The Latest: Arnold Schwarzenegger responds to Trump taunts

Published Jan. 6 2017

Arnold Schwarzenegger is responding to Donald Trump's taunting on Twitter. The former California governor says the president-elect should work as...

US adds 156K jobs; unemployment rate ticks up to 4.7 pct.

Published Jan. 6 2017

U.S. employers added 156,000 jobs in December, capping a year of slower but solid hiring and providing the last major...

Trump may pursue border wall without new bill

Published Jan. 5 2017

Congressional Republicans and Donald Trump's transition team are exploring whether they can make good on Trump's promise of a...


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Trump selects former Sen. Coats for top intelligence post

Published Jan. 5 2017

President-elect Donald Trump has selected former Indiana Sen. Dan Coats as director of national intelligence, a person with knowledge of...

What's in store for Vice President Joe Biden after the White House?

Published Jan. 4 2017

Vice President Joe Biden is developing a partnership with the University of Delaware that will focus on economic and domestic...

U.S. House Republicans stumble out of gate on first day of 115th Congress

Published Jan. 4 2017

U.S. House Republicans from Tennessee, Georgia and other states began the first day of the 115th Congress on Tuesday with...

Trump's State pick to get hearing next week

Published Jan. 3 2017

The Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says confirmation hearings for Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump's pick for secretary...

GOP drops plan to gut ethics panel after Trump tweet

Published Jan. 3 2017

House Republicans reversed themselves Tuesday under pressure from President-elect Donald Trump, and dropped plans to swiftly gut an independent congressional...

Trump names lawyer Lighthizer as top trade rep

Published Jan. 3 2017

President-elect Donald Trump announced Tuesday he will nominate lawyer Robert Lighthizer as U.S. trade representative.

Republicans primed for push to dismantle Obama's policies

Published Jan. 3 2017

Members of the 115th Congress will be sworn in at noon Tuesday, setting off an aggressive campaign by Republicans who...

Trump expected to name lawyer Robert Lighthizer as top trade rep

Published Jan. 3 2017

President-elect Donald Trump is expected to nominate lawyer Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Representative, a transition official said Monday night,...

House GOP votes to gut independent ethics office

Published Jan. 2 2017

House Republicans on Monday voted to eviscerate the Office of Congressional Ethics, the independent body created in 2008 to investigate...

Some power restored to North Carolina's gov.-elect...for now

Published Dec. 30 2016

A North Carolina judge granted a small victory to the state's incoming Democratic governor on Friday, temporarily blocking a law...

U.S. slaps sanctions on Russia, expels 35 diplomats

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....

In parting shot, Kerry tears into Israel over settlements

Published Dec. 28 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry tore into Israel on Wednesday for settlement-building, accusing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of dragging Israel...

Trump names Bush-era veteran and policy newcomer to posts

Published Dec. 28 2016

President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday appointed an experienced hand from the George W. Bush era to his national security...

Trumps pick for ambassador to Israel sparks hot debate

Published Dec. 26 2016

If President-elect Donald Trump wanted to show he planned to obliterate President Barack Obama's approach to Israel, he might have...

Trump welcomes 'nice' letter from Putin after nuclear vow

Published Dec. 23 2016

After months of promising to engage more with Russia, President-elect Donald Trump vowed to enhance America's nuclear capabilities, admonishing Russian...

Continuing battle with media, Trump avoids news conference

Published Dec. 22 2016

Less than a month from taking office, President-elect Donald Trump has yet to hold the traditional news conference that most...

Deal to repeal North Carolina's bathroom bill falls apart

Published Dec. 21 2016

A deal has fallen apart to undo the North Carolina law known as the 'bathroom bill' in a sign of...

Trump meeting security adviser after attacks abroad

Published Dec. 21 2016

President-elect Donald Trump is planning to meet with his incoming national security adviser in the aftermath of violence abroad as...

North Carolina lawmakers meeting to consider HB2 repeal

Published Dec. 21 2016

North Carolina's legislature is reconvening to see if enough lawmakers are willing to repeal a 9-month-old law that limited LGBT...

Trump blames terrorists for killings in Turkey, Berlin

Published Dec. 20 2016

Without backing up his claim, President-elect Donald Trump is blaming Islamic terrorism for deadly violence in Turkey and Germany and...