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Trump's top choice for chief of staff not taking job; other candidates in running

9:11am EST

WASHINGTON Nick Ayers, Donald Trump's top choice to be his next chief of staff, is no longer in the running and the U.S. president is now considering at least two other candidates, sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday, the latest sign of a chaotic White House staff shake-up. | Video

Trump says Kelly will leave chief of staff job at end of year

Dec 08 2018

WASHINGTON White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will leave his job at the end of the year, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday, his latest staff shakeup since midterm elections a month ago cost Republicans control of the House of Representatives. | Video

Trump seen picking Army head Milley as next chairman of Joint Chiefs

Dec 07 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to name the Army's top general, Mark Milley, as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. officials told Reuters on Friday, in a decision that appears to be coming months earlier than expected.

Trump picks attorney general and U.N. envoy in fresh staff shake-up

Dec 07 2018

WASHINGTON In another senior staff shake-up inside his often turbulent administration, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he has picked the two people he wants to be the next U.S. attorney general and the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Trump to nominate State Department spokeswoman for U.N. ambassador: White House officials

Dec 07 2018

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump will nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, two White House officials said on Thursday, tapping someone with no prior policy or political experience to deal with some of the world's thorniest issues. | Video

No chumminess between Trump, former presidents at George Bush funeral

Dec 05 2018

WASHINGTON Awkward handshakes, folded arms and a forward stare.

Bush hailed at funeral as U.S. 'soldier-statesman,' master of civility

Dec 05 2018

WASHINGTON The late President George H.W. Bush was hailed at his state funeral on Wednesday as a World War Two hero, Cold War veteran and architect of a U.S. victory against Iraq who went on to represent a bygone era of civility in American politics. | Video

Trump tells Pakistan Taliban talks help fundamental to 'enduring' ties

Dec 03 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump has asked for Pakistan's help with faltering Afghan peace talks in a letter to new Prime Minister Imran Khan in which he made clear that Islamabad's assistance was "fundamental" to the health of the two countries' strained relationship, a senior Trump administration official said.

Reporter's notebook - A president perpetually in motion

Dec 01 2018

WASHINGTON White House reporters saw in George H.W. Bush a U.S. president who was a perpetual motion machine and a frequent flyer to far-flung places who took all kinds of questions, loved sports and said some of the darndest things.

Reporter's notebook: A president perpetually in motion

Dec 01 2018

WASHINGTON White House reporters saw in George H.W. Bush a U.S. president who was a perpetual motion machine and a frequent flyer to far-flung places who took all kinds of questions, loved sports and said some of the darndest things.

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