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Apple supplier Foxconn may increase U.S. jobs

One of Apple's biggest suppliers is in talks to invest in the United States.

Taiwan-based Foxconn is a giant contract manufacturer that plays a key role in…

Richard Spencer CNN interview

Richard Spencer's appearance at Texas A&M draws protests

The room felt like a tinder box, ready to devolve any given moment into conflict, only to be calmed diffused by security.

Richard Spencer, the white…

Trump with Softbank CEO

Trump claims credit for $50 billion investment by Japanese firm

President-elect Donald Trump is claiming credit for a planned $50 billion investment in the United States by a Japanese tech conglomerate -- a deal he says…

Trump Dec 6 2016

Trump takes 'thank you' tour to North Carolina

President-elect Donald Trump formally introduced his pick to lead the defense department Tuesday, as he brought his "thank you" tour to Fayetteville, North…

Ge. 'Mad Dog' Mattis

Spending bill would speed Mattis' nomination

Congressional Republicans are using the short term government spending bill to expedite a vote on retired Gen. James Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump's…

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen

Move to impeach IRS boss fails

Divisions among House Republicans spilled out onto the House floor late Tuesday when conservatives ignored appeals from their leaders and President-elect…

Air Force One

Trump wants to cancel Air Force One order from Boeing

Donald Trump wants to cancel government plans to build two new Air Force One jets.

The president-elect said in a tweet Tuesday that the new Boeing 747 jet…

Obama national security speech

Obama touts counterterror legacy, even as Trump threatens changes

President Barack Obama reaffirmed his counterterrorism strategy in his final national security speech Tuesday, issuing a tacit warning to his successor that…

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, January 2015

McConnell: Repealing Obamacare 'first item up'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday repealing President Barack Obama's signature health care law is still "the first item up in the new year."

John Kasich at GOP gala

Kasich to Electoral College: Don't vote for me

Ohio Gov. John Kasich doesn't want to take Donald Trump's place as President-elect of the United States.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump says he sold all his stocks in June

President-elect Donald Trump ditched his stocks in June.

LeBron James

LeBron James won't stay at Trump's New York City hotel

LeBron James won't be among the guests staying at the Trump SoHo hotel.

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How Ohio's gamble on self-driving trucks could backfire

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is used to seeing bewildered expressions when she mentions self-driving vehicles.

Ben Carson September 2015

Ben Carson did not live in public housing

Some supporters of President-elect Donald Trump have praised his choice of Ben Carson to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, noting that the…

Killah Carson

Pundit compares Carson to Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah

A panel on "CNN Tonight" erupted into laughter Monday after Marc Lamont Hill compared Ben Carson to Wu-Tang Clan's famed singer Ghostface Killah.

Carson is…

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Federal appeals court puts ACA lawsuit on hold

A federal appeals court ordered Monday that a lawsuit filed against the Affordable Care Act by lawyers for the House of Representatives be put on temporary…

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Elector says he will not cast vote for Trump

A Texas elector said Monday that enough is enough -- he will not cast his vote for President-elect Donald Trump as part of the Electoral College process on…

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Trump and China on collision course

In speaking on the telephone with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen and lashing out at China on Twitter over the weekend, President-elect Donald Trump did more…

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'Trump Effect' hits Europe with mixed results

After President-elect Donald Trump's surprise victory, far-right politicians in Europe crowed that it marked the beginning of a "destined" new world order…

Comet pizza restaurant

Why people believe conspiracy theories

Fake news stories emerged with jarring force during the 2016 presidential campaign, and in a dangerous episode this weekend the potency of this deceptive new…

Stein on Gore

Stein: Gore needs to 'step up' in climate change fight

Amid her battle with Donald Trump for recounts in three states, 2016 Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein called on former Vice President Al Gore to…

Joe Biden  in Scranton

Joe Biden leaves the door open for a 2020 run

Vice President Joe Biden said Monday he might not be going anywhere just yet, leaving the door open to a presidential run in 2020.

