Congressman quits post in GOP group over health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — A New Jersey Republican who helped push the House health care bill to passage has quit as a chairman of the chamber's moderate Tuesday Group. Rep. Tom MacArthur is complaining that s...

Why Trump's budget plan wouldn't likely accelerate growth

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's budget plan for 2018 assumes that a mix of sharp spending and tax cuts can both shrink the deficit and fuel economic growth of 3 percent a year — a level i...

Icy reception to Trump budget from fellow Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's first budget proposal got an icy reception on Capitol Hill Tuesday, and that was just from the Republicans. Longtime GOP Rep. Hal Rogers of...

AP Explains: Car Wash probe upending Brazilian politics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Michel Temer has been fighting to save his job since last week's release of a recording that appeared to capture him endorsing hush money for an ex-lawmaker n...

Trump names nuclear chief Svinicki to a new five-year term

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has selected Kristine Svinicki, chairwoman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, to lead the panel for another five years. Trump had previous...

Top official says US hasn't verified IS claim on Manchester

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States' top intelligence official says the U.S. government has not yet verified that the Islamic State group is responsible for the attack in Manchester, England, but call...

Only on AP: CEOs got biggest raise since 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — The typical CEO at the biggest U.S. companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, raking in $11.5 million in salary, stock and other compensation last year, according to a study by exe...

High court ruling may give voter rights groups a strong tool

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Supreme Court's ruling that two North Carolina congressional districts relied too heavily on race should give voting-rights advocates a potent tool to fight other electoral ma...

Trump and the Fifth Amendment: It's complicated

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is fickle about the Fifth. In 1990, he invoked his Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination by refusing to answer 97 questions in a divorce de...

Ethics office blasts Trump refusal to disclose lobby waivers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The message from a senator to the government ethics office: Use your authority to force the president to reveal how many waivers he's granted to ex-lobbyists in his new administratio...

Trump's Yad Vashem visit highlights mixed Holocaust record

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump's brief visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial may prove to be the most explosive stop during a hypersensitive trip to Israel. While Trump touts his Jewish ...

15 countries voice support for Taiwan at WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan)— At the first day of the World Health Assembly that runs from May 22-31 this year, a coalition of Taiwan's diplomatic allies comprising of 11 nations, and four other countrie...

Taiwan Headline News

Taipei, May 23 - The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Tuesday are as follows: @United Daily News: Newly elected KMT chairman sets sights on Taipei, New Taipei mayoral elections. @China Times:...

Democrats, watchdog seek Trump's ethics waivers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The message from a senator to the government ethics office: Use your authority to force the president to reveal how many waivers he's granted to ex-lobbyists in his new administratio...

Gov. Branstad leaves Iowa with new voter ID, anti-union laws

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Republican Gov. Terry Branstad's upcoming departure to Beijing marks the end of a career in state politics that spans several decades. As the longest-ser...