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Monday, Dec 5, 2016 at 10:46 AM PST

Ben Carson Has Inspiring Story, Lacks Experience for HUD

Ben Carson Has Inspiring Story, Lacks Experience for HUD

As Donald Trump's nominee to be secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson's life story could inspire those working toward the American dream of home ownership and financial security. But the...

Monday, Dec 5, 2016 at 04:39 AM PST

Beijing Faces Decision on How to Deal With Trump

Beijing Faces Decision on How to Deal With Trump

Chinese leaders face a challenge: How to deal with Donald Trump. Weeks before taking office, the incoming American president is riling Beijing with confrontation and online statements that appear to foreshadow...

Monday, Dec 5, 2016 at 12:52 PM PST

Michigan Recount Begins, Stein Speaks Outside Trump Tower

Michigan Recount Begins, Stein Speaks Outside Trump Tower

Michigan has started its presidential election recount. Oakland County, in the Detroit area, started re-counting its votes Monday after a federal judge ordered elections officials to get the process moving to...

Sunday, Dec 4, 2016 at 12:32 AM PST

Trump Attends Lavish 'Villains and Heroes' Costume Party

Trump Attends Lavish 'Villains and Heroes' Costume Party

President-elect Donald Trump, still mulling key Cabinet positions, attended a lavish costume party Saturday night hosted by some of his most influential donors at their palatial Long Island mansion. Trump, who...

Sunday, Dec 4, 2016 at 09:51 PM PST

Green Party Says It Will Take Pennsylvania Recount Bid to Federal Court

Green Party Says It Will Take Pennsylvania Recount Bid to Federal Court

A Green Party-backed campaign changed its strategy to force a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election, won by Republican Donald Trump, and said late Saturday night that it will seek help...

Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 at 11:58 AM PST

Philippines' Duterte Says Trump Wished Him 'Success'

Philippines' Duterte Says Trump Wished Him '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 its...

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 11:53 PM PST

Trump's Call With Taiwanese Leader Alarms Political Expert

Trump's Call With Taiwanese Leader Alarms Political Expert

President-elect Donald Trump is tweeting – and making waves. On Friday, Trump broke with decades of foreign policy and spoke with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and then talked about it on Twitter – angering...

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 09:22 PM PST

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 09:15 PM PST

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 04:15 PM PST

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...

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