How it looks: Optics key in fight over Kavanaugh hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The congressional showdown taking shape between Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexual assault is a battle of optics as much as truth, and ...

How it looks: Optics key in fight over Kavanaugh hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The congressional showdown taking shape between Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexual assault is a battle of optics as much as truth, and ...

Gender politics at play as Senate grapples with nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nowhere is gender politics thicker in the election season air than in the mannerly U.S. Senate as it considers what President Donald Trump's choice for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavan...

Gender war politics grip Senate over Kavanaugh accusation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nowhere is gender politics thicker in the election season air than in the mannerly U.S. Senate as it considers what President Donald Trump's choice for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavan...

Feeling your pain: Presidents tread tricky disaster politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The politics of natural disasters can be tricky for a president. Long before President Donald Trump tossed paper towels to storm-stricken Puerto Ricans and denied H...

Official Washington scrambles over Kavanaugh allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) — True or false, a woman's accusation that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school buckles what had been a smooth path to a seat on the Supreme Court. K...

Feeling your pain: Presidents tread tricky disaster politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The politics of natural disasters can be tricky for a president. Long before President Donald Trump tossed paper towels to storm-stricken Puerto Ricans and denied H...

Feeling your pain: Presidents tread tricky disaster politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The politics of natural disasters can be tricky for a president. Long before President Donald Trump tossed paper towels to storm-stricken Puerto Ricans and denied H...

Puerto Rico death toll isn't Trump's only conspiracy theory

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Puerto Rico death toll. Special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. The 2016 presidential election vote. Hillary Clinton and her emails. President Donald Tru...

Trump scoffs at 'nervous mess' Dimon, says he's not smart

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is scoffing at a claim by Jamie Dimon, the JPMorgan Chase CEO, that he could beat Trump in an election. Trump tweeted Thursday that Dimon is a "nervous mess." ...

Testing presidents from Bush to Trump, 9/11 shaped politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four presidential campaigns. Eight congressional elections. The longest war in U.S. history. The Sept. 11 attacks have shaped U.S. politics, sometimes over the obje...

Trump closing Palestinian mission in pro-Israel move

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is closing the Palestinian Liberation Organization's mission in Washington, the latest U.S. blow against the Palestinians and an international court during the...

Leak hunting: The president and his insider critics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is vowing to root out the leakers who contributed to the White House insider accounts that contend some on his team question his judgment, competence and even ...

On Trump and the hunt for leaks after book, unsigned essay

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is vowing to root out the aides, officials or others who contributed to a pair of accounts that contend some on his team question his judgment, competence and ...

Tell-all book 'Fear' sets up Trump-Woodward clash of titans

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not clear whether President Donald Trump has much to fear from "Fear" itself. But the book of that name has set off a yes-no war between author Bob Woodward and the president, u...