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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.

Republicans urge federal judge to halt Michigan recount

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 4:02pm

Michigan Republicans urged a federal judge on Wednesday to halt a recount of the state's presidential election results, after the state appeals court said Green Party candidate Jill Stein lacked the standing to request a second look.

The Latest: Michigan wants recount halted if judge rules

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

The Latest on recounts in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania (all times local):

The Latest: Trump picks WWE's Linda McMahon for SBA job

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 2:32pm

The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):

Michigan recount now in doubt; Pennsylvania sets hearing

Roger Schneider and Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 2:21pm

Michigan's presidential recount appeared in doubt on Wednesday, two days after it started, after a state appeals court said the Green Party candidate's poor showing in the election disqualified her from seeking another look at the vote.

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.

Trump: Romney still in running for secretary of state

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:35am

In the latest will he or won't he become secretary of state, Mitt Romney remains a solid maybe.

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 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.

Somali-American lawmaker says she was harassed by cab driver

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:31pm

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

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.

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.

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."

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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.