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Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 07:08 PM CST

Black Lawmakers Dismayed by Trump's Invite to Black Reporter

Black Lawmakers Dismayed by Trump's Invite to Black Reporter

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus expressed bafflement and dismay Thursday after President Donald Trump asked a black reporter to set up a meeting with them. Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina said there...

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 02:50 PM CST

'Convention of States' Begins Advancing in Texas Legislature

'Convention of States' Begins Advancing in Texas Legislature

Bills heeding Gov. Greg Abbott's calls for a "convention of states" to amend the U.S. Constitution have begun making their way through the Texas Legislature.

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 06:47 AM CST

Trump: Flynn 'Was Just Doing His Job'

Trump: Flynn 'Was Just Doing His Job'

President Donald Trump said he believed Michael Flynn "was just doing his job" as a then-incoming national security advisor to the White House when he called a Russian minister. Trump maintained that Flynn was fired for misleading Vice President Mike Pence. 

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 04:37 PM CST

Trump Taps Alexander Acosta as New Labor Secretary

Trump Taps Alexander Acosta as New Labor Secretary

President Donald Trump on Thursday announced law school dean R. Alexander Acosta as his new labor secretary nominee, one day after his original pick abruptly withdrew from consideration. Trump said Acosta, who...

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 05:37 PM CST

Senate Hearings for Supreme Court Pick to Begin March 20

Senate Hearings for Supreme Court Pick to Begin March 20

The Senate Judiciary Committee will begin confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch on March 20. That's the word from Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, who made the...

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 04:20 PM CST

White House Taps Billionaire to Head Intelligence Review

White House Taps Billionaire to Head Intelligence Review

President Donald Trump said Thursday his administration has asked a New York-based private equity executive to lead a review of the U.S. intelligence community as he moves to crack down on "illegal leaks" of...

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 08:35 AM CST

Fact Check: Trump's Iffy Grasp of Autism Research

Fact Check: Trump's Iffy Grasp of Autism Research

President Donald Trump has weighed in on child autism, apparently without a complete grasp of the research. Trump in the past has promoted debunked theories linking vaccines to autism, and shortly before...

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 08:01 AM CST

House GOP Weighs Options for New Approach to Health Law

House GOP Weighs Options for New Approach to Health Law

With the Republican drive to craft a new health care plan sputtering, House GOP leaders are offering options to rank-and-file lawmakers for replacing President Barack Obama's health care law with a conservative...

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 01:05 PM CST

US Not Ready to Collaborate Militarily With Russia: Mattis

US Not Ready to Collaborate Militarily With Russia: Mattis

The U.S. is not ready to collaborate militarily with Russia, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday, appearing to close the door for now on any effort to work more closely with Moscow in the fight against...

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 07:55 AM CST

Dems See Disparity in Handling of Clinton, Russia Inquiries

Dems See Disparity in Handling of Clinton, Russia Inquiries

Democrats are criticizing the FBI over its refusal to discuss potential contacts between Russian officials and associates of President Donald Trump, saying the bureau's tight-lipped approach and its public...

 
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