GOP the party of deficit hawks? That was then.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans rode the tea party wave to power eight years ago on a message of fiscal responsibility and attacking budget deficits, and kept at it during President Barack Obama's two terms. That was then.

  • Written by By KEVIN FREKING and MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press

Kushner firm shifts court venue to keep partner names secret


NEW YORK (AP) — The company once run by Jared Kushner is moving a court case to a new venue so it won't have to reveal the identities of investors backing some of its real estate projects.

  • Written by By BERNARD CONDON , AP Business Writer

Kelly getting scrutiny after senior aide's resignation


WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure mounted on White House chief of staff John Kelly as questions swirled Friday about his defense of a senior aide he fought to keep in a highly sensitive West Wing job despite accusations of spousal abuse from two ex-wives.

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  • Written by By JONATHAN LEMIRE, CATHERINE LUCEY and JILL COLVIN , Associated Press