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Trump Meets With Christie as He Continues Chief of Staff Search

The Trump and Christie meeting occurred on the same night that the president and First Lady Melania Trump welcomed guests, including former aides and campaign donors, to a White House Christmas reception. Christie, who stepped down as New Jersey’s governor early this year after two terms, endorsed Trump in 2016 after his own campaign didn’t gain traction in the Republican primaries. Earlier Thursday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin indicated he’d serve as White House chief of staff if Trump ...
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After pension ruling, Kentucky GOP in position to try again

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Teachers rejoiced and Republicans despaired across Kentucky on Thursday as the state’s Supreme Court struck down a law that had made changes to one of the country’s worst-funded pension systems. But by February, those roles could be reversed. The Republican-controlled state legislature began trying in 2018 to fix the state’s pension […]
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Stephen Miller weighs in on border wall fight

President Trump not backing down in fight for border wall funding; White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller reacts.
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President Trump Is Said to Have Been in the Room During Hush-Money Meeting

An individual said Donald Trump was present when Michael Cohen and David Pecker agreed to to kill unflattering news stories
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President Trump Said to Have Been in the Room During Hush-Money Meeting

An individual said Donald Trump was present when Michael Cohen and David Pecker agreed to to kill unflattering news stories
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Deadline is Saturday for Obamacare sign-ups in Washington state

The number of people signing up for health insurance through the Washington Health Benefit Exchange is less than previous years, but not down as much as sign-ups nationally.
Tags: Health, News, Washington, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, Washington Health Benefit Exchange, Nation & World Politics


The Gradual Disappearing Act of the White House Daily Press Briefing

WASHINGTON — The Trump White House has dropped an event that used to be a prized invite for journalists and their families in D.C.: A holiday party for the media. But another tradition has been disappearing from the West Wing agenda as well: the daily press briefing. The regular televised afternoon back and forth between […]
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, White House, West Wing, Trump White House, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, President Trump, White House Daily Press Briefing


Hungary: Anti-govt protesters confront police at Parliament

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A few thousand anti-government protesters confronted police Thursday night outside Hungary’s Parliament, temporarily retreating when officers used pepper spray and tear gas to drive them back. After marching through parts of downtown Budapest, some of the protesters returned to Kossuth Square and despite calls for the rally to remain peaceful, threw […]
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Biden says his family convinced him to run with Obama

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden initially refused to run with then-presidential candidate Barack Obama a decade ago, but his family ultimately convinced him he had to support an African-American candidate with a real chance of winning, he said Thursday at the at the University of Utah. Biden, 76, was greeted […]
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John Kelly Reportedly ‘Relieved To Be Leaving’ White House

Kelly reportedly said being chief of staff was the "worst job" he's ever had.
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Kasich continues serious look at 3rd presidential run

BEXLEY, Ohio (AP) — Outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Thursday that he’d prefer to run for president as a Republican, but only if he’s entering a primary he could win. In an interview with The Associated Press, Kasich acknowledged he probably couldn’t defeat President Donald Trump if the election were held today. He says […]
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Nexstar Settles With Justice Department Over Sharing of Ad Information

WASHINGTON — Nexstar Media Group, which recently announced plans to acquire Tribune Media and become the largest owner of TV stations in the country, has settled with the Justice Department as it investigates broadcasters’ sharing of competitive advertising rate information with rivals. Six other station groups, including Tribune Media, reached a settlement with the DOJ […]
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John Kelly Reportedly ‘Relieved To Be Leaving’ The White House

CNN reported that Kelly said being chief of staff was the "worst job" he's ever had.
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EU leaders reject May's idea to salvage her Brexit deal

Jean-Claude Juncker tells PM it’s not Europe’s job to satisfy demands of rebellious ToriesEU leaders delivered a devastating knock-back to Theresa May after she appealed to them to hold “nothing in reserve” and work with her to salvage her by putting a 12-month limit on the unpopular Irish backstop.The embattled prime minister had pinned her hopes on a last-ditch effort to persuade the European Union to work with her in devising a legal guarantee, known as a “joint interpretative instrument”, t...
Tags: Europe, Politics, International Trade, Economics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Brexit, Jean Claude Juncker


Weekly Primer: Nick Ayers Is Leaving The White House To Spend More Time With His Money

Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff Nick Ayers announced Sunday that he is leaving the Trump administration at the end of the year, rather than — as previously expected — taking a job as White House chief of staff. Word is, Ayers wants to spend more time on his career as a political operative: The rising conservative star is a power player in the lucrative business of television ad buying, and he is expected to run the main pro-Trump outside spending group. The Trump administration has...
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Trump's next chief of staff will be a pretend chief of staff

John Kelly is leaving this chaotic and demeaning White House. Now who wants to jump into a sandbox that's looking more like legal quicksand?: Our view            [Author: USA TODAY]
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John Kelly ‘Relieved To Be Leaving’ White House: CNN

Kelly reportedly said being chief of staff was the "worst job" he's ever had.
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Florida Senate won’t block election chief’s suspension

