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  • Feb 28- Business groups and unions are bulking up lobbying budgets and coordinating efforts to put pressure on Congress not to let President Donald Trumps infrastructure spending plans fall through the cracks on Capitol Hill. But, he added, a crowded agenda in Congress might be putting a little bit of a reality check on it. Trump promised often during his...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 28- After a turbulent start to his presidency, Donald Trump goes before the U.S. Congress on Tuesday night to give a speech that will be closely watched for details of his plans for the economy and whether he can strike a more conciliatory tone. World financial markets will be scrutinizing the 9 p.m. address in the House of Representatives for...

  • Congressional leaders speak at the White House

    House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell answer questions at the White House.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- Anthem Inc. and other U.S. health insurers complained to the White House for more than a year that they were losing money on people who waited to sign up for Obamacare coverage until they were sick. And Anthem- the last national insurer playing big in the Obamacare market- is the loudest industry voice in meetings with policymakers who all have...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said on Friday it will accept proposals next month for the design of a wall to be built near the U.S.-Mexican frontier, a first step in picking vendors for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall. Way ahead of schedule, way ahead of schedule, "Trump told the Conservative Political Action...

  • 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

    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.