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  • Senate confirmation is required for all the posts except national security adviser and White House posts. A civil engineer by training, the Texan joined the world's largest energy company in 1975 and led several of its operations in the United States as well as in Yemen, Thailand and Russia. DEFENSE SECRETARY: JAMES MATTIS Mattis is a retired Marine general...

  • Senate confirmation is required for all the posts except national security adviser and White House posts. A civil engineer by training, the Texan joined the world's largest energy company in 1975 and led several of its operations in the United States as well as in Yemen, Thailand and Russia. DEFENSE SECRETARY: JAMES MATTIS Mattis is a retired Marine general...

  • Senate confirmation is required for all the posts except national security adviser and White House posts. A civil engineer by training, the Texan joined the world's largest energy company in 1975 and led several of its operations in the United States as well as in Yemen, Thailand and Russia. DEFENSE SECRETARY: JAMES MATTIS Mattis is a retired Marine general...

  • With Trump set to be sworn in as president on Jan. 20, Republican lawmakers hope to get a quick start on priorities that were blocked during Democratic President Barack Obama's eight years in the White House. But the message was overshadowed by a surprise move by Republicans in the House of Representatives in a closed-door meeting late on Monday to weaken an the...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 3- The Republican-led U.S. With Trump set to be sworn in as president on Jan. 20, Republican lawmakers hope to get a quick start on priorities that were blocked during Democratic President Barack Obama's eight years in the White House. Last month Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, said that before the election, he assumed...

  • Pedestrians hold umbrellas near the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.

    Republicans will arrive with a long and aggressive to-do list, emboldened by majorities in the House and the Senate and the promise of President-elect Donald Trump.

  • President-elect Donald Trump has named Tom Bossert as White House homeland security adviser, the transition team said in a statement on Tuesday. Senate confirmation is required for all the posts except national security adviser and White House posts. A civil engineer by training, the Texan joined the world's largest energy company in 1975 and led several of...

  • President-elect Donald Trump has named Tom Bossert as White House homeland security adviser, the transition team said in a statement on Tuesday. Senate confirmation is required for all the posts except national security adviser and White House posts. A civil engineer by training, the Texan joined the world's largest energy company in 1975 and led several of...

  • President-elect Donald Trump has named Tom Bossert as White House homeland security adviser, the transition team said in a statement on Tuesday. Senate confirmation is required for all the posts except national security adviser and White House posts. A civil engineer by training, the Texan joined the world's largest energy company in 1975 and led several of...

  • Coal miners operate a carbide-tipped shearer as it scrapes coal at a mine in Wind Ridge, Pennsylvania.

    Trump won coal country because he promised to restore jobs. The questions on benefits were less clear, says Jeff Stein.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Dec 22- Democrats are showing little interest in cooperating with the Republicans who control Congress on legislation to dismantle the Obamacare health insurance law but some are signaling a willingness to collaborate on action to curb rising drug prices. President-elect Donald Trump pledged two weeks ago to bring down drug prices,...

  • President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday named Peter Navarro, an economist who has pushed a hard line on China, to head a newly formed White House National Trade Council, the transition team said in a statement. Senate confirmation is required for all the posts except national security adviser, White House chief of staff, directors of the White House National...

  • President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday named Peter Navarro, an economist who has pushed a hard line on China, to head a newly formed White House National Trade Council, the transition team said in a statement. Senate confirmation is required for all the posts except national security adviser, White House chief of staff, directors of the White House National...

  • President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday named Peter Navarro, an economist who has pushed a hard line on China, to head a newly formed White House National Trade Council, the transition team said in a statement. Senate confirmation is required for all the posts except national security adviser, White House chief of staff, directors of the White House National...

  • Dec 19- President-elect Donald Trump will nominate high-frequency trading expert Vincent Viola to be secretary of the Army, a senior transition official said on Monday. Senate confirmation is required for all the posts except national security adviser, White House chief of staff, White House director of the National Economic Council and White House...

  • Dec 19- President-elect Donald Trump will nominate high-frequency trading expert Vincent Viola to be secretary of the Army, a senior transition official said on Monday. Senate confirmation is required for all the posts except national security adviser, White House chief of staff, White House director of the National Economic Council and White House...

  • Dec 19- President-elect Donald Trump will nominate high-frequency trading expert Vincent Viola to be secretary of the Army, a senior transition official said on Monday. Senate confirmation is required for all the posts except national security adviser, White House chief of staff, White House director of the National Economic Council and White House...

  • Top States Worst Infrastructure

    Donald Trump's $1 trillion infrastructure investment plan would come as the country faces a shortage of skilled laborers.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 19- President-elect Donald Trump's drive to rebuild U.S. roads, bridges, ports and other public works projects with a $1 trillion infrastructure investment plan would come as the country faces a shortage of skilled laborers. Before any dirt can be moved, Trump would have to get approval from Congress. But with Democratic support and a push from...

  • A woman walks past a mural on a restaurant wall depicting US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin greeting each other with a kiss in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius on May 13, 2016.

    A top Hillary Clinton aide said it was an "open question" whether Donald Trump's advisers colluded with Russia to hack into Democratic Party emails to try to sway the Nov. 8 election.