Political News http://enews.earthlink.net/channel/news/pol Political News Supplied by AP en-us (c) 2017 EarthLink Networks Inc. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 03:40:21 EST Thu, 19 Jan 2017 03:47:27 EST 5 Even before taking office, Trump has changed the presidency http://enews.earthlink.net/article/pol?guid=20170119/9440033a-d831-4474-83e1-7778f9f3bfcd WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump enters the White House on Friday just as he entered the race for president: defiant, unfiltered, unbound by tradition and utterly confident in his chosen course. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 03:40:21 EST 20170119/9440033a-d831-4474-83e1-7778f9f3bfcd By LISA LERER Associated Press Carter tells AP more US troops will not fix Iraq or Syria http://enews.earthlink.net/article/pol?guid=20170119/e8c962e3-604e-4c21-bf50-8411e2442c2e WASHINGTON (AP) — Sending thousands more American troops into Iraq or Syria in a bid to accelerate the defeat of the Islamic State group would push U.S. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 03:36:30 EST 20170119/e8c962e3-604e-4c21-bf50-8411e2442c2e By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press One more day: Obama in his final hours in the White House http://enews.earthlink.net/article/pol?guid=20170119/dea0ca95-04c9-42d9-936d-b690194c6f73 WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight tumultuous years at the helm of American power have come and gone, and for President Barack Obama, this is finally the end. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 03:28:54 EST 20170119/dea0ca95-04c9-42d9-936d-b690194c6f73 By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press Mideast expects big changes under Trump http://enews.earthlink.net/article/pol?guid=20170119/78772b38-d63e-47fc-ae59-f5a55083bbeb CAIRO (AP) — Donald Trump's all-but-dismissal of human rights as a foreign policy principle could hit like an earthquake across a Middle East landscape beset by warring factions and beleaguered governments, with some players eyeing the prospect of once unimaginable new alliances. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 03:23:57 EST 20170119/78772b38-d63e-47fc-ae59-f5a55083bbeb By DAN PERRY and BRADLEY KLAPPER Associated Press Trump's Treasury pick facing criticism over foreclosures http://enews.earthlink.net/article/pol?guid=20170119/d714336a-69f3-4e59-91a7-84b9e9984f20 WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's pick to lead the Treasury Department, Stephen Mnuchin, built his reputation and his fortune as a savvy Wall Street investor. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 03:11:40 EST 20170119/d714336a-69f3-4e59-91a7-84b9e9984f20 By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press