Americans pessimistic about Trump, country, according to AP-NORC Poll

Published Dec. 15 2017

President Donald Trump frequently casts his first year in office as a string of successes and campaign promises fulfilled.

Huge tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line

Published Dec. 15 2017

After weeks of quarrels, qualms and then eleventh-hour horse-trading, Republicans revealed their huge national tax rewrite late Friday — along...

Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control

Published Dec. 15 2017

A federal judge in Philadelphia on Friday ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce...


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FCC votes along party lines to end 'net neutrality'

Published Dec. 14 2017

The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules Thursday, giving internet service providers such as Verizon, Comcast and...

Ample tax cuts for business, wealthy in new GOP tax accord

Published Dec. 14 2017

Generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans would be delivered in a sweeping overhaul of the tax laws,...

AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?

Published Dec. 14 2017

"Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and...

Bob Corker: Roy Moore's Alabama election loss is good for U.S., GOP

Published Dec. 14 2017

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said Wednesday that Alabama Republican Roy Moore's Senate race loss is "good for America" as...

As 'net neutrality' vote nears, some brace for a long fight

Published Dec. 13 2017

As the federal government prepares to unravel sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet, advocates of the...

Kentucky lawmaker facing sexual assault allegations kills himself

Published Dec. 13 2017

Dan Johnson, a Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky known for inflammatory Facebook posts comparing Barack and Michelle Obama to monkeys...

Former 'Apprentice' contestant Omarosa leaving White House

Published Dec. 13 2017

Omarosa Manigault Newman — the former "Apprentice" contestant who became one of President Donald Trump's most prominent African -American supporters...

Federal Reserve rate increase is third this year; foresees three more in 2018

Published Dec. 13 2017

The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the third time this year and foresees three additional hikes...

Justice official defends Mueller, sees no cause for firing

Published Dec. 13 2017

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, facing congressional questions about anti-Donald Trump text messages exchanged between two FBI officials assigned to...

Analysis: Trump bets on Moore and suffers stinging defeat

Published Dec. 13 2017

Rarely has a sitting president rallied behind such a scandal-plagued candidate the way Donald Trump did with Alabama's Roy Moore.

Sen. Gillibrand got a fight she wants after Trump's fiery tweet

Published Dec. 13 2017

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand got a fight she wants after President Donald Trump lashed out at the New York Democrat in...

GOP tax plan trims top rate for wealthy, cuts corporate rate

Published Dec. 13 2017

A massive Republican tax package swiftly taking shape would pull down the top tax rate for wealthy Americans to 37...

Minnesota governor set to name Al Franken's Senate replacement

Published Dec. 13 2017

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton was set to reveal his choice Wednesday to replace Al Franken in the U.S. Senate, with...

Corker co-sponsors gun legislation that strengthens background check system

Published Dec. 13 2017

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., has co-sponsored a piece of legislation intended to strengthen the background check system in response...

Vice President Mike Pence gives $4,000 to Diane Black's Tennessee gubernatorial bid

Published Dec. 12 2017

Republican gubernatorial candidate Diane Black can count Vice President Mike Pence among her supporters.

FBI agent removed from Russia probe called Trump an 'idiot'

Published Dec. 12 2017

Two FBI officials who would later be assigned to the special counsel's investigation into Donald Trump's presidential campaign described him...

After NYC subway bombing, Trump slams 'chain migration'

Published Dec. 12 2017

A would-be suicide bomber's rush-hour blast in the heart of the New York City subway system failed to cause the...

Trump administration gives tax overhaul plan rosy assessment

Published Dec. 12 2017

President Donald Trump on Wednesday will try to sell the American people on an unpopular Republican tax overhaul that his...


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As Republicans in Congress finalize a tax plan, here's how it could impact you in Tennessee

Published Dec. 12 2017

Depending on which Tennessean you ask, the Republican tax bills passing through Congress could be a godsend for economic prosperity...

Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

Published Dec. 11 2017

Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, the Pentagon said Monday, as President Donald...