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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 ...

Congress clears legislation allowing Mattis to run Pentagon

Jan 14, 2017

Congress clears legislation allowing Mattis to run Pentagon

Congress approved legislation Friday that allows retired U.S. Marine Gen. James Mattis to run the Pentagon in the Trump administration. The House easily cleared the bill, 268-151, despite complaints from many Democrats that Republicans had rushed the measure unnecessarily. The Senate overwhelmingly passed the ...

Jan 13, 2017

Netanyahu condemns Paris summit as 'rigged' against Israel

Israel’s prime minister is condemning an upcoming conference in Paris aimed at reviving the Israel-Palestinian peace process. Benjamin Netanyahu said during a meeting with Norway’s foreign minister on Thursday: “It’s a rigged conference, rigged by the Palestinians with French auspices to adopt additional anti-Israel ...