Carson at Trump building

Trump taps Ben Carson for HUD secretary

Ben Carson will be nominated as the next secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Trump transition team announced Monday.

"I am…

Comet ping pong pizzagate

'Pizzagate': Comet Ping Pong not the only D.C. business enduring a nightmare

The Washington, D.C., pizzeria into which a man armed with an assault rifle strode on Sunday, allegedly to investigate for himself an Internet conspiracy…

Pat McCrory

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory concedes race

Republican North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory conceded his bid for reelection to Democrat Attorney General Roy Cooper on Monday, pledging to help with transition…

Supreme Court

Supreme Court tackles racial gerrymander cases

The Supreme Court on Monday tackled two racial gerrymander cases in a fresh attempt to determine how race can be taken into consideration when states draw…

Jill Stein Dec 5

Jill Stein says she'll 'escalate' Pennsylvania recount case

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein said early Sunday she would "escalate" her statewide recount efforts in Pennsylvania through a federal lawsuit,…

Al Gore

Donald Trump meets with Al Gore on climate change

President-elect Donald Trump met on Monday with Al Gore -- one of the most vocal advocates of fighting climate change.

Pizza slice

Son of Trump security adviser spread baseless 'pizza gate' conspiracy

The son of Donald Trump's incoming national security adviser continued to push a fictitious online conspiracy theory about a Washington, DC, pizza restaurant…

Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner plan move to DC

Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, are house hunting in Washington as they look to move from New York City to D.C., CNN has learned.

DC pizzaria snip

Police: Man investigating anti-Clinton 'pizzeria' conspiracy

A suspect arrested Sunday with an assault rifle at a Washington, DC pizzeria admitted he had come to investigate an online conspiracy theory, Washington's…

Italian Prime Minister Renzi

Italian bank stocks slump after defeated Renzi resigns

The euro swung wildly against the dollar and bank stocks in Italy slumped as the country appeared headed for a period of political and financial turmoil.…

Wisc recount

Michigan to move ahead with presidential recount

Michigan will become the second state to conduct a recount of ballot casts during the 2016 presidential election.

U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith early…

Pipeline celebration

Pipeline protesters: Our 'prayers have been answered'

Cheers rang out at a protest camp in North Dakota on Sunday, as the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters learned that the US Army Corps of Engineers…

Japanese military helicopter

Visit hopes to allay Japanese fears about Trump

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter arrived in Japan Monday, a visit that comes amid fears that President-elect Donald Trump might pivot away from the…

Fireworks after Dakota Pipeline decision

Dakota Access Pipeline to be rerouted

Celebrations, tears of joy, chanting and drumming rang out among thousands of protesters at the Standing Rock site after the Army Corp of Engineers announced…

Tsai Ing-wen Donald Trump

Trump tweets take a fresh swipe at China

President-elect Donald Trump has taken a fresh swipe at China just two days after a controversial phone call with Taiwan's president that upended decades of…

John Kerry June 27

Sec. Kerry says Trump did not contact State Dept. prior to calls

Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday he's trying to stay "a thousand miles away from the (Donald) Trump transition process" while acknowledging neither…

EU flags, European Union flags

How populism could shake up Europe

Energized by President-elect Donald Trump's victory, Europe's populist movements are on the cusp of sweeping far-right, nationalist and euroskeptic parties…

David Petraeus 2014

Petraeus: 'Five years ago, I made a serious mistake'

David Petraeus made a last-ditch effort Sunday to show President-elect Donald Trump that his guilty plea for revealing classified information to his mistress…

Jill Stein, August 2016

Stein says she'll 'escalate' Penn. recount after earlier plans to drop it

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein said early Sunday she would "escalate" her statewide recount efforts in Pennsylvania through a federal lawsuit,…

