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Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 11:22 PM CST

Sarah Palin Warns of ‘Crony Capitalism’ After Trump Deal

Sarah Palin Warns of ‘Crony Capitalism’ After Trump Deal

An unexpected dissenting voice came out Friday against a Trump administration brokered deal to keep a Carrier plant in Indiana and save around 1,000 jobs, NBC News reported. Former Republican vice presidential...

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 11:15 PM CST

Trump Risks China Rift After Talks With Taiwan Leader

Trump Risks China Rift After Talks With Taiwan Leader

China's foreign minister said Saturday he hopes Beijing's relations with the U.S. would not be "interfered with or damaged" after President-elect Donald Trump broke with decadeslong diplomatic tradition and...

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 06:15 PM CST

Dean Steps Out of DNC Race; Ellison Says He May Leave Seat

Dean Steps Out of DNC Race; Ellison Says He May Leave Seat

Howard Dean took himself out of the race to become chairman of the Democratic National Committee on Friday, while the frontrunner in the contest, Rep. Keith Ellison, said he may leave his Minnesota congressional...

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 at 01:18 PM CST

Who's Who in Trump's Brain Trust

Who's Who in Trump's Brain Trust

Here's a look at the people who will be closest to Donald Trump in the White House, his advisers and his picks for the top jobs in his administration. The nominees for Cabinet positions will need Senate...

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 01:22 PM CST

Trump Names Panel of Executives to Advise on Private Sector

Trump Names Panel of Executives to Advise on Private Sector

The CEOs of General Motors, Disney and Wal-Mart are among those who will have Donald Trump's ear during his presidency. They are all part of the President's Strategic and Policy Forum, a group of CEOs, business...

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 11:40 AM CST

'Mad Dog' Mattis Brings Military Experience, Questions About Civilian Control

'Mad Dog' Mattis Brings Military Experience, Questions About Civilian Control

Breaking once more from presidential custom, Donald Trump is turning to a military man to steer the U.S. military, choosing retired Gen. James Mattis, who will be the first career officer to lead the Pentagon...

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 05:06 PM CST

Trump, Backers File Suits to Stop Recounts in 3 States

Trump, Backers File Suits to Stop Recounts in 3 States

President-elect Donald Trump and his supporters went to court Friday to prevent or halt election recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, less than two weeks before the states would have to complete the...

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 08:03 AM CST

Pence Welcomed to DC Neighborhood With Gay-Pride Flags

Pence Welcomed to DC Neighborhood With Gay-Pride Flags

Some of Vice President-elect Mike Pence's new Washington neighbors are welcoming him to the area with gay pride flags. Several people on Pence's new block have hung rainbow pride flags to show their displeasure...

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 06:09 AM CST

Trump Mocks Press, Reveals Defense Chief Pick in Ohio Rally

Trump Mocks Press, Reveals Defense Chief Pick in Ohio Rally

Donald Trump returned to his campaign roots Thursday in his first major public appearance since Election Day, resembling the pugnacious, brawling campaigner more than the traditional president-to-be as he...

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 07:34 AM CST

Clinton, Trump Campaign Aides Clash at Post-Election Forum

Clinton, Trump Campaign Aides Clash at Post-Election Forum

Tempers flared and political fault-lines were inflamed, as aides to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton gathered for their first meeting since Election Day. Every four years since 1972, top presidential campaign...

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