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Trump taps Price to lead HHS, plans 2nd meeting with Romney

Elevator doors close on Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., as he arrives at Trump Tower, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President-elect Donald Trump made two Cabinet selections on Tuesday, choosing fierce Obamacare critic Georgia Rep. Tom Price to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, and Elaine Chao, who served in the Cabinet of George W. Bush, to serve as the secretary of the Department of Transportation. Trump announced his choice of Price, while […]

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Candidates clash in battlegrounds as Trump path narrows

President Barack Obama waves as he arrives at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, north of San Diego, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. Obama is campaigning to boost Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's prospects and help Democrats to retake Senate control, with an earlier stop in tightly contested Nevada before headlining party fundraisers in California. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Election Day just 15 days off, Donald Trump was fighting to preserve his narrow path to the presidency in must-win Florida on Monday as Hillary Clinton tries to slam the door on her Republican opponent in New Hampshire. Trump’s team concedes both publicly and privately that his electoral map is bleak. And GOP leaders are […]

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Cruz endorses Trump

In this June 7, 2016 file photo, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ted Cruz announced Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, he will vote for Donald Trump, a dramatic about-face for the Texas senator who previously called the New York businessman a "pathological liar" and "utterly amoral." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Ted Cruz announced Friday he will vote for Donald Trump, a dramatic about-face for the Texas senator who previously called the New York businessman a “pathological liar” and “utterly amoral.” Cruz was facing intensifying political pressure to back his party’s presidential nominee after refusing to do so at the Republican National Convention this summer. Cruz […]

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Trump chief won’t reveal North Korea plan as tensions mount

North Koreans watch a news report regarding a nuclear test on a large screen outside the Pyongyang Station in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. North Korea said Friday it conducted a "higher level" nuclear warhead test explosion, which it trumpeted as finally allowing it to build "at will" an array of stronger, smaller and lighter nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
Hours after North Korea tested new nuclear technology, Donald Trump’s campaign chief refused Friday to outline the Republican presidential nominee’s approach to rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula as both White House contenders increasingly focus on national security.

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Clinton, Trump confront weaknesses in security forum

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton confronted their key weaknesses in a televised national security forum, with the Republican defending his preparedness to be commander in chief despite vague plans for tackling global challenges and the Democrat arguing that her controversial email practices did not expose questionable judgment.

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Trump promises huge boost in military spending

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks about national security, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, at the Union League in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Republican Donald Trump vowed to boost military spending by tens of billions of dollars on Wednesday, outlining plans for major increases in the number of active troops, Navy ships and submarines, and fighter planes as he works to convince skeptics in both parties that he’s ready to lead the world’s most powerful military.

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What If: Could the GOP abandon Trump and focus on Congress?

In this July 22, 2016, file photo, members of the crowd reach out to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during an goodbye reception with friends and family following the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. The possibility that the national GOP might abandon Donald Trump, while unlikely, has been discussed informally by party leaders across the country in recent weeks. They fear the RNC could be wasting valuable resources on a presidential candidate who has little chance of winning. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
What if the Republican Party turns its back on its presidential nominee? The possibility that the Republican National Committee might abandon Donald Trump is remote. It’s been discussed informally, though, by party leaders across the country in recent weeks. They fear the RNC could be wasting money and labor on a presidential candidate who has […]

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Trump and new team have little time to execute new strategy

In this Aug. 18, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump calls out to supporters as he exits after speaking in Charlotte, N.C. Trump is on the clock. With less than 80 days to reboot and rally a presidential campaign that’s done little but stagger between stumbles since the close of the Republican convention, the GOP nominee’s allies said the celebrity businessman and his new leadership team are “laser-focused” and ready to focus the billionaire’s considerable venom on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
Donald Trump is on the clock. He has about 80 days to reset and rally a presidential campaign that’s done little but stagger since the close of the Republican convention. The GOP nominee’s allies say the celebrity businessman and his new leadership team are “laser-focused” and ready to direct the billionaire’s venom against Democratic Hillary […]

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