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Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:20am

Time magazine on Wednesday named Donald Trump its Person of the Year, bestowing what the president-elect called an "honor" even as he derided the idea that he'll lead "the Divided States of America."

Federal judge weighs whether to end Michigan recount

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 5:32am

A federal judge could decide whether to end Michigan's presidential recount after the state's second-highest court said the Green Party nominee was ineligible to seek a second look at millions of ballots.

Michigan recount now in doubt; Pennsylvania sets hearing

Roger Schneider and Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:41pm

Michigan's presidential recount suddenly became in doubt Tuesday as a state appeals court said the Green Party candidate's poor showing disqualified her from seeking a second look at the votes.

The Latest: Federal judge sets hearing on Michigan recount

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:31pm

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The Latest: Trump to visit victims of Ohio State attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:51pm

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Trump interjects himself in Air Force One, business deals

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:31pm

President-elect Donald Trump, a political newcomer who touts his corporate skills, turned businessman-in-chief Tuesday, first demanding the government cancel a multibillion-dollar order for new presidential planes and then hailing a Japanese company's commitment to invest billions in the U.S.

The Latest: Judge hears arguments on dropping recount ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:23am

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Trump's search for diplomat revives Romney, Huntsman rivalry

Laurie Kellman and Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:20am

They are distant cousins, courtly would-be presidents and scions of Mormon dynasties once enmeshed in long and unsuccessful races to the White House. Now Donald Trump, the brash Manhattanite who got there first, may have revived the rivalry between Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman by considering each of them for secretary of State.

Michigan GOP elector launches website urging vote for Trump

Jeff Karoub, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:11am

A Republican member of the Electoral College from Michigan has created a website urging Donald Trump supporters to rally electors around the president-elect.

The Latest: Trump to campaign for Louisiana candidate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:01am

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Trumps taps retired Marine general John Kelly for DHS

Lolita C. Baldor and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:52am

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. John Kelly, whose last command included oversight of the Guantanamo Bay detention center, to run the Department of Homeland Security, people close to the transition team said Wednesday.

Ex-House Speaker Boehner compares Trump to Teddy Roosevelt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:41am

Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner sees President-elect Donald Trump as a modern-day Teddy Roosevelt, a populist who wants to do "big things."

AP NewsAlert

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:21am

Trump taps retired four-star Gen. John Kelly to head Homeland Security, according to people close to transition.

House GOP eyes food stamp overhaul, possible requirements

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:52am

House Republicans are laying the groundwork for a fresh effort to overhaul the food stamp program during Donald Trump's presidency, with the possibility of new work and eligibility requirements for millions of people.

Ex-Sen. Dole facilitated Trump call with Taiwan's leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:31am

Last week's telephone call between President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan's president was the result of six months of behind-the-scenes work by former Sen. Bob Dole acting on behalf of the Taiwanese government, according to federal filings and published reports.

Michigan recount now in doubt; Pennsylvania sets hearing

Roger Schneider and Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:41pm

Michigan's presidential recount suddenly appears in doubt after a state appeals court said the Green Party candidate's poor showing disqualified her from seeking a second look at the votes.

After concession, next N Carolina governor gets to celebrate

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:31pm

Democrat Roy Cooper finally Tuesday got to bask in his victory in the close race for North Carolina governor, telling supporters his narrow triumph over Republican incumbent Pat McCrory is a victory for the middle class and for the state's diverse population.

The Latest: Cooper finally gets to celebrate with supporters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 6:01pm

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Ohio governor tells electors not to vote for him over Trump

Steve Peoples and Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 4:00pm

Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday advised state electors not to vote for him in an anti-Donald Trump protest.