Democrats force delays in votes on Price, Mnuchin, Sessions

Feb 1, 2017

Democrats force delays in votes on Price, Mnuchin, Sessions

Democrats forced delays Tuesday in planned Senate committee votes on President Donald Trump’s picks for Health and Treasury secretaries and attorney general, amid growing Democratic surliness over the administration’s aggressive early moves against refugees and an expected bitter battle over filling the Supreme Court ...

Senate confirms Trump's pick to run the CIA

Jan 24, 2017

Senate confirms Trump's pick to run the CIA

The Senate on Monday confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee to run the CIA despite some Democratic objections that Rep. Mike Pompeo has been less than transparent about his positions on torture, surveillance and Russia’s meddling in the U.S. election. The vote was 66-32. Pompeo ...

Hastert to assault victim: Pay back $1.7 million in hush money

Jan 20, 2017

Hastert to assault victim: Pay back $1.7 million in hush money

Imprisoned former House speaker Dennis Hastert wants one of his sexual abuse victims to return the $1.7 million in hush money the Illinois Republican paid him over several years, according to a court filing this week in an ongoing civil case. The document is ...

Trump's nominees stray from his path on Russia, torture

Jan 14, 2017

Trump's nominees stray from his path on Russia, torture

In two days of Senate confirmation hearings, Donald Trump’s national security nominees have shown they aren’t afraid of disagreeing with their boss, even on matters at the heart of his campaign promises. Trump’s picks for defense secretary, secretary of state and Central Intelligence Agency ...