Former Starbucks CEO takes 'detour' from White House run

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says he's taking a "detour" from a possible independent presidential bid. The billionaire businessman cites health concerns in a...

Businesses showing discontent with Trump's trade policies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's aggressive and wildly unpredictable use of tariffs is spooking American business groups, which have long formed a potent force in his Republican Party. ...

Biden aide: Trump insult 'beneath the dignity of the office'

NEW YORK (AP) — A senior aide to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says President Donald Trump's attacks against Biden on foreign soil "are beneath the dignity of the office." ...

Iran tests President Trump's 'America First' pledge

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won the White House pledging to wind down the nation's many foreign entanglements and put "America First." But as his administration in recent days has sent mi...

Beto O'Rourke readies 'reintroduction' as 2020 buzz fizzles

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Beto O'Rourke barreled into the 2020 presidential race with breakneck energy and a fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants campaign style. But the former Texas congressman h...

Mueller report brings moment of reckoning to US politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — For many Democrats, Robert Mueller's investigation has long stood as their best, last chance to take down President Donald Trump before the next election. But what if the big reveal ...

NH Republicans welcome Trump primary challenge

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire gave Donald Trump his first presidential primary victory. Some prominent New Hampshire Republicans aren't so sure he deserves a second. In sharp...

Is Jane Sanders the most powerful woman not running in 2020?

WASHINGTON (AP) — During Bernie Sanders' long political career, Jane Sanders has served variously as her husband's media consultant, surrogate, fundraiser, chief of staff, campaign spokeswoman and top...

Ex-NYC Mayor Bloomberg won't run for president in 2020

Michael Bloomberg is not running for president. The 77-year-old former New York City mayor, one of the richest men in the world, announced his decision not to join the crowded Democr...

Analysis: Cohen hearing stokes touchy topic of impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Cohen's testimony is just the beginning. The House oversight hearing with President Donald Trump's former attorney, coming in advance of special counsel Rob...

As Democrats lean left, will voters follow?

WASHINGTON (AP) — What is happening to the Democrats? Captivated by a handful of liberal superstars, they are venturing where the party has long feared to tread: Steep taxes on the r...

Bloomberg to announce 2020 decision by end of month

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he's planning to decide by the end of the month whether he'll seek the presidency. The 76-year-old businessman,...

Trump campaign takes steps to prevent a challenge within GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Worried about a potential Republican primary challenge, President Donald Trump's campaign has launched a state-by-state effort to prevent an intraparty fight that could spill over in...

Conservatives say Trump caved, but confident he'll get wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — No retreat, no surrender is how President Donald Trump frames his decision to temporarily reopen the government while still pursuing a border wall deal. Some of his...

Bloomberg says Trump, at this point, 'cannot be helped'

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg is calling President Donald Trump "reckless" and "dangerous," and says the partial government shutdown is "a complete failure of presidential ...