Subscribe: AP Top Political News At 2:46 p.m. EST
http://hosted.ap.org/lineups/POLITICSHEADS.rss?SITE=TXCOL&SECTION=HOME
Preview: AP Top Political News At 2:46 p.m. EST

AP Top Political News at 11:39 p.m. EDT



AP Top Political News at 11:39 p.m. EDT



Copyright: © 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
 



Trump commits US to fight on in Afghanistan; no speedy exit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Reversing his past calls for a speedy exit, President Donald Trump recommitted the United States to the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan Monday night, declaring U.S. troops must "fight to win." He pointedly declined to disclose how many more troops will be dispatched to wage America's longest war....



Analysis: Trump vows to win the seemingly unwinnable war
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is vowing to win what has seemed to be an unwinnable war....



The Latest: Afghan government applauds Trump speech
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump and U.S. policy in Afghanistan (all times EDT):...



Ryan says Trump "messed up" but opposes censure
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Monday he will not support a resolution to censure President Donald Trump over his comments following the white supremacist march in Virginia, even though he believes Trump "messed up" by saying "both sides" were to blame for violence and that there were "very fine people" among those marching to protect Confederate statues....



Trump's Afghan strategy includes new ultimatum on India
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's new Afghanistan war strategy includes old demands on Pakistan and an entirely new ultimatum to India....



On Afghanistan's front lines, US commanders await more men
TACTICAL BASE GAMBERI, Afghanistan (AP) -- Deep in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan, on the front lines against Taliban and Islamic State fighters, U.S. military commanders say they need more forces to better train Afghan soldiers to combat the escalating threat. President Donald Trump declared Monday he'd augment troop levels, but wouldn't say by how much....



Trump watches eclipse from White House
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump squinted and pointed skyward before donning protective glasses to take in the solar eclipse at the White House....



America's 16 years in Afghanistan: From triumph to stalemate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sixteen years of U.S. warfare in Afghanistan have left the insurgents as strong as ever and the nation's future precarious. Facing a quagmire, President Donald Trump on Monday outlined his strategy for "victory" in a country that has historically snared great powers and defied easy solutions....



Trump returns to Arizona _ and a chaotic political landscape
PHOENIX (AP) -- Donald Trump was just a few weeks into his candidacy in 2015 when he came to Phoenix for a speech that ended up being a bigger moment in his campaign than most people realized at the time....



Navy orders 7th Fleet review amid search for 10 from McCain
SINGAPORE (AP) -- The U.S. Navy ordered a broad investigation into the performance and readiness of the Pacific-based 7th Fleet after the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker collided in Southeast Asia, leaving 10 U.S. sailors missing and five injured....