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Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 06:10 PM PST

Top Trump Aide in Frequent Contact With Russia's Ambassador

Top Trump Aide in Frequent Contact With Russia's Ambassador

President-elect Donald Trump's national security adviser and Russia's ambassador to the U.S. have been in frequent contact in recent weeks, including on the day the Obama administration hit Moscow with sanctions...

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 07:37 AM PST

Trump Shrugs Off Contradictions From Cabinet Picks

Trump Shrugs Off Contradictions From Cabinet Picks

The lack of fireworks surrounding Senate consideration of President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet picks may reflect a slew of statements his choices have made contradicting the billionaire businessman's position...

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 05:42 AM PST

Trump Raises Record $90 Million-Plus for Inauguration

Trump Raises Record $90 Million-Plus for Inauguration

The inauguration of a new president requires the recitation of a 35-word oath. That's it. Dress it up with some hoopla and glitz, though, and pretty soon you're talking real money. Donald Trump will have it to...

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 04:30 AM PST

Watchdog Probe to Bring New Scrutiny for FBI's Comey

Watchdog Probe to Bring New Scrutiny for FBI's Comey

FBI Director James Comey, already under fierce public scrutiny for his handling of the election-year probe of Hillary Clinton, faces a new internal investigation into whether he and the Justice Department...

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 12:56 PM PST

Congress Clears Way for Mattis to Run Pentagon

Congress Clears Way for Mattis to Run Pentagon

Congress is sending the White House a bill to let retired Marine Gen. James Mattis run the Pentagon in the Trump administration.

The House passed the bill on a vote of 268-151.

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 04:58 AM PST

Ambitious Dems Seize Spotlight During Trump Cabinet Hearings

Ambitious Dems Seize Spotlight During Trump Cabinet Hearings

Donald Trump's inauguration is still a week away, but opposing the president-elect is good politics for any ambitious Democrat with eyes on a White House bid, NBC News reported. That could be why some of the...

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 12:42 PM PST

Congress Completes First Step to Repealing Health Law

Congress Completes First Step to Repealing Health Law

Congress has completed the first — and by far the easiest — step toward gutting President Barack Obama's divisive health care law. The House passed a budget resolution Friday afternoon in a 227-198 vote that...

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 04:42 AM PST

Ryan Says GOP, Trump Working on Solution for Immigrant Kids

Ryan Says GOP, Trump Working on Solution for Immigrant Kids

Congressional Republicans are working with the Trump transition team on a solution for immigrants brought illegally to this country as kids, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday. Hundreds of thousands of these...

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 05:40 PM PST

Comey Told Trump About Dossier After Briefing

Comey Told Trump About Dossier After Briefing

President-elect Donald Trump was informed about the existence of the unverified allegations against him about Russian ties after last Friday's intelligence briefing at Trump Tower on alleged Russian hacking,...

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 03:44 AM PST

Obama Awards Biden Presidential Medal of Freedom

Obama Awards Biden Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Barack Obama awarded a teary-eyed Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in an emotional tribute to the vice president at the White House. Obama said he's bestowing Biden with the...

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