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Trump's Pick for Health Secretary Faces New Senate Hearing

Trump's Pick for Health Secretary Faces New Senate Hearing

A second Senate committee is ready to interrogate President Donald Trump's pick for health secretary, a nominee who's backed by Republicans but under fire from Democrats for his support for tearing down...

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 11:02 PM PST

Push to Save Pacific Rim Trade Deal After US Exits TPP Pact

Push to Save Pacific Rim Trade Deal After US Exits TPP Pact

Several countries expressed hope Tuesday that the Trans-Pacific Partnership could be salvaged, after President Donald Trump's decision on a U.S. withdrawal from the trade pact left its future in serious...

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 10:40 PM PST

Senate Committee Indefinitely Delays Votes on Perry, Zinke

Senate Committee Indefinitely Delays Votes on Perry, Zinke

A Senate committee on Monday night abruptly postponed its scheduled votes Tuesday on President Donald Trump's nominations of Rick Perry and Ryan Zinke to lead the Energy and Interior departments. The Senate...

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 07:34 PM PST

Trump Repeats Debunked Illegal Votes Claim to Lawmakers

Trump Repeats Debunked Illegal Votes Claim to Lawmakers

President Donald Trump asserted in a private meeting with congressional leaders Monday night that he would have won the popular vote in the 2016 election if 3 million to 5 million immigrants living in the...

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 05:21 PM PST

US Health Officials Cancel Climate Conference

US Health Officials Cancel Climate Conference

The government's top public health agency has canceled a conference next month on climate change and health but isn't saying why publicly. But a co-sponsor said he was told by the CDC that it was worried how...

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 04:39 PM PST

Scorecard: Bulk of Trump's 'Day One' Promises Unfulfilled

Scorecard: Bulk of Trump's 'Day One' Promises Unfulfilled

As a candidate, Donald Trump set a sweeping "Day One" agenda.

As of Monday evening, the vast majority of his promises had gone unfulfilled.

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 05:05 PM PST

GOP Obamacare Replacement Plan Would Grant States More Power

GOP Obamacare Replacement Plan Would Grant States More Power

Republican senators introduced a partial replacement to the Affordable Care Act on Monday that would let states keep some aspects of the Obamacare law while eliminating the mandate requiring citizens to carry...

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 06:51 PM PST

Mike Pompeo Sworn in as CIA Director

Mike Pompeo Sworn in as CIA Director

Mike Pompeo was sworn in Monday night as director of the CIA at a crucial time for U.S. national security as intelligence — traditionally a nonpartisan issue — has been thrust into the political arena.

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 02:51 PM PST

White House Opens Door to Cooperation With Russia in Syria

White House Opens Door to Cooperation With Russia in Syria

The Trump administration on Monday opened the door to cooperating with Russia "or anyone else" to combat the Islamic State group in Syria, suggesting it could reverse a previous refusal to coordinate military...

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 01:52 PM PST

Fact Check: Trump Has Disparaged Intel Community

Fact Check: Trump Has Disparaged Intel Community

President Trump engaged in revisionist history when he accused the “dishonest” media of making “it sound like I had a feud with the intelligence community.” In fact, Trump made numerous disparaging remarks about...

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