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Michigan recount over; Pennsylvania sets hearing

Roger Schneider and Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 1:51pm

A federal judge's ruling that effectively halted Michigan's presidential recount after three days assured Republican Donald Trump's narrow victory in the state.

Chief of staff Priebus? Some Trump loyalists still dubious

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 1:31pm

When President-elect Donald Trump tapped Reince Priebus as his chief of staff, Republican leaders cheered the prospect of a close ally having a top White House job.

House GOP eyes food stamp overhaul, possible requirements

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 6:45am

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.

The Latest: Leonardo DiCaprio, Trump discuss green jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:11pm

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Federal judge halts recount, sealing Trump's Michigan win

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 7:31pm

A federal judge who ordered Michigan to begin its recount effectively ended it on Wednesday, tying his decision to a state court ruling that found Green Party candidate Jill Stein had no legal standing to request another look at ballots.

Michigan recount over; Pennsylvania sets hearing

Roger Schneider and Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 6:50pm

Michigan's presidential recount was halted Wednesday after three days, assuring Republican Donald Trump's victory in the state, when a federal judge said he'll abide by a court ruling that found the Green Party candidate Jill Stein couldn't seek another look at the vote.

The Latest: Federal judge agrees to end Michigan recount

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 5:51pm

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Trumps taps retired Marine general for homeland security

Lolita C. Baldor and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 4:11pm

Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly carved out a reputation as a highly respected, but often outspoken commander who could roil debate with blunt assessments or unpopular directives on issues ranging from women in combat to the treatment of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention center.

The Latest: Michigan wants recount halted if judge rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:50pm

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Study: 'Obamacare' repeal-only would make 30M uninsured

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 1:39pm

Repealing President Barack Obama's health care law without a replacement risks making nearly 30 million people uninsured, according to a study released Wednesday.

Reynolds faces spotlight in rise to Iowa governor

Barbara Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 5:01pm

For six years as lieutenant governor, Kim Reynolds has traveled throughout Iowa alongside the governor she described as her mentor and friend, but rarely has she been in the spotlight.

The Latest: Wisconsin recount nears end; Michigan's halted

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 1:51pm

The Latest on presidential recount efforts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania (all times local):

Somali-American lawmaker says DC cabbie called her 'ISIS'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:32am

The nation's first elected Somali-American lawmaker says she was harassed and called "ISIS" by a taxicab driver in Washington, D.C.

Recount ends in Michigan after 3 days; ongoing in Wisconsin

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 8:42am

Michigan's recount of presidential votes is over after a judge lifted an order that forced a statewide review of millions of ballots.

Federal judge lifts order that had allowed Michigan's recount, effectively ending it.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 5:50pm

Federal judge lifts order that had allowed Michigan's recount, effectively ending it.

Michigan GOP elector launches website urging vote for Trump

Jeff Karoub, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 4:04pm

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

Branstad's move to China means Iowa's first female governor

Barbara Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:31pm

The likely departure of the nation's longest-serving governor to become U.S. ambassador to China means Iowa could soon be led by its first female governor, just as the state shifts to full Republican control of its Legislature.

NY Gov. Cuomo: Trump didn't win election, Democrats lost

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 1:11pm

Donald Trump didn't win the presidential election, Democrats lost by not paying enough attention to a fearful middle class, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told an audience at a New York City fundraiser.

Trump picks Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt, longtime EPA critic, to head environmental agency, source close to Pruitt says

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 1:00pm

Trump picks Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt, longtime EPA critic, to head environmental agency, source close to Pruitt says.