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Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 at 06:01 AM CST

Day Before Inauguration, State Department Lacks Interim Boss

Day Before Inauguration, State Department Lacks Interim Boss

It's a little more than a day before Donald Trump becomes president and he still has no one ready to run American diplomacy until his nominee is confirmed. And with Russian-sponsored Syrian peace talks scheduled...

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 at 04:05 PM CST

Mnuchin Defends Foreclosure Actions, Asset Disclosure

Mnuchin Defends Foreclosure Actions, Asset Disclosure

Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump's pick as Treasury secretary, clashed with Democrats during a lengthy confirmation hearing Thursday over his handling of thousands of mortgage foreclosures and his...

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 at 10:43 PM CST

North TX Woman Heading to Women's March in Washington

North TX Woman Heading to Women's March in Washington

A North Texas woman who says she's never marched for a cause before plans to be in Washington D.C. for the Women's March, one day after President-elect Donald Trump takes the oath of office.

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 at 08:16 PM CST

Democrats Again to Lead Just Two TX Senate Committees

Democrats Again to Lead Just Two TX Senate Committees

Democrats will again head just two Texas Senate committees, the same number that the minority party ran last session in 2015.

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 at 09:05 AM CST

Trump Expects 'Big Results' From His Choice to Lead USDA

Trump Expects 'Big Results' From His Choice to Lead USDA

Donald Trump said Thursday that he expects that former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, his choice to lead the Agriculture Department, will "deliver big results for all Americans who earn their living off the...

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 at 06:27 PM CST

Trump Hotel Bans Media During Inauguration Week

Trump Hotel Bans Media During Inauguration Week

President-elect Donald Trump's hotel in the nation's capital is off limits to media during Inauguration Week. Patricia Tang, director of sales and marketing for the Trump International in Washington, said...

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 at 09:29 PM CST

TX Reps in Congress Talk About Incoming Administration

TX Reps in Congress Talk About Incoming Administration

Texas Republicans in Congress know they have a rare opportunity In Washington, with control of the U.S. House, the U.S. Senate and the presidency.

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 at 06:37 PM CST

Obama's Parting Words: A Last Message of Hope

Obama's Parting Words: A Last Message of Hope

President Barack Obama took the last question of his last press briefing in the White House to brag about his two daughters, who "surprise and enchant and impress" him every day. Obama said he and his wife...

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 at 05:29 PM CST

Hillary Clinton Would Beat de Blasio for NYC Mayor: Poll

Hillary Clinton Would Beat de Blasio for NYC Mayor: Poll

Hillary Clinton would crush New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in a head-to-head matchup if she ran as an independent, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 at 01:43 PM CST

Senate Panel Approves Mattis for Defense Post

Senate Panel Approves Mattis for Defense Post

The Senate Armed Services Committee has overwhelmingly approved President-elect Donald Trump's pick for defense secretary. The Republican-led panel voted 26-1 Wednesday to recommend that the full Senate...

 
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