Trump's Fed pick Jerome Powell says he favors loosening some bank regulations

Published Nov. 28 2017

Jerome Powell, President Donald Trump's pick to be chairman of the Federal Reserve, told senators at his confirmation hearing Tuesday...

Tax bill advances in committee, final Senate vote uncertain

Published Nov. 28 2017

A key Senate committee advanced a sweeping tax package to the full Senate on Tuesday, handing Republican leaders a victory...

Trump pick is winner, for now, in fight over consumer agency

Published Nov. 28 2017

President Donald Trump scored a victory Tuesday when a federal judge refused to block the president's choice to temporarily run...

Top Democrats pull out of Trump meeting after his Twitter attack

Published Nov. 28 2017

Congress' top Democrats abruptly pulled out of a planned meeting with President Donald Trump on Tuesday after he declared he...

Powell casts himself as a figure of stability for the Fed

Published Nov. 28 2017

Jerome Powell says that if confirmed as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, he expects the Fed to continue...

Former top staffer accuses Rep. Conyers of inappropriate touching

Published Nov. 28 2017

A former deputy chief of staff said Rep. John Conyers made an unwanted sexual advance toward her and touched her...

Two fight for control of consumer watchdog agency; court to weigh in

Published Nov. 27 2017

With emails, tweets and doughnuts, the two dueling acting directors battled for control of the nation's top financial watchdog agency,...

At Capitol, Sen. Al Franken apologizes and sees long fight for trust

Published Nov. 27 2017

Sen. Al Franken apologized Monday to "everyone who has counted on me to be a champion for women" as the...

Trump, honoring Navajos, revives 'Pocahontas' jab at Sen. Warren

Published Nov. 27 2017

President Donald Trump returned to his own kind of code talking Monday by deriding Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas"...

Sen. Al Franken says he 'let a lot of people down' amid sexual misconduct allegations

Published Nov. 27 2017

Sen. Al Franken says he 'let a lot of people down' amid sexual misconduct allegations, vows to work to regain...

Trump won't campaign for Moore before election

Published Nov. 27 2017

A White House official says President Donald Trump will not campaign for Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore before the...

Senate's tax bill would hit U.S. airlines' Middle East competitors

Published Nov. 27 2017

For the past two years, Delta Air Lines has spearheaded a campaign to get Washington policymakers to punish some of...

Suit challenges Trump's pick for consumer financial bureau

Published Nov. 27 2017

President Donald Trump's appointment of his budget director as interim director of a consumer financial protection agency championed by Democrats...

Trump chooses legislative agenda over GOP repulsion of Moore

Published Nov. 26 2017

President Donald Trump said Sunday that electing a Democrat as Alabama's next senator "would be a disaster," making clear the...

Conyers steps aside from Judiciary post amid sex allegations

Published Nov. 26 2017

Michigan Rep. John Conyers, under investigation over allegations he sexually harassed female staff members, said Sunday he will step aside...

U.S. backtracks on decision to close Palestinian office in D.C.

Published Nov. 24 2017

The Trump administration backtracked Friday on its decision to order the Palestinians' office in Washington to close, instead saying it...

Trump signals welfare reform is next, with details to come

Published Nov. 24 2017

President Donald Trump wants to put his stamp on welfare reform.

Bannon-sponsored candidates often picked for Trump loyalty

Published Nov. 24 2017

Wisconsin Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson, a consultant for Fortune 500 companies, doesn't look much like the renegade outsiders whom political...

Education Department wants to narrow scope of civil rights investigations at schools

Published Nov. 24 2017

The Education Department wants to narrow the scope of civil rights investigations at schools, focusing on individual complaints rather than...

AP source: Michael Flynn lawyers make a break with Trump team

Published Nov. 23 2017

Lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have told President Donald Trump's legal team that they are no longer...

Rep. Joe Barton to go mum over disclosed nude photo, citing probe

Published Nov. 23 2017

Suggesting he's a victim of revenge porn from a jilted lover, Republican Rep. Joe Barton of Texas says he plans...


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Trump credits troops, and himself, for military advances

Published Nov. 23 2017

President Donald Trump thanked U.S. troops for their service on Thursday, assuring them "we're really winning" against America's foes as...

Democrats also juggling politics of sexual predation

Published Nov. 23 2017

Democrats have been quick to support the "me too" chorus of women — and some men — who have stepped...