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Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 11:26 AM CST

Obama's Legacy

Obama's Legacy

As Obama prepares to leave office, this series examines his impact on politics, policy, American life and the presidency.

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 11:16 PM CST

GOP Wants to End 'Californiazation' of Texas

GOP Wants to End 'Californiazation' of Texas

Republican lawmakers who decry the "Californiazation" of Texas are hoping court action will end bag bans many cities have adopted while stemming other local laws that they believe erode individual and economic...

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 10:55 AM CST

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush Unlikely to Run for Office Again

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush Unlikely to Run for Office Again

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, whose bid for the presidency was derailed by President-Elect Donald Trump, says it's unlikely he'll run for office again.

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 08:10 PM CST

Top Trump Aide in Frequent Contact With Russia's Ambassador

Top Trump Aide in Frequent Contact With Russia's Ambassador

President-elect Donald Trump's national security adviser and Russia's ambassador to the U.S. have been in frequent contact in recent weeks, including on the day the Obama administration hit Moscow with sanctions...

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 09:37 AM CST

Trump Shrugs Off Contradictions From Cabinet Picks

Trump Shrugs Off Contradictions From Cabinet Picks

The lack of fireworks surrounding Senate consideration of President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet picks may reflect a slew of statements his choices have made contradicting the billionaire businessman's position...

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 07:42 AM CST

Trump Raises Record $90 Million-Plus for Inauguration

Trump Raises Record $90 Million-Plus for Inauguration

The inauguration of a new president requires the recitation of a 35-word oath. That's it. Dress it up with some hoopla and glitz, though, and pretty soon you're talking real money. Donald Trump will have it to...

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 06:30 AM CST

Watchdog Probe to Bring New Scrutiny for FBI's Comey

Watchdog Probe to Bring New Scrutiny for FBI's Comey

FBI Director James Comey, already under fierce public scrutiny for his handling of the election-year probe of Hillary Clinton, faces a new internal investigation into whether he and the Justice Department...

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 02:56 PM CST

Congress Clears Way for Mattis to Run Pentagon

Congress Clears Way for Mattis to Run Pentagon

Congress is sending the White House a bill to let retired Marine Gen. James Mattis run the Pentagon in the Trump administration.

The House passed the bill on a vote of 268-151.

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 06:58 AM CST

Ambitious Dems Seize Spotlight During Trump Cabinet Hearings

Ambitious Dems Seize Spotlight During Trump Cabinet Hearings

Donald Trump's inauguration is still a week away, but opposing the president-elect is good politics for any ambitious Democrat with eyes on a White House bid, NBC News reported. That could be why some of the...

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 02:42 PM CST

Congress Completes First Step to Repealing Health Law

Congress Completes First Step to Repealing Health Law

Congress has completed the first — and by far the easiest — step toward gutting President Barack Obama's divisive health care law. The House passed a budget resolution Friday afternoon in a 227-198 vote that...

 
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