WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump is poised to pick retired Gen. John F. Kelly for secretary of the Homeland Security Department, putting an outspoken Marine commander in charge of defending America from terrorist attacks and ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Long ago in a faraway land called Post-Election East Coast, the major media companies published mea culpas about having overlooked “real people” with economic anxieties not reflected in aggregate ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- So, this is the new conservatism’s recipe for restored greatness: Political coercion shall supplant economic calculation in shaping decisions by companies in what is called, with diminishing accuracy...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- A Philadelphia judge has denied Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein's request for a forensic audit of voting machines used in the city.
Common Pleas Court Judge Abbe Fletman, in a written opinion...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President-elect Donald Trump has made many promises on immigration, including a new one Wednesday to "work something out" for the so-called Dreamers -- young immigrants brought to the country illegally as ...Read more
DETROIT -- After a lawyer urged him not to stick taxpayers with a $5 million recount tab, a federal judge on Wednesday dissolved his earlier decision and halted the hand recount of 4.8 million ballots that were cast for ...Read more
Today we will be reflecting upon the most important job a president must fill to keep our homeland and our planet as safe as possible. It is a job that requires no Senate confirmation yet it goes to the one appointee who ...Read more
Linda McMahon, who co-founded the World Wrestling Entertainment franchise and spent a fortune on two unsuccessful runs for the U.S. Senate, was named Wednesday as President-elect Donald Trump's pick to head the Small ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- A California water bill set for House approval Thursday that's split the state's two Democratic senators will make it easier for the incoming Trump administration to build new Western dams.
Non-native ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President-elect Donald Trump's choice to be secretary of the Department of Homeland Security is a retired Marine Corps general who clashed with reporters over what information could be released about ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Our thinking about productivity is cockeyed, according to a new economic report. We’re ignoring the real productivity problem: surging costs for health care, housing and education. We need to ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- North Carolina's outgoing Republican Gov. Pat McCrory was briefly spotted in Trump Tower in New York City on Wednesday morning, but he gave no public indication about his meeting with President-elect Donald ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- House Democrats on Wednesday unveiled a plan to create a commission to investigate foreign interference in the presidential election while taking care to note the effort was not a protest against President-...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Sprawling legislation to increase federal support for medical research, mental health care and controlling the opioid epidemic cleared the Senate easily Wednesday and is headed to President Barack Obama's ...Read more
The prevailing opinion on President-elect Donald Trump is that he's unpredictable, a man of no fixed views who transcends traditional notions of right and left.
"Donald Trump is post-ideological," Trump's campaign ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump has picked Terry Branstad, the long-serving Iowa governor who proved a loyal and unflinching surrogate in the presidential race, to be the ambassador to China, the transition team said Wednesday....Read more
WASHINGTON -- Congress is brewing up a budget mess that could turn President-elect Donald Trump's first 100 days into a fiscal donnybrook.
First, it likely will vote this week to extend the current federal budget just ...Read more
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with President-Elect Donald Trump in New York on Wednesday morning, using the discussion to urge Trump to reconsider his positions on immigration.
During his 45-minute meeting with the ...Read more
If Donald Trump really wants to help the U.S. military and make American great again, I've got a suggestion. What better way to promote both goals than by keeping Congress' promises to admit Iraqis and Afghans who helped U...Read more
Two-thirds of U.S. adults think Donald Trump needs to choose between being president or a businessman, but slightly more -- 69 percent -- believe it goes too far to force him and his family to sell their business empire to...Read more
- Senate passes $6.3 billion medical research bill and sends to Obama
- Trump picks Iowa Gov. Branstad to be ambassador to China
- Trump's newest secretary of state option has close ties to Vladimir Putin
- Next for North Carolina Gov. McCrory, who lost re-election bid: A meeting with Trump
- Trump wants the contract to build a new Air Force One canceled, calling the program 'ridiculous'