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How Trump's swamp-draining words compare with his actions

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:02:40 GMT2017-04-21T18:02:40Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump began promising to "drain the swamp" while campaigning, with his rally crowds often chanting along with him. In October he outlined a few proposals he said would get the drainage started: Clamping down on lobbying, fundraising and even the number of terms lawmakers can serve....



The senior Sanders backs party youth to remake Democrats

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:01:08 GMT2017-04-21T02:01:08Z

OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) -- Bernie Sanders, who attracted millions of college-aged and young adults to his presidential campaign last year, is following through on a promise he made when he left the race: to promote younger leaders for the Democratic Party....



The Latest: Michigan city rescinds 'sanctuary city' status

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 02:01:26 GMT2017-04-13T02:01:26Z

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The Latest on a Michigan city's debate over being a "sanctuary city" (all times local):...



Trump tweets for Kansas Republican in competitive House race

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:55:50 GMT2017-04-11T13:55:50Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump says a "wonderful guy" is running for Congress whose help he needs on overhauling the health care and tax systems....



America: What in the world does it want to be?

Sun, 18 Jan 2009 05:39:13 GMT2009-01-18T05:39:13Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- George Washington, first president, said this: "It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world."...



Essay: Of Kennedys and Kings _ and Lincolns, too

Wed, 05 Nov 2008 14:25:28 GMT2008-11-05T14:25:28Z

He spoke about posterity, and for it. But in looking forward at his finest hour, Barack Obama never forgot to look back....



A worried America chooses its course for change

Wed, 05 Nov 2008 08:12:28 GMT2008-11-05T08:12:28Z

In a season of profound political and cultural fissures, the American people stood together at the ballot box Tuesday with a resounding chorus that drowned out their deep differences: Something, they said, has got to give....



Finally: Decision time for a deeply divided USA

Mon, 03 Nov 2008 18:48:16 GMT2008-11-03T18:48:16Z

Finally....



The morning after: Half of us will be disappointed

Sun, 02 Nov 2008 19:58:07 GMT2008-11-02T19:58:07Z

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The meteorologists tell us that Wednesday morning in southwestern Pennsylvania's largest city will be crisp and sunny with a high of 64. That's about all we know. Being a weather forecast, it offers nothing about the political climate that will have been created by the election the day before....



When Washington is broken, enter the `outsider'

Mon, 27 Oct 2008 18:34:48 GMT2008-10-27T18:34:48Z

WASHINGTON, Ga. (AP) -- Back in 1780, while the Revolutionary War still raged, a village in eastern Georgia had a notion. The hero of that uncertain hour was Gen. George Washington, and the community of Heard's Fort became the first of nearly 30 across the land to take his surname as its own....