Donald Trump

Trump bashes 'SNL' on Twitter after sketch about Twitter

President-elect Donald Trump has once again taken to Twitter to criticize "Saturday Night Live," this time slamming the show over a sketch about him…

Donald Trump, Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan says he and Trump speak 'about every day'

Paul Ryan and President-elect Donald Trump, at odds for much of the 2016 campaign, now speak "about every day," the House speaker said in a wide-ranging…

Ash Carter at Pentagon

Ash Carter signals support for Mattis

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on Saturday sounded support for retired Gen. James Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump's choice to be his successor, but at…

Tsai Ing-wen president of Taiwan

China lodges complaint over Trump-Taiwan call

China's foreign ministry said Saturday it has lodged a complaint with the United States over a controversial phone call between President-elect Donald Trump…

Donald Trump thank you tour

Joint Chiefs prep military strategy plans for Trump and top commanders

The Joint Chiefs of Staff are finalizing a classified military strategy they plan to present to President-elect Donald Trump detailing the military challenges…

Phil Duterte

Duterte: Trump says Philippines tackling drug problem 'the right way'

President-elect Donald Trump told Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte that he is going about his controversial fight against drugs "the right way," Duterte…

KT McFarland

Trump deputy national security pick scrubs herself from Internet

KT McFarland, Donald Trump's pick to be his deputy national security adviser, has taken down her website, Twitter account, and public Facebook account.


Stephen A. Smith

ESPN host slams Kaepernick for not voting

ESPN and Sirius-XM commentator Stephen A. Smith told CNN's Michael Smerconish Saturday that quarterback Colin Kapernick's decision to publicly reveal that he…

Campaign post mortem

Insults fly when Trump, Clinton aides meet

Four weeks after the election, tensions between top operatives at the Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaigns erupted during a Harvard Kennedy School…

Kellyanne Conway, Nov 27

Conway: 'Biggest piece of fake news' was idea Trump can't win

The campaign managers for both major presidential nominees decried Thursday the role fake news played in the 2016 election, though Donald Trump's manager…

Ge. 'Mad Dog' Mattis

Meet the 'Mad Dog' Donald Trump wants to lead the Pentagon

The next possible US secretary of defense went by the military call sign "Chaos."

Sarah Palin during VP debate

Palin slams Carrier deal as 'crony capitalism'

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin -- an early supporter of Donald Trump who is under consideration to serve in his Cabinet -- is criticizing the use of subsidies…


Clinton staffer may seek office in Va.

Adam Parkhomenko, a staffer for both of Hillary Clinton's presidential bids, is looking at running for office himself, seeking Virginia's lieutenant…

Donald Trump Betsy DeVos

Trump's choice for education secretary raises questions

President-elect Donald Trump's pick for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos and her husband are major political power brokers in their home state of Michigan.

Nawaz Sharif

Trump reportedly praises Pakistan's PM

It's a case of he said, he said between two of the world's most powerful men.

We know that Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and US President-elect Donald…

Arab standup and Eric Trump

Muslim comic sits next to Trump son on flight

Mo Amer, an Arab American stand-up comedian, received an unbelievable gift of comic material when he found himself seated next to Eric Trump on a flight to…

Hack hacker cyberattack

Panel to Trump: Train 100,000 hackers

The incoming Trump administration is being advised to train 100,000 hackers.

Obama Trump Oval Office

Obama's gift to Trump: A 'pretty solid' economy

President Obama is giving President-elect Trump a welcome gift: A pretty good economy.

Donald Trump meets with Carrier workers

Trump didn't save as many Carrier jobs as he claimed

President-elect Donald Trump said Carrier is "keeping 1,100 people" in jobs that won't be shifted to Mexico from a factory in Indianapolis.

Construction jobs

Unemployment drops to 4.6%, lowest since 2007

America kept hiring amid election shock.

The U.S. economy added 178,000 jobs in November, the Labor Department reported Friday, and the unemployment rate fell…

Howard Dean

Howard Dean drops out of DNC chair race

Howard Dean has dropped his bid for a second stint chairing the Democratic National Committee, citing "other priorities" and a "possibly divisive" race.

