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Trump Cabinet Nominees Under Fire
Health and Human Services nominee Tom Price and Environmental Protection Agency nominee Scott Pruitt are expected to have heated hearings, while Education nominee Betsy DeVos faced tough questions from Senate Democrats.
Trump's Pick for Top Diplomat Takes Tough Line on Moscow
Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state has promised a far more muscular approach toward the Kremlin, abandoning much of the president-elect's emphasis on improving ties between the Cold War foes
Trump's Phone Call With Taiwanese President Causes Diplomatic Controversy
Trump broke with four decades of U.S. foreign policy, and Beijing has lodged an official protest.
Some Capitol Hill Republicans Applaud Trump's Call With Taiwan's Leader
President-elect Donald Trump ’s call with the president of Taiwan on Friday triggered a formal protest by China and sent shock waves through at least parts of the U.S. diplomatic establishment. But the move was welcomed by many Republicans on Capitol Hill . Texas Sen. Ted Cruz , a former rival of
Hillary Clinton Campaign Sorted Potential VP Picks Into 'Food Groups' by Race and Gender, Email Shows
Clinton campaign officials grouped potential vice presidential running mates by race and gender, according to a recently leaked email, further suggesting the degree to which their run for the White House appeared to be scripted. Campaign chairman John Podesta -- whose hacked emails have been
Senate Votes to Advance $1.15 Billion Saudi Arms Deal
The Senate cleared the way today for a massive arms deal with Saudi Arabia to proceed, after voting against a resolution that would have blocked the transfer of $1.15 billion worth of military equipment to be sold from the U.S. to Saudi Arabia. The bipartisan resolution was introduced in the Senate
Senate To Vote This Week on $1.15 Billion Arms Deal With Saudi Arabia
The U.S. Senate is expected to vote this week on a resolution to reject a pending arms sale from the U.S. to Saudi Arabia following reports of civilian casualties in Yemen at the hands of the Saudi-led coalition. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut) said in a telephone briefing this morning that
Brady Campaign to Congress: 'While You Were Out, 4,500 People Died From Gun Violence'
As Congress reconvenes from a nearly seven-week recess, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has a message for politicians: “While you were out, 4,500 people died from gun violence.” Today, organizers from the Brady Campaign handed out hundreds of these pink memos to congressmen as they
Presidential Election Walk-Up Songs
One of the tough tasks for Presidential campaigns is finding the right theme song that best fits the candidate.
Lawmakers Push to Block Saudi Arms Sale as Casualties Mount in Yemen
Members of Congress are pushing to block the sale of $1.15 billion worth of military equipment to Saudi Arabia as reports of civilian casualties continue to emerge from Yemen following strikes by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition. Last week, the U.S. Department of State gave its preliminary approval