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Senate will not take any action to block the suspension of an embattled county elections supervisor who drew fierce criticism during this year’s contentious election recount, a leading state lawmaker said Thursday. Brenda Snipes, who had been in charge of elections in the Democratic stronghold of Broward County, had […]
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Pelosi says House Dems will start seeking Trump tax returns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House next year will start trying to obtain President Donald Trump’s income tax returns from the Internal Revenue Service, the likely next speaker said Thursday. But Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., expected to lead the House when the new Congress starts in January, said she believes the White House will fight […]
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Pelosi Cuts Deal With Democrats Who Once Opposed Her Bid For Speaker Of The House

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi cut a deal with a group of Democrats who opposed her to support her bid for speaker a day after she showed her negotiating prowess at the White House over spending.
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May urges EU leaders to work with her to salvage Brexit deal

Prime minister launches last-ditch effort to agree time limit on unpopular Irish backstopTheresa May has pleaded with European leaders before dinner in Brussels to hold “nothing in reserve” and work with her to salvage her by putting a 12-month limit on the unpopular Irish backstop.The embattled prime minister has pinned her hopes on a last-ditch effort to persuade the European Union to work with her in devising a legal guarantee, known as a “joint interpretative instrument”, that she believes ...
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HuffPost: Trump Considering Son-In-Law Kushner For Chief Of Staff Job

President Donald Trump is considering naming his son-in-law Jared Kushner White House chief of staff, HuffPost reported Thursday. One unnamed “top Republican close to the White House” told HuffPost that Kushner had met with Trump about the job Wednesday, and two unnamed sources “close to Trump or the White House” confirmed Kushner’s interest in the position. One unnamed source told HuffPost that Kushner had been “pushing his own candidacy with Trump.” CBS News’ Major Garrett also reported tha...
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Trump reportedly in the room during National Enquirer hush money meeting – as it happened

NBC News says Donald Trump was the ‘other member of the campaign’ present when Cohen and Pecker agreed to silence womenHelp us reach our $1m goal. Make a year-end contributionGet the new US morning briefing. Sign up 9.57pm GMT Thanks for reading. We’ll be back on Friday. 9.53pm GMT Donald Trump is not the only person in the White House with bad poll numbers. Melania Trump’s favorability has collapsed in recent months.CNN reports:The first lady, whose favorability stood at 54% in October,...
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Marine Corps says $3.6B for storm repairs at East Coast base

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Marine Corps leaders say it will cost around $3.6 billion to repair the extensive damage to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina from Hurricane Florence. The September storm caused massive flooding, coastal erosion and destroyed hundreds of buildings at the most important Marine Corps base on the East Coast. Officials say the […]
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Ari Fleischer Compares CBS’ Benghazi Coverage To Hush Money Payments

Ari Fleischer, a pundit and former press secretary for President George W. Bush, on Thursday compared Michael Cohen’s campaign finance violations to “60 Minutes”’ Benghazi coverage — conveniently leaving out that Cohen’s crimes were not ones of editorial discretion, but rather, those of cold hard cash. “The idea of media corporations not playing a role in campaigns is a joke. Does anybody remember when ’60 Minutes’ suppressed information about Barack Obama contradicting what he said in one of...
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Court Blocks Trump Admin’s Rules On Employer Birth Control Coverage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court Thursday blocked rules by the Trump administration allowing more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control. States were likely to succeed on their claim that the changes to President Barack Obama’s health care law were made without required notice and public comment, a divided, three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said. The panel upheld a preliminary injunction against the rules issued by a lower court jud...
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Senate Approves Yemen Resolution Condemning MBS In Khashoggi’s Death

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators voted Thursday to recommend that the U.S. end its assistance to Saudi Arabia for the war in Yemen and put the blame for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi squarely on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in a direct challenge to both the longtime Middle East ally and President Donald Trump’s handling of the relationship. The succession of bipartisan votes came two months after the Saudi journalist’s slaying at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and after Trump p...
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Report: Ivanka, Kushner could profit from tax break they pushed

By Stephen Braun, Jeff Horwitz and Bernard Condon, The Associated Press At an Oval Office gathering earlier this year, President Donald Trump began touting his administration’s new real estate investment program, which offers massive tax breaks to developers who invest in downtrodden American communities. He then turned to one of the plan’s strongest supporters. “Ivanka, would you like to say something?” Trump asked his daughter. “You’ve been pushing this very hard.” The Opportunity Zone program...
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Trump reportedly in the room during National Enquirer hush money meeting – live

NBC News says Donald Trump was the ‘other member of the campaign’ present when Cohen and Pecker agreed to silence womenHelp us reach our $1m goal. Make a year-end contributionGet the new US morning briefing. Sign up 9.12pm GMT Apparently losing Michigan Senate candidate John James is under consideration to be the next White House chief of staff. He was also mooted as a candidate for UN ambassador.NEW: As Trump hunts for a new chief of staff, John James, the Republican Michigan businessman wh...
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Trump says he's interviewing 5 candidates for chief of staff

President Trump says he is looking at five 'really good' people to replace White House chief of staff John Kelly.
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