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From pinnacle to punchline: How Trump diminished the job of his chief of staff

For decades, the job of White House chief of staff was once among Washington’s most desirable jobs — a pinnacle of access and power. Like ...

From pinnacle to punchline: How Trump diminished the job of his chief of staff

For decades, the job of White House chief of staff was once among Washington’s most desirable jobs — a pinnacle of access and power. Like ...

Ayers won't be Trump's chief of staff

Nick Ayers, the longstanding favorite to take over as President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, is no longer getting the job, according to two White ...

Distrustful, Desperate and Forgotten: A Recipe for Election Fraud

ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C.—In the back office of the only liquor store within 30 miles of this low-lying town in eastern North Carolina, behind a window where ...

'Damaged goods': Alleged fraud has GOP bracing for loss of N.C. seat

Dan McCready had just returned home from a trip to Disney World with his wife and four kids when he received the news: The North ...

Presidential hopefuls pushed to go big on climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) – Environmental activists are ramping up a pressure campaign designed to drum up Democratic support for a sweeping agenda to fight climate change, ...

AP FACT CHECK: Prosecutors' filings do not exonerate Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is in denial when it comes to the Russia investigation and other scandals besieging him. The president insists he’s ...

Soccer ball Christmas drive eyed for teens at migrant camp

EL PASO, Texas (AP) – A Texas state senator is gathering donated soccer balls as Christmas gifts for the more than 2,000 migrant teens being ...

AP PHOTOS: Migrants in Tijuana trickling over and under wall

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) – A steady trickle of Central American migrants have been finding ways to climb over, tunnel under or slip through the U.S. ...

Trump to tap Gen. Mark Milley to be next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

The current chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has 10 months left on his term, but President Trump over the weekend laid out an ...

Kelly exit helps position Trump for 2020

President Donald Trump’s Saturday confirmation that chief of staff John Kelly will soon leave the White House signaled more than the end of a tortured ...

Trump: Chief of staff Kelly leaving by the end of the year

White House chief of staff John Kelly will leave his position by the end of this year, President Donald Trump confirmed Saturday, ending a tumultuous ...

Peruvians vote in referendum on fighting corruption

LIMA, Peru (AP) – Peruvians vote Sunday in a referendum aimed at curbing corruption as the South American nation tries to put an end to ...

The Latest: Ardoin wins Louisiana secretary of state race

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – The Latest on Louisiana’s runoff election (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Republican Kyle Ardoin will hang onto the Louisiana secretary ...

Donald Trump suggests axing 'ridiculous' Paris climate accord after more rioting in France

President Trump suggested Saturday dissolving the “ridiculous” Paris climate agreement after another weekend of rioting in France, chaos sparked by the Macron government’s attempt to ...

James Comey told lawmakers Russian probe started with four Americans, not Donald Trump

Former FBI Director James B. Comey told lawmakers Friday the Russian probe began with the surveillance of four Americans but signaled the counterintelligence investigation was ...

The Latest: Booker speaks at Democrat victory celebration

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – The Latest on Sen. Cory Booker’s visit to New Hampshire (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Sen. Cory Booker didn’t discuss any ...

White House chief of staff Kelly expected to leave imminently

The Trump White House’s longest-running personnel drama may finally be over: Chief of staff John Kelly is expected to step down in the coming days, ...

Nick Ayers is Trump's next chief of staff — unless his enemies can stop him

For the past month, Nick Ayers has been a White House chief of staff in waiting. President Donald Trump informally offered Ayers a job as ...

New Mexico Republican Party votes on new leadership

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – The New Mexico Republican Party is deciding on a new chairman after a long list of losses in the midterm election ...

Virginia city hopes to heal after man's murder conviction

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – A man who drove his car into counterprotesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Virginia was convicted Friday of first-degree ...

US: Trump lawyer met Russian who offered 'political synergy'

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was in touch as far back as 2015 with a Russian who offered “political synergy” ...

Prosecutors: Illegal hush-money paid at Trump's 'direction'

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department says that President Donald Trump directed illegal payments to buy the silence of two women whose claims of extramarital ...

Trump resort worker: No regrets speaking out about abuse

NEW YORK (AP) – A Guatemalan living in the U.S. illegally who says she faced abusive working conditions as a maid at Donald Trump’s New ...

Trump’s criminal justice reform nears demise

Mitch McConnell hasn’t officially killed criminal justice reform in the lame duck Congress. But the deed is almost done. Senate Republicans left Washington on Thursday ...

Congress averts shutdown, postponing fight over Trump’s wall

Congress steered clear of a shutdown Thursday, but the parties are no closer to resolving the battle over President Donald Trump’s wall as Democratic leaders ...

Pelosi casts doubt on passage of Trump's new NAFTA without changes

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi cast doubt Thursday on the likelihood that the new North American trade pact could win congressional approval without changes to ...

Trump picks State Department spokeswoman for top U.N. post

President Donald Trump has tapped State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, two people familiar with the matter ...

Trump to split reelection campaign between New York and D.C.

President Donald Trump’s reelection aides have decided on a campaign structure with three main offices split between New York City and the Washington area. The ...

Thailand arrests Bahrain refugee for possible extradition

BANGKOK (AP) – Police in Thailand say a soccer player who holds refugee status in Australia has been officially arrested for a court to rule ...

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