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  • Cheers and ceremony: Trump sweeps in for his big day

    WASHINGTON – Ready for his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington on a military jet Thursday for three days of inaugural festivities and quick ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 4:39 pm
  • Lack of Latinos in Trump's Cabinet draws ire for 'setback'

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – President-elect Donald Trump's decision not to appoint any Latinos to his Cabinet is drawing fierce criticism from Hispanics, who ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 4:02 pm
  • Obama commutes 330 drug sentences

    WASHINGTON – Barack Obama cut short the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes on Thursday, bringing his bid to correct what he's c ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 2:06 pm
  • Rick Perry says he regrets call to eliminate Energy Department

    WASHINGTON – Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Energy Department, said Thursday he regrets his infamous ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • Obama defends decision to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama firmly defended his decision to cut nearly three decades off convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's prison term, argui ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 2:04 pm
  • Records show Trump EPA pick Scott Pruitt crusading for industry donors

    WASHINGTON – When President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first took office as Oklahoma's attorney gene ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 8:36 am
  • 18 million people will lose their health insurance in one year if Obamacare is killed and not replaced, CBO says

    WASHINGTON – Insurance premiums would soar for millions of Americans and 18 million more would be uninsured in just one year if Republicans scuttle mu ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 4:10 pm
  • Poll: Young Americans fear they will be worse off post-Trump

    NEW YORK – As Donald Trump approaches his inauguration, young Americans have a deeply pessimistic view about his incoming administration, with young b ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 2:57 pm
  • Betsy DeVos to push for school choice amid opposition from unions

    WASHINGTON – Republican donor and school choice advocate Betsy DeVos says a one size-fits-all model of learning doesn't work and that she would promot ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:55 am
  • Growing list of Democrats boycotting Trump inauguration

    WASHINGTON – More than 30 House Democrats plan to boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, casting the Republican businessman as ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 8:57 am
  • Illinois Senate vows swift action on ambitious budget plan

    SPRINGFIELD – If last week's action is any indication, the Democratic and Republican leaders of the Illinois Senate are serious about attempting to bu ...
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 10:50 pm
  • Democratic Rep. John Lewis: Donald Trump not a 'legitimate president'

    WASHINGTON – Democratic Rep. John Lewis says he's doesn't consider Donald Trump a "legitimate president," blaming the Russians for helping the Republi ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 4:23 pm
  • Trump's Pentagon pick Gen. James Mattis: Putin trying to 'break' NATO

    WASHINGTON – Retired Gen. James Mattis, poised to become the first career military officer to lead the Pentagon since the 1950s, said Thursday he beli ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 11:33 am
  • Donald Trump denies, denounces reports on Russia ties: 'a disgrace'

    NEW YORK – Opening his first news conference since the election, President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday responded to suggestions that U.S. intellig ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:56 am
  • Official: Donald Trump briefed on potentially compromising report on Russia

    WASHINGTON – Top intelligence officials last week told President-elect Donald Trump about an unsubstantiated report that Russia had compromising perso ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 8:38 pm
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