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Politics Mitch McConnell

  • 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.

  • 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- President Donald Trump's pledge to bring massive investments in U.S. infrastructure projects showed new signs of life on Friday after lying dormant for weeks, as leading Republican lawmakers said proposals from the administration could be in the offing. He has previously voiced concern over adding to budget deficits with a new injection...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- President Donald Trump's pledge to bring massive investments in U.S. infrastructure projects showed new signs of life on Friday after lying dormant for weeks, as leading Republican lawmakers said proposals from the administration could be in the offing. He has previously voiced concern over adding to budget deficits with a new shot of...

  • Trump's defense secretary, Jim Mattis warns of an "arc of instability" on Europe's periphery and calls on NATO allies to contribute their fair share to their collective defense. Vice President Mike Pence will speak at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, seeking to soothe allies unnerved by Trump's statements on Russia and NATO while stressing U.S....

  • 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...

  • Trump's defense secretary, Jim Mattis, in his debut trip to Europe, warns of an "arc of instability" on Europe's periphery and calls on NATO allies to contribute their fair share to their collective defense. Vice President Mike Pence will speak at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, seeking to soothe allies unnerved by Trump's statements on Russia and...

  • Steven Mnuchin, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's reported choice for U.S. Treasury secretary, speaks to members of the news media upon his arrival at Trump Tower in New York, November 30, 2016.

    The Senate is preparing for its confirmation vote on Steven Mnuchin, who will head the Treasury Department, Monday night, NBC News reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 9- President Donald Trump's "wall" along the U.S.- Mexico border would be a series of fences and walls that would cost as much as $21.6 billion, and take more than three years to construct, based on a U.S. Department of Homeland Security internal report seen by Reuters on Thursday. The report seen by Reuters is the work of a group commissioned by Kelly as...

  • 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...

  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.

    Whoops! In an attempt to shut her down, Senate Republicans actually amplified Elizabeth Warren's message about Jeff Sessions, says Mic's Emily Singer.

  • 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...

  • Warren cut off for reading Coretta Scott King Letter at Sessions Debate

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren was punished for quoting a letter that Coretta Scott King wrote in opposition to Jeff Sessions.

  • President-elect Donald Trump talks to Vice President-elect Mike Pence during a press conference at Trump Tower in New York on January 11, 2017.

    President Donald Trump said that he would put Vice President Mike Pence in charge of a commission to probe what he believes was voter fraud in last November's election.

  • 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...