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Senate Confirms Secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security
The Senate confirmed two of President Donald Trump 's cabinet nominees Friday just hours after his swearing in, and scheduled a third confirmation vote next Monday. In a 98-1 vote, the Senate confirmed retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis as Trump's secretary of Defense, with Sen. Kirsten
Trump Tells Supporters: 'You're Not Forgotten Anymore'
President-elect Donald Trump addressed the crowd at his inaugural concert a day before officially being sworn in on Friday -- calling himself the "messenger" of a movement and portraying himself as the champion of the "forgotten man" and "forgotten woman." "This journey began 18 months ago," he
A Look at Trump's Cabinet Picks
President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team managed to fill each Cabinet position before Inauguration Day, checking off one of the top priorities in the transition process by staffing the incoming president's administration. At a press conference today, Vice President-elect Mike Pence
The Latest: Senator Praises Commerce Pick Ross for Divesting
Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., is praising billionaire Wilbur Ross for agreeing to divest the vast majority of his business holdings and resign from nearly 50 boards and organizations if he is confirmed as the Commerce secretary
6 State AGs Urge Rejection of Sessions for Attorney General
Attorneys generals from six states, including New York's Eric Schneiderman, have sent a letter urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to reject the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general
Trump Meets With Supreme Court Candidate
President-elect Donald Trump has met with one of the judges on his shortlist for potential Supreme Court nominees
Poll: Young Americans Fear They Will Be Worse off Post-Trump
As Donald Trump approaches his inauguration as president, young Americans have a deeply pessimistic view about his incoming administration, with young blacks, Latinos and Asian Americans particularly concerned about what's to come in the next four years
A Look at Next Steps After Damning Report on Chicago Police
The federal government report on the Chicago Police Department was in many ways the beginning of a process that could last a decade or more in changing a "pervasive cover-up culture," among other things
AP Interview: Lynch Defends Push for Police Accountability
Attorney General Loretta Lynch strongly defended the Justice Department's aggressive intervention in local law enforcement
Civil Rights Leader Rep. John Lewis Says He Doesn't See Donald Trump as a 'Legitimate President'
Trump's Twitter response to Lewis, one of the original Freedom Riders and a civil rights giant, causes a backlash from Lewis supporters over the Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend.