopes to keep working in Africa and elsewhere - regardless of what happens politically with his wife, Hillary.
- US, Swiss target top soccer officials in corruption probe Updated: May-27-15 7:38 pm
ZURICH - The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami.
- Why Georgetown students want to eat dinner with strangers Updated: May-24-15 9:32 am
WASHINGTON - It's hard to say what was more uncomfortable at the beginning - the silences, or the halting small talk people tried to make, about hometowns and the storm that was about to hit. Six strangers had gathered around a table at a Georgetown senior's apartment, invited by an anonymous person (or maybe people?) and they didn't know what to expect.
- Congress' familiar path: short-term solutions Updated: May-23-15 10:40 pm
WASHINGTON - Long is the list of problems Congress has addressed with short-term answers.
- Chelsea Clinton book 'It's Your World' coming Updated: May-20-15 5:25 pm
NEW YORK - Another Clinton is becoming an author.
- Barbra Streisand memoir scheduled for 2017 Updated: May-20-15 4:50 pm
NEW YORK - Barbra Streisand is set to publish her long-discussed and long-awaited memoir.
- Correction: Presidential Expenses story Updated: May-20-15 1:37 pm
WASHINGTON - In a story May 19 about expenses for former presidents, The Associated Press reported erroneously that former President George H.W. Bush left office in 1989. He took office that year and left office in 1993.
- Balancing act for House Democratic Leader Pelosi on trade Updated: May-20-15 11:01 am
WASHINGTON - As House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi delivered the signature achievement of President Barack Obama's first term: his health care bill. Now Obama's top second-term goal, a major trade deal, hangs in the balance on Capitol Hill and Pelosi is again on the spot.
- China's impact looms large as US debates its own trade deals Updated: May-19-15 3:41 pm
WASHINGTON - If the U.S. doesn't write the rules of international trade, President Barack Obama warns, China will. In fact, China is already helping write those rules, and in some ways has jumped ahead of the game.
- MSNBC host Steve Kornacki book on politics coming in 2017 Updated: May-19-15 12:30 pm
NEW YORK - MSNBC host Steve Kornacki is writing a book on how the politics of the past shapes the present.
- Cuba's Elian Gonzalez, former castaway, wants to visit US Updated: May-18-15 9:28 pm
HAVANA - Elian Gonzalez, who spent months with his Florida relatives as a Cuban child at the center of an international custody dispute, said in an interview broadcast Monday that he'd like to return to the United States for a visit.
- Facing $1 billion deficit, Arizona sharply limits welfare Updated: May-18-15 8:13 pm
PHOENIX - Facing a $1 billion budget deficit, Arizona's Republican-led Legislature has reduced the lifetime limit for welfare recipients to the shortest window in the nation.
- Emanuel wants focus on youth for 2nd term as Chicago mayor Updated: May-18-15 5:32 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel focused on the need to help disadvantaged and troubled youth Monday, during an inaugural speech for his second term that touched only briefly on the major fiscal woes facing the nation's third-largest city.
- Correction: Obama-After White House story Updated: May-18-15 4:24 pm
WASHINGTON - In a story May 16 about President Barack Obama's plans after he leaves the White House, The Associated Press reported erroneously that George H.W. Bush's presidential library is in Houston. The library is in College Station, Texas.
- Another Daley heads to City Hall in Chicago Updated: May-18-15 1:29 pm
CHICAGO - Another member of Chicago's most famous political family is taking his place on the City Council that his grandfather and uncle presided over - and dominated - for decades.
- Jacksonville mayoral race draws national political interest Updated: May-17-15 2:55 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Florida - There's a reason why the Jacksonville mayoral race is drawing the attention of outsiders like former President Bill Clinton, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and it's about more than who wins on Tuesday.
- Delaware political aide turns suspense novelist Updated: May-16-15 2:58 pm
DOVER, Delaware - One of Bryan Reardon's jobs in Gov. Tom Carper's office in 1994 was to write response letters to Delawareans who had reached out to the governor seeking help on one issue or another.
- ABC faces credibility crisis over Stephanopoulos donations Updated: May-15-15 3:24 pm
NEW YORK - George Stephanopoulos apologized to viewers Friday for donating $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation and failing to disclose it earlier, as ABC News now finds its chief anchor in a credibility crisis on the eve of a presidential campaign.
- Sept. 11 museum sees 2.7 million visitors in its 1st year Updated: May-15-15 11:14 am
NEW YORK - Officials say nearly 2.7 million people have visited the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in its first year at the World Trade Center site.
- Senate agrees to open debate on Obama's trade agenda Updated: May-13-15 5:10 pm
WASHINGTON - Senators reached a deal Wednesday to move forward on President Barack Obama's trade agenda only one day after Democrats embarrassed him by blocking it.
- News guide: Big money, big questions for Clinton Foundation Updated: May-13-15 4:16 am
WASHINGTON - Millions of dollars in foreign money sloshing around a presidential candidate, even in the name of helping the world's poor, is bound to spill over into controversy.
- TRAIL TRANSLATOR: They're all talking 'income inequality' Updated: May-12-15 2:56 pm
WASHINGTON - Of all the buzzwords and phrases popping up early in the presidential campaign, "income inequality" must be close to the top of the list. And it's not just Democrats insisting that the nation must deal with it firmly and fast.
- US OK'd most Bill Clinton speech requests within days Updated: May-12-15 2:01 pm
WASHINGTON - State Department officials gave speedy and sometimes only cursory consideration to potential conflicts of interest when approving former President Bill Clinton's lucrative speeches to global companies and foreign governments during Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, an Associated Press investigation has found.