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No experience needed: Trump taps Carson for HUD secretary

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump chose retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, raising fresh concerns about the lack of experience some of Trump's Cabinet picks have with agencies they're now being chosen to lead.

Dec. 5, 2016 7:31 PM EST
Texas Republican elector says he won't cast ballot for Trump

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Republican member of the Electoral College from Texas said Monday that he won't cast one of his state's 38 electoral votes for Donald Trump because "I am here to elect a president, not a king.

Dec. 5, 2016 7:10 PM EST
Democrats looking to reclaim Midwestern supporters

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With the dust now settled from the election, Democrats are looking to rebuild the political "blue wall" of traditionally Democratic upper Midwest and Great Lakes states that Republican Donald Trump captured with an appeal to white, working-class voters.

Dec. 5, 2016 3:24 AM EST
Democrats aim to rebuild the blue political wall in Midwest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With the dust now settled from the election, Democrats are looking to rebuild the political "blue wall" of traditionally Democratic upper Midwest and Great Lakes states that Republican Donald Trump captured with an appeal to white, working-class voters.

Dec. 4, 2016 10:03 AM EST
Lawsuits seek to block or halt Wisconsin, Michigan recounts

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Supporters of Republican Donald Trump filed a federal lawsuit trying to halt Wisconsin's ongoing presidential recount, and Michigan's attorney general on Friday sued to stop a recount from happening in his state.

Dec. 2, 2016 12:35 PM EST
Washington presidential elector joins anti-Trump movement

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Democratic presidential elector from Washington state said Wednesday she is joining a national effort to try and deny Republican Donald Trump the presidency at the Electoral College.

Nov. 30, 2016 8:07 PM EST
Trump tapping Washington, Wall Street veterans for top jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is enlisting a trio of nominees with deep ties to Washington and Wall Street to fill out his Cabinet, including former Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin as secretary of the Treasury Department.

Nov. 29, 2016 10:02 PM EST
Trump nominates Pence ally to oversee health programs

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The architect of Gov. Mike Pence's Medicaid expansion in Indiana is expected to play a key role in determining how Republicans replace President Barack Obama's health care law.

Nov. 29, 2016 9:44 PM EST
GOP could repeal, before replacing, Obamacare

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress may vote to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law before coming up with a replacement, GOP leaders said Tuesday.

Nov. 29, 2016 5:12 PM EST
Republican states that expanded Medicaid want it kept

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer fought her own Republican party in the state Legislature for months to push through a Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

Nov. 27, 2016 1:39 PM EST
Women for Trump Cabinet: Haley picked for UN, DeVos for Ed

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Injecting the first diversity into his Cabinet-to-be, Donald Trump selected two Republican women on Wednesday who had unflattering things to say about him during the presidential campaign: South Carolina Gov.

Nov. 23, 2016 8:16 PM EST
Trump begins backing off campaign vows on Clinton, climate

NEW YORK (AP) — Two weeks after his election victory, President-elect Donald Trump began backing off campaign promises Tuesday, including his hard line on climate change and his vow to jail "Crooked Hillary" Clinton that had brought thunderous "Lock her up" chants at his rallies.

Nov. 22, 2016 6:38 PM EST
GOP's control of Washington carries risks

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Republicans, there will be no one left to blame.As they prepare to take control of the White House and both chambers of Congress next year, Republicans are celebrating the opportunity to enact a new agenda for the country, including lowering taxes, securing the border and repealing President Barack Obama's health care law.

Nov. 21, 2016 3:37 AM EST
Top Senate Dem serves notice to GOP, Trump on priorities

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York is threatening political payback if congressional Republicans and President-elect Donald Trump try to undo President Barack Obama's major legislative achievements.

Nov. 19, 2016 7:00 PM EST
Trump opponents try to beat him at the Electoral College

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Grassroots campaigns have sprung up around the country to try to persuade members of the Electoral College to do something that has never been done in American history — deny the presidency to the clear Election Day winner.

Nov. 19, 2016 11:42 AM EST
Political risks come with control of Washington for GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Republicans, there will be no one left to blame.As they prepare to take control of the White House and both chambers of Congress next year, Republicans are celebrating the opportunity to enact a new agenda for the country, including lowering taxes, securing the border and repealing President Barack Obama's health care law.

Nov. 19, 2016 11:23 AM EST
Trump's CIA pick is conservative Kansas congressman

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's choice for CIA director is Mike Pompeo, a hard-line Republican congressman from Kansas who heavily criticized the Iran deal, blasted Hillary Clinton over the attack on a U.

Nov. 19, 2016 7:53 AM EST
The Latest: VP-elect Mike Pence gets a message at 'Hamilton'

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump's transition activities (all times EST):12:00Vice President-elect Mike Pence is the latest high-profile person to attend the Broadway hit show "Hamilton" — but the first to get a sharp message from a cast member from the stage.

Nov. 19, 2016 1:32 AM EST
Trump's staff picks alarm minorities: 'Injustice to America'

Republican President-elect Donald Trump's choices for leadership posts threaten national unity and promise to turn back the clock on progress for racial, religious and sexual minorities, civil rights leaders and others said Friday after his nomination of Alabama U.

Nov. 18, 2016 8:38 PM EST
Trump taps hard-liner, Iran nuke deal foe for CIA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump's pick to be director of the CIA, is a hard-line Republican congressman who shares the president-elect's pugnacious worldview and, like Trump, spent years as a businessman before becoming a politician.

Nov. 18, 2016 4:15 PM EST

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