Trump's Pentagon pick cruises toward likely confirmation

Published Jan. 12 2017

Retired Gen. James Mattis on Thursday cruised toward likely confirmation as Donald Trump's defense secretary, easily prevailing in a Senate...

Obama awards Biden Presidential Medal of Freedom

Published Jan. 12 2017

President Barack Obama awarded Vice President Joe Biden with the highest civilian honor Thursday, commemorating an 'extraordinary man with an...

Trump's Pentagon pick receives strong support in first vote

Published Jan. 12 2017

Retired Gen. James Mattis won overwhelming support Thursday in a first vote to allow him to run the Pentagon after...


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Corker, Alexander want replacement plan in place, but vote for repeal first

Published Jan. 12 2017

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., agreed early today to drop his legislative attempt to delay repealing the Affordable Care Act...

Watchdog to probe Comey's, FBI's actions before election

Published Jan. 12 2017

In yet another aftershock from the chaotic presidential campaign, the Justice Department inspector general opened an investigation Thursday into department...

Senate takes first step to repeal Obamacare

Published Jan. 12 2017

The Senate early Thursday passed a measure to take the first step forward on dismantling President Barack Obama's health care...

Black lawmakers say Sen. Jeff Sessions unfit to be attorney general

Published Jan. 11 2017

Black lawmakers said Wednesday that Sen. Jeff Sessions at times has shown hostility toward civil rights, making him unfit to...

Trump denounces 'disgrace' of reports of Russian ties to him

Published Jan. 11 2017

A defiant President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday adamantly denied reports that Russia had compromising personal and financial information about him,...

LIVE: Trump's first press conference since election

Published Jan. 11 2017

President-elect Donald Trump is holding his first press conference since the election today.

Moscow denies having compromising information about Trump

Published Jan. 11 2017

The Kremlin has not collected compromising information about U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman declared Wednesday, deriding the...

Obama bids farewell in nostalgic last speech [video, interactive]

Published Jan. 11 2017

President Barack Obama bid farewell to the nation Tuesday in an emotional speech that sought to comfort a country on...

Official: Trump briefed on potentially compromising report

Published Jan. 11 2017

Top intelligence officials last week told President-elect Donald Trump about an unsubstantiated report that Russia had compromising personal and financial...

I'd stand up to Trump as attorney general, Sessions tells senators

Published Jan. 10 2017

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions fervently rejected 'damnably false' accusations of past racist comments Tuesday as he challenged Democratic concerns about...

The latest: In farewell address, Obama says Biden was his first and best choice [video and text of speech]

Published Jan. 10 2017

In his parting message to the nation, President Barack Obama is declaring his continued faith in the ability of all...

At Russia election hacking hearing, FBI mum about possible Trump probe

Published Jan. 10 2017

FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday refused to say whether his bureau was investigating any possible ties between Russia and...

Alexander wants health care reforms adopted before complete repeal of Obamacare

Published Jan. 10 2017

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander today urged his colleagues to develop a better health care approach before completely repealing the Affordable...

Trump son-in-law Kushner to take senior White House role

Published Jan. 10 2017

President-elect Donald Trump appointed his influential son-in-law Jared Kushner as a White House senior adviser Monday, putting the young real...

GOP hesitancy grows on health law repeal without substitute

Published Jan. 10 2017

Growing numbers of Republicans showed discomfort Monday over obliterating President Barack Obama's health care overhaul without having a replacement to...

Haslam backs Trump's pick for U.S. Education Secretary

Published Jan. 9 2017

Eighteen Republican governors, including Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, sent a letter today to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., saying they...

US report: Putin ordered campaign to influence U.S. election

Published Jan. 6 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a hidden campaign to influence America's presidential election in favor of Donald Trump over Hillary...

The Latest: Arnold Schwarzenegger responds to Trump taunts

Published Jan. 6 2017

Arnold Schwarzenegger is responding to Donald Trump's taunting on Twitter. The former California governor says the president-elect should work as...

US adds 156K jobs; unemployment rate ticks up to 4.7 pct.

Published Jan. 6 2017

U.S. employers added 156,000 jobs in December, capping a year of slower but solid hiring and providing the last major...

Trump may pursue border wall without new bill

Published Jan. 5 2017

Congressional Republicans and Donald Trump's transition team are exploring whether they can make good on Trump's promise of a...