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  • Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

    Republicans and Democrats took exception to Trump's comparison of Russia and the U.S.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 2- The U.S. Congress moved swiftly on Thursday to undo Obama-era rules on the environment, corruption, labor and guns, with the Senate wiping from the books a rule aimed at reducing water pollution. By a vote of 54-45, the Senate approved a resolution already passed in the House of Representatives to kill the rule aimed at keeping pollutants out of...

  • By a vote of 54-45, the Senate approved a resolution already passed in the House of Representatives to ax the rule, which is intended to keep water sources in areas of mountaintop removal mining clear of waste. The Senate was scheduled later on Thursday to debate killing an equally controversial rule requiring extraction companies such as Exxon Mobil and...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 2- The U.S. Senate voted on Thursday to overturn a rule aimed at cutting water pollution from coal-mining waste, the first of a number of Obama-era regulations congressional Republicans are aiming to kill. By a vote of 54-45, the Senate approved a resolution passed in the House of Representatives on Wednesday to axe the rule intended to keep water...

  • President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he would urge fellow Republicans in the Senate to invoke a rule change to force a simple majority vote on his Supreme Court nominee if Democrats block his choice. With some Democrats questioning Trump's choice of federal appeals court Judge Neil Gorsuch the day after the president announced him, Trump said he would not...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 1- President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he would urge Senate Republicans to invoke a rule change to force a simple majority vote on his Supreme Court nominee if Democrats block his choice. Trump, at a meeting with interest groups who will support his choice of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the high court, was asked whether he would urge Senate Majority...

  • President Trump shakes the hand of Judge Neil Gorsuch during a Supreme Court of the United States nominee announcement in the East Room at the White House in Washington, DC on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017.

    Here's why Trump's early Supreme Court announcement is his most strategically normal move in office, NBC News reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 31- Elaine Chao, a former top U.S. labor official, was sworn in on Tuesday to lead the U.S. Transportation Department, which overseas aviation, vehicle, train and pipeline safety. Chao, a former U.S. labor secretary and deputy transportation secretary, took office hours after the U.S. Senate voted 93 to 6 to confirm her. The Transportation Department has...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 31- The U.S. Senate voted 93 to 6 on Tuesday to confirm Elaine Chao as head of the U.S. Transportation Department, which overseas aviation, vehicle, train and pipeline safety. The Transportation Department has a $75 billion annual budget and about 60,000 employees. It includes the Federal Aviation Administration, which handles air traffic control.

  • People wait in line to enter the US Supreme Court.

    There has been a vacancy on the nine-member Supreme Court since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia on Feb. 13, 2016, NBC News reports.

  • 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...

  • Sen. Jeff Merkley

    Senator Jeff Merkley vows to filibuster Trump's Supreme Court nominee. Vox reports.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • In his most sweeping action since taking office on Jan. 20, Trump, a Republican, put a 120- day hold on Friday on allowing refugees into the country, an indefinite ban on refugees from Syria and a 90- day bar on citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Look what is happening all over Europe and, indeed, the world- a horrible mess! " U.S. Senate Majority...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 24- Republicans and Democrats argued over the best way to rebuild U.S. infrastructure- a high priority of President Donald Trump- with no agreement in sight following skirmishes on Tuesday between the two parties. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rejected a new, detailed $1 trillion proposal unveiled by Democrats that would rely heavily...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 24- The U.S. Senate's top Democrat on Tuesday vowed to oppose any infrastructure plan by President Donald Trump that would rely on "tax credits for developers" to rebuild the nation's roads, bridges, airports and other such structures. Senator Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer made the comments in a press conference to unveil a $1 trillion...

  • Crews work on putting concrete in the new median on Castle Rock Parkway west of the I-25 interchange on August 9, 2016 in Castle Rock, Colorado.

    Democrats' unveiled a proposal Tuesday for spending to repair infrastructure over the next ten years, Vox reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 24- President Donald Trump will meet with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday to discuss his Supreme Court choice, McConnell said. Trump also planned to meet with Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, Politico reported, citing an unidentified...