- Donation little hindrance to Stephanopoulos interviews Updated: Jun-02-15 4:32 pm
NEW YORK - Newly declared Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham's interview with George Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning America" Tuesday is the latest sign that the ABC anchor's donations to the Clinton Foundation seem not to have impeded his coverage of the upcoming presidential elections.
- Ehud Barak, former prime minister of Israel, has book deal Updated: Jun-01-15 1:35 pm
NEW YORK - Ehud Barak, the former prime minister of Israel and one of his country's most decorated soldiers, has a book deal.
- B.B. King recalled with love, humor at Mississippi funeral Updated: May-30-15 6:31 pm
INDIANOLA, Mississippi - B.B. King's early life personified the blues: He was born to dirt-poor sharecroppers in the cotton country of the Mississippi Delta and left alone by the deaths of his mother and grandmother when he was a child. But he never let those circumstances hold him back or define him, a minister said Saturday at the funeral of the blues legend.
- Ginsburg urges young women to wage inspiring fights Updated: May-29-15 7:58 pm
BOSTON - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday advised young women to fight for things they care about, but to do so in a way that inspires others to join their cause.
- Hastert rose to speakership among the scandals of others Updated: May-29-15 7:09 pm
WASHINGTON - Dennis Hastert's career as House speaker both arose and ended amid the sex-related scandals of others.
- Bill Clinton: Foundation remains a nonpartisan charity Updated: May-29-15 2:15 pm
WASHINGTON - Former President Bill Clinton is defending the work of his global foundation, telling donors it remains a nonpartisan philanthropy and likening recent critiques of the charity to political attacks.
- When popping the question to @POTUS, anything goes Updated: May-28-15 5:09 pm
WASHINGTON - Give people a chance to pop a question to POTUS, and they'll take the invitation and run with it.
- Capitol Hill Buzz: Past gripes don't stop GOP hit on wealth Updated: May-28-15 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON - Hypocrisy runs rampant in Congress and campaigns, and this week it's the Republicans' turn to engage in a practice they've often denounced: class warfare.
- Bill Clinton hopes to keep working - whatever Hillary does Updated: May-28-15 2:27 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton made an impassioned appeal Thursday for modern health care in the Ebola-stricken countries of West Africa where his foundation works. He told The Associated Press afterward he hopes to keep working in Africa and elsewhere - regardless of what happens politically with his wife, Hillary.
- US, Swiss target top soccer officials in corruption probe Updated: May-27-15 7:38 pm
ZURICH - The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami.
- Why Georgetown students want to eat dinner with strangers Updated: May-24-15 9:32 am
WASHINGTON - It's hard to say what was more uncomfortable at the beginning - the silences, or the halting small talk people tried to make, about hometowns and the storm that was about to hit. Six strangers had gathered around a table at a Georgetown senior's apartment, invited by an anonymous person (or maybe people?) and they didn't know what to expect.
- Congress' familiar path: short-term solutions Updated: May-23-15 10:40 pm
WASHINGTON - Long is the list of problems Congress has addressed with short-term answers.
- Chelsea Clinton book 'It's Your World' coming Updated: May-20-15 5:25 pm
NEW YORK - Another Clinton is becoming an author.
- Barbra Streisand memoir scheduled for 2017 Updated: May-20-15 4:50 pm
NEW YORK - Barbra Streisand is set to publish her long-discussed and long-awaited memoir.
- Correction: Presidential Expenses story Updated: May-20-15 1:37 pm
WASHINGTON - In a story May 19 about expenses for former presidents, The Associated Press reported erroneously that former President George H.W. Bush left office in 1989. He took office that year and left office in 1993.
- Balancing act for House Democratic Leader Pelosi on trade Updated: May-20-15 11:01 am
WASHINGTON - As House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi delivered the signature achievement of President Barack Obama's first term: his health care bill. Now Obama's top second-term goal, a major trade deal, hangs in the balance on Capitol Hill and Pelosi is again on the spot.
- China's impact looms large as US debates its own trade deals Updated: May-19-15 3:41 pm
WASHINGTON - If the U.S. doesn't write the rules of international trade, President Barack Obama warns, China will. In fact, China is already helping write those rules, and in some ways has jumped ahead of the game.
- MSNBC host Steve Kornacki book on politics coming in 2017 Updated: May-19-15 12:30 pm
NEW YORK - MSNBC host Steve Kornacki is writing a book on how the politics of the past shapes the present.
- Cuba's Elian Gonzalez, former castaway, wants to visit US Updated: May-18-15 9:28 pm
HAVANA - Elian Gonzalez, who spent months with his Florida relatives as a Cuban child at the center of an international custody dispute, said in an interview broadcast Monday that he'd like to return to the United States for a visit.
- Facing $1 billion deficit, Arizona sharply limits welfare Updated: May-18-15 8:13 pm
PHOENIX - Facing a $1 billion budget deficit, Arizona's Republican-led Legislature has reduced the lifetime limit for welfare recipients to the shortest window in the nation.
- Emanuel wants focus on youth for 2nd term as Chicago mayor Updated: May-18-15 5:32 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel focused on the need to help disadvantaged and troubled youth Monday, during an inaugural speech for his second term that touched only briefly on the major fiscal woes facing the nation's third-largest city.
- Correction: Obama-After White House story Updated: May-18-15 4:24 pm
WASHINGTON - In a story May 16 about President Barack Obama's plans after he leaves the White House, The Associated Press reported erroneously that George H.W. Bush's presidential library is in Houston. The library is in College Station, Texas.
- Another Daley heads to City Hall in Chicago Updated: May-18-15 1:29 pm
CHICAGO - Another member of Chicago's most famous political family is taking his place on the City Council that his grandfather and uncle presided over - and dominated - for decades.
- Jacksonville mayoral race draws national political interest Updated: May-17-15 2:55 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Florida - There's a reason why the Jacksonville mayoral race is drawing the attention of outsiders like former President Bill Clinton, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and it's about more than who wins on Tuesday.
- Delaware political aide turns suspense novelist Updated: May-16-15 2:58 pm
DOVER, Delaware - One of Bryan Reardon's jobs in Gov. Tom Carper's office in 1994 was to write response letters to Delawareans who had reached out to the governor seeking help on one issue or another.