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More than 1 Million Rally at Women's Marches in US and Around World
More than 1 million people rallied at women's marches in the nation's capital and cities around the world Saturday on President Donald Trump's first full day in office. "Welcome to your first day, we will not go away!" marchers in Washington chanted. Along with women, many in pink hats, plenty of
At Least 217 Arrested, Limo Torched Amid Trump Inauguration Day Protests in Washington
Violence flared on some streets of Washington, D.C. , today amid Donald Trump's inauguration — with people smashing car and store windows, clashing with police and even torching a limo, leading to more than 200 arrests. The capital's interim police chief, Peter Newsham, said in a Periscope video
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.
Missouri Senators Renew Effort to Get Delta Queen Cruising
Missouri's U.S. senators are renewing efforts to get the legendary riverboat the Delta Queen cruising again on the Mississippi River and its tributaries
Emotional Senate Hearing Finds Backpage.com Complicit in Underage Sex Trafficking as Victim’s Families Testify
“Those children were sold, and they simply tried to sanitize it. That, ladies and gentlemen, is the definition of evil”, said Sen. Claire McCaskill , glaring at the five company executives sitting in front of her. Jan. 10 was a day of reckoning on Capitol Hill for the controversial classified site
Homeland Security Pick Cites Securing Border as Top Priority
Donald Trump's choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security says closing the border to the "illegal movement of people and things" will be his top priority if confirmed
Things to Know About Trump's Cabinet Confirmation Hearings
Under the U.S. Constitution, the Senate has sole authority to confirm a president's nominee to serve in the Cabinet. And while President-elect Donald Trump can't officially nominate anyone until he becomes president on Jan. 20, the Senate is getting an early start this week on his choices for
Backpage Execs Refuse to Testify at Sex-Trafficking Hearing
Executives at the advertising website Backpage.com refuse to testify before Congress at a sex-trafficking hearing
The Note: Trump vs. the C.I.A.
NOTABLES --TRUMP TEAM PUSHES BACK ON REPORTS RUSSIAN HACKERS SOUGHT TO SWAY ELECTION: President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team pushed back over the weekend against reporting that the CIA has evidence showing the Russian government interfered with the 2016 presidential election in an attempt
Top Democrat Calls Trump's Prospective Cabinet 'Goldman, Generals, and Gazillionaires’
A top Democratic senator said today many of the people President-elect Trump has picked for top administration posts lack experience in the areas they would have to manage "in a very complicated world and a very complicated government." "I call it the '3-G' Cabinet -- Goldman, generals, and