WASHINGTON — Republicans pushed a nearly $1.5 trillion tax bill through the Senate early Saturday after a burst of eleventh-hour horse trading, as a party starved all year for a major legislative triumph took a giant step toward giving President Donald Trump one of his top priorities by Christmas.

Larry Koman, a Bakersfield businessman who had planned to run for the open Ward 5 seat on the Bakersfield City Council, announced Wednesday he would end his campaign.

Congressman David Valadao announced Tuesday he's co-sponsoring legislation that would protect undocumented people who were brought to the United States as children if the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is discontinued under the new presidential administration.

When volunteers fanned out across Bakersfield’s Ward 5 in recent weeks asking residents to support a special election to fill the seat left vacant by the tragic death of Bakersfield City Councilman Jeff Tkac, they noticed something interesting.

Paulette Wyant doesn't own a dart gun and doesn't plan to buy one. The Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton bobblehead dolls she won in The Californian's Pick the Winners contest this month will share a shelf of honor in her home, despite the fact her candidate lost.

Two days after the 2016 presidential election, Bakersfield residents still have mixed opinions about the new president-elect. On Thursday, The Californian headed to a busy shopping center to talk to readers about their opinions and what they are hoping for in the future.

Despite sagging polls and predictions ballot fatigue would doom school bonds, those measures overwhelmingly passed Tuesday, shattering local records as almost $1.4 billion in construction funding was approved countywide.

Karen Goh, the energetic, quick-talking nonprofit CEO, widened her lead over former homebuilder Kyle Carter in the race for Bakersfield mayor early Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama pledged on Wednesday to work for a smooth transition of power with president-elect Donald Trump, the Republican winner of Tuesday's election, who has promised to undo Obama's top domestic and foreign policy initiatives.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Wednesday conceded her election loss to Republican Donald Trump and said she offered to work with the president-elect.

(Reuters) - Republican Donald Trump stunned the world by defeating heavily favored rival Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's presidential election, ending eight years of Democratic control of the White House and sending the United States on a new, uncertain path.

WASHINGTON, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Democratic President Barack Obama called Republican Donald Trump to congratulate him on his election victory early on Wednesday and invited him to the White House on Thursday to discuss the transition of power, the White House said.

Donald Trump will become the 45th U.S. president after a stunning victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton, the Washington Post, the Associated Press and other news agencies report.

Republican Donald Trump stunned the world on Tuesday by defeating heavily favored Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, ending eight years of Democratic rule and sending the United States on a new, uncertain path.