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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
Trump: No transition turmoil, efforts going 'so smoothly'

NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump and his team on Wednesday vigorously rejected charges of turmoil and infighting roiling efforts to set up his White House, national security and economic teams.

Nov. 16, 2016 9:22 PM EST
McConnell to lead Senate GOP, Schumer new Democratic leader

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans re-elected Mitch McConnell on Wednesday to be majority leader next year while Democrats picked Chuck Schumer to lead them, setting the chief actors as the chamber prepares for an agenda that will be dominated by Donald Trump and the GOP.

Nov. 16, 2016 5:11 PM EST
GOP governors hope to move fast on making promised changes

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Republicans are still celebrating their election victories, but the country's GOP governors warned this week that they need to move fast on many of the changes that have been promised to voters.

Nov. 16, 2016 2:53 AM EST
Florida governor considering bid for US Senate in 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who challenged the Republican establishment six years ago and stormed his way into the governor's mansion, now says he is considering running for the U.

Nov. 15, 2016 7:58 PM EST
GOP governors gather amid push for 'disruptive change'

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The nation's Republican governors met Tuesday in battleground Florida where they said were "giddy" at the opportunity for "disruptive changes" to wrest power from Washington following the election of Donald Trump.

Nov. 15, 2016 7:11 PM EST
The Latest: Trump-Pence backed Ryan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest developments in Congress (all times EST):2:48 p.m.Vice President-elect Mike Pence made it clear to House Republicans that the incoming president wanted Paul Ryan as Speaker.

Nov. 15, 2016 2:57 PM EST
Giuliani emerges as favorite for Trump's secretary of state

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has emerged as the favorite to serve as secretary of state in Donald Trump's incoming administration, a senior Trump official said on Monday — another indication the president-elect is putting a prize on loyalty as he narrows down his Cabinet picks.

Nov. 15, 2016 1:00 AM EST
Congress reconvenes, grappling with new world order

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress reconvened amid a new world order Monday, opening a lame-duck session shadowed by Donald Trump's election, with perilous new opportunities and risks confronting the GOP.

Nov. 14, 2016 4:17 PM EST
Readying for Trump, Congress faces lame duck to-do list

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress still has some unfinished business before closing shop for the year, even as the focus shifts to the agenda of President-elect Donald Trump and unified Republican control of Congress and the White House in 2017.

Nov. 14, 2016 2:26 PM EST
Correction: Trump-Transition Team-News Guide story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 14 about President-elect Donald Trump's transition team, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Michael Meese is a former chief operating officer of American Armed Forces Mutual Aid Association.

Nov. 14, 2016 12:24 PM EST

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