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Politics Jan 13House Republican summons ethics chief over his criticism of Trump
House Republicans have shown no inclination to challenge President-elect Donald Trump on ethics matters. Instead, they are going after federal ethics official who questioned Trump's potential conflicts of interest.
Politics Jan 06WATCH: Congress certifies Donald Trump’s victory
Congress certified Donald Trump's presidential victory Friday over the objections of a handful of House Democrats, with Vice President Joe Biden pronouncing, "It is over." House Democrats objected to the votes from at least 10 states, raising issues of voter…
Politics Jan 06House Democrats plan to raise objections during Electoral College vote count
They could slow the process, but they don't have the votes to prevent Donald Trump from winning.
Politics Dec 25Republicans plan tax overhaul, grapple with budget deficit
Their goal is to simplify a complicated tax code that rewards wealthy people with smart accountants, and corporations that can easily shift profits - and jobs - overseas.
Politics Dec 19Electoral College meets amid effort to deny Trump presidency
Electors are set to gather in every state on Monday to formally elect Donald Trump president even as anti-Trump forces try one last time to deny him the White House.
Politics Nov 09Hillary Clinton is leading the popular vote after losing the election
Despite losing Tuesday's presidential election, Hillary Clinton appears to be on pace to win the popular vote, an ironic twist in an election in which her opponent repeatedly said the system was rigged against him.
Politics Sep 27Where do the presidential candidates stand on Social Security?
The Associated Press is examining issues at stake in the presidential election and how they affect people. This one looks at Social Security.
Politics Jul 20Trump staffer apologizes for Melania Trump speech
A speechwriter for Donald Trump's company said Wednesday she made a mistake and apologized for using passages from a 2008 Michelle Obama speech in the Republican party convention speech delivered by Melania Trump.
Politics Apr 16Here’s how Trump could clinch GOP nomination before the convention
It’s still possible for Donald Trump to clinch the nomination by the end of the primaries on June 7. His path is narrow and perilous. But it’s plausible and starts with a big victory Tuesday in his home state New…
Politics Apr 09So, you want to be a delegate to the Republican National Convention?
You could have a rare opportunity to help make history, if none of the Republican presidential candidates reaches the target 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the nomination on the first ballot.