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Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 at 05:34 AM CST

Fact-Checking Trump's Air Force One Cost Claim

Fact-Checking Trump's Air Force One Cost Claim

President-elect Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that he would cancel Boeing's contract to build a new presidential aircraft to replace the aging Reagan-era model that currently shuttles the president around...

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 at 05:13 PM CST

Terrorists Today Pose No 'Existential Threat': Obama

Terrorists Today Pose No 'Existential Threat': Obama

President Barack Obama says the fight he's led against the Islamic State group has been relentless, sustainable and multilateral. He says it demonstrates a shift in how the U.S. takes on terrorists around the...

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 at 10:52 AM CST

Donald Trump's Transition to the Presidency

Donald Trump's Transition to the Presidency

Take a look at the latest news on Donald Trump's transition effort.

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 at 12:51 PM CST

Prosecutors Seek Gag Order in Case Against Aaron Schock

Prosecutors Seek Gag Order in Case Against Aaron Schock

Federal prosecutors are seeking a gag order in their fraud and tax case against former congressman Aaron Schock.

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 at 12:48 PM CST

Emanuel Urges Rauner to Support Chicago as Sanctuary City

Emanuel Urges Rauner to Support Chicago as Sanctuary City

Mayor Rahm Emanuel sponsored a resolution that calls on Gov. Bruce Rauner to publicly support his efforts to promote Chicago as a sanctuary city for immigrants, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 at 06:47 AM CST

Biden in 2020? He's Not Ruling it Out, He Says With a Smile

Biden in 2020? He's Not Ruling it Out, He Says With a Smile

It's more than a month before Donald Trump even enters the White House, but Joe Biden says he's running for president in 2020. Maybe. "I'm going to run in 2020. For president. So, uh, what the hell, man," the...

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 at 10:55 PM CST

Texas Elector Won't Cast Ballot for Trump

Texas Elector Won't Cast Ballot for Trump

A Republican member of the Electoral College from Texas says he won't cast one of his state's 38 electoral votes for Donald Trump. Dallas paramedic Chris Suprun previously said he would support Trump. But he...

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 at 05:34 AM CST

Biden Emotional at Cancer Funding Bill Partly Named for Son

Biden Emotional at Cancer Funding Bill Partly Named for Son

A bipartisan bill to speed government drug approvals and bolster biomedical research cleared its last procedural hurdle in the Senate on Monday in an emotional moment for outgoing Vice President Joe Biden. The...

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 at 07:46 PM CST

Peace Through Strength: Trump Vows to Fortify Military

Peace Through Strength: Trump Vows to Fortify Military

Donald Trump was back on the road Tuesday for the second leg of his post-election thank-you tour, stopping in North Carolina for a rally in Fayetteville. The president-elect officially announced he will...

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 at 12:54 PM CST

By Accident or Design, Trump Signals Tougher China Policy

By Accident or Design, Trump Signals Tougher China Policy

Whether by accident or design, President-elect Donald Trump is signaling a tougher American policy toward China, sparking warnings from both the outgoing Obama administration and Beijing. On Monday, White House...

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