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 ...

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 ...