Politics

FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook is taking new measures to curb the spread of fake news on its huge and influential social network, focusing on the "worst of the worst" offenders and partnering with outside fact-checkers to sort honest news reports from made-up stories that play to people's passions and preconceived notions. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
December 15, 2016 - 3:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is taking new measures to curb the spread of fake news on its huge and influential social network. It will focus on the "worst of the worst" offenders and partner with outside fact-checkers and news organizations to sort honest news reports from made-up stories that play to...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2015 file photo, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez speaks in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. Perez officially announced his bid to head the Democratic National Committee on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, casting himself as the candidate best able to speak to “the big tent” of a decimated and dispirited Democratic Party. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
December 15, 2016 - 2:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor Secretary Tom Perez officially announced his bid to head the Democratic National Committee on Thursday, casting himself as the candidate best able to speak to "the big tent" of a decimated and dispirited Democratic Party. The Obama administration official, who was encouraged...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen in Nagato, western Japan, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. The Obama administration suggested Thursday that Putin personally authorized the hacking of Democratic officials’ email accounts in the run-up to the presidential election, which intelligence agencies believe was designed to help Donald Trump prevail. The White House also leveled an astounding attack on Trump himself, saying he must have known of Russia’s interference. (Toru Hanai/Pool Photo via AP)
December 15, 2016 - 2:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration suggested Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally authorized the hacking of Democratic officials' email accounts in the run-up to the presidential election and said it was "fact" that hacking had helped President-elect Donald Trump's...
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December 15, 2016 - 2:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study says Republicans may be handing wealthy Americans a big tax cut by repealing President Barack Obama's health care law. The richest households would get an average tax cut of $197,000, according to the analysis released Thursday by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, a...
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December 15, 2016 - 1:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Department says it has ended its investigation into allegations of price gouging by five airlines operating flights in the Northeast without finding any wrongdoing. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced last year that the department was investigating...
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CORRECTS TO INTERIOR SECRETARY -FILE- In this Dec. 12, 2016, file photo, Rep. Ryan Zinke, right, R-Mont., President-elect Donald Trump's choice for interior secretary, arrives at Trump Tower, in New York. Conservatives who have long complained about the government’s control of vast Western lands hope they will have a new ally in Donald Trump, who has sent mixed signals about how he might manage land and whether he would relinquish federal authority over millions of acres. Zinke denies that he favors relinquishing federal control of the land, as Democrats allege. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 15, 2016 - 1:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 2:34 p.m. President-elect Donald Trump is adding to his national security team. Trump on Thursday announced the appointments of retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg as chief of staff and Monica Crowley as senior director of...
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In this Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, photo, Hector Maldonado poses for a photo in St. Louis. Although pestered to a fare-thee-well to abandon Donald Trump, Republican electors appear to be in no mood for an insurrection in the presidential campaign’s last voting ritual. Maldonado backed Ted Cruz in the primaries but will cast his vote for Trump with conviction. “I took an oath once to become a U.S. citizen,” he said, “and on Aug. 14, 1995, that was the first oath that I've taken to support the U.S. Constitution. A year later I took the oath again, to support the duties of being an officer in the U.S. Army. This was the third oath that I've taken to execute what I promised to do." (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
December 15, 2016 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — There's more hustle than hope behind an effort to derail Donald Trump's presidency in the Electoral College. Republican electors are being swamped with pleas to buck tradition and cast ballots for someone else at meetings across the country Monday that are on course to ratify...
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President Barack Obama pauses during a "My Brother's Keeper" summit in South Court Auditorium at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
December 15, 2016 - 12:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an unexpected reversal, President Barack Obama declined to sign a renewal of sanctions against Iran but let it become law anyway, in an apparent bid to alleviate Tehran's concerns that the U.S. is backsliding on the nuclear deal. Although the White House had said that Obama was...
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December 15, 2016 - 12:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says recent boasts by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that he used to drive around looking for criminals to kill are "deeply troubling." Duterte said in a speech on Monday that as a former mayor he'd patrol on a motorcycle hunting for criminals to kill to set...
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December 15, 2016 - 11:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that the Obama administration didn't bring up Russian hacking of U.S. political sites until after Hillary Clinton lost the election. That is wrong. The administration brought it up a month before Election Day. Trump's tweet said, "If...
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