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Acting White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows holds his hand to his ear to hear a question after stepping off Marine One as they return to the White House, Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Washington. President Donald Trump is returning from Norfolk, Va., for the sailing of the USNS Comfort, which is headed to New York. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Meadows resigns House seat, starts at White House on Tuesday

Mar. 30, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Mark Meadows is resigning his congressional seat effective 5 p.m. Monday as he assumes the post of White House chief of staff. Meadows will officially take over the White House post Tuesday. Even while he held his House seat these last several weeks, the North Carolina Republican has...

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2020, file photo, Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., walks at the Capitol in Washington. The nation's fiercest fiscal conservatives are largely embracing the massive economic rescue package moving through Congress. In many cases, those conservatives who support the $2 trillion coronavirus spending bill are the very same who raged against the $800 billion economic stimulus package backed by the Obama administration after the 2008 financial crisis. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Hawks no more: Fiscal conservatives embrace rescue package

Mar. 28, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Republicans who have spent the past decade howling about the danger of ballooning deficits embraced the coronavirus rescue package approved by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump, shrugging off past concerns about spending in the face of a public health crisis. In many cases, the...

In this file photo from Thursday, July 7, 2016, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., left, and Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., listen to FBI Director James Comey during a House Oversight Committee hearing at the Capitol in Washington. Meadows, currently President Donald Trump's acting-chief of staff, is still the sitting representative of North Carolina's 11th Congressional District in the House of Representatives as the body prepares to vote on massive relief funding to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, Friday, March 27, 2020. Party leaders had hoped to pass the measure by voice vote without lawmakers having to take the risk of traveling to Washington, but that plan might be complicated by Massie who could force a roll call vote. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)

Meadows toggles between legislator, White House roles

Mar. 27, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it came time to heave the largest aid package in U.S. history over the finish line, Republican Rep. Mark Meadows was the closer, working with Democrats to get it done. He wasn't just any member of Congress. In a highly unusual arrangement, Meadows has been pulling off a balancing...

President Donald Trump takes questions during press briefing with the coronavirus task force, at the White House, Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Coronavirus task force offers an even keel to a zigzag Trump

Mar. 20, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — They meet in the windowless Situation Room, every day but Sunday, drawing an overflow crowd. Fueled by coffee, doughnuts and data, members of the White House coronavirus task force fill the secure basement conference room to parse new disease patterns as they weigh next steps in the fight...

President Donald Trump speaks during a press briefing with the coronavirus task force, in the Brady press briefing room at the White House, Monday, March 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump moves to blunt coronavirus' heavy impact on US economy

Mar. 17, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of an expected surge in coronavirus cases, President Donald Trump on Tuesday moved to blunt the impact of the pandemic on a U.S. economy fundamentally altered by a push for the nation to stay home. As the global markets fluctuated amid fears of a recession, the president conferred...

President Donald Trump and Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma listen during a press briefing with the coronavirus task force, in the Brady press briefing room at the White House, Monday, March 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump changes his tone, gets real on the coronavirus threat

Mar. 17, 2020 11:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — He called on the country to come together. He warned of pain to come. And he deferred to the nation's public health experts while at least momentarily putting aside petty squabbling. After weeks of trying to play down the risk posed by the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump...

President Donald Trump speaks during a press briefing with the coronavirus task force, in the Brady press briefing room at the White House, Monday, March 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

US tells older people to stay home, all ages to avoid crowds

Mar. 16, 2020 9:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Racing to stall an expected surge of coronavirus cases, the White House on Monday released a series of sweeping guidelines that for the next 15 days will temporarily rewrite the norms of American society. President Donald Trump, employing a newly somber tone about the crisis enveloping...

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., speaks with reporters during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump has named Meadows as his chief of staff, replacing Mick Mulvaney, who had been acting in the role.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Trump names Rep. Mark Meadows his new chief of staff

Mar. 6, 2020 11:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the midst of one of the most daunting crises of his administration, President Donald Trump announced he had made a major staff overhaul, replacing his acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney with Republican Rep. Mark Meadows. While much of the country was focused on the spreading...

Trump names Rep. Mark Meadows his chief of staff, replacing Mick Mulvaney, who had been acting in the role

Mar. 6, 2020 8:15 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump names Rep. Mark Meadows his chief of staff, replacing Mick Mulvaney, who had been acting in the role.
President Donald Trump listens to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, speaks about coronavirus during an Black History Month reception in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Trump tries to shift blame as virus outbreak rattles markets

Feb. 29, 2020 10:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As global markets plunged amid growing fears about the coronavirus outbreak, President Donald Trump and his allies pulled from a familiar playbook Friday and blamed others for the slide. It's a challenging sell for a president who has lashed his fate to Wall Street like no other. The...