President Trump scrambles to find next White House chief of staff. Here's who on the list.

Donald Trump is looking for his third chief of staff in less than two years.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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After Ayers Turns Down Chief of Staff Job, Trump Is Left Without a Plan B

Finding a replacement for the White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly, is in many ways just the latest staffing snare in a White House that has struggled to fill even low-ranking jobs.
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Trump lays out a defense for potential campaign-finance crimes

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump defended himself Monday against prosecutors’ accusation that he directed illegal payments before the 2016 election to two women to stay silent about alleged extramarital affairs with him, insisting that the payments were “a simple private transaction” — not election-related spending subject to campaign-finance laws. In a pair of early-morning tweets, […]
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Maria Butina to plead guilty to conspiracy, accused Russian agent flips to help investigations

This spells doom for Trump and the NRA. Paul Erickson, hope the sex was fantastic. Maria Butina, 30, was either a perky gun nut with a fetish for sex-starved GOP losers, or a secret agent in Russia's covert influence operation to influence the 2016 United States elections. We had a pretty good idea. But now we know. And she's flipping. Today Maria Butina's lawyers said she agrees to plead guilty to conspiracy and cooperate with federal, state and local authorities in any ongoing investigat...
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GoPro takes the lead in shifting production out of China to avoid tariffs

The trade war between the U.S. and China has made more than $250 billion worth of goods manufactured in China — from component pieces to electric scooters — more expensive for Americans.
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More time may be needed for North Carolina election decision

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The head of the North Carolina elections board is suggesting more time may be needed to decide whether a new congressional district election is necessary due to absentee ballot fraud allegations. Chairman Joshua Malcolm wrote state judges Monday that those subpoenaed in the 9th Congressional District case have said they need […]
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Saudi, US snub of climate report unsettles UN talks

The refusal of the United States and Saudi Arabia to embrace a landmark environmental report has unsettled UN talks to breathe life back into the Paris climate pact, negotiators and observers said Monday. It may also signal more direct involvement of Donald Trump's White House, they said, in the nitty-gritty of the troubled negotiations, which depend on painstaking consensus building. A US side event Monday promoting coal, gas and nuclear energy, led by special advisor to the president Preston...
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Republicans beginning to worry about Trump re-election

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s intensifying legal troubles are unnerving some of his fellow Republicans. Despite his brash stance, they believe the turmoil has left him increasingly vulnerable as he gears up for what is sure to be a nasty fight for re-election. Trump, ever confident of his ability to bend story lines to […]
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No tea party here: House Democrats can’t wait to govern

WASHINGTON (AP) — As House control is about to switch, it serves as a reminder about Democrats: They like government. And governing. While tea party Republicans swept to power to stop things — repeal Obamacare, roll back environmental regulations and decrease the size and scope of government — Democrats are marching into the majority to […]
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Sen. Boulton questions truthfulness of ethics complaint

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa lawmaker challenged on Monday the accusations of a woman who filed an ethics complaint alleging he touched her inappropriately in bars a year before he became a senator, saying parts of her story “do not ring true.” The woman, Des Moines attorney Sharon Wegner, filed a complaint Nov. […]
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Thousands of mailed ballots in Florida were not counted

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials say thousands of mailed ballots were not counted because they were delivered too late to state election offices. The Department of State last week informed a federal judge that 6,670 ballots were mailed ahead of the Nov. 6 election but were not counted because they were not received by […]
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Trump's tweet comes back to haunt him

As a civilian in 2012, Donald Trump knocked President Barack Obama on Twitter for having three "chief of staffs," CNN's Jake Tapper discusses with the panel.
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Trump's Obama tweet comes back to haunt him

As a civilian in 2012, Donald Trump knocked President Barack Obama on Twitter for having three "chief of staffs," CNN's Jake Tapper discusses with the panel.
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Wisconsin GOP legislation eases corporate tax break rules

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Companies seeking tax credits from Wisconsin’s troubled job-creation agency would face less scrutiny under a provision Republicans included in a package of lame-duck legislation designed to weaken newly elected Democrats. The measure awaiting GOP Gov. Scott Walker’s signature would loosen the reins on an agency he created, which has marred by […]
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Dems: Pelosi foes seek term limits on leaders, panel chairs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats say lawmakers who have opposed Nancy Pelosi’s effort to become speaker next year want her to commit to limiting how long people could serve as House party leaders or committee chairs. Should the California Democrat and her foes reach agreement, it could move her toward the support she’ll need when the […]
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Tons of Architecture & Design Images (and Other Categories) Now Free to Download from the Library of Congress

