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Trump Expected to Pick Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to Run Interior

1 hour 22 min ago
President-elect Donald Trump is expected to tap Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state to lead the Interior Department.

GOP Faces Timing Dilemma on Health-Law Replacement

5 hours 19 min ago
Republicans united in their desire to overturn the Affordable Care Act are divided over whether to replace it before or after the 2018 elections, a choice that holds political peril either way.

U.S. Defense Secretary Carter Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan

8 hours 51 min ago
Defense Secretary Ash Carter made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan to consult with military commanders and deliver a preholiday pep talk to U.S. troops.

Supreme Court Clears Way for Alabama Execution

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 19:52
The Supreme Court Thursday night cleared the way for Alabama to execute a convicted murderer, after earlier granting a last minute reprieve.

Trump Cabinet Picks Signal Deregulation Moves Are Coming

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 19:49
Business leaders are predicting a dramatic unraveling of regulations on everything from overtime pay to power-plant emission rules as Donald Trump seeks to fill his cabinet with determined adversaries of the agencies they will lead.

Trump's Tough Talk to Test New China Envoy's Close Beijing Ties

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 19:20
Terry Branstad, Donald Trump’s pick for ambassador to China, has close ties both to the U.S. president-elect and to Chinese President Xi Jinping. He’s going to need them.

Cuomo Met With Feds on Ex-Aide's Corruption Case

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 18:02
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo disclosed that he was interviewed by federal prosecutors in recent weeks in the criminal case against his former top aide, Joseph Percoco, and seven other defendants.

John Glenn, First American to Orbit Earth, Dies at Age 95

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 17:48
John Glenn, the first U.S. astronaut to orbit Earth who later spent 24 years representing Ohio in the Senate, has died at 95 years old.

Hunter Says He Was Falsely Accused of Killing Pedals the Bear, Files Suit

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 17:34
A hunter who says he was falsely accused in social media of killing Pedals the upright-walking bear is firing back with a defamation lawsuit.

Former Insys CEO Arrested in Opioid Prescription Kickback Case

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 16:56
Six former executives and managers at Insys Therapeutics were arrested and charged with conspiring to defraud health insurers and bribe doctors in exchange for prescribing the company’s fentanyl painkiller, Subsys.

Orrin Hatch May Prove a Crucial Ally for Donald Trump

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 16:49
In the weeks since Donald Trump was elected, a senior member of Congress has emerged as an important source of counsel: Sen. Orrin Hatch, the longest-serving Senate Republican and the chairman of a committee that will handle much of Mr. Trump’s agenda.

Ex-Im Bank Critics, Supporters Look to Trump for Help

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 16:37
Donald Trump’s stress on beefing up U.S. jobs and boosting the country’s industrial strength could put staunch GOP opponents of the Export-Import Bank in a bind should the president-elect back the trade-facilitating institution.

Oakland Warehouse Fire Victims Include Artists and Musicians

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 16:18
They came for the music or just the welcome atmosphere inside the rambling art-filled warehouse known as the Ghost Ship.

Barely Half of 30-Year-Olds Earn More Than Their Parents

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 16:16
About 51% of American 30-year-olds earn more than their parents did, an enormous decline from the early 1970s and even rapid economic growth won’t do much to reverse the trend.

House Passes Spending Bill but Senate May Delay Passage

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 15:50
A fight over coal miners’ health-care benefits threatened to delay and possibly derail passage of a short-term spending bill in the Senate beyond Friday, when the government’s current funding is set to expire.

Senate Joins House in Passing Defense Authorization Bill

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 13:32
The Senate passed the annual defense policy bill with little opposition Thursday, sending the measure to the White House for President Barack Obama’s signature.

Trump Expected to Name Fast-Food Executive Andy Puzder as Labor Secretary

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 07:51
President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name fast-food executive Andy Puzder as labor secretary, according to people familiar with the decision.

How Trump's Web of LLCs Obscures His Business Interests

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 07:14
Donald Trump uses a web of privately held LLCs and other entities to house his assets—everything from real estate to a vintage carousel in Manhattan’s Central Park—making it impossible to gauge the full extent of potential conflicts he may face as president.

Trump Attacks Carrier Union Leader

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 21:18
President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted a steelworkers union leader who denounced him for exaggerating the number of jobs saved at a Carrier Corp. factory in Indiana.

Heart Disease Pushes Up U.S. Death Rate

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 21:01
Americans are dying from heart disease at a faster rate, stalling four decades of gains against the nation’s leading killer and driving up the U.S. mortality rate overall.

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