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  1. 'Celebrity Apprentice' winner Piers Morgan wants to be new Trump chief of staffRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WFAA-TV Dallas

    WASHINGTON It stands to reason that if you can stay on Donald Trump's good side long enough to win a season of "Celebrity Apprentice," you would have the right stuff to handle the job as his White House chief of staff. "You might not immediately recognize what qualities I have for such a massive job in your administration, especially following a hugely respected war hero like General John Kelly," Morgan wrote.

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  2. President Trump scrambles to find next White House chief of staff. Here's who on the list.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 10 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    WASHINGTON After his top choice rejected the job, President Donald Trump scrambled Monday to look for a White House chief of staff from among a wide-open list of potential candidates that includes a prominent member of the current Republican-controlled House. The list includes at least three already-prominent White House aides: Mick Mulvaney, the White House budget director and interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary; and Robert Lighthizer, the U.S. trade representative.

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  3. Russia-related cases: Your guide to this week's action on Michael...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 10 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    Two cases from Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election have hearings to deal with Paul Manafort's plea agreement and Michael Cohen's sentencing: Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, has a hearing Tuesday in Washington, D.C., where his lawyers will respond to Mueller's accusations that he breached a plea agreement by lying repeatedly to prosecutors. Manafort pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy and obstruction of justice, with sentencing set for March 5 .

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  4. Key moments from John Kelly's tumultuous tenure as White House chief of staffRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 8 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    John Kelly's 17 months in the White House as the president's chief of staff had its ups and downs. Kelly, a former Marine general, was brought in by President Donald Trump to help quell the chaos within his administration that often spilled into public view.

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  5. Amid reports of John Kelly departure, Donald Trump team signals coming staff announcementRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 7 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    President Donald Trump and aides declined to comment publicly Friday on news reports that Kelly will soon leave his post; some officials said privately there are signs that Kelly's departure is imminent, but also noted they have been down this road before. Last month, some of these same officials expressed concern that Kelly would leave if Trump dismissed Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, one of Kelly's proteges.

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  6. Michael Flynn re-emerges as major witness in Robert Mueller's inquiry - " and at least two othersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 5 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    WASHINGTON Among the blacked-out court papers outlining the extensive cooperation Michael Flynn provided to Russia special counsel Robert Mueller is a powerful acknowledgement that President Donald Trump's former national security adviser has been assisting not only Mueller's inquiry but at least two other investigations. The subjects of the investigations were not identified nor did the documents elaborate on Flynn's specific contributions to each.

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  7. Key takeaways from Robert Mueller's memo on Michael Flynn's cooperationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 4 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    Prosecutors from special counsel Robert Mueller's office released a highly anticipated memo Tuesday evening detailing the level of cooperation offered by Michael Flynn, the president's former National Security Adviser. The 13-page document goes through the allegations posed against Flynn, including his lies to the FBI about contacts with Russia during the presidential transition, and all the work Flynn has done behind-the-scenes to help Mueller's investigators in the year since taking a plea deal.

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  8. George H.W. Bush memorial, Seattle NHL expansion bid, Jamal Khashoggi ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2018 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    Former president George H.W. Bush 's body will remain in state at the Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday a day after lawmakers paid tribute to the nation's 41st president. Bush, who died late Friday in Houston at age 94 after a battle with vascular Parkinsonism, arrived in Washington for the final time Monday aboard the blue-and-white presidential jet that serves as Air Force One.

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  9. Meet the House Democrats who will be running the showRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2018 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    Now that Democrats have captured control of the House for the next two years, the party's most senior members are poised to regain the wide-ranging power of committee chairmanships. While some of the Democrats have gained fame in feuds with President Donald Trump, others are relatively little-known outside of Capitol Hill.

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  10. Nancy Pelosi officially announces bid for House Speaker, asks members for votesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2018 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks during an election watch party at the Hyatt Regency on November 6, 2018, in Washington, DC. Today millions of Americans headed to the polls to vote in the midterm elections that will decide what party will control the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.

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  11. It remained unclear hours after polls closed.Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2018 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    The Georgia governor race between Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams was one of the most-closely watched gubernatorial contests in the 2018 midterm elections. With 99 percent of counties reporting, Kemp has 50 percent of the votes and Abrams is not far behind with nearly 49 percent of the votes .

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  12. Mitch McConnell warns Democrats against going after Trump, says 'harassment' strategy won't workRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2018 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell holds a media availability on November 7,2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington,DC. WASHINGTON The day after Republicans expanded their control of the Senate while losing the House , Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned Democrats against aggressively going after President Donald Trump.

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  13. Inside the Georgia governor race: Stacey Abrams vs. Brian KempRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2018 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    You've seen the ads. Texts, robocalls and mailers beg for your vote. But who are the two people fighting to be the next governor of Georgia? It's Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp vs Democratic House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams in an historic race.

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  14. These women made history on election nightRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2018 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    Most of these women have already made history just making it to the Nov. 6 election. Some could make even more if they win on election night.

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  15. Stop starving people as instrument of war.' One Republican's blunt message to Saudis - and TrumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2018 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Sen. Todd Young questions witnesses during a committee hearing about Libya in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill April 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. WASHINGTON Sen. Todd Young is an ex-Marine and staunch conservative not known for bucking President Donald Trump or the Republican party line.

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  16. Twitter sheds more users amid purge, but revenue and profit surpass expectationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2018 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    SEPTEMBER 5: Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey testifies during a House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing about Twitter's transparency and accountability, on Capitol Hill, September 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. Earlier in the day, Dorsey faced questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee about how foreign operatives use their platforms in attempts to influence and manipulate public opinion.

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  17. Brett Kavanaugh, on eve of vote, says he regrets 'sharp,' 'emotional' tone during hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2018 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says he was "sharp" and said "a few things I should not have" during a Senate hearing over sexual assault allegations last week. Kavanaugh, writing in an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal , said he regretted his tone at times during last week's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that included Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulted her when they were both teens.

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  18. OnPolitics Today: 'It's time to vote'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2018 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    The FBI's report on Brett Kavanaugh hit Capitol Hill as GOP Senate leaders moved to vote on the Supreme Court nominee. Key senators looked poised to vote yes as hundreds of anti-Kavanaugh protestors sent them a message: We're watching.

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  19. Mitch McConnell harassed by protesters at DC airport over Brett Kavanaugh voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2018 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    Meanwhile, a political group taking credit for getting into the face of the Kentucky Republican as he walked through Reagan National Airport near Washington, D.C., on Monday said it was a "last resort" to oppose Kavanaugh's confirmation. "How many stories of sexual violence do you need to hear in order to believe women," an activist can be heard asking McConnell in a video released by the Center for Popular Democracy.

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  20. Brett Kavanaugh: Republicans plan careful steps to protect FBI report's secrecy, including a safeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2018 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    WASHINGTON Republicans are planning a careful choreography for the results of the FBI's background probe into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh , including sending only a single copy to Capitol Hill that will be housed in a safe. The FBI report, which officials said will include summaries of interviews about Kavanuagh's conduct in high school, will first go to the White House and then to the Senate Judiciary Committee, where it will be carried to senators' offices on request.

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