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Trump-Taiwan call draws Beijing outcry

posted: 12/04/2016 4:16 a.m. Discuss

China's Foreign Ministry filed a formal complaint with the U.S. on Saturday after President-elect Donald Trump flouted almost four decades of diplomatic protocol by directly speaking with the leader of Taiwan, which Beijing considers a rogue province.

Health-law end called a priority

updated: 12/04/2016 4:04 a.m. Discuss

Congress will begin working immediately next year toward repealing President Barack Obama's health care law but will delay any changes as Republicans work to come up with an alternative, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday.

Democrats plan to grill nominees

updated: 12/04/2016 3:30 a.m. Comments 4

While Senate Democrats concede that they have little leverage to stop President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees, they insist that they won't be discouraged from making the confirmation process as uncomfortable as possible for many of his choices.

Washington news in brief

updated: 12/04/2016 3:25 a.m. Discuss

Crawford gathers bomb technicians

State GOP focuses on gains, unity

posted: 12/04/2016 3:17 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Republicans started their state committee meeting Saturday with applause for President-elect Donald Trump, but their main focus was on gains made for the party at the state and local level.

2 with foreign-policy savvy visit with Trump

posted: 12/03/2016 3:17 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- President-elect Donald Trump resumed his schedule of transition meetings at Manhattan's Trump Tower on Friday, hosting two well-known experts on foreign policy.

Senate GOP not buying Medicare push by Ryan

updated: 12/03/2016 3:10 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats are warning that Speaker Paul Ryan and President-elect Donald Trump are gunning for Medicare, and the party's lawmakers are eager for the prospect of a political battle over the government's flagship health program that covers 57 million Americans.

Trump, his supporters sue to halt recount in 3 states

updated: 12/03/2016 3:01 a.m. Discuss

LANSING, Mich. -- President-elect Donald Trump and his supporters went to court Friday to prevent or halt election recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, less than two weeks before the states would have to complete the tasks to meet a federal deadline to certify their election results.

Bill seeks to limit annexation powers

posted: 12/03/2016 2:47 a.m. Discuss

State Rep. Bruce Cozart, R-Hot Springs, has filed a bill to limit annexation legislation that he's said the city of Hot Springs is using as a "land grab," a consequence he didn't foresee when he voted for the law last year.

Legislator introduces law enforcement bills

posted: 12/03/2016 2:47 a.m. Discuss

An Arkansas senator introduced a pair of law enforcement-related bills Friday that are similar to laws under consideration in other states.

Trump supporters ask courts to halt or prevent 3 state recounts

posted: 12/02/2016 2:15 p.m. Comments 2

LANSING, Mich. — President-elect Donald Trump's supporters moved Friday to prevent or halt election recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, involving the courts less than two weeks before the states would have to complete the tasks to meet a federal deadline to certify their election results.

Trump's aide says law enforcement could continue investigation into Clinton email

posted: 12/02/2016 11:19 a.m. Comments 7

A top aide to President-elect Donald Trump says law enforcement officials in his administration might continue investigations into Hillary Clinton's private email, even though Trump has signaled he prefers not to pursue the matter.

Trump visits Ohio as part of victory tour

posted: 12/02/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 20

CINCINNATI -- Donald Trump, who is on what he calls a "thank you" tour, saluted his supporters in Ohio and made a surprise announcement that he will be offering the position of defense chief to retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis.

Wisconsin starts recount on presidential ballots

updated: 12/02/2016 3:02 a.m. Discuss

MADISON, Wis. -- The task of recounting Wisconsin's nearly 3 million votes for president began Thursday with scores of hastily hired temporary workers flipping through stacks of ballots as observers watched their every move.

White House announces support for women in military draft

posted: 12/01/2016 5:02 p.m. Comments 2

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's administration is announcing its support for requiring women to register for the military draft.

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