The Memo: Dems grapple with Trump’s resilience

President Trump's approval rating is largely unchanged in the first polls to emerge after his widely criticized performance at last week's joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin - and Democrats are s...

Tennessee woman guilty of stealing kids’ summer meal money

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee woman has been convicted of stealing $162,000 from a government program that provides funding for summer meals for poor children.

Shelby County prosecutors say Jeannette Jives-Nealy was found guilty of theft Friday. She faces at least eight years, either in prison or on probation, ...

Charges of rigging, intimidation mar Pakistan campaign

ISLAMABAD (AP) - As Pakistan prepares to make history Wednesday by electing a third straight civilian government, rights activists, analysts and candidates say the campaign has been among its dirtiest ever, imperiling the country's wobbly transition to democratic rule.

The campaign has been characterized by "blatant, aggressive and unabashed attempts ...

Senate Democrats ask for documents before Kavanaugh meetings

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is turning up the pressure on Senate Democrats to meet with President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, though with little success.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh has met with 23 senators, all of them Republicans, since his nomination two weeks ago. Democratic lawmakers have been pushing ...

Georgia GOP governor’s runoff tests loyalty to Trump

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Republicans decide a bruising gubernatorial runoff Tuesday that is testing the loyalty of conservative voters to President Donald Trump and their frequent rejection of the establishment in favor of outside, bare-knuckled politics.

The matchup between Secretary of State Brian Kemp and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle pits ...

Human smuggling getting sophisticated on northern border

DERBY LINE, Vt. (AP) - While the Trump administration fortifies the southern border, there's growing concern over the number of foreigners entering the country illegally across the porous northern border with Canada.

People crossing the border between Vermont and Quebec have paid smugglers up to $4,000, usually payable when the ...

Steven Mnuchin firm on Trump’s tough trade approach

BUENOS AIRES — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin doubled down on the Trump administration's tough talk on trade over the weekend even as his international counterparts warned U.S. tariffs could stunt global growth and usher in a new era of job-killing protectionism.

In a deja vu of previous summits, Mr. Mnuchin ...

Making tax cuts permanent to protect our paychecks

Are you ready for "Tax Cut 2.0"? Congressional leaders say they'll bring another tax-cut package to a vote in the House within a few months.

Why go back to the same issue so soon? Because most of the tax cuts enacted last year aren't permanent. If they aren't extended, taxes ...

Outdoor recreation industry pushes anti-Trump stances

Those taking to the great outdoors to escape politics may find it's not as easy as it sounds, especially if you're toting an REI sleeping bag, a Patagonia jacket or a Black Diamond headlamp.

At Outdoor Retailer, a premier trade show opening Monday in Denver, discussions of the latest gear ...

‘Handmaid’s Tale’ protesters greet Mike Pence in Philadelphia

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Dozens of demonstrators dressed as characters from the novel-turned-TV series "The Handmaid's Tale" descended on downtown Philadelphia on Monday to protest Vice President Mike Pence's visit.

They wore red cloaks and white bonnets and chanted "this nightmare must end."

"The Handmaid's Tale" imagines a future in which ...

Democrats top Republicans in midterm elections fundraising in heartland states

Democratic House candidates in the country's heartland are raking in the cash, outpacing Republicans in fundraising in many key races and putting the party on solid ground to reclaim the chamber in this year's congressional elections.

Fueled by anti-Trump grass-roots energy and a crop of good candidates, Democrats outperformed their ...

Trump mulls move against intel critics

President Trump is considering removing security clearances belonging to former officials who served in high-level positions during the Obama administration.Intelligence experts say such a move would be unprecedent...