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Nation Jan 27Trump says he supports defense secretary’s opposition to torture
Donald Trump said James Mattis' opposition to torture would override his own belief that enhanced interrogation "does work."…
Politics Jan 26Updated: White House floats 20 percent tax on Mexican goods to pay for wall
President Donald Trump called on fellow Republicans to help him enact "great and lasting change" during a party retreat. Later his spokesman said the president will seek a 20 percent tax on Mexican imports to pay for a proposed border…
Politics Jan 26Trump to GOP lawmakers: ‘Our chance to achieve great change’
President Donald Trump called on fellow Republicans to help him enact "great and lasting change" during a party retreat Thursday, but offered the lawmakers few details about his views on key issues including tax reform and health care.
Politics Jan 13Trump aide Flynn in frequent contact with Russia envoy
The Obama administration is aware of frequent contacts between President-elect Donald Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russia's ambassador to the United States.
Politics Jan 03Trump nominates Robert Lighthizer as U.S. trade representative
President-elect Donald Trump announced Tuesday he will nominate lawyer Robert Lighthizer as U.S. trade representative, picking an experienced trade official who has questioned the conservative movement's commitment to free trade.
Politics Dec 27Trump raises prospect of America more willing to act alone on global stage
For eight years, President Barack Obama’s foreign policy doctrine has been rooted in a belief that while the United States can take action around the word on its own, it rarely should.
Politics Dec 22Trump taps Kellyanne Conway for White House counselor, Sean Spicer for press secretary
President-elect Donald Trump has named close adviser Kellyanne Conway as his White House counselor, elevating the woman who led his campaign to victory to a senior West Wing position.
Politics Dec 16Trump taps Israel envoy, vows moving U.S. embassy to Jerusalem
Donald Trump has announced that he will nominate attorney David Friedman as U.S. ambassador to Israel, who supports Israeli settlements and other changes to U.S. policies in the region.
Politics Dec 10Trump deepens Goldman ties as he builds out economic team
The financial industry's high-level presence in Trump's burgeoning administration runs counter to some core campaign messages that energized his supporters.
Politics Dec 07Trump picks John Kelly as Homeland Security secretary
WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. John Kelly, whose last command included oversight of the Guantanamo Bay detention center, to run the Department of Homeland Security, people close to the transition team said Wednesday. Kelly, who…