Politics

President-elect Donald Trump arrives to speak during a rally at the Orlando Amphitheater at the Central Florida Fairgrounds, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 17, 2016 - 9:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 10:20 a.m. President-elect Donald Trump's pick for White House budget director is a conservative congressman elected in the 2010 tea party wave. And South Carolina's Mick Mulvaney is a founder of the hard-right House...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., center, leaves Trump Tower in New York. President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Mulvaney as his budget director, naming a tough-on-spending conservative and an advocate of balancing the federal budget to the important post. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
December 17, 2016 - 8:14 am
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As he prepared for the final stop on his postelection "thank you" tour, President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday announced his pick for White House budget director, a tough-on-spending conservative congressman who advocates balancing the federal books. South Carolina...
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President-elect Donald Trump arrives to speak during a rally at the Orlando Amphitheater at the Central Florida Fairgrounds, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 17, 2016 - 7:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 8:35 a.m. President-elect Donald Trump has taken care of some White House business and is preparing for the final stop on his postelection "thank you" tour. Trump says he intends to nominate Mick Mulvaney, a conservative...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., center, leaves Trump Tower in New York. President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Mulvaney as his budget director, naming a tough-on-spending conservative and an advocate of balancing the federal budget to the important post. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
December 17, 2016 - 7:23 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has settled on a White House budget director. It's Mick Mulvaney, a conservative Republican congressman from South Carolina who's viewed as a budget hawk. Trump calls Mulvaney a "very high-energy leader with deep convictions for how to responsibly...
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A protestor shouts as she is arrested outside the House gallery during a special session of the North Carolina General Assembly at the Legislative Building in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)
December 17, 2016 - 3:57 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Protesters say the North Carolina legislature's actions limiting the next governor's influence before he even takes office were unconstitutional power grabs by GOP legislators unhappy their candidate didn't win re-election. "We voted for a new governor and they're choosing to...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 27, 2015 file photo, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson delivers remarks on the release of a report by the National Petroleum Council on oil drilling in the Arctic, in Washington. President-elect Donald Trump announced Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, he has tapped Tillerson to serve as his secretary of state. If confirmed by the Senate, where opposition is emerging, the move could have broad consequences for U.S. environmental policy and affect the role the U.S. plays in multinational discussions about climate change. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
December 16, 2016 - 10:19 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump this week tapped Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to serve as his secretary of state. If confirmed by the Senate, where opposition is emerging, the move could have broad consequences for U.S. environmental policy and affect the role the U.S. plays in...
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