Moments that matter in Trump's first 100 days in office

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In his first 100 days, President Donald Trump has lived up to his promise to shake up Washington. It's been a presidency in which tweets -- whether angry or boastful, accurate or not -- have been the favored form of communications. Trump has suffered stunning setbacks on immigration and health care, while winning confirmation of a young, conservative justice to America's top court.

Trump's Cabinet picks fuel stage drama in London and NY

LONDON (AP) -- Coming soon to the West End and Broadway stage: Rex Tillerson, Jeff Sessions, Tom Price and Scott Pruitt. Four key players in President Donald Trump's new administration are central characters in a "verbatim play," boiled down from combative U.S. Senate confirmation hearings, that looks to Trump's Cabinet picks for clues to his government's direction.

Joining high court, the real Neil Gorsuch set to stand up

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Somewhere between the Republican caricature of the next justice of the Supreme Court as a folksy family guy and the Democrats' demonization of him as a cold-hearted automaton, stands Neil Gorsuch. Largely unknown six months ago, Gorsuch has seen his life story, personality and professional career explored in excruciating detail since he was nominated by President Donald Trump 10 weeks ago.

8 men confirmed by Senate didn't fill Supreme Court seats

WASHINGTON (AP) -- After witnessing the grueling confirmation process for Judge Neil Gorsuch, it may be hard to believe people have begged off a seat on the Supreme Court. But it's happened more than once, though well before the age of careful vetting of nominees and Senate hearings. Between 1789 and 1882, eight men were confirmed to a high court seat they did not fill, according to "The Supreme Court Compendium.

The Latest: Trump praises Gorsuch after confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court (all times local): The White House is praising Neil Gorsuch following his confirmation as the next Supreme Court justice. President Donald Trump says in a statement that Gorsuch's "judicial temperament, exceptional intellect, unparalleled integrity, and record of independence" will make him "the perfect choice" to serve on the court.

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UNITED STATES-SYRIA Military says 58 missiles hit their targets WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. military says 58 of the 59 missiles struck their intended targets in the strike on a Syrian air base. A U.S. official says the initial assessment suggests one of the missiles malfunctioned. The official says the missiles hit multiple aircraft and hardened aircraft shelters and destroyed the fuel area.

Gorsuch may be decisive vote in divisive Supreme Court cases

WASHINGTON (AP) -- With Neil Gorsuch's confirmation as the 113th Supreme Court justice on Friday, it won't be long before he starts revealing what he really thinks about a range of hot topics he repeatedly sidestepped during his confirmation hearing. In less than two weeks, the justices will take up a Missouri church's claim that the state is stepping on its religious freedom.

Gorsuch confirmation rolls Supreme Court to the right

WASHINGTON (AP) -- After weeks of turmoil, the Senate confirmed Trump nominee Neil Gorsuch as the Supreme Court's youngest justice Friday, filling a 14-month vacancy after the death of Antonin Scalia and restoring a rightward tilt that could last for years. Gorsuch will be sworn in Monday and will quickly begin confronting cases of consequence, including one involving separation of church and state that the justices will take up in less than two weeks.

The Latest: Dems outraged over rules change for high court

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the Senate debate on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Republicans have torn up the Senate's rules to allow President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee to ascend to the high court over Democratic objections. The confrontation could reshape the Supreme Court for generations.

Gorsuch heads for confirmation as Senate tears up own rules

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a confrontation that could reshape the Supreme Court for generations, Republicans tore up the Senate's voting rules Thursday to allow Trump nominee Neil Gorsuch to ascend to the high court over furious Democratic objections. Democrats denounced the GOP's use of what both sides dubbed the "nuclear option" to put Gorsuch on the court, calling it an epic power grab that would further corrode politics in Congress, the courts and the nation.

The Latest: McConnell stops short of pledging rule change

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Democrats' planned filibuster of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is a "new low" but stopped short of saying he will change Senate rules to confirm him.

Dems claim votes to block Gorsuch; GOP will override them

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats claimed the votes they needed Monday to block President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, but the victory was only fleeting, setting up a historic showdown with Republicans who intend to rewrite Senate rules and muscle Neil Gorsuch onto the high court.

The Latest: Tester says he won't support Gorsuch nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the Senate and the Supreme Court (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Democratic Sen. Jon Tester of Montana says he will oppose Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court. Tester says he's basing his decision on the judge's past cases because Gorsuch didn't directly answer questions when the two met or during the confirmation hearing.

Washington's high-court fights date to Washington himself

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wondering when Supreme Court nominations became so politically contentious? Only about 222 years ago -- when the Senate voted down George Washington's choice for chief justice. This year's brouhaha sees Senate Democrats and Republicans bracing for a showdown over President Donald Trump's nominee, Neil Gorsuch. It's the latest twist in the political wrangling that has surrounded the high court vacancy almost from the moment Justice Antonin Scalia died in February 2016.

Senate heads for Supreme Court showdown

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate is headed for a tense showdown over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee that could have far-reaching consequences for Congress, the high court and the nation. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Republicans are determined to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch within the week.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's week of feints and false advertising

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump took steps on coal regulation and broader energy policy during a week also marked by shadow-boxing over health care and Russian intrigue. False advertising and rhetorical feints went into the mix. Here are some statements by the president and his spokesman on those subjects and how they compare with facts: TRUMP, announcing "the start of a new era" in energy: "We will put our miners back to work. .

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2 Dems to vote for Trump's court nominee; Schumer urges 'no'

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two Democrats facing tough re-elections in GOP states said Thursday they will vote for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, even as the Senate Democratic leader strongly warned Republicans against changing Senate rules to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York had tough words for his Republican counterpart, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, in an interview with The Associated Press.