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Louie Gohmert mocks Hillary Clinton memory gaps from FBI interviews
Rep. Louie Gohmert got some laughs at the annual Values Voters Summit Friday by poking fun at the gaps in what Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton recalls during her time as secretary of state. "I do want to warn since most people here are Christians and I am serious about ...
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AP deletes Clinton Foundation tweet
The Twitter message was about an AP analysis of Clinton's meetings while secretary of State.         
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AP deletes Clinton tweet from two weeks ago
The Twitter message was about an AP analysis of Clinton's meetings while secretary of State.         
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These 61 words don't make Colin Powell look good in the Clinton email controversy
No one looks good in this.
1139 points by The Washington Post | Hillary Rodham Clinton Colin Powell President of the United States Barack Obama United States Secretary of State United States Cabinet Bill Clinton George W. Bush
Lawmakers tangle anew over Clinton's private email server
WASHINGTON — A House hearing Thursday on the State Department's record-keeping became a pitched battle over Hillary Clinton's private email server, with Democrats accusing Republicans of using the forum to advance a partisan agenda and undermine her candidacy for president.Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, opened the hearing by condemning Clinton for intentionally making a "mess" of the system for archiving and retrieving documents at State that has frustrated legitimate requests for information from Congress, the media and the public.
20 points by Boston Herald | Hillary Rodham Clinton Federal Bureau of Investigation Barack Obama Colin Powell Democratic Party United States Cabinet United States Secretary of State Bill Clinton
EPA proposes adding Northern Nevada copper mining site to superfund priority list
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency initiated the process Thursday to add an abandoned Northern Nevada copper mine to its superfund national priority list.
42 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | United States Environmental Protection Agency Federal government of the United States Lisa P. Jackson United States Cabinet United States Superfund Environmental protection Regulatory Flexibility Act
Armenia: Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian resigns
Hovik Abrahamian steps down after two years following series of protests and a sharp economic downturn.
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Mexico finance secretary resigns after Trump visit
MEXICO CITY — One of President Enrique Pena Nieto's closest advisers and confidants, Finance Secretary Luis Videgaray, has resigned, in a move observers said was linked to the unpopular decision to invite Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to visit Mexico.
-1 points by Boston Herald | President of the United States President North American Free Trade Agreement United States Cabinet State of Mexico Mexico Donald Trump United States Department of the Treasury
Mexico's finance secretary resigns after Trump visit
MEXICO CITY — One of President Enrique Pena Nieto's closest advisers and confidants, Finance Secretary Luis Videgaray, has resigned in a move seen as linked to the unpopular decision to invite Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to visit Mexico.
-1 points by Boston Herald | President of the United States President North American Free Trade Agreement State of Mexico Bill Clinton United States Cabinet Mexico Mexican–American War
Trump treats Cabinet interviews like reality-TV show: report
President Trump turned his interviews with potential Cabinet members into a reality TV-type show for members of his New Jersey golf club by encouraging them to stop by and view the parade of candidates, a report said. “We’re dong a lot of interviews tomorrow – generals, dictators, we have everything. You may want to come...
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Europeans wonder if Trump will act on Pence's reassurances
MUNICH (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence was the latest in a trio of high-ranking Trump emissaries to tell European allies in person that the United States will steadfastly support NATO and demand that Russia honor its commitments to end fighting in Ukraine. Some European leaders, however, remain skeptical of ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | George W. Bush President of the United States Vladimir Putin Federal government of the United States Angela Merkel United States Cabinet Gerald Ford Democratic Party
G-20 meeting: Tillerson, Lavrov to attend
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford meet face to face with their Russian counterparts Thursday, as the Trump administration evaluates the future direction of US-Russian relations.
598 points by CNN | Bashar al-Assad Foreign minister NATO United States United States Cabinet Angela Merkel European Union Romania
John McCain to oppose Mick Mulvaney, Trump's budget director pick
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will oppose President Donald Trump's pick to oversee the federal budget, a defection that could bring yet more trouble for the new president as he seeks congressional support to staff his new administration. McCain declared his opposition in a speech on the floor of the...
39 points by Chicago Tribune | George W. Bush Barack Obama Democratic Party United States Senate Republican Party President of the United States John McCain United States Cabinet
Trump labor nominee Puzder withdraws, White House official says, amid concerns over his personal background and business record
Andrew Puzder, a restaurant executive, had been scheduled to appear at a confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education Labor and Pensions Committee on Thursday morning. He had come under fire for hiring an undocumented immigrant as a housekeeper and was also opposed strenuously by Democrats and labor unions for his past positions on overtime […]
13293 points by The Washington Post | United States Senate President of the United States Republican Party Vice President of the United States Democratic Party United States Cabinet Candidate Mitch McConnell
If Trump leaves office, how long before Rick Perry is President?
If President Donald Trump were to die or leave office before his term is up, it could take a while (or a lot of catastrophic events) before Energy Secretary Rick Perry would be in charge.
