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  • WASHINGTON, March 16- The White House's 2018 budget plan for the U.S. Department of Energy includes $120 million for nuclear waste programs including the restart of licensing for Nevada's Yucca Mountain, a project stalled for years by lawsuits and local opposition. While Yucca Mountain would store waste on a practically permanent basis, the budget money would...

  • WASHINGTON, March 16- The White Houses fiscal 2018 budget plan for the U.S. Department of Energy includes $120 million to restart licensing for the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada, a project stalled for years by lawsuits and local opposition. In 2010, then-President Barack Obama withdrew the license to store waste at Yucca amid opposition...

  • The $54 billion boost for the military is the largest since President Ronald Reagan's Pentagon buildup in the 1980 s, promising immediate money for troop readiness, the fight against Islamic State militants and procurement of new ships, fighter jets and other weapons. The 10 percent Pentagon boost is financed by $54 billion in cuts to foreign aid and domestic...

  • Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a climate-change skeptic and an advocate for expanded oil and gas development, to run the Interior Department, a Trump aide said on Friday. The official on Trump's transition team, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters that Trump would nominate McMorris Rodgers to head the Interior Department, which is...

  • Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a climate-change skeptic and an advocate for expanded oil and gas development, to run the Interior Department, sources briefed on the matter told Reuters on Friday. It follows his nomination this week of an anti-regulation climate-change skeptic, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, to run the Environmental...

  • Vice President-elect Mike Pence gets into an elevator as he arrives at Trump Tower, November 15, 2016 in New York City.

    An apparent clerical oversight effectively halted the Trump team's ability to coordinate with President Barack Obama's White House.

  • Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa.

    Republicans won key Senate races as Democrats have only been able to flip two seats in Illinois and New Hampshire.

  • Paul Manafort

    Paul Manafort came under fire in August for his ties to Ukraine, which led to him leaving the campaign, NBC News reports.

  • Kellyanne Conway

    The FBI should not speed up or slow down its probe due to the election, Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway tells CNBC.

  • Attorney General Eric Holder

    Former Attorney General Eric Holder condemned FBI Director James Comey for his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server.

  • A supporter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wears anti-Hillary Clinton prison garb

    Wikileaks is still sitting on over 50,000, which means they could keep dribbling them out until Election Day, reports NBC News

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 28- Congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected President Barack Obama's veto of legislation allowing relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, the first veto override of his presidency, just four months before it ends. The House of Representatives voted 348-77 against the veto, hours after the Senate rejected it...

  • White House blasts "embarrassing" Senate vote. WASHINGTON, Sept 28- Congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected President Barack Obama's veto of legislation allowing relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, the first veto override of his presidency, just four months before it ends. The House of Representatives voted 348-77...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 28- The U.S. Congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected President Barack Obama's veto of legislation allowing relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, the first veto override of his eight-year presidency. The House of Representatives voted 348-76 against the veto, just hours after the Senate rejected it 97-1,...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 28- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected President Barack Obama's veto of legislation allowing relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, paving the way for the first veto override of his eight-year presidency. The final vote was 97-1 against the veto, a blow to Saudi Arabia, a frequent U.S. partner in the...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 28- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday was poised to advance a stop-gap funding bill to avert a looming federal government shutdown, after Democrats and Republicans agreed to help Flint, Michigan, resolve its water crisis. Republican House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi reached the deal late on Tuesday, hours...

  • Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi reached the deal late on Tuesday, hours after a piece of legislation known as a continuing resolution aimed at avoiding the shutdown failed to garner enough votes to advance in the Senate. Democrats in the Senate and House have vowed to oppose the CR until Republicans agree to an aid package...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 27- A stop-gap funding bill to avoid a federal government shutdown later this week failed to garner enough votes to move forward in the Senate on Tuesday, with Democrats and Republicans both opposing the measure. The must-pass continuing resolution, or CR, which would keep federal agencies operating from Saturday through Dec. 9, received only 45...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 27- A stop-gap funding bill to avoid a federal government shutdown later this week failed to garner enough votes to move forward in the Senate on Tuesday, with Democrats and Republicans both opposing the measure. The must-pass continuing resolution, or CR, which would keep federal agencies operating from Saturday through Dec. 9, received only 45...

  • President Barack Obama is meeting with the top four leaders of Congress ahead of a month's end deadline to fund the government or face a shutdown.