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Donald Trump’s Cabinet: $14 billion of wealth and counting

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Green Party drops bid for statewide Pennsylvania recount

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Trump speaks with Taiwan's president, risking China tensions

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Young doesn't see GOP as rubber stamp of Trump's ideas

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Jill Stein files for a presidential election recount in Wisconsin

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    Donald Trump’s Cabinet: $14 billion of wealth and counting

    by Aimee Picchi/CBS News on Dec 09, 14:19

    Donald Trump succeeded in the election partly because of his vow to “drain the swamp,” meaning he’d take money out of Washington, D.C. Yet his Cabinet appointees represent a historic level of wealth and a break from the populist rhetoric that appealed to millions of middle-class voters. With many positions yet to be filled, Mr. […]

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    Green Party drops bid for statewide Pennsylvania recount

    by Associated Press on Dec 03, 17:29

    The Green Party is dropping its court case seeking a statewide recount of Pennsylvania’s Nov. 8 presidential election. It had wanted to explore whether voting machines and systems had been hacked and the election result manipulated. The decision came Saturday, two days before a court hearing in the case. Lawyers for the Green Party-backed voters […]

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    Trump speaks with Taiwan’s president, risking China tensions

    by Associated Press on Dec 02, 16:45

    NEW YORK (AP) – Donald Trump has spoken with the president of Taiwan, a self-governing island the U.S. broke diplomatic ties with in 1979. It is highly unusual, perhaps unprecedented, for a U.S. president or president-elect to speak directly with a Taiwanese leader. The U.S. cut formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan when it shifted diplomatic […]

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    Young doesn’t see GOP as rubber stamp of Trump’s ideas

    by Becky Bohrer / AP on Dec 02, 11:14

    U.S. Rep. Don Young says there are similarities between the election of Donald Trump and the 1980 election of Ronald Reagan, which he says came during a period of “malaise” when people lacked hope and wanted change. Young is the longest-serving Republican in the House and Trump’s administration will be the ninth he’s served alongside. […]

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    Jill Stein files for a presidential election recount in Wisconsin

    by CBS News on Nov 25, 14:51

    The Green Party’s Jill Stein has officially requested a recount in Wisconsin, where Donald Trump currently holds a lead of 27,257 votes over Hillary Clinton. The Wisconsin Elections Commission announced that it received Stein’s petition Friday. “The Commission is preparing to move forward with a statewide recount of votes for President of the United States,” […]

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    Here’s a look at which Alaskans are in the running for a place in Trump’s administration

    by Liz Raines on Nov 23, 23:09

    While President-elect Donald Trump is putting together his new administration, his transition team is eyeing a few of Alaska’s familiar faces. Alaska multi-millionaire Bob Gillam said he’s in the running for a cabinet-level position. Gilliam is CEO of McKinley Capital and attended college with Trump. Former lawmaker Jerry Ward, who is heading up the Alaska branch […]

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    Obama encourages world leaders to take ‘wait-and-see approach’ with Trump before judging him

    by KTVA / AP on Nov 20, 17:34

    Today @POTUS concluded his final meetings at #APEC2016 during his final foreign trip. Here’s what he said: https://t.co/VSZIKcSCCv — WH National Security (@NSC44) November 20, 2016 President Barack Obama encouraged world leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Peru to give his successor the benefit of the doubt. Obama spoke with different world […]

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    Obama arrives in Peru in last stop on final world tour

    by Associated Press on Nov 18, 19:53

    LIMA, Peru (AP) – President Barack Obama has landed in Peru for the last stop on his final foreign tour as president. Air Force One touched down late Friday in Lima after departing earlier from Berlin and refueling in Portugal. Obama planned to start his schedule in Peru on Saturday morning by meeting with Peruvian […]

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    Trump chief of staff pick to signal direction of presidency

    by Steve Peoples / AP on Nov 11, 13:45

    Donald Trump is considering a conservative bomb-thrower and the face of the GOP establishment, among others, for White House chief of staff – a major post that could set the direction for his presidency. The Republican president-elect is days away from naming his chief of staff, according to people with direct knowledge of his thinking. […]