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Puzder withdraws nomination for labor secretary
Some Republicans said they’re concerned over his failure to pay taxes for five years on a former housekeeper        
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Here’s the presidential order of succession — just in case
For no specific reason, here’s a reminder of the order of succession if President Trump left office.
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U.S. Puts Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami on Sanctions List
Vice President Tareck El Aissami has been put on a sanctions list by the U.S. Treasury Department for allegedly aiding drug traffickers and Middle Eastern terrorists.
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Judges won't extend confirmation ban in N. Carolina Senate
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Republican-controlled North Carolina legislature can keep for now its authority to confirm Cabinet secretaries of the new Democratic governor.
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Kinzinger: Flynn ‘coverup’ is ‘arguably, or questionably a crime’
WASHINGTON – Rep. Adam Kinzinger R-Ill.on Tuesday said former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn contacts with a Russian ambassador, that led to his resignation, were “arguably, or questionably a crime.” Kinzinger reacted to Flynn’s Monday night resignation, accepted by President Donald Trump because he misled Vice President Mike Pence on the nature of the call. […]
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Elizabeth Warren zeroes in on Labor nominee Puzder, saying he has 'sneering contempt' for workers
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent Labor secretary nominee Andy Puzder a lengthy list of questions as top Senate Democrats trained their fire on the fast-food executive ahead of his confirmation hearing this week in hopes of knocking off the last of their top targets among President Trump’s Cabinet...
1 points by Los Angeles Times | United States Senate United States Chuck Schumer Party leaders of the United States Senate United States Cabinet Democratic Party Fast food Fair Labor Standards Act
Steve Mnuchin sworn in as treasury secretary
Steve Mnuchin on Feb. 13 was sworn in as treasury secretary by Vice President Pence. Mnuchin said after being sworn in that it was “a great honor to follow in the footsteps of Alexander Hamilton and so many great treasury secretaries.”
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Mnuchin, Shulkin confirmed by Senate as treasury, VA chiefs
Doug G. WareFeb. 13 (UPI) -- President Trump's choices to lead the U.S. Treasury and Veterans Affairs department were both cleared by the full Senate on Monday night.
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Your complete guide to Trump's Cabinet confirmation schedule
Prepare for a busy couple of weeks.
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Senate narrowly confirms Mnuchin for Treasury secretary — now he's got a lot of work to do
The Senate on Monday narrowly voted to confirm Wall Street executive Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary despite strong Democratic opposition fueled by foreclosures at Pasadena’s OneWest Bank when he headed it after the financial crisis. The Senate’s 53-47 vote split along party lines.  Following...
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Black Republican strategist says Trump has same number of black Cabinet appointees as Obama did eight years ago
Elroy Sailor says no one complained when Obama didn't appoint more African Americans to his first Cabinet.
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Up to 5 more Cabinet-level appointments set to be confirmed this week
On Monday night, senators are set to confirm Steven T. Mnuchin to serve as treasury secretary on a party-line vote.
36 points by The Washington Post | United States Senate President of the United States United States Cabinet John F. Kennedy United States Secretary of the Treasury Herbert Hoover Rick Perry George W. Bush
Cummings counters Chaffetz on federal workforce
Cummings has vigorously, sometimes even emotionally, fought against cuts in federal employee compensation.
2878 points by The Washington Post | United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform President of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton Federal government of the United States Social Security Security Bill Clinton United States Cabinet
Letter: Protections in peril
Protections in perilAs more Cabinet nominees are confirmed, we are going to witness the Republican administration carry out the campaign promise to eliminate 75 percent of government regulations. These regulations protect the public from harm. The Republicans are going to eliminate 75 percent of pub...
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Trump friend says White House chief of staff Reince Priebus is 'in way over his head'
One of President Donald Trump's longtime friends made a striking move on Sunday: After talking privately with the president over drinks late Friday, Christopher Ruddy publicly argued that Trump should replace his White House chief of staff. "A lot of people have been saying, 'Look, Donald has some...
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Trump friend says Priebus is 'in way over his head'
Christopher Ruddy blamed missteps at the dawn of Trump’s presidency squarely on Priebus and called for his removal.
15746 points by The Washington Post | President of the United States United States Cabinet White House Press Secretary Palm Beach Florida The Washington Post Donald Trump President White House Chief of Staff
Labor secretary nominee addresses conflicts of interest
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of labor has proposed avoiding conflicts of interest by resigning as CEO of his fast food empire, selling off hundreds of holdings and recusing himself from government decisions in which he has a financial interest, according to his ethics filings with the government.
-2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | President of the United States United States Senate Mutual fund Investment United States Cabinet Hardee's CKE Restaurants Hedge fund
Judges block North Carolina law limiting governor's powers
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina court temporarily blocked a state law on Wednesday that stripped the new Democratic governor of his some of his powers.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | United States Senate Law Centre-right Republican Party President of the United States United States United States Cabinet Left-wing politics
Pittsburgh-area students rally against confirmation of Education Secretary DeVos
A crowd of about 200 high school students from Pittsburgh and other school districts are rallying this morning in Downtown Pittsburgh in opposition to the confirmation of President Donald Trump’s education secretary, Betsy DeVos.
