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  • With Republican Senator John McCain announcing on the Senate floor that he would oppose Mulvaney, Cochran was seen as the potential 51st vote needed in the 100- member chamber for confirmation. McCain, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee that oversees defense programs, blasted Mulvaney in a Senate floor speech, saying the nominee had pursued "...

  • President Donald Trump's choice of Representative Mick Mulvaney to become White House budget director on Wednesday appeared to pick up enough Republican votes to vault him into the job. A Senate vote on Mulvaney, a leading member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus who represents a region of South Carolina, was expected on Thursday at 7 a.m..

  • A Senate vote on Mulvaney, a leading member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus who represents South Carolina, was expected on Thursday at 7 a.m.. A Senate panel only narrowly backed the nominee earlier this month in a party-line vote. Republicans have 52 of the 100 Senate seats and are able to approve Trump's nominees if they can hold together a majority.

  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan

    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has called for the FBI to "accelerate its investigation," NBC News reports.

  • .S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R) pose for photographs with Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland before meeting at the State Department February 8, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Canada's foreign minister has warned the Trump administration that Canada will retaliate if the U.S. applies new tariffs.

  • Donald Trump

    Seth Klarman is not a household name, but his letter to investors, warning about the new administration, is the most sought-after read on Wall Street.

  • Protesters rally during a demonstration against the travel ban at John F. Kennedy International Airport on January 28, 2017 in New York City.

    James Robart is a Bush appointee known for being a soft-spoken appellate judge, NBC News reports.

  • Protesters rally during a demonstration against the travel ban at John F. Kennedy International Airport on January 28, 2017 in New York City.

    The Trump administration filed a notice of appeal indicating it will challenge a judge's ruling that blocked a travel ban, NBC reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- The Trump administration on Friday imposed sanctions on 25 individuals and entities, ratcheting up pressure on Iran in what it said were just "initial steps" days after it had put Tehran "on notice" over a recent ballistic missile test-launch. The White House said that while the sanctions, the first actions against Iran by the U.S. government since...

  • AVDIYIVKA, Ukraine Feb 2- Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russian separatists accused each other on Thursday of carrying out fresh artillery attacks on frontline residential areas in eastern Ukraine, resulting in civilian casualties on both sides. NATO and the EU have called on Russia to use its influence with rebels to stop the violence.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 31- Imposing a temporary travel ban on citizens from seven Muslim countries, President Donald Trump said the move would help protect the United States from terrorism. The Jan. 30-31 poll found roughly one in two Americans backed the ban, which also suspends admission of all refugees for 120 days, although there were sharp divisions along party lines.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 31- Imposing a temporary travel ban on citizens from seven Muslim countries, President Donald Trump said the move would help protect the United States from terrorism. The Jan. 30-31 poll found roughly one in two Americans backed the ban, which also suspends admission of all refugees for 120 days, although there were sharp divisions along party lines.

  • Protesters hold banners during a demonstration against President Trump's immigration ban at Portland International Airport in Portland, Oregon on January 29, 2017.

    As protests sprung up nationwide, two Republican senators have also criticized Trump's abrupt immigration ban, NBC News reports.

  • Kellyanne Conway

    Kellyanne Conway tells CNBC that Trump needs to tweet to get the real information out.

  • *Washington, New York, Los Angeles among cities with protests. WASHINGTON, Jan 29- President Donald Trump's administration on Sunday tempered a key element of his move to ban entry of refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority countries in the face of mounting criticism even from some prominent Republicans and protests that drew tens of thousands in major...

  • *Republicans Corker, McCain, Graham criticize directive. *Washington, N.Y., Los Angeles among cities with protests. WASHINGTON, Jan 29- President Donald Trump's administration on Sunday tempered a key element of his move to ban entry of refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority countries in the face of mounting criticism even from some prominent...

  • Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said in a statement that people from the seven countries who hold so-called green cards as lawful permanent U.S. residents would not be blocked from returning to the United States from overseas, as some had been following the directive. Outside the White House, where some viewing stands from Trump's Jan. 20 inaugural...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 29- President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his move to ban entry of refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority nations and said the United States would resume issuing visas for all countries in the next 90 days as he faced rising criticism at home and abroad and new protests in U.S. cities. Tens of thousands turned out at protests in cities...

  • Confusion persisted over details of implementation, in particular for green card holders who are legal residents of the United States. In his most sweeping action since taking office on Jan. 20, Trump, a Republican, put a 120- day hold on allowing refugees into the country, an indefinite ban on refugees from Syria and a 90- day bar on citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya,...

  • But confusion persisted over details of implementation, in particular for green card holders who are legal residents of the United States. In his most sweeping action since taking office on Jan. 20, Trump, a Republican, put a 120- day hold on allowing refugees into the country, an indefinite ban on refugees from Syria and a 90- day bar on citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya,...