Untitled Document
AP Top Political News at 7:56 p.m. EST

Democrats aim to rebuild the blue political wall in Midwest
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- With the dust now settled from the election, Democrats are looking to rebuild the political "blue wall" of traditionally Democratic upper Midwest and Great Lakes states that Republican Donald Trump captured with an appeal to white, working-class voters....

Trump continues to defend his call with Taiwan's leader
NEW YORK (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump continued to use Twitter Sunday to defend his engagement with the leader of Taiwan, a breach of diplomatic protocol as the U.S. shifted recognition from Taiwan to China nearly 40 years ago....

Trump's call inspires hope in Taiwan, concern in Beijing
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- With a 10-minute phone call and two tweets, Donald Trump inspired banner headlines and renewed hopes across Taiwan for a stronger partnership with the United States, while also inflaming the complex relationships between the U.S., mainland China, and the self-governing island China regards as a renegade province....

Trump threatens payback for US companies that move abroad
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump is threatening to impose heavy taxes on U.S. companies that move jobs overseas and still try to sell their products to Americans....

Trump expands list of candidates to head State Dep't
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump is expanding his pool of candidates for secretary of state, leaving unclear whether former CIA Director David Petraeus' guilty plea for leaking classified information disqualifies him to serve as the nation's top diplomat....

Trump's inauguration set to test nation's readiness to heal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One thing you can count on during inauguration season in Washington: People of all stripes will find a reason to show up - whether it's to celebrate or commiserate....

AP EXPLAINS: How Trump plans to punish firms that leave US
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump threatened in a series of early-morning tweets Sunday to punish American companies that move plants and jobs to other countries....

The Latest: Trump accuses Green Party recount as a 'scam'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times local):...

Green Party taking bid for election recount to federal court
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is taking her bid for a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election to federal court....

For now, Trump bears signs of a dealmaker, not a policymaker
WASHINGTON (AP) -- He phones. He kibitzes. He cajoles. He threatens. He rewards....

AP Photo
AP Photo/John Minchillo
Politics Video
Up to the Minute
Carter: US, partners need to stay in Iraq after IS defeat

US cautions crackdown in Myanmar could radicalize Muslims

Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial

Renzi quits; Italian populists seek quick vote to win power

New Mexico budget crisis rears its head in courts, colleges

UK foreign secretary downplays EU payment suggestions

Dean takes himself out of the race for chairman of DNC

Democratic anti-Trump electors raising money off the effort

Judges say Wisconsin legislative boundaries unconstitutional