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In Wyoming, DeVos gun remark more about safety than politics

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 4:20pm

In grizzly country, comments by President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary that schools should have guns on campus to protect against the bears aren't a punch line.

Fun facts from past inaugurations

Katie Glaeser, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:51pm

Sometimes presidential inaugurations are full of pomp and circumstance. Sometimes they end with the newly sworn-in president jumping out of a White House window. Intrigued yet?

GOP prescription of minority outreach forgotten with Trump

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 12:24pm

Together, they delivered a post-election autopsy with a dire prediction: Republican survival requires embracing a message of tolerance and respect in an increasingly diverse United States.

Obama meets press for final time as President

Kevin Liptak, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:33am

President Barack Obama is taking reporters' questions for a final time Wednesday from the White House briefing room, his last official event before Donald Trump replaces him in two days.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir to perform 'America, the Beautiful' at Trump inauguration

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:25pm

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will perform “America, the Beautiful” at the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump on Friday, the Deseret News reported Tuesday night.

Obama commutes sentence of Chelsea Manning

Laura Jarrett, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:54pm

President Barack Obama on Tuesday overruled his secretary of defense to commute the sentence of former Army soldier Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of stealing and disseminating 750,000 pages of documents and videos to WikiLeaks.

Pence promises big investment in infrastructure

Jonathan Lemire and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:02pm

Vice President-elect Mike Pence pledged to a group of mayors that the Trump administration will make a serious investment in infrastructure, and he told diplomats that Trump and his incoming team share "a commitment to engage with all of the world."

Utah AG Sean Reyes could lead FTC, report says

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:28pm

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes is apparently under consideration to head the Federal Trade Commission.

Sheriff criticizes Texas Commissioner's account of 'attack'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:40pm

A claim by Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller that "illegal aliens" attacked a hunting party in remote West Texas is being discounted by the local sheriff who says the hunters fired on one another.

GOP lawmakers unaware of details of Trump's health care plan

Manu Raju, Tami Luhby and Tom Lobianco, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:41pm

Republican lawmakers are in the dark about President-elect Donald Trump's plan to repeal Obamacare and are frustrated he is emphasizing "insurance for everybody," three senior GOP sources told CNN on Tuesday.

Nearly 50 House Democrats vow to boycott Trump inauguration

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:13pm

The roster of House Democrats planning to boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration grew to about 50 on Tuesday in a protest of the New York businessman's policies and his repeated criticism of legendary civil rights activist John Lewis.

Trump's America: Families differ as Reagan country changes

Adam Geller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:23am

The week after Donald Trump was elected president, Dr. Mai-Phuong Nguyen and two dozen other Vietnamese-Americans active in liberal causes gathered in a circle of folding chairs, consoling one another about an America almost beyond comprehension.

Trump's America: Caution in evenly split Nebraska county

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:22am

A block from Nebraska's Capitol, with its unique one-chamber, nonpartisan Legislature, is the lobbying office of Bill Mueller and Kim Robak, who embody the make-it-work spirit of this city: They're husband and wife, Republican and Democrat.

Trump's America: Switching sides in struggling Pa. county

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:20am

Towns along the Susquehanna River are filled with people whose grandparents worked in coal mines, garment factories and small manufacturing companies. But those jobs are long gone in Luzerne County, and Wilkes-Barre, the county seat, has seen its population drop by more than half. Dozens of public officials have fallen to scandal.

AP Source: Trump to nominate former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:51pm

AP Source: Trump to nominate former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary.

Anxious European leaders seek an early audience with Trump

Julie Pace and Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 12:05pm

European leaders, anxious over Donald Trump's unpredictability and kind words for the Kremlin, are scrambling to get face time with the new American president before he can meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose provocations have set the continent on edge.

Stephen Miller: the aide 'who helped Trump find his voice'

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:10am

Stephen Miller was a teenager in California when got his first political gig as a regular guest on a local conservative talk radio show, eager to complain about his liberal high school. In columns written for local newspapers, he took on what he called its plague of political correctness.

Conservative talk radio host mulls Senate run in Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:41am

Conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham says she's considering a 2018 challenge to Democrat Tim Kaine for a U.S. Senate seat representing Virginia.

DeVos likely to push school choice as education secretary

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:20am

Charter schools and school choice are expected to be a major focus of education policy under the new Trump administration.