Senate panel narrowly backs Trump's choice for top diplomat

Published Jan. 23 2017

Rex Tillerson's bid to be secretary of state narrowly won approval Monday from the Republican-led Foreign Relations Committee, a move...

Feds cancel climate conference in Atlanta without giving a reason

Published Jan. 23 2017

The government's top public health agency has canceled a conference next month on climate change and health but isn't saying...

White House kicks off first full work day with daily briefing [video]

Published Jan. 23 2017

On the first full work day of the new Trump administration, the White House provided a daily briefing to the...


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A detailed look at President Trump's first day in office

Published Jan. 20 2017

Watch the Inauguration of the 45th President, Donald Trump live.

Trump is sworn in as president, a divisive, singular figure promising to lift up 'the forgotten' [videos]

Published Jan. 20 2017

Donald John Trump swore the oath of office Friday as the 45th president of the United States.

Trump's Treasury pick defends his foreclosure actions [video]

Published Jan. 19 2017

Steven Mnuchin, Donald Trump's pick to lead the Treasury Department, on Thursday defended his handling of thousands of foreclosures during...

Rick Perry says he regrets call to eliminate Energy Department

Published Jan. 19 2017

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Energy Department, said Thursday he regrets his...

Trump picks former Georgia governor as agriculture secretary

Published Jan. 18 2017

President-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary, according to a person...

Obama's parting message: We're going to be OK [video]

Published Jan. 18 2017

In the final minutes of his final presidential news conference, Barack Obama insisted he's not just tossing out reassuring platitudes...

Senate panel decisively approves James Mattis for defense secretary

Published Jan. 18 2017

The Senate Armed Services Committee has overwhelmingly approved President-elect Donald Trump's pick for defense secretary.

UPDATE: Former President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalized

Published Jan. 18 2017

Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted to an intensive care unit on Wednesday, and his wife, Barbara, was hospitalized...

Pointed questions for Trump's pick for health secretary [video]

Published Jan. 18 2017

President-elect Donald Trump's pick for health secretary said Wednesday that the health care system is losing focus on patients, its...


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Commissioner asked to step down after 'racist pig' comments

Published Jan. 18 2017

Several people are demanding a Gwinnett County commissioner resign after he called U.S. Rep. John Lewis a "racist pig" in...

Trump pick DeVos pledges not to undo public education, pushes choice [video]

Published Jan. 18 2017

In a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing, education secretary pick Betsy DeVos pledged that she would not seek to dismantle...

Education secretary pick DeVos defends school choice during confirmation hearing

Published Jan. 17 2017

Education secretary pick Betsy DeVos said Tuesday that American parents must be able to send their children to high-quality schools,...

Obama shortens Manning's term, grants clemency to hundreds

Published Jan. 17 2017

President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the Army intelligence officer who leaked scores...

'Momentous changes' push back release for Ivanka Trump book

Published Jan. 17 2017

Citing "momentous changes" in her life, like her father being elected president, Ivanka Trump and her publisher are pushing back...

After flap with civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, Trump meets with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s son

Published Jan. 17 2017

Days before taking office, President-elect Donald Trump attempted to navigate the fallout of his flap with a civil rights leader...

DeVos to face questions over schools, conservative activism

Published Jan. 16 2017

Charter school advocate Betsy DeVos is widely expected to push for expanding school choice programs if confirmed as education secretary,...

'John Lewis a saint' Andrew Young tells Donald Trump in surprise call

Published Jan. 16 2017

Activist Andrew Young defended Nashville civil rights leader and Georgia lawmaker John Lewis during a surprise Monday afternoon phone call...

International Monetary Fund boosts growth forecast for U.S., cites Trump impact

Published Jan. 16 2017

The International Monetary Fund on Monday raised its forecast for the U.S. economy over the next two years, saying President-elect...


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Martin Luther King Jr. Day resonates with a nation in transition [interactive, video]

Published Jan. 16 2017

As Americans celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leaders and activists are trying to reconcile the...

Tennessee congressman to skip Trump inauguration

Published Jan. 16 2017

Speaking at the Memphis church where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his final speech, a Tennessee congressman said Monday he...