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Stand up to Russia, Obama advises Trump

Offering some pointed foreign policy advice to his successor, President Barack Obama expressed hope Thursday that President-elect Donald Trump would stand up to Russia when it deviates from U.S. “values …

Tim Kaine says he’s not going to run for president in 2020

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine says he’ll seek re-election in 2018 but is ruling out a presidential bid in 2020.

Intelligence chief James R. Clapper Jr. submits resignation

Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. said Thursday that he has submitted his letter of resignation to President Barack Obama, cementing his long-declared plan to leave his job …

Trump offers Flynn national security adviser job, AP source says

President-elect Donald Trump offered former military intelligence chief Michael Flynn the job of national security adviser as he began to build out his national security team Thursday, according to a …

Pence tells House GOP to get ready for sweeping legislation

Vice President-elect Mike Pence told House Republicans in a closed-door meeting Thursday to be ready to move a lot of legislation next year.

GOP senator to propose bill criminalizing “illegal protests”

A Republican state senator who campaigned for President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday he plans to propose a bill for the upcoming legislative session that would take a firm stand against …

Republicans find repealing Obamacare is easier said than done

Key Republicans in Congress are cautioning that replacing Obamacare will be a difficult and lengthy process that won’t happen in the first days of President-elect Donald Trump’s administration.

Donald Trump’s victory sparks optimism in an unlikely place: Iran

Donald Trump had sharp words for Iran during his presidential campaign, but Iranian leaders see reasons for hope in a Trump presidency.

Donald Trump and the Inland Northwest can’t rest in the fight against prejudice

The response to a racial slur at Spokane’s Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center was heartening, but foes of prejudice must remain vigilant.

Garrison Keillor reflects on the new sahib and takes comfort: There is life after politics

Even though the sahib could use a hairdo that does not so much resemble a lounge pianist from 1959, still there is comfort: Life goes on. Politics is not everything. …

Trump team announces five-year lobbying ban for appointees

Anyone who is appointed to Donald Trump’s administration will be banned from becoming a paid lobbyist for five years after leaving the White House, his transition office announced Wednesday night.

Bucs WR Mike Evans apologizes for not standing for anthem

Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans says he will not continue to protest the election of Donald Trump as president by declining to stand for the national anthem before games. …

Kerry tells climate conference the U.S. will fight global warming, with Trump or without

Secretary of State John Kerry took the stage at United Nations climate talks in Morocco on Wednesday, seeking to reassure nervous negotiators that a groundbreaking agreement to fight global warming …

Anti-Trump demonstrators say nationwide protests are ‘just a taste of things to come’

They’re angry. They’re afraid. They’re upset that Donald Trump is going to be their next president. But many of the protesters who took to the streets in cities across the …

Fed rate-hike odds approach 100 percent in Anticipation of Trump

Analysts spent early November warning a Trump victory in the U.S. presidential election would make the Federal Reserve less likely to raise interest rates. What happened instead is that it …

Antonio Sabato Jr. wants to be Trump administration’s fitness czar

Antonio Sabato Jr., one of President-elect Donald Trump’s few vocal Hollywood supporters, is nominating himself for Trump’s physical fitness czar.

Trump’s tangled businesses pose potential for conflicts

Asked on TV earlier this year whether a President Donald Trump would ever mix politics with business, his eldest son, Donald Jr., said there was no risk of that. The …

College students to protest against Trump deportation plans

College students at campuses around the United States say they are planning rallies and walkouts to call on school administrators to protect students and employees against immigration proceedings under Donald …

Washington Sen. Patty Murray to help lead Senate Democrats

Senate Democrats named Charles Schumer, a media-savvy Brooklynite, to succeed Harry Reid, the combative ex-boxer from a hardscrabble Nevada mining town, to be their party’s leader as they prepare for …

Trump’s win, transition turmoil buy time for FBI chief James Comey

The election of Donald Trump may have saved James Comey’s job as FBI director – at least for the time being.

Transition ‘is going so smoothly,’ Trump tweets

President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter Wednesday morning to push back against news coverage suggesting that his transition to power is in chaos, saying the process of selecting Cabinet secretaries …

In Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s White House will feature an expert in racist propaganda

Donald Trump’s selection of Steve Bannon to lead his strategy thrilled white supremacists, but it should put decent Americans on their guard.

Trump’s transition team loses a key figure as he struggles to find his footing

The shoot-from-the-hip style that helped Donald Trump win the presidency is now playing out in his transition to governing.

Trump transition stalls as son-in-law said to oust Christie allies

Power struggles inside Donald Trump’s transition team are hobbling efforts to form a new government – including what some say is an effort by the president-elect’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to …

Trump University trial delay being considered by judge

A federal judge in San Diego has scheduled a hearing to consider a request by lawyers for President-elect Donald Trump to delay a civil fraud trial involving his now-defunct Trump …

Analysis: Giuliani was a paid advocate for Iranian dissident group

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani is reported to be in contention to be Donald Trump’s attorney general or secretary of state. Senators who will be considering his confirmation may …

GOP nominates Paul Ryan for House speaker

Paul Ryan unanimously won the nomination of his House Republican colleagues Tuesday to continue as speaker and serve as the chief legislative partner to President-elect Donald Trump.

European leaders, NATO caution Trump on warming relations with Russia

European and NATO defense officials on Tuesday cautioned President-elect Donald Trump about his warming relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying that they welcomed dialogue but that the United States …

Trump, Pence to discuss Cabinet picks as tension mounts with some Republicans

President-elect Donald Trump prepared on Tuesday to meet with incoming Vice President Mike Pence to discuss Cabinet selections amid continued uncertainty over who will fill key positions and growing acrimony …

Mexico weighs grim prospect of deportation wave under Trump

Mexico is starting to seriously contemplate the possibility that millions of its migrants could be deported, and the picture is not pretty.