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Analysis: Russia Probe Threatens Trump, Those in His Orbit

Analysis: Russia Probe Threatens Trump, Those in His Orbit

By Julie Pace | Dec 9
The more that special counsel Robert Mueller and federal prosecutors reveal, the darker grow the legal clouds over President Donald Trump.

GOP Senator Doesn't Know Whether UN Pick Is Up To the Job

GOP Senator Doesn't Know Whether UN Pick Is Up To the Job

Dec 9
A leading Republican senator on foreign policy issues says he doesn't know whether President Donald Trump's pick to be U.N. ambassador has the expertise and background to capably handle the job.

Trump Says Chief of Staff John Kelly to Leave at Year's End

Trump Says Chief of Staff John Kelly to Leave at Year's End

By Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin | Dec 9
President Donald Trump said Saturday that chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job by year's end amid an expected West Wing reshuffling reflecting a focus on the 2020 re-election campaign.

Trump Prods McConnell on Sentencing Bill: 'Go for It Mitch!'

Trump Prods McConnell on Sentencing Bill: 'Go for It Mitch!'

By Lisa Mascaro and Kevin Freking | Dec 9
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's reluctance to hold a vote on a popular criminal justice bill has angered top Republican senators and created an unusual rift with a longtime GOP ally, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa.

Activists Recall Briggs Initiative

Activists Recall Briggs Initiative

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Dec 9
Years before states voted to ban same-sex marriage, a California ballot measure that would have barred gays and lesbians from teaching in public schools was soundly defeated at the polls.

Comey: FBI Probe of Russia Initially Looked at 4 Americans

Comey: FBI Probe of Russia Initially Looked at 4 Americans

By Eric Tucker, Chad Day, and Mary Clare Jalonick | Dec 9
The FBI's counterintelligence investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia initially focused on four Americans and whether they were connected to Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

Sen. Cory Booker Visits New Hampshire in Preview for 2020

Sen. Cory Booker Visits New Hampshire in Preview for 2020

By Paul Steinhauser | Dec 9
Booker was invited by the New Hampshire Democratic Party to headline its post-midterm election "victory celebration" in Manchester.

Absentee Vote Changes May Have Invited 'Ballot Harvesting'

Absentee Vote Changes May Have Invited 'Ballot Harvesting'

By Gary D. Robertson | Dec 9
Changes made to absentee voting procedures five years ago in North Carolina may have emboldened workers to run the type of illegal "ballot-harvesting" operation alleged to have been used in a disputed congressional race.

Trump Picks Gen. Mark Milley as Next Top Military Adviser

Trump Picks Gen. Mark Milley as Next Top Military Adviser

By Deb Reichmann | Dec 9
President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he's picked a battle-hardened commander who oversaw troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to be the nation's next top military adviser.

Closer Legal Peril for Trump in Probes; He Sees No Collusion

Closer Legal Peril for Trump in Probes; He Sees No Collusion

By Eric Tucker and Jim Mustian | Dec 8
President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was in touch as far back as 2015 with a Russian who offered "political synergy" with the Trump election campaign.

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