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WASHINGTON | Trump: EPA’s acting chief will be named to post permanently

WASHINGTON — Andrew Wheeler, a former congressional aide and lobbyist who has led the Environmental Protection Agency since his scandal-plagued predecessor resigned earlier this year, has gotten President Donald Trump’s nod for the permanent job. Wheeler’s promotion from acting to permanent EPA chief would keep him as a methodical and effective agent in Trump’s mission … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump: EPA’s acting chief will be named to post permanently

WASHINGTON | The Latest: White House writing up rules for reporters

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the legal challenge to the White House’s decision to strip CNN reporter Jim Acosta of his White House press credentials (all times local): 1:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says the White House is “writing up rules and regulations” for reporters after a judge ordered the administration to restore credentials for … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: White House writing up rules for reporters

WASHINGTON | The Latest: CNN’s Acosta returns to work at the White House

WASHINGTON— The Latest on the legal challenge to the White House’s decision to strip CNN reporter Jim Acosta of his White House press credentials (all times local): 12:40 p.m. CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta says all he wants to do is go back to work covering “the guy in there,” referring to President Donald … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: CNN’s Acosta returns to work at the White House

WASHINGTON | Trump aide ousted by first lady says service was ‘an honor’

WASHINGTON— A White House aide pushed out by first lady Melania Trump said Thursday that it had been “an honor” to serve in President Donald Trump’s administration and that she admires the first family. Mira Ricardel, the deputy national security adviser, departed the White House on Wednesday, a day after the first lady’s office issued … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump aide ousted by first lady says service was ‘an honor’

WASHINGTON | Correction: Media-CNN vs Trump story

WASHINGTON  — In a story Nov. 14 about CNN’s lawsuit against the Trump administration, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the AP and other news organizations had filed an amicus brief in support of CNN on Wednesday. The amicus brief has not been filed yet. A corrected version of the story is below: White House … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Correction: Media-CNN vs Trump story

WASHINGTON | House Republicans elect McCarthy as leader with eye to 2020

WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, handing the seven-term Californian a familiar role of building the party back to a majority as well as protecting President Donald Trump’s agenda. With Speaker Paul Ryan retiring and the House majority gone, the race … Continue reading WASHINGTON | House Republicans elect McCarthy as leader with eye to 2020

WASHINGTON | Trump administration defends its case against CNN’s Acosta

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump‘s administration is trying to fend off a legal challenge from CNN and other outlets over the revocation of journalist Jim Acosta‘s White House “hard pass.” U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly heard arguments Wednesday afternoon from lawyers representing CNN and the Justice Department. The news network is seeking an immediate … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump administration defends its case against CNN’s Acosta

WASHINGTON | Trump eyeing Homeland Security, White House shakeup

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is weighing an administration-wide shakeup as he looks to prepare his White House for divided government, but it is unclear who is going and who is staying. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was thought to be out as soon as this week, according to two people with knowledge of the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump eyeing Homeland Security, White House shakeup