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Pence aide out of running to be Trump's next chief of staff

Dec. 9, 2018 7:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's top pick to replace chief of staff John Kelly, Nick Ayers, is no longer expected to fill the role. Ayers, who is chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, was seen as the favorite for the job when Trump announced Saturday that Kelly would leave around year's...

GM fights to retain key tax credit amid plant closing plans

Dec. 9, 2018 9:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation's largest automaker tries to deal with the political fallout triggered by its plans to shutter several U.S. factories and shed thousands of workers. Preserving the $7,500 tax incentive for...

Disputed House race puts spotlight on 'ballot harvesting'

Dec. 7, 2018 12:03 AM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An investigation into whether political operatives in North Carolina illegally collected and possibly stole absentee ballots in a still-undecided congressional race has drawn attention to a widespread but little-known political tool called ballot harvesting. It's a practice long used...

After CIA briefing, senators lay blame on Saudi crown prince

Dec. 5, 2018 1:07 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Breaking with President Donald Trump, senators leaving a briefing with CIA Director Gina Haspel on Tuesday said they are even more convinced that Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Senate Foreign Relations Committee...

The Latest: Wisconsin Senate approves Medicaid changes

Dec. 4, 2018 11:52 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin Republican lawmakers moving to limit the powers of the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The Wisconsin Senate has passed a bill in a lame-duck session to enact a Medicaid work requirement. The bill approved late...

Crowds honor Bush for long service, from war to White House

Dec. 4, 2018 7:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Soldiers, citizens in wheelchairs and long lines of others on foot wound through the hushed Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday to view George H.W. Bush's casket and remember a president whose legacy included World War military service and a landmark law affirming the rights of the disabled. Bob...

The Latest: George W. Bush greets mourners at Capitol

Dec. 4, 2018 7:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on events honoring former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 7 p.m. Former President George W. Bush and his family have greeted mourners at the Capitol as his father, George H.W. Bush, lies in state. The younger Bush was accompanied by his wife, Laura, their...

Senate confirms Walker's picks for UW regents

Dec. 4, 2018 4:56 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Senate has approved Gov. Scott Walker's appointment of a high-powered attorney to serve on the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. Walker selected Scott Beightol to serve until May 2023. He replaces Republican Bryan Steil, who resigned last week to focus on...

At Capitol, Bush saluted as 'gentle soul,' 'great man'

Dec. 3, 2018 9:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's capital embraced George H.W. Bush in death Monday with solemn ceremony and high tributes to his service and decency, as the remains of the 41st president took their place in the Capitol rotunda for three days of mourning and praise by the political elite and everyday citizens...

The Latest: Trump salutes Bush's casket in Capitol Rotunda

Dec. 3, 2018 8:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on events related to late former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 8:35 p.m. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have paid their respects to former President George H.W. Bush at the U.S. Capitol. The nation's 41st president is lying in state at the...