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Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 at 04:59 AM EST

Trump's Commerce Nominee Has Business Ties Around Globe

Trump's Commerce Nominee Has Business Ties Around Globe

Unlike his soon-to-be boss, the choice for commerce secretary has agreed to divorce himself from a vast financial empire. Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross can expect questions about his business dealings at his...

2 hours ago

Pointed Questions Await Trump's Pick for Health Secretary

Pointed Questions Await Trump's Pick for Health Secretary

With coverage for millions of people at stake, Rep. Tom Price is facing pointed questions about President-elect Donald Trump's health policies — and his own investments in health care companies — from senators...

4 hours ago

Why Obamacare Name May Have Done More Harm Than Good

Why Obamacare Name May Have Done More Harm Than Good

Obamacare was such a catchy nickname for the 2010 healthcare reform law. Even President Barack Obama himself embraced it when his Republican enemies coined the term. But it may have done more harm than good for...

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 at 05:23 PM EST

Sheriff Criticizes Texas Commissioner's Account of 'Attack'

Sheriff Criticizes Texas Commissioner's Account of 'Attack'

A claim by Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller that "illegal aliens" attacked a hunting party in remote West Texas is being discounted by the local sheriff who says the hunters fired on one another....

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 at 06:16 PM EST

Interior Nominee Zinke Disputes Trump on Climate Change

Interior Nominee Zinke Disputes Trump on Climate Change

Donald Trump's choice to head the Interior Department on Tuesday rejected the president-elect's claim that climate change is a hoax, saying it is indisputable that environmental changes are affecting the world's...

5 hours ago

Voices From Inauguration Weekend: Who Is Going to DC and Why

Voices From Inauguration Weekend: Who Is Going to DC and Why

Donald Trump will be sworn in as the country's 45th president on Friday and thousands of his supporters from across the country will attend to witness the historic event. They hope his presidency will be the...

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 at 11:05 AM EST

Shea-Porter to Skip Inauguration, Attend Religious Service

Shea-Porter to Skip Inauguration, Attend Religious Service

New Hampshire Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter has joined a growing number of Democrats who say they don't plan to attend Donald Trump's inauguration.

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 at 12:58 PM EST

Putin Accuses Obama's Gov't of Trying to Undermine Trump

Putin Accuses Obama's Gov't of Trying to Undermine Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin is accusing the outgoing U.S. administration of trying to undermine President-elect Donald Trump by spreading fake allegations. Putin, speaking at a news conference Tuesday,...

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 at 05:40 PM EST

New Polls Find Most Americans Sour on Trump's Transition

New Polls Find Most Americans Sour on Trump's Transition

New polling shows that the majority of Americans disapprove of the way President-elect Donald Trump is handling his transition into power, with less than a week to go until his inauguration. Just 40 percent of...

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 at 06:12 PM EST

List of Democrats Boycotting Trump Inauguration Tops 50

List of Democrats Boycotting Trump Inauguration Tops 50

The roster of House Democrats planning to boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration grew to more than 50 on Tuesday in a protest of the New York businessman's policies and his repeated criticism of...

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