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Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 at 06:19 AM CST

Biden to Take Train Home After Inauguration

Biden to Take Train Home After Inauguration

Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, will head home to Delaware after Donald Trump's inauguration in the same way that Biden has been traveling to his home state for 44 years: by train. The vice...

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 at 12:23 PM CST

Sessions Denies Allegations of Racial Animosity

Sessions Denies Allegations of Racial Animosity

Attorney General nominee Senator Jeff Sessions strongly denied allegations of racial animosity during his confirmation hearing Tuesday. He also said he'd recuse himself from investigations of Hillary Clinton's...

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 at 12:06 PM CST

Book Sales Suspended for Trump Aide Accused of Plagiarism

Book Sales Suspended for Trump Aide Accused of Plagiarism

The publisher of Monica Crowley's "What the (Bleep) Just Happened?" is halting sales of the book, pending the "opportunity" for the aide to President-elect Donald Trump to revise her material. Crowley is a...

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 at 07:45 PM CST

Texas Legislature Opens 85th Session; Straus Named Speaker

Texas Legislature Opens 85th Session; Straus Named Speaker

Texas legislators opened the state's 85th Legislature Tuesday, the first time they've convened since June 2015.

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 at 10:09 AM CST

GOP Anxiety Is Mounting Over Health Care Repeal Initiative

GOP Anxiety Is Mounting Over Health Care Repeal Initiative

Republican anxiety is mounting over voting to unravel the health care law without having an alternative in hand, fanned by words of encouragement from Donald Trump to a GOP senator who wants to simultaneously...

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 at 10:08 AM CST

Read Sessions' Opening Statement at AG Confirmation Hearing

Read Sessions' Opening Statement at AG Confirmation Hearing

Here are Sen. Jeff Sessions' prepared remarks at his U.S. Senate confirmation hearing for attorney general on Jan. 10, 2017.

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 at 10:10 AM CST

Kerry: 'I Could Certainly Keep Going' as Secretary of State

Kerry: 'I Could Certainly Keep Going' as Secretary of State

Outgoing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry returned Monday to Massachusetts, where he served 28 years as a U.S. senator. Kerry tells NBC Boston he would have loved to have stayed at his post. "It's a great job....

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 at 05:26 PM CST

Homeland Security Pick Cites Securing Border as Top Priority

Homeland Security Pick Cites Securing Border as Top Priority

Donald Trump's choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security favors a wall to secure the border with Mexico but said Tuesday that such a structure alone won't be enough. "A physical barrier in and of...

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 at 06:04 AM CST

Trump Unfiltered: Tweets Reveal His Interests, Insecurities

Trump Unfiltered: Tweets Reveal His Interests, Insecurities

His message came at the start of one of the busiest weeks of Donald Trump's transition to the White House. It's a week when he and his team are preparing eight Cabinet picks for confirmation hearings, finalizing...

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 at 11:13 AM CST

TX Lawmakers Face Cash Crunch, Bathroom Bill

TX Lawmakers Face Cash Crunch, Bathroom Bill

A cash crunch and a potential policy showdown over a North Carolina-style transgender bathroom bill are raising tensions as Texas lawmakers return to work Tuesday.

 
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