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Trump said to pick Iowa Gov. Branstad as China ambassador

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, center, with Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, background left, at a rally in support of agricultural use for ethanol production as a stimulus to Midwestern states. (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/TNS)
By Jennifer Jacobs | Bloomberg News December 7, 2016

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump has offered the post of U.S. ambassador to China to Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, a longtime friend of Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to three people close...

Attacker who wounded 11 at Ohio State University was a student

Police cover the body of a suspect along 19th Avenue outside Watts Hall on Ohio State's campus following a vehicular assault and stabbing on Nov. 28, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Adam Cairns/The Columbus Dispatch/TNS)
By Matt Pearce | Los Angeles Times November 28, 2016

The man who drove a car into a crowd of students at Ohio State University on Monday and then attacked bystanders with a butcher knife, injuring at least 11, has been identified as a student at the university. The...

White supremacists confer in Washington to influence Trump

President-elect Donald Trump speaks to supporters aboard the USS Iowa battleship in Los Angeles on Sept. 15. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
By Lisa Mascaro | Tribune Washington Bureau November 20, 2016

WASHINGTON — The buttoned-down millennials, in their dark suits and ties, settled in for the long conference day ahead. They came to Washington to position their interests at the forefront of the...

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg offers plan to fight fake news sites

Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote speech at the Facebook's Developers Conference Tuesday morning, April 12, 2016, in San Francisco, Calif.  (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group/TNS)
By Geoffrey Mohan | Los Angeles Times November 20, 2016

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has outlined a seven-point plan to combat fake news sites that played a role in the recent election. The social media site will attempt to hit the fake news purveyors...

What wall? Texas Republicans see border fencing, surveillance where Trump supporters see actual barrier

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. (David T. Foster III/Charlotte Observer/TNS)
By Jamie Lovegrove | The Dallas Morning News November 18, 2016

WASHINGTON — So, about that wall. After Donald Trump's upset win last week, Texas Republicans in Congress find themselves grappling with some of the president-elect's campaign proposals. Foremost...

Ted Cruz said to be considered by Donald Trump for attorney general

Ted Cruz meets with voters at the Freedom Country Store in Freedom, N.H., on Jan. 20, 2016. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
By Jennifer Jacobs | Bloomberg News November 16, 2016

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump is considering nominating Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to serve as U.S. attorney general, according to a person familiar with the matter. Cruz, 45, was at Trump Tower...

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

House majority leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks on the second day of the Republican National Convention on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
By Sarah D. Wire | Tribune Washington Bureau November 16, 2016

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...

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

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., at a mock swearing-in ceremony in the U.S. Capitol on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. Ryan swore in three new members of Congress, James Comer, R-Ky., Colleen Hanabusa, D-Hawaii, and Dwight Evans, D-Pa. (Bill Clark/Congressional Quarterly/Newscom/Zuma Press/TNS)
By Lisa Mascaro | Tribune Washington Bureau November 16, 2016

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...

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

Sen. Lindsey Graham speaks at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colo., on June 29, 2015. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
By Lisa Mascaro | Tribune Washington Bureau November 15, 2016

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...

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

The New York Times building. (Lorenzociccarelli via Italian Wikipedia)
By Gerry Smith | Bloomberg News November 15, 2016

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,...

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

Russian president Vladamir Putin addresses the United Nations on September 28, 2015. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
By Tribune News Service November 14, 2016

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...

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

Rose Garcia-Corrigan and her daughters A'isha, left 4, and Tziphorah, 1, at their Kissimmee, Florida, home on Oct. 31, 2013. Rose, a Muslim, believes that she was the victim of a hate crime after another driver tried to run her off of the road while mocking her head scarf. (Jacob Langston/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)
By Hannah Allam | McClatchy Washington Bureau November 14, 2016

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...

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