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  • U.S. Vice President Joseph 'Joe' Biden, left, speaks as Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, listens during a First Ministers Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.

    The Obama administration has lifted vehicle fuel standards, invested heavily in renewable energy, and pushed to curb methane gas emissions.

  • Vice President Joe Biden said on Friday he doubted whether Donald Trump could undo much of the current administration's record on the environment because so many green policies have firmly taken hold. Trump, who will take over as president on Jan. 20, has said he does not believe in global warming and will name a climate change skeptic, Oklahoma Attorney General...

  • Vice President Joe Biden said on Friday he doubted whether Donald Trump could undo much of the current administration's record on the environment because so many green policies have firmly taken hold. Trump, who will take over as president on Jan. 20, has said he does not believe in global warming and will name a climate change skeptic, Oklahoma Attorney General...

  • Vice President Joe Biden said on Friday he doubted whether Donald Trump could undo much of the current administration's record on the environment because so many green policies have firmly taken hold. Trump, who will take over as president on Jan. 20, has said he does not believe in global warming and will name a climate change skeptic, Oklahoma Attorney General...

  • OTTAWA, Ontario— Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday that his government and the majority of Canada's provinces had come to an agreement on a national carbon pricing plan. But Canada's 10 provincial leaders are not unanimous in agreeing to Trudeau's carbon tax. Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has refused to agree to the tax; Manitoba's premier said...

  • Hillary Clinton says fake news is an "epidemic" and "a danger that must be addressed and addressed quickly." Clinton is on Capitol Hill for a portrait unveiling in honor of retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. Hillary Clinton has made her first trip to the Capitol complex since her presidential election loss to Donald Trump.

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on Congress:. Republicans and Democrats are paying tribute to Vice President Joe Biden, who has been a part of the Senate for 44 years. With Biden presiding over the Senate, lawmakers rose to deliver speeches Wednesday hailing his resilience, friendship and integrity.

  • WASHINGTON— With an atypical burst of bipartisanship, the Senate shipped legislation to President Barack Obama on Wednesday lowering hurdles for government drug approvals as the 114th Congress bumped toward the end of a two-year run highlighted by upheaval and stalemate. Lamar Alexander, R- Tenn., chairman of the Senate health committee.

  • James Mattis for the top Pentagon job. Congress needs to change the law so a former military man can serve in the civilian post. Under current law, Congress would need to pass legislation next year to grant Mattis an exception from a law that requires a seven-year wait for former members of the military to serve in the post.

  • Vice President Joe Biden

    The vice president told reporters that he's "not committing not to run."

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump:. President-elect Donald Trump is having dinner at one of his favorite New York restaurants: 21 Club. Vice President Joe Biden says that some of the economic proposals under discussion as a new administration prepares to enter the White House are the same ones that led to "this God-awful recession of eight...

  • MOSCOW/ KIEV, Dec 2- Russia said on Friday it had uncovered a plot by foreign spy agencies to sow chaos in Russia's banking system via a coordinated wave of cyber attacks and fake social media reports about banks going bust. Russia's domestic intelligence agency, the Federal Security Service, said that the servers to be used in the alleged cyber attack were located...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 2- Russia said on Friday it had uncovered a plot by foreign spy agencies to sow chaos in Russia's banking system via a coordinated wave of cyber attacks and fake social media reports about banks going bust. Russia's domestic intelligence agency, the Federal Security Service, said in a statement that the servers to be used in the alleged cyber attack...

  • The White House said in a statement after the House vote: "The Senate should promptly pass this bill so that the President can sign it." The bill, sponsored by Republican Representative Fred Upton of Michigan, authorizes $4.8 billion to the National Institutes of Health and $500 million to the Food and Drug Administration to streamline the clinical trial process...

  • Nov 30- The U.S. House of Representatives is poised to pass a sweeping, $6.3 billion bill that supporters say will spur medical innovation, speed access to new drugs, expand access to mental health treatment and battle the opioid epidemic. The Senate is expected to vote on it next week. The Act, sponsored by Republican representative Fred Upton from Michigan,...

  • But their objections were overwhelmed by an alliance among Republicans, many Democrats and the White House for a 996- page measure that bore wins for both parties. The Senate's expected final approval next week would mark an uncommon episode of cooperation between the GOP- run 114th Congress— which plans to adjourn next week— and President Barack Obama in their...

  • Senator Bernie Sanders, former Democratic Presidential Candidate, speaks out against President-elect Donald Trump during a rally next to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, USA on November 17, 2016.

    Trump's plan is a scam that gives massive tax breaks to large companies and Wall Street billionaires, says Bernie Sanders.

  • Vice President Joe Biden

    The outgoing vice president is the "right guy, right now" to rebuild the Democratic Party, ex-Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell tells CNBC.

  • Fmr. Gov. Rendell: Joe Biden is the one person to bring Dems together

    Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell discusses his views on who should head up the DNC.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Nov 15- President-elect Donald Trump closed in on naming two loyal Wall Street backers to key economic positions but jettisoned a national security expert from his inner circle as his transition cleared an initial paperwork snag on Tuesday. Trump, a Republican outsider who won a surprise election victory last week, is considering...