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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks to members of the media following House Democratic Caucus elections on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, for House leadership positions. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, challenged House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., but lost, 134-63. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Pelosi cedes some powers to House Dems angry over elections

Democrats angry over the party's dreary Election Day have decided to strip some power from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — but with her support. House Democrats emerging from a private meeting Thursday said they voted by voice to make the leader of their political committee an elected post. Until ...

The Latest: Trump to meet Dem Sen. Heitkamp of North Dakota

The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 10:45 a.m. Donald Trump's transition team says the incoming president will meet on Friday with North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (HYT'-kamp), a Democrat up for re-election in 2018. Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence plan to talk with Heitkamp at Trump ...

Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell stands in front of sealed bags of ballots before a recount of Wisconsin's presidential election results begins Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Madison, Wis. The first candidate-driven statewide recount of a presidential election in 16 years began Thursday in Wisconsin, a state that Donald Trump won by less than a percentage point over Hillary Clinton after polls long predicted a Clinton victory. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)

Wisconsin first state to start presidential election recount

The first candidate-driven statewide recount of a presidential election in 16 years began Thursday in Wisconsin, a state that Donald Trump won by less than a percentage point over Hillary Clinton after polls long predicted a Clinton victory. The recount requested by Green Party candidate Jill Stein carries none of ...

Ballots from the town of Middleton, Wis., are placed in front of workers as a statewide presidential election recount begins, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Madison, Wis. The first candidate-driven statewide recount of a presidential election in 16 years began Thursday in Wisconsin, a state that Donald Trump won by less than a percentage point over Hillary Clinton after polls long predicted a Clinton victory. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)

The Latest: Campaign observers monitor Wisconsin recount

The Latest on the presidential recount efforts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Observers representing Democrat Hillary Clinton, Republican Donald Trump and Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein are spread out throughout Wisconsin to watch as ballots are recounted. Trump's Wisconsin campaign director Pete Meachum was ...

Senate set to vote on 10-year extension of Iran sanction law

The Senate is moving ahead on legislation that would renew a decades-old law that allows the United States to slap companies with economic sanctions for doing business with Iran. A vote is scheduled Thursday on a 10-year extension of the Iran Sanctions Act. The bill's backers say extending the law ...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2016, file photo, the HealthCare.gov 2017 web site home page as seen in Washington. Only about one in four Americans wants President-elect Donald Trump to entirely repeal his predecessor’s health care law that extended coverage to millions, a new poll has found.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Poll: Only about 1 in 4 wants Trump to repeal health law

Only about 1 in 4 people in the United States wants President-elect Donald Trump to entirely repeal his predecessor's health care law that extended coverage to millions, according to a poll. The postelection survey released Thursday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation also found hints of a pragmatic shift among ...

Sons of Ethel Rosenberg ask White House to exonerate mother

The sons of convicted spy Ethel Rosenberg are asking President Barack Obama to exonerate their mother. Rosenberg was executed, along with her husband, Julius, in 1953 after being convicted in a Cold War atomic spying case that captivated the country. Michael and Robert Meeropol plan to present a letter Thursday ...

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2016, file photo, President Barack Obama listens during a news conference in the Brady press briefing room at the White House in Washington. Obama has nearly ruled out any last-ditch effort to put pressure on Israel over stalled peace negotiations with the Palestinians, U.S. officials said, indicating Obama will likely avoid one last row with Israel’s government as he leaves office. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

AP sources: Obama leans against last-minute action on Israel

President Barack Obama has nearly ruled out any major last-ditch effort to put pressure on Israel over stalled peace negotiations with the Palestinians, U.S. officials said, indicating Obama will likely avoid one last row with Israel's government as he leaves office. Frustrated by the lack of progress, Obama for more ...

Trump victory lap takes him to Indiana, Carrier plant

President-elect Donald Trump is poised to take a victory lap on Thursday, appearing first in Indiana to salute workers at a factory where he says he saved hundreds of jobs from moving to Mexico and then in Ohio on the first stop of a "Thank You Tour" to honor the ...

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2016, file photo, Kathy Schmitt, left, folds T-shirts that she designed, declaring "Madam President," for sale at an election night party for Democrats in Seattle. Copies of a one-off edition of Newsweek featuring Hillary Clinton that carried the title "Madam President" that were recalled following Clinton's loss in the Nov. 8, 2016, election are being sold for hundreds of dollars on eBay. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Recalled Newsweek 'Madam President' Clinton issue hits eBay

Supporters of Hillary Clinton apparently still have a chance to get a since-recalled commemorative edition of Newsweek that was set to be released if the Democrat won the presidential election. Pictures of the one-off issue featuring a photo of Clinton with the title "Madam President" leaked before the Nov. 8 ...

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