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  • Lawsuits over Donald Trump's business threaten to tie up presidency

    WASHINGTON – As a businessman, Donald Trump has kept the courts busy. That's hardly likely to change when he enters the Oval Office, creating an unusu ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 2:13 pm
  • Democrat criticizes Obama for slow response to Russian hacks

    WASHINGTON – The Senate intelligence committee's top Democrat criticized the Obama administration on Tuesday for its slow response to allegations of R ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 1:02 pm
  • Men in KKK costumes disrupt Jeff Sessions confirmation hearing

    WASHINGTON – Protesters disrupted Sen. Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing for attorney general on Tuesday, including two men wearing Ku Klux Klan cos ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 10:41 am
  • Boris Johnson says UK told Donald Trump that Russia was behind hacking

    LONDON – Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says Britain told U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and his team that Russia "is up to all sorts of very dirt ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 9:20 am
  • Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner to take senior White House role

    NEW YORK – President-elect Donald Trump's influential son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will join the White House as a senior adviser, according to two peopl ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 1:16 pm
  • Donald Trump battles Meryl Streep as Cabinet picks prepare for grilling

    NEW YORK – Donald Trump and his Cabinet picks are preparing to face public questioning over their business conflicts, their approach to Russia and oth ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 8:15 am
  • Trump's pick for national intelligence director spent years lobbying

    WASHINGTON – Former Sen. Dan Coats, in line to be national intelligence director, has swung back and forth between government service and lobbying, th ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 10:57 pm
  • 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
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