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AP Top Political News at 12:34 p.m. EST

Women's march in DC an echo of the past
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thousands of women take to the streets of Washington, demanding a greater voice for women in American political life as a new president takes power....

US official says Orlando shooter's widow has been arrested
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. law enforcement official says the FBI has arrested the wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter....

Obama issues warning on 1st anniversary of Iran nuclear deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is marking the first anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal by warning the Trump administration that the accord can't easily be undone and is preferable to war....

This time, inaugural fashion is intertwined with politics
NEW YORK (AP) -- What'll she be wearing?...

DeVos to face questions over schools, conservative activism
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Charter school advocate Betsy DeVos is widely expected to push for expanding school choice programs if confirmed as education secretary, prompting pushback from teachers unions. But Democrats and activists also are raising concerns about how her conservative Christian beliefs and advocacy for family values might impact minority and LGBT students....

Parties, protests to take over DC for Trump's inauguration
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to clog the nation's capital for Donald Trump's inauguration and a major demonstration the day after. How many will actually arrive to party or protest is an open question....

Women have many motivations for DC inauguration protest
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Call them rebels with a cause. Or two. Or three. Or 10....

States can offer a lesson as GOP proposes deep cut taxes
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republicans who have pledged to cut federal taxes to boost the economy might consider looking first at lessons learned in GOP-controlled states that adopted similar strategies, only to see growth falter and budget gaps widen....

Obama speaks on Israel, Trump in last White House interview
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The increase of Israeli settlements has "gotten so substantial" that it is inhibiting the possibility for an "effective, contiguous Palestinian state," President Barack Obama said Sunday, in his final interview as president....

Inauguration in sight, Trump continues Twitter assault
NEW YORK (AP) -- His inauguration days away, President-elect Donald Trump is continuing to lash out at critics in the intelligence community and Democrats in Congress who are vowing to skip his swearing-in ceremony....