9011 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | United States Senate High school President of the United States President pro tempore of the United States Senate Democratic Party Education Richard Nixon United States Cabinet
New education secretary DeVos draws mixed reaction in Nevada
School choice advocate Betsy DeVos’ narrow confirmation on Tuesday as U.S. Department of Education secretary drew mixed reactions from Nevada education leaders.
12 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | President of the United States United States Senate United States Nevada President Democratic Party Education economics United States Cabinet
Betsy DeVos: 5 faith facts to know about the Education secretary
DeVos was confirmed as Education secretary on Tuesday.       
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Public university students react to Betsy DeVos' confirmation as Secretary of Education
Many students are not psyched.       
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NH’s former and current governor at odds over DeVos confirmation as education secretary 
The Senate narrowly confirmed Betsy DeVos as education secretary on Tuesday, with Vice President Pence casting a historic tiebreaking vote after senators deadlocked over her fitness for the job.The entire Democratic caucus of 48 senators voted against DeVos, as did two Republicans, Lisa Murkowski of...
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5 faith facts about Betsy DeVos
DeVos was confirmed as Education secretary on Tuesday.       
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Analysis: Why did Betsy DeVos become the Trump Cabinet nominee Democrats most loved to hate?
It took a historic tiebreaking vote cast by Vice President Pence Tuesday to get President Donald Trump's education secretary nominee, Betsy DeVos, confirmed by the Senate. A few months ago, very few people would have predicted DeVos would be confirmed on a 51-50 vote, the narrowest confirmation...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | United States Senate President of the United States President pro tempore of the United States Senate Vice President of the United States Republican Party United States Cabinet Democratic Party United States House of Representatives
Philadelphia education community blasts DeVos confirmation
The Philadelphia education community has been quick to condemn school choice activist Betsy DeVos' confirmation as secretary of education.
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | United States Senate Pat Toomey United States Cabinet School Democratic Party Education Republican Party President pro tempore of the United States Senate
DeVos confirmation: Some 'disappointed,' others praise 'new chapter'
Supporters, detractors weigh in on confirmation of controversial education secretary        
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Senators vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as education secretary
Many voters expressed outrage at DeVos' potential appointment in the weeks leading up to the confirmation vote, citing her work in Michigan to expand voucher programs - which see tax-payer money follow typically lower-income students to private schools - as well as her statements lambasting public education.
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Why did Betsy DeVos become the Trump Cabinet nominee Democrats most loved to hate?
Breaking down the four factors that led to a historically troubled confirmation process
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Pence's tie-breaking vote confirms DeVos as Education Secretary
The Senate voted by the barest of margins to confirm Betsy DeVos's nomination as Secretary of Education.
386 points by Daily News | United States Senate Democratic Party Vice President of the United States Republican Party President pro tempore of the United States Senate President of the United States George W. Bush United States Cabinet
The Latest: Senate confirms Betsy DeVos for Education Dep't
WASHINGTON (AP) - The latest on Senate consideration of President Donald Trump's Cabinet picks: 12:30 p.m. The Senate has confirmed school choice activist Betsy DeVos as Education secretary, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie. The Senate historian says it was the first time a vice president had ...
8 points by The Washington Times | United States Senate President of the United States Barack Obama Democratic Party President pro tempore of the United States Senate United States Cabinet Vice President of the United States Republican Party
Pence votes to break tie in Senate vote to confirm DeVos as education secretary
President Donald Trump’s choice of billionaire Betsy DeVos to be education secretary was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, but only after Vice President Mike Pence was called in to break a tie that threatened to defeat her.
21 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | United States Senate Democratic Party President of the United States United States House of Representatives Vice President of the United States United States United States Cabinet Barack Obama
Watch live: Dems keep pressure on as DeVos vote nears
The Senate is expected to vote Tuesday on Betsy DeVos’ bid to become education secretary following weeks of protests        
-2 points by The Detroit News | United States Senate Democratic Party Republican Party Assistant party leaders of the United States Senate Party leaders of the United States Senate Harry Reid 111th United States Congress United States Cabinet
Michael Bennet calls Betsy DeVos’s nomination “an insult” in speaking marathon on Senate floor
Prior to the Senate's anticipated vote on President Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary Tuesday, Democrats held an all-night speaking marathon on the Senate floor in Washington, D.C., in a show of opposition to the candidacy of Betsy DeVos.
-2 points by The Denver Post | United States Senate President pro tempore of the United States Senate President of the United States Vice President of the United States Donald Trump Democratic Party Candidate United States Cabinet
Betsy DeVos having her 15 minutes of fame 'at the wrong time'
As she faces what promises to be the closest vote ever for a cabinet nominee, Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s choice for education secretary, is also the most well-known — and in some sense the most notorious.         
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