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  • Republican Representative Tom Price, an orthopedic surgeon from Georgia, will be Trump's Health and Human Services secretary, and consultant Seema Verma will lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a powerful agency that oversees government health programs and insurance standards. Vice President-elect Mike Pence, arriving at Trump Tower in...

  • US President Barack Obama listens to a question during a press conference after attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Lima, Peru.

    President Barack Obama said he won't be a constant critic of Donald Trump but would speak out if policies breach certain "values or ideals."

  • Sen. John Thune

    The senator was re-elected Wednesday as chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, a high-ranking Republican leadership post.

  • Bill Miller

    Bill Miller tells CNBC that the surge in stocks in the wake of Trump's unexpected victory was not so surprising.

  • President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump to update him on transition planning in the Oval Office at the White House on November 10, 2016 in Washington,DC.

    From the Iran nuclear deal to Obamacare, President Obama plans to spend the next two months defending and implementing his policies.

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), left, walks with President-elect Donald Trump, center, and Trump's wife Melania, second right, before a meeting at The Capitol Building on November 10.

    Kansas' Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who is a champion of tough anti-illegal immigration laws, has been hired for Trump's transition team.

  • Trade Representative's office had been lobbying lawmakers for months to pass the 12- country Trans-Pacific Partnership deal in the post-election, lame-duck session of Congress. However, Trump's stunning election victory that sends him to the White House in January and retains Republican majorities in Congress has stymied those plans.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 11- President Barack Obama's trade office is largely suspending its effort to pass his signature Asian free-trade deal before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, saying on Friday that it was up to Republican leaders in Congress to decide on a vote. Trade Representative's office had been lobbying lawmakers for months to pass the 12-...

  • President Obama will host an awkward meeting with President-elect Trump at the White House in their first public step toward a peaceful transition of power.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 9- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday dashed any remaining hopes that President Barack Obama's signature Pacific-Rim trade deal would come up for a vote before President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January. "It's certainly not going to be brought up this year," McConnell said of the 12- country Trans-Pacific...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 9- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday dashed any remaining hopes that President Barack Obama's signature Pacific-Rim trade deal would come up for a vote before President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January. While there are many Republican supporters of free trade and TPP in Congress, McConnell and House of...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 9- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday dashed any remaining hopes that President Barack Obama's signature Pacific-rim trade deal would see a vote before President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January. "It's certainly not going to be brought up this year," McConnell said of the 12- country Trans-Pacific Partnership...

  • McConnell: Proud of the races we won

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell discusses yesterday's election and the party's efforts to hold on to the Senate.

  • The U.S. Capitol building

    Fallout from Congress's veto override of a bill allowing US citizens to sue Saudi Arabia for damages related to 9/11 is already apparent.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 29- U.S. lawmakers expressed doubts on Thursday about Sept. 11 legislation they forced on President Barack Obama, saying the new law allowing lawsuits against Saudi Arabia could be narrowed to ease concerns about its effect on Americans abroad. A day after a rare overwhelming rejection of a presidential veto, the first during Obama's eight...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 29- U.S. lawmakers on Thursday expressed doubts about Sept. 11 legislation they forced on President Barack Obama, saying the new law allowing lawsuits against Saudi Arabia could be narrowed to ease concerns about its effect on Americans abroad. A day after a rare overwhelming rejection of a presidential veto, the first during Obama's eight...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 29- U.S. lawmakers on Thursday expressed doubts about Sept. 11 legislation they forced on President Barack Obama, saying the new law allowing lawsuits against Saudi Arabia could be narrowed to ease concerns about its effect on Americans abroad. A day after a rare overwhelming rejection of a presidential veto, the first during Obama's eight...

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Thursday deeper trade ties between the United States and Mexico will help both economies to grow and President Barack Obama's free trade deal will keep them globally competitive. The United States and Mexico cannot reject globalization despite the stresses it causes some industries, towns and workers on both sides,...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 29- U.S. lawmakers on Thursday expressed doubts about Sept. 11 legislation they forced on President Barack Obama, saying the new law allowing lawsuits against Saudi Arabia could be narrowed to ease concerns about its effect on Americans abroad. A day after a rare overwhelming rejection of a presidential veto, the first of Obama's eight years in...

  • If senators, as expected, are supportive, the Senate could promptly vote on passage, sending the measure to the House of Representatives. Earlier, 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...