NAACP to honor students for anti-gun violence activism

DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit NAACP branch will recognize students from about a half-dozen Detroit-area high schools for their activism, including participation in protests to end gun violence.

The civil rights organization will present the honor during the 63rd Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner on May 6 at Cobo ...

Koch network success in Trump era draws Democratic pushback

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sprawling network funded by the billionaire Koch brothers is having a very good run with President Donald Trump in the White House and Republican control of Congress.

Tax cuts are now signed into law. A conservative judge is seated on the Supreme Court. And many governmental ...

Oklahoma transgender student elected in Libertarian Party

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - University of Oklahoma student Traci Baker is only 20 years old, but she was recently elected as state secretary of the Libertarian Party.

Baker's youth is remarkable on its own, but she's also the first transgender official of any party in state history, as well as ...

Activist shares story of removing Confederate flag

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Bree Newsome read all nine names of the dead, taking her time between each one.

"They were only doing what Christians are called to do when anyone knocks on the doors of a church, which is to invite them in for fellowship and worship," said Newsome, ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts NKorea aim to ‘denuclearize’

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and his aides are leaving a false impression about the extent of North Korea's plans to give up its nuclear weapons.

They say North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has basically agreed to "denuclearization." In fact, Kim's announcement Friday before summits with the U.S. ...

The Conservative Renaissance Has Begun

Christopher Buskirk, Raleigh News & Observer
As President Donald Trump continues to remake the Republican Party in his image, calls for last rites to be given to American conservatism are not just premature –they’re entirely wrong. Accusing Republican voters of political apostasy for supporting Trump is wrong, too. These perspectives are also evidence that the accusers are missing an intellectual and political reformation that is reshaping U.S. politics.

Can Mueller Be More Honest Than His Colleagues?

Sharyl Attkisson, The Hill
When top FBI officials spoke privately of needing an “insurance policy” in case Trump were elected, what if they felt this “policy” were necessary not just because they hated Trump, or because they believed Trump was illegally conspiring with Russia? What if they feared what a Trump administration might uncover within the intelligence agencies … and what the administration might do to take steps to reform them?

Trump, Giuliani, and All the President’s Lawyers

Amy Sorkin, The New Yorker
The enlistment, last Thursday, of Rudolph Giuliani—the former mayor of New York and now a purveyor of security advice and partisan rants—as a personal lawyer to Donald Trump marked the entry into the President’s legal drama of another character whose presence was unlikely and yet somehow inevitable.

New Jersey poised to add Obamacare mandate

Obamacare's individual mandate requiring all Americans to have health coverage is about to disappear next year. But New Jersey is poised to slap it back on its residents.

The state legislature has delivered a bill to Gov. Phil Murphy that would reimpose Obamacare's tax penalty on anyone who forgoes insurance, ...

Denuclearization successes around the world

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Will North Korea give up the bomb?

The answer may start becoming clear when South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday.

While North Korea declared this past weekend it would stop nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile tests and ...

World watching for signs of N. Korea nuke deal at 2 summits

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday the world will have a single overriding interest: How will they address North Korea's decades-long pursuit of nuclear-armed missiles?

Success, even a small one, on the nuclear front could mean ...

Emmanuel Macron, French president, in U.S. to visit Donald Trump

Behind the pomp and circumstance of French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to Washington starting Monday — including President Trump's first state dinner for a fellow world leader since taking office — lies a calculated and hard-nosed campaign to position Paris as the White House's best friend in Europe.

Much is ...

A Trump even Sweden has to appreciate

It's not like the guy didn't warn us.

"We're gonna win so much," then-candidate Donald Trump advised supporters, "you may even get tired of winning."

"And you'll say, 'Please! Please! It's too much winning! We can't take it anymore, Mr. President, it's too much'."

By this point in his oration, ...