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Rep. Kevin McCarthy will officially stay on as House majority leader

Rep. Kevin McCarthy will officially stay on as House majority leader

By Sarah D. Wire | Tribune Washington Bureau
November 16, 2016
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy will keep his current job when the new Congress begins in January. McCarthy was chosen by his House Republican colleagues Tuesday to remain as the chamber's second-highest ranking leader in the new year. The California Republican was elected to...

Paul Ryan wins internal GOP election, putting him on track for another term as speaker

Paul Ryan wins internal GOP election, putting him on track for another term as speaker

By Lisa Mascaro | Tribune Washington Bureau
November 16, 2016
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — Rep. Paul D. Ryan appeared on track for another term as House speaker Tuesday, winning an internal Republican leadership election as the party tries to unify under President-elect Donald Trump. Ryan could still face resistance when the full House votes as the new Congress convenes in...

Sen. Graham wants Congress to investigate Russia’s possible meddling in election

Sen. Graham wants Congress to investigate Russia’s possible meddling in election

By Lisa Mascaro | Tribune Washington Bureau
November 15, 2016
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump may seek improved relations with Russia, but Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., wants Vladimir Putin held responsible if the Russian government was involved in cyberattacks to disrupt the U.S. elections. Graham, who has sparred openly with Trump, his former rival in the presidential...

Business booms at N.Y. Times, WSJ as showdown with Trump looms

Business booms at N.Y. Times, WSJ as showdown with Trump looms

By Gerry Smith | Bloomberg News
November 15, 2016
Filed under National

NEW YORK — The nonprofit news organization ProPublica typically receives about 10 donations a day. On Monday, its website was deluged with about three every minute. ProPublica is one of several outlets, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, witnessing a swell in donations or subscriptions...

Putin, Trump discussed ways to normalize US-Russia relations, Kremlin says

Putin, Trump discussed ways to normalize US-Russia relations, Kremlin says

By Tribune News Service
November 14, 2016
Filed under National

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to congratulate him and discuss possibilities for improving relations in the future, according to the Kremlin. "During the conversation, Putin and Trump not only acknowledged current U.S.-Russia relations as highly...

FBI hate-crime report sees 67 percent surge in attacks on Muslims

FBI hate-crime report sees 67 percent surge in attacks on Muslims

By Hannah Allam | McClatchy Washington Bureau
November 14, 2016
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — The FBI on Monday released its annual tally of hate crimes, with numbers that confirmed the fears of Muslim advocacy groups: a 67 percent jump in offenses against Muslims in 2015. Long before the FBI released its findings, American Muslims had sounded the alarm on a rise in attacks...

Priebus named White House chief of staff

Priebus named White House chief of staff

By Amy Fiscus | Los Angeles Times
November 13, 2016
Filed under National

President-elect Donald Trump named Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus as his White House chief of staff Sunday, suggesting an increased willingness by Trump to work within Washington's system to accomplish his agenda. At the same time, however, Trump announced that Stephen K. Bannon,...

Trump advisers urge Obama, Clinton to call off ‘professional’ protesters

Trump advisers urge Obama, Clinton to call off ‘professional’ protesters

November 13, 2016
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — Two of President-elect Donald Trump's closest advisers dismissed the thousands of people protesting his election victory as "professional" rabble-rousers and called on President Barack Obama and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to intervene. "I'm not sure these are even Hillary Clinton,...

Trump says US will try to deport 3 million undocumented immigrants

Trump says US will try to deport 3 million undocumented immigrants

By David Willman | Los Angeles Times
November 13, 2016
Filed under National

President-elect Donald Trump says his administration will seek to promptly deport up to 3 million immigrants with "criminal records'' who are in the U.S. illegally but will defer the far wider exclusions he called for during the campaign until "after the border is secure.'' Trump's comments, made...

Trump’s election lead causing deep anxiety in Mexico

Trump’s election lead causing deep anxiety in Mexico

By Patrick J. McDonnell and Kate Linthicum | Los Angeles Times
November 9, 2016
Filed under National

MEXICO CITY — Donald Trump's stunning lead in the U.S. presidential race was causing deep anxiety late Tuesday in Mexico, whose currency was steeply declining in international markets. "I'm in shock, my stomach aches, I can't believe it," said a stunned Maria Torres, 28, who arrived at a bar in...

Financial markets tumble on Trump’s surprising performance

Financial markets tumble on Trump’s surprising performance

By Jim Puzzanghera | Los Angeles Times
November 9, 2016
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — Financial markets tumbled Tuesday night, with futures for the Dow Jones industrial average plunging more than 700 points, as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's surprisingly strong performance triggered anxiety among investors. Dow futures were off about 4 percent. Futures...

1 dead, multiple people shot near polling station in California; active shooter heavily armed, officials said

1 dead, multiple people shot near polling station in California; active shooter heavily armed, officials said

By Veronica Rocha, Richard Winton, Joseph Serna and Ruben Vives | Los Angeles Times
November 8, 2016
Filed under National

LOS ANGELES — One person was killed and at least three others were wounded Tuesday in an active shooting near a polling place in Azusa. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Capt. Jeff Scroggin said police were dealing with at least one suspect who was heavily armed. Few details were released about the...

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