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Reaction to President Trump's new travel ban is swift and mixed
Reaction to President Trump 's new executive order restricting entry into the U.S. by people from six majority-Muslim nations was swift Monday as Democrats, Republicans, human rights organizations and foreign nations weighed in. The new order , to go into effect next week, replaces the
Donald Trump Administration Moves to Put Pressure on Iran
New sanctions have been imposed for "provocative behavior" after Iran recently launched a ballistic missile test.
The Note: Inauguration Eve
INAUGURATION COUNTDOWN: 1 Day NOTABLES --INAUGURATION FESTIVITIES TO OFFICIALLY KICK OFF IN DC: Inauguration festivities are set to kick off on Thursday, with President-elect Donald Trump participating in a number of ceremonial activities in and around Washington, D.C. The soon-to-be
What Trump's Education Secretary Pick Betsy DeVos Said About Guns in Schools
Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump 's pick for Education Secretary, raised eyebrows during her confirmation by refusing to say guns shouldn't be in schools and quipping that in one case in Wyoming, they would help protect against grizzly bears. When asked by Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.)
Trump Cabinet Picks Under Fire
Donald Trump's choices to lead Health and Human Services, Tom Price, and the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, are expected to have heated hearings, and Education pick Betsy DeVos faced tough questions from Senate Democrats.
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