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  • President Donald Trump takes the oath of office as his wife Melania Trump holds the bible on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017.

    Trump has been confronted with a series of administrative crises while struggling to move the ball on key policy priorities, NBC News reports.

  • Beneath the capital's radar looms a vexing problem— a catchall spending package that's likely to top $1 trillion and could get embroiled in the politics of building Trump's wall at the U.S.- Mexico border and a budget-busting Pentagon request. Despite the big power shift in Washington, the path to success— and averting a shuttering of the government— goes...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- The U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday over the objections of Democrats and environmentalists worried he will gut the agency, as the administration readies executive orders to ease regulation on drillers and miners. Two Democrats from energy-producing states, Joe...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- The U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday over the objections of Democrats and environmentalists worried he will gut the agency, as the administration readies executive orders to ease regulation on drillers and miners. Two Democrats from energy-producing states, Joe...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- The U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday over the objections of Democrats and green groups worried he will gut the agency, as the administration readies executive orders to ease regulation on drillers and miners. Senators voted 52-46 to approve Oklahoma Attorney General...

  • WASHINGTON— There was President Donald Trump, in the middle of his Mar-a-Lago resort, conferring with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on decisions with national security implications over iceberg wedge salads. It was fascinating to watch the flurry of activity at dinner when the news came that North Korea had launched a missile in the direction of Japan, "...

  • Andrew Puzder

    The increasingly personal debate highlights the push-pull between business and labor and raises questions about Trump's commitment to American workers.

  • Neil Gorsuch, Supreme Court nominee on February 1, 2017.

    The president in an earlier tweet Wednesday had already blamed "politics" in the event the judges don't rule in his favor, NBC News reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 8- Silenced on the Senate floor, Democrat Elizabeth Warren took her criticism of U.S. The unusual rebuke of Warren came after the Republican-controlled Senate on Tuesday cleared the way for confirming Sessions as attorney general. Warren took to the Senate floor to argue against the nomination, reading the letter Coretta Scott King wrote in...

  • The Senate confirms billionaire Betsy DeVos as education secretary, with Vice President Mike Pence casting an unprecedented tie-breaking vote, and another controversial nominee, Jeff Sessions for attorney general, wins committee approval. The top Democrat in the Senate said the judge has dodged questions aimed at gauging his judicial independence.

  • The Senate confirms billionaire Betsy DeVos as education secretary, with Vice President Mike Pence casting an unprecedented tie-breaking vote, and another controversial nominee, Jeff Sessions for attorney general, wins committee approval. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says he had "serious, serious concerns" about Trump's Supreme Court nominee,...

  • Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), left, meets with Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch, February 1, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC.

    Who will pay the price as Washington staggers toward a state of total partisan war?

  • Judge Neil Gorsuch, 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

    Trump's pick sets the stage for the second straight year of partisan clashes over the court.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 31- U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday postponed votes on several of President Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees, citing their responsibility to do a "thorough vetting," while Republicans accused them of unreasonable delays in considering the picks. Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee exploited Senate rules to delay until Wednesday a...

  • Former Exxon Mobile Executive Rex Tillerson appears before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations for his confirmation hearing for the post of Secretary of State on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC Wednesday January 11, 2017.

    The U.S. Senate advanced the nomination of Rex Tillerson on Monday to be President Donald Trump's secretary of State.

  • The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

    One Democratic senator said he will filibuster Donald Trump's pick before he made it.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 30- President Donald Trump said he will announce his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday as he looks to quickly put his stamp on the court by restoring its conservative majority, even as Democrats geared up for a Senate confirmation fight. They are: Neil Gorsuch, a judge on the Denver- based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; Thomas Hardiman, who...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 30- President Donald Trump said he will announce his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday as he looks to quickly put his stamp on the court by restoring its conservative majority, even as Democrats geared up for a Senate confirmation fight. Trump, set to fill the lingering vacancy on the nation's highest court left by the death of...

  • New York Senator Chuck Schumer

    Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer called the ban "appalling," adding that it hurts innocent people, NBC News reports.

  • Trump said on Monday that he will unveil at the White House at 8 p.m. on Tuesday his pick to fill the lingering vacancy on the nation's highest court left by the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016. They are: Neil Gorsuch, a judge on the Denver- based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; Thomas Hardiman, who serves on the Philadelphia- based 3rd...