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    Details revealed about Trump’s transition briefing, possible cabinet appointees

    by CBS News on Nov 09, 11:27

    Senior Donald Trump transition staff will conduct their first briefing with the president-elect this afternoon at New York’s Trump Tower, two sources familiar with the planning tell CBS News. The key subject of the briefing is filling cabinet posts. Trump will be presented the top recommendations for cabinet secretaries. The team is also prepared to […]

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    Hillary Clinton: We owe Donald Trump ‘an open mind and a chance to lead’

    by CBS News on Nov 09, 7:52

    Hillary Clinton conceded the U.S. presidential election publicly to Donald Trump in a pained speech Wednesday morning, hours after the race was called and Trump declared victory with 289 electoral votes, even as a few states remained to be tallied. “Last night I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to work with him on behalf of […]

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    Fight breaks out between Trump, Clinton supporters at Anchorage watch party

    by Liz Raines on Nov 09, 7:20

    Emotions ran high Tuesday night, as Donald Trump supporters watched the final numbers come in. But for one Trump fan, that emotion turned to aggression. The supporter swung a punch at Williwaw restaurant security staff downtown, after being asked to leave the facility. The man first entered the establishment shouting at Hillary Clinton supporters. After […]

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    Clinton calls Trump to congratulate him on victory

    by Associated Press on Nov 09, 0:19

    Hillary Clinton conceded the presidency to Donald Trump in a phone call early Wednesday morning, a stunning end to a campaign that appeared poised to make her the nation’s first female president right up until Election Day. Clinton called Trump after it became clear that the celebrity businessman had won enough states to capture the […]

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    Trump supporters in Alaska celebrate after historic election win

    by KTVA / AP on Nov 08, 22:50

    Last updated at 12:42 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 9 Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States. The Republican nominee won Wednesday after capturing Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes, putting him over the 270 threshold. Voters eager to shake up the nation’s political establishment picked the celebrity businessman to become the nation’s 45th president. […]

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    Live Blog – Election results coming in for Alaska

    by KTVA Web Staff on Nov 08, 21:40

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    Campaign 2016: Election Day results in Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 08, 20:00

      Election Day is finally here. Alaska set a new record for early voting this year, with about 34,000 voters turning out to vote ahead of Nov. 8. Many early voters in Anchorage reported long lines and wait times in recent days. (Mobile App Users – Please visit ktva.com for live results.) KTVA will provide updated […]

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    2016 November election: When, where and how to cast your ballot

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 07, 17:54

    Last updated at 6 p.m., Nov. 7 The 2016 November election is right around the corner. Early voting kicked off on Monday, Oct. 24 — just over two weeks before Election Day on Nov. 8. As of Nov. 7, more than 34,000 Alaskans had already turned in their ballots, far surpassing previous early voting numbers […]

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    Behind the FBI’s decision to disclose new Clinton email probe

    by CBS News on Oct 31, 11:56

    Law enforcement officials said FBI investigators obtained a search warrant and are reviewing thousands of emails found on a laptop used by Hillary Clinton’s longtime aide Huma Abedin and her estranged husband Anthony Weiner. FBI director James Comey is facing intense scrutiny for violating protocol and telling Congress about the investigation days before the election. […]

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    Early voter numbers double from 2012 presidential race

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 28, 19:41

    Early voter turnout numbers for the 2016 presidential election are more than double the returns from the previous presidential race. The Division of Elections office has seen a steady stream of people since the polls opened Monday morning. Region II election supervisor Julie Husmann said about 1,000 people a day have voted at that location; […]

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    Trump, Johnson added to online Alaska voter guide

    by Associated Press on Oct 28, 16:34

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Alaska election officials say information on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Libertarian Gary Johnson have been added to the online version of state’s election pamphlet ahead of the general election. The addition comes after neither the Trump nor Johnson campaign submitted biographical information, campaign statements or the $300 fee to […]