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Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 at 11:43 AM PST

Senate Panel Approves Mattis for Defense Post

Senate Panel Approves Mattis for Defense Post

The Senate Armed Services Committee has overwhelmingly approved President-elect Donald Trump's pick for defense secretary. The Republican-led panel voted 26-1 Wednesday to recommend that the full Senate...

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 at 09:30 AM PST

Christie: Wife Refused to Move to Washington for Trump Post

Christie: Wife Refused to Move to Washington for Trump Post

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie turned down several jobs in the Trump administration because his wife refused to move to Washington, the governor said Wednesday. Speaking on New York radio station WFAN's "Boomer...

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 at 01:15 PM PST

Manning Served 'Tough Prison Sentence': Obama

Manning Served 'Tough Prison Sentence': Obama

President Barack Obama firmly defended his decision to cut nearly three decades off convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's prison term Wednesday, arguing in his final White House news conference that the former...

Friday, Jan 20, 2017 at 12:06 PM PST
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By Jessica Glazer

Scores of US Lawmakers to Boycott Trump Inauguration

More than 40 Democratic representatives of Congress from across the country have...View gallery

  • Rep. Alma Adams (D-North Carolina)
  • Rep. Karen Bass, (D-California)
  • Rep. Don Beyer, (D-Virginia)
Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 at 06:15 AM PST

Fact Check: Obama’s Presidential Whoppers

Fact Check: Obama’s Presidential Whoppers

In his farewell address, President Barack Obama quoted his mother when he spoke about the virtue of honesty. “[A]s my mother used to tell me,” Obama said, “reality has a way of catching up with you.” The...

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 at 06:56 AM PST
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By Nina Lin

Presidential Children: Post-White House Years

The sons and daughters of United States presidents, most of whom were children...View gallery

  • Harry S. Truman
  • First Family Truman
  • First Family Eisenhower
Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 at 02:21 PM PST

Trump EPA Pick Agrees Climate Change Is Not a Hoax

Trump EPA Pick Agrees Climate Change Is Not a Hoax

Donald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that climate change is real, breaking with both the president-elect and his own past statements. In response to questions from...

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 at 08:53 AM PST
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By Nina Lin

A History of the Presidential Inaugural Procession

From the horse and buggy to reinforced limousines, see the century-long history...View gallery

  • Theodore Roosevelt - 1905 Inauguration
  • Willam H. Taft - 1909 Inauguration
  • Warren Harding - 1921 Inauguration
Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 at 08:33 AM PST

Commerce Nominee Ross Declares He Is Pro-Trade, Pro-Union

 Commerce Nominee Ross Declares He Is Pro-Trade, Pro-Union

President-elect Donald Trump's pick for commerce secretary said Wednesday that he favors "sensible trade," is pro-union and believes his vast business dealings have given experience fighting other countries'...

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 at 01:45 PM PST

Price Tries to Reassure on Health Care; Dems Not Buying It

Price Tries to Reassure on Health Care; Dems Not Buying It

Offering reassurances, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for health secretary said Wednesday the new administration won't "pull the rug out" from those covered by "Obamacare." Democrats were unimpressed,...

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