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  • LGBT activists view President Obama as staunch champion of their cause

    It was a new look for the White House, bathed in rainbow colors to celebrate the Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex marriage nationwide.
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 10:57 pm
  • Donald Trump says hack had no impact on election after intel briefing

    WASHINGTON – After a briefing from the nation's top intelligence officials, President-elect Donald Trump said Friday he is confident Russians did not ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 2:32 pm
  • Obama says he'd back Obamacare repeal if GOP has better plan

    WASHINGTON – Putting pressure on Republicans, President Barack Obama pledged Friday to publicly support repealing "Obamacare" if Republicans come up w ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 12:09 pm
  • Trump to ask Congress to pay for border wall; tweets Mexico will pay for it, without details on how

    WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump on Friday tweeted that Mexico will reimburse American taxpayers for a new border wall and that U.S. money sp ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 9:00 am
  • Trump uses WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to cast doubt on U.S. intel case on hacking

    NEW YORK – President-elect Donald Trump is using WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to cast doubt on the U.S. intelligence community's case that Russia ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 8:49 am
  • Kansas Congressman grounds son for dabbing during swearing-in photo op

    WASHINGTON – A new Kansas Congressman is dishing out discipline after his 17-year-old son pulled a dance move resembling a sneeze during a photo shoot ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 8:47 am
  • GOP drops weakening of ethics office, Trump challenges timing of changes

    WASHINGTON – House Republicans reversed themselves Tuesday and dropped plans to swiftly gut an independent congressional ethics board.
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 11:37 am
  • House GOP votes to gut independent ethics office

    WASHINGTON – House Republicans have voted to eviscerate the Office of Congressional Ethics, the independent body created in 2008 to investigate allega ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 9:01 am
  • Trump targets General Motors in tweet, but GM only imported 4,500 Chevy Cruze cars from Mexico

    DETROIT – In another tweet targeting a U.S. company, President-elect Donald Trump is threatening to slap a tax on General Motors for importing compact ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 9:00 am
  • 3 weeks left: Obama in closing stretch of presidency

    HONOLULU – His last presidential vacation behind him, Barack Obama is entering the closing stretch of his presidency, an eleventh-hour push to tie up ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 7:48 am
  • President-elect Donald Trump still not sold on Russian link to hacking

    PALM BEACH, Fla. – President-elect Donald Trump says that "no computer is safe" when it comes to keeping information private, expressing new skepticis ...
    Jan. 1, 2017 - 7:25 am
  • Russia, brushing off Obama, looks to friendlier Donald Trump

    HONOLULU – Stung by new punishments, Russia is looking straight past President Barack Obama to Donald Trump in hopes the president-elect will reverse ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 4:27 pm
  • U.S. gives detailed look at Russia's alleged election hacking

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. has released its most detailed report yet on accusations that Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election by hacking Ame ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 9:33 am
  • 'Nothing unusual' in Trump's nuclear comments, Putin says

    MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday praised U.S. President-elect Donald Trump for "keenly" feeling public sentiment to win the electio ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 8:24 am
  • Donald Trump: U.S. must 'greatly strengthen' nuclear capability

    WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly called for the United States to "greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability" ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 3:52 pm
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