The president-elect's comments in Michigan came during the latest stop on his "thank you" tour.

The president-elect was in Louisiana campaigning for a Republican Senate candidate.

Trump said in a statement that the former New York mayor "would have been an outstanding member of the Cabinet in several roles, but I fully respect and understand his reasons for remaining in the private sector." This is a developing story. It will be updated.

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A new team at the top means...the same Trump.

The daily update.

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Longtime watchers of money in politics cannot recall any president in recent history who has filled a Cabinet with so many major donors.

A bipartisan group, including allies of top Trump aide Stephen K. Bannon, urged Trump to divest from his business.

Donors gave at least $3.5 million after Nov. 8 to the national party and two joint fundraising committees with the Trump campaign.

Gone were the loud chants of “Lock her up!” and “CNN sucks!” Absent was the dismissive “Get ‘em out!” in response to protesters. Hillary Clinton’s name came up only a couple of times in passing.

The president-elect is turning to a business executive who opposes many of the pro-worker policies introduced by Labor Secretary Tom Perez, according to a Republican briefed on the decision. Puzder, who runs the parent company of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., is an opponent of rules that would expand overtime eligibility and a fierce critic of […]

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The Dec. 15 evening gala at the Plaza Hotel will be held in the iconic "grand ballroom," which is apparently too small to accommodate the entire group of Clinton campaign "bundlers."

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