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The Latest: Pence Swears in Pompeo as CIA Director
The Latest on activities in Congress (all times EST): 9:15 p.m. Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo has been sworn in as the next CIA director. Vice President Mike Pence is praising Pompeo's "wealth of experience" and "character." He says Pompeo is "stepping up to lead the finest intelligence-gathering
Senate Panel Narrowly Backs Trump's Choice for Top Diplomat
Rex Tillerson's bid to be secretary of state narrowly won approval Monday from the Republican-led Foreign Relations Committee, a move that all but assures the full Senate will confirm President Donald Trump's pick for the key cabinet post
US Lawmakers Propose Sanctions for Venezuela Food Corruption
Venezuelan officials may face U.S. sanctions for profiting from food shortages that have exacerbated hunger in the South American country
Maryland's Cardin Won't Support Tillerson for Sec'y of State
The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says he can't support President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state
Trump's Treasury Secretary Pick Steven Mnuchin Says Tax Laws Have to Be 'Simpler and More Effective'
Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Treasury secretary, faced tough questioning at his confirmation hearing today, as members of the Senate Finance Committee grilled him on his role in IndyMac, the failed bank that was seized by the U.S. government, and his stance on sanctions.
Amb. John Herbst on Tillerson's remarks on Russia
ABC News' Amna Nawaz and Will Reeve discuss Tillerson's remarks on Russia with Amb.
The Latest: Feinstein Says She Has Had a Pacemaker Implanted
California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein is resting at home after having a pacemaker installed this week
Klein: Hearing Was More About Trump than Sessions
I think I know the answer to this but as attorney general just what would like her verbal commitment here to continue to do what you as always done. And that's put to safety and security of the American people first and you'll continue to work with us. In a cooperative fashion to make sure that all
Senators Join Forces on Legislation to Punish Russia
Senate Republicans and Democrats are directly challenging President-elect Donald Trump over Russia's interference in U.S. elections and for ongoing aggression in other parts of the world
President Obama Tells Democrats in Congress to Stand Their Ground in Fight Over Obamacare
President Obama told Democratic lawmakers Wednesday that he envied the position they were in to battle Republicans on the frontlines in the halls of Congress. “I envy you so much," he said, according to lawmakers in the room during their closed-door meeting. "Because I would love to be on the field