Man with laptop

Democrats want Russian hacking intelligence declassified

Democratic senators are pressing the Obama administration to more forthrightly state, based in part on new intelligence information, that Russia's meddling in…

Michigan AG

Michigan attorney general files lawsuit to stop recount

Michigan's attorney general announced Friday he would file suit to stop a recount requested by Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein.

"Today I am filing suit to…

Donald Trump hat

New Trump, same as the old Trump

Donald Trump delivered an unmistakable message Thursday in his first big speech since election night -- the unconventional, impulsive and unscripted person who…

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Trump economic adviser: Romney pick for secretary of state would be 'betrayal'

Stephen Moore, a senior economic adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, publicly criticized the prospect of Mitt Romney being Trump's nominee to be the next…

Donald Trump

Trump plans 'major news conference,' but will he take questions?

President-elect Donald Trump has still not given a press conference since his Election Day victory. But he did find time this week for two interviews with his…

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi

Young House Dems pressure Pelosi to give up power

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi beat back a challenge Wednesday to keep her top leadership post.

North Korea Palace of the Sun

North Korea slams 'Obama and his lackeys'

North Korea has furiously rejected United Nations sanctions, accusing Security Council members of being puppets of the United States.

Donald Trump meets with Carrier workers

Carrier employee: Trump is 'my hero' after saving jobs

He's the man Donald Trump credits with spearheading an effort to save more than 1,000 jobs at an Indiana plant, and Will Cornett is returning the favor by…

ISIS propaganda photo

Lawmakers warn that ISIS is evolving

ISIS and other terrorist groups are evolving in ways that will force the US and Europe to adapt new counterterrorism strategies, according to US lawmakers,…

Anthony Weiner

Weiner hit with fines by campaign board

Anthony Weiner faces fines totaling $65,000 for violations made in his ill-fated campaign for mayor of New York, including for using campaign funds to pay for…

Donald Trump, James Mattis

Trump wants James Mattis for secretary of defense

President-elect Donald Trump will nominate retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as his secretary of defense, he announced Thursday in Cincinnati at the beginning…

Obamas at church on inauguration day

Obama lights national Christmas tree for final time

President Barack Obama -- joined by first lady Michelle Obama, daughter Sasha Obama and scores of celebrity guests -- rang in the holidays for the final time…

Trump trade transition

The NAFTA teardown: Here's where Trump could start

President-elect Donald Trump is clear: Starting Day 1, he wants to renegotiate or withdraw from NAFTA, the free trade deal among three countries: America,…

Trump and Romney at dinner

Gingrich mocks Romney for 'sucking up' to Trump

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich mocked Mitt Romney on Wednesday for "sucking up" to President-elect Donald Trump as he contends for the position of…


Arrested German spy was gay porn actor, source says

A German domestic intelligence service employee arrested as a suspected Islamist plotting against the state also had a career as an actor in gay pornographic…

Francoise Hollande

French President Francois Hollande will not seek re-election

France's President Francois Hollande announced Thursday he will not seek a second term in office.

French voters will go to the polls in April and May 2017, but…

Trump and Carrier

How Donald Trump got Carrier to stay

Carrier is getting a modest $7 million in financial incentives over the next 10 years from the state of Indiana to keep 1,000 jobs at an Indianapolis plant,…

Trump speaking Carrier

Trump: Companies will be punished for leaving U.S.

Donald Trump praised Carrier for keeping over 1,000 jobs in the U.S. -- and threatened other companies that might consider leaving the country.

"Companies are…

Obamacare sign in Miami

Americans are divided over repealing Obamacare

President-elect Donald Trump is intent on repealing Obamacare, but nearly half of Americans say they aren't so keen on dismantling the health care reform law.…


Hampshire College calls cops on Fox News reporter

Fox News' resident ambush reporter wanted an interview with a Massachusetts college president. The school's president just wanted the reporter's foot out of…

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Senate OKs extension of agreement with Iran

The U.S. Senate approved a 10-year extension of the Iran sanctions law. The bill now goes to President Barack Obama who has said he will sign it. 

