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Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 09:20 AM PST

Trump Taps EPA Critic Pruitt to Lead Agency

Trump Taps EPA Critic Pruitt to Lead Agency

President-elect Donald Trump picked Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt Thursday to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt, a 48-year-old Republican, has been a reliable booster of the fossil fuel...

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 08:52 AM PST

Rollback of Truck Safety Rules May Be Just the Beginning

Rollback of Truck Safety Rules May Be Just the Beginning

The trucking industry scored a victory this week when Republican lawmakers effectively blocked Obama administration safety rules aimed at keeping tired truckers off the highway. But there's more coming down the...

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 03:45 AM PST

Watch: Senators Pay Tribute to Joe Biden With Speeches

Watch: Senators Pay Tribute to Joe Biden With Speeches

Vice President Joe Biden was honored with an emotional bi-partisan tribute on the Senate chamber floor on Dec. 7. 2016. Senators on both sides of the aisle were on the same page as they stepped up to express...

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 11:28 AM PST

Union President Jones Challenges Trump on Carrier

Union President Jones Challenges Trump on Carrier

The union president slammed by Donald Trump on Twitter challenged the president-elect Thursday to back up his claim that a deal to discourage Carrier Corp. from closing an Indiana factory would save 1,100...

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 03:43 AM PST

Trump Picks WWE's Linda McMahon for SBA Job

Trump Picks WWE's Linda McMahon for SBA Job

President-elect Donald Trump is adding former wrestling executive Linda McMahon to his Cabinet as leader of the Small Business Administration. McMahon and her husband, Vince, founded and built World Wrestling...

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 03:53 AM PST

'My Friend Joe': Senators Pay Tribute to Biden

'My Friend Joe': Senators Pay Tribute to Biden

Vice President Joe Biden was presiding over the Senate floor during a tribute in his honor on Wednesday. "Mr. President, you have been a real friend. You have been a trusted partner and it has been an honor to...

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 at 02:55 PM PST

Trump Taps Retired General for Homeland Security: Sources

Trump Taps Retired General for Homeland Security: Sources

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. John Kelly, whose last command included oversight of the Guantanamo Bay detention center, to run the Department of Homeland Security, people close...

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 at 05:36 AM PST

Michelle Obama on Election Night: 'I Went to Bed'

Michelle Obama on Election Night: 'I Went to Bed'

Michelle Obama did not stay out of bed long enough on election night to see Donald Trump pass 270 electoral votes, she said in a recent interview with People magazine. “I went to bed. I don’t like to watch the...

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 at 05:53 AM PST

Trump: Alec Baldwin 'SNL' Imitation Doesn't Get Me at All

Trump: Alec Baldwin 'SNL' Imitation Doesn't Get Me at All

The newly minted the Time Person of the Year wouldn't answer Matt Lauer's questions on whether it would probably be better for him to just stop watching "Saturday Night Live."

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 at 04:55 PM PST

Critics Worry After Trump Security Chief Fuels Conspiracies

Critics Worry After Trump Security Chief Fuels Conspiracies

On issues of national security and intelligence, no one is likely to have more influence in Donald Trump's White House than retired Gen. Michael T. Flynn. Yet Flynn, Trump's incoming national security adviser...

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