Political issues

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 24, 2017 - 10:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 10:55 President Donald Trump is vowing again to deport immigrants in the U.S. illegally who have committed crimes. Trump's telling a gathering of conservatives that "as we speak today, immigration officers are finding gang...
Read More
Head of the bid of Budapest for hosting the 2024 Summer Olympic Games Balazs Furjes addresses the General Assembly of the City of Budapest with Budapest Mayor Istvan Tarlos, right, and Vice Mayor Alexandra Szalay-Bobrovniczky in the background in the town hall in Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. (Zsolt Szigetvary/MTI via AP)
February 24, 2017 - 8:48 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The mayor of Budapest says the city assembly will vote Wednesday on a motion to withdraw the city's bid to host the 2024 Olympics. Mayor Istvan Tarlos, Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Zsolt Borkai, the head of the Hungarian Olympic Committee, agreed earlier this week on the...
Read More
February 24, 2017 - 12:41 am
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a longtime civil rights activist, has been chosen as the keynote speaker for the commencement ceremony at Bard College in New York's Hudson Valley. Officials at the private liberal arts school say the Georgia Democrat will receive an honorary...
Read More
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 23, 2017 - 10:50 am
OXON HILL, Maryland (AP) — The Latest on the Conservative Political Action Conference (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has advice for Donald Trump: "Do what you said you were going to do." Speaking at a conference of conservatives outside Washington, Walker urges Trump and...
Read More
FILE - In this May 26, 2010, file photo, James O'Keefe makes a statement after leaving the federal courthouse in New Orleans. O'Keefe has announced plans to release recordings on Feb. 23, 2017, that he said were made secretly inside CNN. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)
February 23, 2017 - 6:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Conservative activist James O'Keefe has announced plans to release recordings Thursday morning that he says were made secretly inside CNN. O'Keefe tells the network in an interview that the media is a "huge target" of his and he's targeting CNN specifically because it "has a very...
Read More
February 22, 2017 - 10:53 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's highest court on Wednesday overturned the conviction of a jailed opposition activist and ordered him released more than a year after he was sent to prison. Ildar Dadin in December 2015 became the first person to be convicted of breaking a new law against protesters. The bill...
Read More
Firebrand int-islam lawmaker Geert Wilders smiles during an election campaign stop in Spijkenisse, near Rotterdam, Netherlands Saturday Feb. 18, 2017. Now, as a March 15 parliamentary election looms, the political mood is turning inward as Wilders dominates polls with an isolationist manifesto that calls for the Netherlands "to be independent again. So out of the EU." (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
February 22, 2017 - 8:19 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police have detained a security official in the group responsible for protecting anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders on suspicion of leaking classified information, a spokesman said Wednesday. The extent of the security breach and whether it has had any effect on...
Read More
February 21, 2017 - 6:49 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Texas can't cut off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015 that launched Republican efforts across the U.S. to defund the nation's largest abortion provider. An injunction...
Read More
Journalists watch a TV screen that shows the virtual memorial, during a press conference to announce a permanent memorial in Brixton to the late Ziggy Stardust singer David Bowie in London, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
February 21, 2017 - 12:37 pm
LONDON (AP) — Artists and activists want to create a permanent memorial to David Bowie in the London neighborhood where he was born. Plans were unveiled Tuesday for a three-story-tall lightning bolt sculpture , inspired by the cover of Bowie's album "Aladdin Sane." The proposal is to install it...
Read More