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi fight exposes Democratic fault lines

Democrats laid one battle for the future of the party to rest Wednesday, selecting Nancy Pelosi as their leader in the House of Representatives for another…


Trump faces uphill battle on jobs

President-elect Donald Trump has struck an agreement to save more than 1,000 factory jobs at a Carrier plant in Indianapolis that were destined for Mexico.

Bernie Sanders message to Trump

Bernie Sanders: Carrier took Trump 'hostage and won'

Senator Bernie Sanders lambasted Donald Trump for giving Carrier tax incentives to keep 1,000 jobs in America.

David Petraeus at Trump Tower

Petraeus would have to notify probation officer of state job

If President-elect Donald Trump taps former Gen. David Petraeus to be his secretary of state, Petraeus has three days to notify his probation officer about his…

Russian President Vladimir Putin

Putin: Russia is ready to work with new US leadership

Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country is ready to cooperate with the new US administration, as he gave his annual state-of-the-nation address…

Donald Trump Wilbur Ross

Trump's Commerce pick: NAFTA likely starting point on Day 1

President-elect Donald Trump's pick for Commerce Secretary said Wednesday night that the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement is one of the…

Kellogg's Keebler brands sign

Breitbart goes to war with Kellogg's over move to pull ads

Breitbart News is going to war with Kellogg's after the cereal maker decided to pull its advertisements from the far-right news site in protest of its…

Donald Trump November 6

Carrier victory bolsters Trump's economic chops

Donald Trump staked his credibility as a negotiator -- the underpinning of his grand entrance to politics -- on a very specific claim.

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Trump's dramatic search for a secretary of state

Donald Trump is presiding over Survivor, State Department edition.

Indiana Carrier Plant

Carrier: Trump gave us state 'incentives' to save jobs

Carrier is keeping more than 1,000 jobs in Indiana -- thanks to "incentives" offered by the state run by Vice President-elect Mike Pence.

Donald Trump

Experts say Trump's plan to leave business isn't enough

President-elect Donald Trump says he will remove himself from his business "completely" to avoid conflicts of interest.

US Supreme Court building with statue

Supreme Court wrestles with status of detained immigrants

A divided Supreme Court Wednesday grappled with whether it is unlawful to subject thousands of immigrants fighting deportation to long-term detention without…

Donald Trump, Todd Ricketts

Trump once trashed new team member's 'rotten job' with Cubs

Donald Trump is the latest person to jump on the bandwagon of World Series champions Chicago Cubs.

China trade war

China warns Trump: Good luck bringing jobs back to U.S.

China appears to be sending a message to President-elect Donald Trump: Good luck competing against us on manufacturing.

Barack Obama, Nov 3

Obama's student loan policy is costing twice as much as expected

President Obama made it easier for people to pay off their student loans. But his policies could end up costing the government twice as much as expected, a…

Pelosi change

Pelosi re-elected as House Democratic leader

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defeated Ohio Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan ?to retain her post as the top elected Democrat in the House during a closed-door…

Rep Tom Price

How Trump's health secretary pick would replace Obamacare

Tax credits to buy insurance on the individual market. Incentives to sock money away in Health Savings Accounts. Limits on employer-sponsored plans. High-risk…

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Trump: Hopefully press will write the truth

Donald Trump took his thank you tour to North Carolina Tuesday night.

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Trump bringing 'Art of the Deal' to White House

President-elect Donald Trump looking to bring his "art of the deal" to the White House.

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Flynn tweet helped fuel 'pizzagate'

Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, of North Carolina, was arraigned after he fired his weapon at a Washington D.C. pizza restaurant Sunday where he believed Hillary…

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