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Trump predicts all Cabinet picks will win confirmation

Jan 9 2017 — Jill Colvin And Steve Peoples, The Associated Press — NEW YORK — Facing a week of high-profile tests for his administration-in-waiting, President-elect Donald Trump predicted Monday that all of his Cabinet picks would win Senate confirmation even as Democrats charged that Trump's team was ignoring standard vetting protocol. "I think they'll all pass," Trump said of his would-be Cabinet, describing them as "all at […]

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Trump vows to unify a deeply divided nation

Nov 9 2016 — Jill Colvin And Steve Peoples, The Associated Press — NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to unify a deeply divided nation, having scored a stunning victory backed by extraordinary support from working-class America. The tough-talking New York billionaire claimed victories in the nation's premier battleground states, but his appeal across the industrial Midwest — Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, in particular — sealed a […]

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Trump fires his campaign manager in dramatic shake-up

Jun 20 2016 — Jill Colvin And Steve Peoples, The Associated Press — NEW YORK — Donald Trump abruptly fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Monday in a dramatic shake-up designed to calm panicked Republican leaders and end an internal power struggle plaguing the billionaire businessman's unconventional White House bid. In dismissing his longtime campaign chief — just a month before the party's national convention — Trump signalled, […]

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Trump’s 1st TV ad pushes proposal to ban Muslims entering US; primary contests loom in weeks

Jan 4 2016 — Jill Colvin And Steve Peoples, The Associated Press — MANCHESTER, N.H. — Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is giving some of the most divisive proposals of his campaign a starring role in his first major television ad, as the unsettled race for the party's nomination swirls around security concerns. With the opening 2016 primary contest four weeks away, the billionaire businessman is spotlighting his […]

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, accompanied by his family, speaks to supporters during an event announcing he will seek the Republican nomination for president, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Livingston High School in Livingston, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Chris Christie warns of blunt campaign in 2016 even if it makes people ‘cringe’

Jun 30 2015 — Jill Colvin And Steve Peoples, The Associated Press — LIVINGSTON, N.J. - A tough-talking New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie launched his 2016 campaign for president Tuesday with a promise to tell voters the truth even if it makes them cringe.The Republican governor, a one-time GOP favourite who faded and now tries to climb back, lashed out at "bickering leaders" from both political parties in […]