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FBI investigating bomb threats to Jewish community centers in 17 states

The FBI is probing a string of false bomb threats received by 27 Jewish community centers around the country Wednesday. The threats were made in 17 different states just a … Click to Continue »

Trump’s long search for an agriculture secretary focused on trade

It took Donald Trump months to find the type of agriculture secretary he was looking for: someone who would focus on expanding farm exports to other countries as the president-elect … Click to Continue »

Mexico extraditing drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzman to U.S.

The Mexican Foreign Ministry announced Thursday that drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, was extradited from Mexico to the U.S. A senior U.S. official told … Click to Continue »

From middle America to Washington, DC, in celebration of Trump

Tim Lambing never doubted this moment would come. Even as pundits and polls dismissed the idea that Donald Trump had much of a chance of winning the presidential election, Lambing … Click to Continue »

A new president brings a new Secret Service code name; introducing 'Mogul'

Since Harry Truman was president, the United States Secret Service has used code names for the commander-in-chief, first ladies, children and other prominent figures. The names often are funny or … Click to Continue »

Trump’s feud with the CIA could have worse fallout than just hurt feelings

The rift between President-elect Donald Trump and the Central Intelligence Agency threatens to have concrete fallout beyond Washington, putting global information-sharing arrangements on tenuous footing and leaving the White House … Click to Continue »

Obama commutes prison sentence of California Healthcare Collective pot dealer

President Barack Obama on Thursday commuted the 20-year prison sentenced imposed on Richard Ruiz Montes, convicted in 2008 for his role in the Modesto’s pot-dealing California Healthcare Collective. In one … Click to Continue »

If GOP defunds Planned Parenthood clinics, health centers can’t handle patient flood

Contrary to recent claims by House Majority Leader Paul Ryan, R-Wis., experts say the nation’s community health centers don’t have the staffing or funding to handle the estimated 400,000 people … Click to Continue »

Incoming wh press secretary: Trump inauguration speech will be a "philosophical document"

President-elect Donald Trump's press secretary, Sean Spicer previewed points Trump will talk about in his inauguration speech at press conference held Thursday. "He'll talk about infrastructure, education, manufacturing base," Spicer said. … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Obama lashes out at Congress over Guantanamo

The Latest on President Barack Obama (all times local): 3:15 p.m. President Barack Obama is criticizing Congress for refusing to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, saying there's … Click to Continue »

Supreme Court to hear case about party in vacant DC house

The Supreme Court will hear a case in which people arrested for having a party in a vacant house sued police for violating their constitutional rights and won. The justices … Click to Continue »

Energy Secretary nominee Perry says he’ll fight cuts proposed by Trump transition team

Rick Perry promised to fight proposed cuts to the Energy Department during Senate testimony on Thursday, breaking with ideas proposed by President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team. In response to questions … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Bush congratulates Hall of Famer Bagwell

The Latest on the hospitalizations of former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Former President George H.W. Bush may be hospitalized and … Click to Continue »

McAuliffe, Northam to attend women's march

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe plans to skip President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, but travel to Washington the day after to rally with a leading abortion-rights advocate. McAuliffe, a Democrat, said at … Click to Continue »

Eastern Kentucky gets $100,000 grant to support drug prevention, treatment efforts

A partnership that’s working to fight drug addiction in eastern Kentucky has received a $100,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission, Republican Rep. Hal Rogers announced Thursday. Operation UNITE, which … Click to Contin...

Trump appears to announce Jets owner as Britain ambassador

President-elect Donald Trump appears to have announced that billionaire New York Jets owner Woody Johnson will become the next ambassador to Britain. Trump was speaking at a luncheon in Washington … Click to Continue »

Pence thanks Obama administration for help during presidential transition

Vice President-elect Mike Pence took a moment during a news conference on Wednesday to thank President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. "The cooperation that the outgoing administration has extended in this transition effort would make everyone proud," said Pence. Credit: AP … Click to Continue »

President-elect Donald Trump arrives in Washington

President-elect Donald Trump, accompanied by his wife Melania Trump and the Trump family arrived on Thursday at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, one day ahead of Friday's inauguration ceremony. … Click to Continue »

Pence about the Bushes: They're on the hearts of every American

Before speaking about the transition between the Obama administration and the Trump administration, Vice President-elect Mike Pence shared an update on and well wishes for George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush. "This morning, we understand...Show More Summary

Company that HHS pick invested in faced criminal penalty

A medical device company in which Rep. Tom Price purchased stock last year has faced years of legal problems and agreed in December to a $17 million Justice Department criminal … Click to Continue »

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