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  • 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...

  • President Donald Trump meets with Union leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, January 23, 2017.

    At the top of President Trump's meeting with congressional leaders Monday: Saying "illegals" voting deprived him of a victory in the popular vote.

  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Ajit Pai.

    Trump has elevated Ajit Pai to chairman of the FCC, giving control over the agency to a reliable conservative opposed to net neutrality.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 22- The Trump administration may no longer enforce a rule requiring individual Americans to carry health insurance or pay a penalty if they do not, a senior White House official said on Sunday. Speaking on ABC's "This Week" program, Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, said President Donald Trump "may stop enforcing the individual mandate."

  • On Tuesday, British American Tobacco Plc announced a $49- billion deal to take over rival Reynolds American Inc, uniting two major e-cigarette players in the United States and United Kingdom and becoming a bigger competitor to Philip Morris International Inc and U.S. partner Altria Group. "Suddenly things that were not conceivable became something we...

  • Donald Trump

    It's a whirlwind week for President-elect Donald Trump as he and many of his incoming Cabinet choices will face their most direct public scrutiny yet since November's election. NBC News reports.

  • President-elect Donald Trump continued holding meetings on Monday in New York as he prepared to take over the White House from Democrat Barack Obama on Jan. 20. *President and CEO Randy Falco. *Chief News, Entertainment& Digital Officer Isaac Lee.