Disappointed by Congress? Forget those losers and check out the Library of Congress. Because these archive-happy nerds have millions of items in their collection from creative industries--"books, newspapers, manuscripts, prints and photos, maps, musical scores, films, sound recordings and more"--and have made tons of them available to download, for free, right here.The "Architecture & Design" section alone has some cool shots: Century Hotel, 140 Ocean Drive, Miami, Miami-Dade County, FL "To...
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Mind control using sound waves? We ask a scientist how it works

At the moment, non-invasive neuromodulation – changing brain activity without the use of surgery – looks poised to usher in a new era of healthcare. Breakthroughs could include the better management of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease, reducing the pain of migraines or even reversing cognitive disorders caused by brain injury.But what happens if this technique for altering our brain waves escapes regulation and falls into the wrong hands? Imagine a dictatorial regime with access to the tricks...
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Australia’s horrific new encryption law likely to obliterate its tech scene

Australia‘s government signed a bill into law last week giving law enforcement agencies the right to force technology companies to reveal users’ encrypted messages. Another way of putting it: Australia‘s tech scene will soon be located on the Wayback Machine. The law was introduced as the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018, but now it’s official. And there’s a lot to be concerned about, even if you don’t live or work in Australia. The new law giv...
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Customs officers searching more travelers’ devices

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are searching the electronic devices of travelers more often, and did not always follow proper protocol, a new watchdog report has found. The report made public Monday found there were 29,000 devices searched at a port of entry out of 397 million travelers to the […]
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New LA deputy mayor for homelessness initiatives is appointed by Garcetti

Mayor Eric Garcetti has named a deputy mayor to lead a new office focused on tackling the city’s homelessness crisis. Christina Miller, who was appointed in April as a project manager on homelessness strategies, will head the mayor’s office of city homelessness initiatives. Miller previously worked under another deputy mayor, Brenda Shockley, as part of the economic opportunity office. RELATED STORY: LA Mayor Garcetti taps leader with ‘big picture perspective’ to tackle homelessness ‘challenge’ ...
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Obama pushes Obamacare enrollment as deadline looms

Hoping to push more people to sign up for Obamacare amid lagging enrollment, former President Barack Obama urged Americans Monday to check out healthcare.gov before the December 15 deadline.
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US sanctions 3 North Korean officials for human rights abuse

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has imposed sanctions on three senior North Korean officials for human rights abuses in the isolated country. U.S. officials say the sanctions are intended to call attention to “brutal” censorship and human rights abuses as well as the death of American captive Otto Warmbier (WARM’-beer). The Treasury Department says […]
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French president promises to scrap a tax hike on poor and low-income retirees

PARIS (AP) — French president promises to scrap a tax hike on poor and low-income retirees.
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Russia gas pipeline to boost grip on Ukraine, Europe: U.S. diplomat

"Through Nord Stream 2, Russia seeks to increase its leverage of the West while severing Ukraine from Europe," Francis Fannon, the U.S. assistant secretary for energy resources at the State Department, told reporters in a teleconference. The pipeline has been opposed both by President Donald Trump, a Republican, and his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama as a political tool for Russia to consolidate power over Europe. Much of the gas that Europe currently gets from Russia via pipeline goes th...
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Italy’s Salvini on Bannon: stimulating, but not European

ROME (AP) — Italy’s right-wing interior minister says former Trump administration adviser Steve Bannon has interesting ideas but that he doesn’t understand Europe’s complexities. Matteo Salvini met over the summer with Bannon, who is reported to be planning a political consulting strategy to advance far-right parties in Europe. The Guardian newspaper has reported that the […]
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Help Wanted: White House Chief Of Staff

President Trump is hunting for his third chief of staff in less that two years. So far, he's not finding many takers. "You have to wonder who would want to take this job," said one scholar.(Image credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Macedonia parliament attack amnesty sparks prison protest

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Hundreds of inmates at Macedonia’s main prison outside the capital have refused to accept meals to press demands that an amnesty expected to be granted for suspects involved in a violent political protest at parliament last year be expanded to other offences. Justice Ministry officials said Monday that around 600 inmates […]
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US blocks ex-Gambian president, family from entering

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — The U.S. State Department says former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh and members of his immediate family are now ineligible for entry into the United States. The decision comes almost two years after Jammeh was forced into exile in Equatorial Guinea after he refused to concede defeat in a presidential election. Jammeh […]
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Obama Mocks His Past Play On Viral Videos In New Push For Health Care Enrollment

Former President Barack Obama mocked himself and his staff’s past efforts to play on viral videos and memes — like appearing on Zach Galifianakis’s “Between Two Ferns” — to encourage young people to sign up for Obamacare in a new video that highlights the Dec. 15 sign up deadline. “You’ve proven you don’t need to see me taking jump-shots or sitting between a couple of forest plants in order to know it’s important to have health insurance in case, God forbid, you get really sick or hurt next y...
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