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Sessions tells senators he would stand up to Trump as attorney general

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions fervently rejected “damnably false” accusations of past racist comments Tuesday as he challenged Democratic concerns about the civil rights commitment he would bring as Donald Trump’s …


Kennedy: Trump wants him to lead vaccine safety panel

President-elect Donald Trump is reviving long debunked attempts to link vaccines to autism, meeting with a vocal skeptic to discuss chairing a commission on vaccination safety – a move that …


Moby, Charlotte Church turn down Trump inauguration gig

If invitations to perform at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration came with boxes to check, it seems some musicians would be putting an X in front of the “when hell freezes …


Trump predicts all Cabinet picks will win confirmation

Facing a week of high-profile tests for his administration-in-waiting, President-elect Donald Trump predicted Monday that all of his Cabinet picks would win Senate confirmation even as Democrats charged that Trump’s …


As Trump enters critical week, questions remain about hacking

President-elect Donald Trump and his aides are entering a crucial week in his presidential transition as he and his Cabinet nominees undergo public questioning about their approach to Russia and …


Ethics reviews still incomplete for several of Trump’s Cabinet picks

Several of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet choices have not completed a full review to avoid conflicts of interest, the government’s ethics office says, even as Republican senators move quickly to …


Trump’s pick for intelligence chief spent years lobbying

Former Sen. Dan Coats, in line to be national intelligence director, has swung back and forth between government service and lobbying, the type of Washington career that President-elect Donald Trump …


Trump: Only ‘stupid’ people, fools oppose better Russia ties

President-elect Donald Trump said Saturday that “only ‘stupid’ people, or fools” would dismiss closer ties with Russia, and he seemed unswayed after his classified briefing on an intelligence report that …


GOP takes deregulatory aim at hard-to-buy gun silencers

The gun industry is pursuing new legislation to make silencers easier to buy, and a key backer is Donald Trump Jr.


Democrats, seeking credit for House ethics reversal, watch it go to Trump

Donald Trump’s ability to massage, manipulate, or completely upend the news cycle, which ended up flummoxing Democrats in 2016, emerged anew in the half-day furor over a change to the …


Obama boosted White House technology; Trump sees risks

WASHINGTON – As Barack Obama began preparing to leave office, the first smartphone-toting U.S. president ordered his team to upgrade the White House’s aging technology for his successor. New computers …


Trump ditches media for golf game, offers New Year’s wishes

President-elect Donald Trump ditched his press pool once again, traveling to play golf at one of his clubs without a pool of journalists on hand to ensure the public has …


Trump’s Twitter age brings chaos risk reviving gold as haven

The Donald J. Trump era is marking a new age for gold as an investor safe haven. While the precious metal has always been hoarded in times of trouble, a …


Trump calls U.N. ‘just a club for people’ to ‘have a good time’

Three days after the United Nations adopted a resolution calling on Israel to halt Jewish settlement activity on Palestinian territory, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted that the international body “is just …


Trump plans to shut down his charitable foundation, which has been under scrutiny for months

President-elect Donald Trump said he plans to shut down his charitable foundation, a decision that comes after repeated controversies over how it collected and disbursed funds.


A detente early on for Trump, GOP leadership

President-elect Donald Trump is signaling a cease-fire in his battle with the Republican leadership in Congress, which he repeatedly skewered during his election-season attacks on the Washington establishment.


Trump suggests he would ditch F-35 in favor of alternate plane

President-elect Donald Trump piled on fresh criticism of the Pentagon’s most sophisticated aircraft on Thursday, suggesting that he might abandon the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in favor of a cheaper …


Trump names Rep. Mick Mulvaney, a fiscal hawk, to head budget office

President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday named Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., as his director of the Office of Management and Budget, signaling his intent to slash spending and address the deficit …


With Ivanka Trump, the role of first daughter may evolve

With Ivanka Trump, the typically minor role of a first daughter could get a major makeover.


Boeing to relocate $30 billion defense division headquarters to Washington area

When Donald Trump occupies the White House in January, he will be a lot closer to the senior leaders at Boeing running the Air Force One program he has threatened …


China warns Trump against using Taiwan for leverage on trade

China warned Donald Trump against using the One-China policy regarding Taiwan as a bargaining chip in trade talks, a swift response that indicates Beijing is losing patience with the U.S. …


Trump rejects intelligence; lawmakers vow probe of Russian hacking

Donald Trump on Sunday called a recent CIA assessment of Russian hacking “ridiculous” and says he’s not interested in getting daily intelligence briefings – an unprecedented public dismissal by a …


Trump says ‘nobody really knows’ if climate change is real

President-elect Donald Trump said Sunday that “nobody really knows” whether climate change is real and that he is “studying” whether the United States should withdraw from the global warming agreement …


Schwarzenegger: OK Trump is still ‘Apprentice’ producer

Arnold Schwarzenegger, star of the new version of “Celebrity Apprentice,” is unfazed that President-elect Donald Trump has retained a producer’s stake in the show.


Robert J. Samuelson: Economic nationalism rests on delusion

The danger of economic nationalism is that it deludes us into thinking that our problems mainly originate abroad and can be fixed by “tougher” trade policies.


Trump’s Taiwan phone call was long planned, say people who were involved

Donald Trump’s protocol-breaking telephone call with Taiwan’s leader was an intentionally provocative move that establishes the incoming president as a break with the past, according to interviews with people involved …


Trump threatens payback for U.S. companies that move abroad

President-elect Donald Trump is threatening to impose heavy taxes on U.S. companies that move jobs overseas and still try to sell their products to Americans.


Trump expands list of candidates to head State Department

President-elect Donald Trump is expanding his pool of candidates for secretary of state, leaving unclear whether former CIA Director David Petraeus’ guilty plea for leaking classified information disqualifies him to …


Philippines’ Duterte says Trump wished his drug crackdown ‘success’

President Rodrigo Duterte said Saturday Donald Trump wished his deadly crackdown on illegal drugs would succeed during a telephone call, and he assured the U.S. president-elect the Philippines would maintain …


Analysis: Trump’s call with Taiwan’s president was latest break from diplomatic norms

In a series of telephone calls with foreign leaders apparently eager to congratulate the president-elect, Donald Trump has broken many of the rules that govern delicate matters of international relations, …