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Donald Trump is named Time’s ‘Person of the Year’

Donald Trump has finally been named Time’s “Person of the Year.” “It’s a great honor,” the president-elect said on NBC’s “Today” show on Wednesday morning. “It means a lot, especially me growing up reading Time magazine. And it’s a very important magazine, and I’ve been lucky enough to be on the cover many times this year – and last year. But I consider this a very, very great honor.”

Sen. Patty Murray: Trump nominees should release tax returns

Sen. Patty Murray has pointed questions for Donald Trump’s nominees, wants them to release their tax returns.

Sue Lani Madsen: We love to embrace “diversity,” but real diversity – of belief – is in short supply

It’s real diversity that matters. Real diversity means reaching across boundaries even when it’s uncomfortable. And it’s real diversity that is threatened by the most disturbing reactions to this election.

Trump campaign objects to Michigan hand recount

President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign has filed an objection to Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s request for a hand recount of Michigan’s presidential election votes.

Wisconsin first state to start presidential election recount

The first candidate-driven statewide recount of a presidential election in 16 years began Thursday in Wisconsin, a state that Donald Trump won by less than a percentage point over Hillary Clinton after polls long predicted a Clinton victory.

Trump’s latest Cabinet nominees all major donors to his campaign

The three latest nominees tapped by President-elect Donald Trump were major financial backers of his White House campaign.

Washington Electoral College elector willing to switch his vote

OLYMPIA – Democratic members of the Electoral College willing to switch votes if Republican electors will do likewise.

Seeking an Electoral College switch

OLYMPIA — An Electoral College member from Washington will switch his vote if enough other electors will.

Five Nevada counties to recount presidential race

Nevada election officials will recount ballots in five counties after independent presidential candidate Roque De La Fuente requested and paid about $14,000 for the effort.

Otter for interior secretary? The speculation continues…

Might Idaho Gov. Butch Otter be considered for interior secretary in a Trump administration? Idaho Statesman reporter Rocky Barker explored the possibilities in a column over the holiday; you can read it here. Two previous Idaho governors were appointed secretary of the interior – Cecil…

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