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11:40am(11/28) REUTERS POLITICS - Trump steps up search for secretary of state, to meet Petraeus : NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump on Monday stepped up his search for a new U.S. secretary of state, with the focus on former CIA head David Petraeus, who is a candidate despite admitting he shared classified information with his mistress.
11:33am(11/28) REUTERS POLITICS - White House: No evidence has emerged about U.S. voting fraud : WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There has been no evidence of widespread election fraud in the Nov. 8 presidential contest, the White House said on Monday in reaction to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's tweet over the weekend alleging millions of illegal votes and fraud in three states.
11:34am(11/28) REUTERS POLITICS - Green Party's Stein files in Pennsylvania for recount in presidential vote: Politico : (Reuters) - Green Party nominee Jill Stein is filing requests in Pennsylvania to start a recount of votes in the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election, Politico reported on Monday.
09:41am(11/28) REUTERS POLITICS - Trump team rejects effort to push vote recount : WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump's transition team on Monday pushed back against an emerging effort to recount votes from the Nov. 8 presidential election, calling it "nonsense," but not offering any evidence to back the president-elect's weekend tweet alleging millions of illegal votes.
07:47am(11/28) REUTERS POLITICS - Trump vows to end U.S.-Cuba 'deal' unless Havana makes better one : WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said in a tweet on Monday he would end the United States' "deal" with Cuba unless a better one was made, reflecting his campaign pledge to reverse President Barack Obama's moves to open relations with the Cold War adversary.
06:09am(11/28) REUTERS POLITICS - Trump faces dilemma as U.S. oil reels from record biofuels targets : NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Obama administration signed its final plan for renewable fuel use in the United States last week, leaving an oil industry reeling from the most aggressive biofuel targets yet as President-elect Donald Trump takes over.
04:05am(11/28) REUTERS POLITICS - Solar, wind industries hope years courting Republicans pays off under Trump : LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. wind and solar companies for the first time gave more money to Republicans than Democrats during the 2016 election cycle, according to federal campaign disclosures, part of a years-long effort to expand renewable energy’s appeal beyond liberal environmentalists.
11:50am(11/28) REUTERS POLITICS - White House: Castro's death will not likely slow U.S. efforts toward Cuba : WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The death of Cuba's Fidel Castro is unlikely to slow down U.S. efforts to normalize relations with its Cold War enemy, the White House said on Monday, pointing to the economic impact of the diplomatic thaw already underway such as commercial flights and other growing ties.
02:30pm(11/27) REUTERS POLITICS - Cubans fret over life after Castro with Trump next door : HAVANA (Reuters) - From the Bay of Pigs invasion to a historic visit by President Barack Obama to Havana, Cubans have known for generations that whenever the United States turns its face to Cuba, Fidel Castro would be staring right back.
11:41am(11/28) REUTERS POLITICS - White House says Obama spoke to Trump by phone on Saturday : WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama spoke to President-elect Donald Trump by phone on Saturday, a White House spokesman said on Monday.