Politics - Elections

Pro-EU Emmanuel Macron becomes France's youngest president

Published May. 7 2017

Ripping up France's political map, French voters elected independent centrist Emmanuel Macron as the country's youngest president Sunday, delivering a...

Anthony Byrd defeats incumbent Moses Freeman to take City Council's District 8 seat

Published Mar. 7 2017

Anthony Byrd has claimed the District 8 Chattanooga City Council seat, defeating incumbent Moses Freeman.

Feds charge two Tennessee residents with buying votes in U.S. Senate primary

Published Feb. 28 2017

Two people, including a 60-year-old woman charged with selling marijuana, have been accused of buying votes in the 2014 U.S....


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Protest marks public school visit by new education secretary

Published Feb. 10 2017

Angry activists shouted 'stand up, fight back' and one protester was arrested, as Betsy Devos made her first visit to...

Judge grants temporary stay after Trump immigration ban

Published Jan. 28 2017

A federal judge in New York has issued an emergency order temporarily barring the U.S. from deporting people from nations...

Trump, amid combative start, pledges to rise to moment

Published Jan. 22 2017

After a combative start to his presidency, Donald Trump delivered a more unifying message Sunday and sought to reassure Americans...

Trump spokesman claims inauguration drew the largest audience in history

Published Jan. 21 2017

President Donald Trump's press secretary is declaring that Trump's inauguration had the largest audience in history 'both in person and...

Trump takes charge as 45th US president

Published Jan. 20 2017

Pledging emphatically to empower America's 'forgotten men and women,' Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the...

Trump freezes new regulations until his administration can review them

Published Jan. 20 2017

The White House is putting a freeze on any new regulations and halting ones that former President Barack Obama's administration...

Inauguration Day protests in Washington turn violent

Published Jan. 20 2017

Enraged bands of black-clad protesters smashed windows and clashed with riot police Friday afternoon in a rolling series of demonstrations...

Trump signs first executive order

Published Jan. 20 2017

President Donald Trump has signed his first executive order as president, ordering federal agencies to ease the burden of President...

Senate confirms Trump's picks for defense, homeland security

Published Jan. 20 2017

Wasting little time to fill two critical national security posts, the Republican-led Senate overwhelmingly confirmed the two retired Marine generals...


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Smashed windows, chaotic confrontation near inauguration [videos]

Published Jan. 20 2017

Police deployed pepper spray in a chaotic confrontation blocks from Donald Trump's inauguration Friday as protesters registered their rage against...

Before taking office, Trump has changed the presidency [videos]

Published Jan. 20 2017

Donald Trump enters the White House on Friday just as he entered the race for president: defiant, unfiltered, unbound by...

Trump's pick for top diplomat takes tough line on Moscow

Published Jan. 12 2017

Barraged by questions about Russia, Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state promised a far more muscular approach toward the...

Obama retaliates against Russia for U.S. election hacking

Published Dec. 29 2016

President Barack Obama has imposed sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services in retaliation for Russia's interference in the U.S....

Sen. Corker says he is 'more than reassured' about Tillerson's views on Russia

Published Dec. 22 2016

The chairman of the Senate panel that will vote early next year on the nomination of Rex Tillerson for secretary...

Electoral College vote secures Donald Trump's White House win

Published Dec. 19 2016

There were many protesters but few faithless electors as Donald Trump won the Electoral College vote Monday — ensuring he...

Republicans sweep Louisiana runoffs, ending 2016 elections

Published Dec. 11 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The 2016 campaign season has finally ended, with Louisiana's runoff election cementing Republican control of...

Obama orders review of election-season hacking

Published Dec. 9 2016

President Barack Obama has ordered intelligence officials to conduct a broad review on the election-season hacking that rattled the presidential...

Right to the end, Trump won despite spending less than Clinton

Published Dec. 9 2016

Donald Trump's campaign spent about $94 million in its final push for the White House, according to new fundraising reports...


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HUD secretary nominee Ben Carson under fire for lack of experience

Published Dec. 6 2016

Donald Trump chose retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development,...

Green Party drops bid for statewide Pennsylvania recount

Published Dec. 3 2016

Green Party-backed voters dropped a court case Saturday night that had sought to force a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov....