The Final Lap to the White House

■ The 538 members of the Electoral College are convening today in every state and the District of Columbia to determine who will be the next president and vice president. New York Times reporters across the country are monitoring the outcome of the votes. ■ President-elect Donald J. Trump’s loss in the popular vote has called into question the labyrinthine […]

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As Trump prepares for White House, Never Trumpers say maybe

During the course of the 2016 campaign, Republican Christine Todd Whitman compared Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. She warned that a Trump administration would bring the country into “chaos.” And a month before Election Day, the former Bush Cabinet official proclaimed her support for Hillary Clinton. Now, when young Republicans ask her whether they should join the Trump administration, Whitman […]

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With a comfortable lead, Clinton begins laying plans for her White House agenda

Hillary Clinton’s increasingly confident campaign has begun crafting a detailed agenda for her possible presidency, with plans to focus on measures aimed at creating jobs, boosting infrastructure spending and enacting immigration reform if current polling holds and she is easily elected to the White House in November. In recent weeks, as her leads over GOP nominee Donald Trump have expanded, […]

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White House: Senate gun votes ‘a shameful display of cowardice’

The White House on Tuesday blasted the Senate’s “cowardice” for rejecting four separate gun control measures. “What we saw last night in the United States Senate is a shameful display of cowardice,” press secretary Josh Earnest said on CNN. “They continue to protect a loophole to allow individuals suspected of terrorism to buy a gun. Right now, according to loopholes protected […]

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White House considering additional appeals court judges for Supreme Court vacancy

Two additional federal appellate judges are among those being considered by the White House to replace late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, sources have told CNN. Judge Sri Srinivasan is one of those being vetted, people familiar with the process told CNN. His friends and former colleagues are being interviewed. Also being vetted is Judge Merrick Garland, sources […]

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