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Polls show close divide over impeachment and removal

Oct. 10, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are following impeachment proceedings closely and are slightly more likely to approve than disapprove of the inquiry itself. But the public is more closely split over whether President Donald Trump should be removed from office. Several polls published since House Speaker Nancy...

Analysis: Trump's old ways colliding with new realities

Oct. 6, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Telling half-truths and outright lies. Manipulating media coverage. Pushing legal boundaries. Pressuring subordinates to do the dirty work. Believing in the force of his own personality. Accepting no personal responsibility. The playbook Donald Trump has used as a real estate developer,...

S. Korean opposition leader shaves head to protest minister

Sep. 16, 2019 5:29 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The leader of South Korea's biggest opposition party on Monday became the latest politician to shave their heads to protest President Moon Jae-in's appointment of a key political ally as justice minister despite allegations of academic fraud and financial crimes surrounding his...

Trump's approval rating remains below 50% in Wisconsin

Sep. 4, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A poll released Wednesday shows that President Donald Trump's job approval in the key swing state of Wisconsin remains below 50%, a troubling sign for Republicans 14 months before the 2020 election. The Marquette University Law School poll also showed voter unease with the direction of...

Tennessee governor 'not compelled' to witness execution

Aug. 25, 2019 8:50 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says he has no plans to witness an execution as Tennessee continues to put people to death. Lee, a Republican, was offered a witness seat after he declined to stop the past two executions since taking over Tennessee's top political office in January. Three...

AP-NORC poll: 62% disapprove of how Trump's handling his job

Aug. 22, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — About 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump's overall job performance, according to a new poll released Thursday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, which finds some support for the president's handling of the U.S. economy but gives him weak...