Stories tagged: politics
SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2016, 10:45 P.M.
Trump’s response on Russia draws pushback from GOP senators
As President-elect Donald Trump dismissed intelligence reports about Russian interference in the presidential election as “ridiculous,” calls for a government investigation from lawmakers, including some in his own party, grew …
SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2016, 7:35 A.M.
Wish you were in Dixie? How Trump and the GOP will try to give U.S.A. a Southern style
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in Mississippi or Alabama? Well if the GOP has its way, you’ll get the chance to find out.
SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016, 11:19 P.M.
S. Koreans rally again, this time to celebrate impeachment
The previous time South Korea’s parliament voted to impeach a president, ruling party lawmakers bawled and hurled ballot boxes, a man set himself on fire in front of the National …
SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016, 11:13 P.M.
Trump, CIA on collision course over Russia’s role in U.S. election
The simmering distrust between Donald Trump and U.S. intelligence agencies escalated into open antagonism Saturday after the president-elect mocked a CIA report that Russian operatives had intervened in the U.S. …
SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016, 11:12 P.M.
Democrats want follow-up of CIA election hack claim
Senior Democratic lawmakers are calling for a full investigation of the CIA’s claims that Russia tilted the election to Donald Trump, demanding that the intelligence community turn over all of …
SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016, 10:55 P.M.
Trump expected to pick ExxonMobil chief executive as his secretary of state
President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name as his secretary of state Rex Tillerson, the chief executive of ExxonMobil, who has worked extensively around the globe and built relationships with …
SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016, 7:12 P.M.
Republican John Kennedy wins Louisiana Senate race in runoff
Louisiana voters Saturday chose to send Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy to the U.S. Senate, filling the nation’s last Senate seat and giving the GOP a 52-48 edge in the …
SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016, 3:48 P.M.
Trump expected to pick Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson for secretary of state
President-elect Donald Trump moved closer to nominating Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state on Saturday, a decision that would bring a business leader with close ties …
SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016, 8:28 A.M.
GOP’s ‘Obamacare’ repeal path worries health care industry
One by one, key health care industry groups are telling the incoming Republican administration and Congress that it’s not a good idea to repeal the 2010 health care law without …
SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016, 8:12 A.M.
Rollback of truck safety rules may be just the beginning
The trucking industry scored a victory this week when Republican lawmakers effectively blocked Obama administration safety rules aimed at keeping tired truckers off the highway. But there’s more coming down …
SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016, 7:57 A.M.
Trump renews criticism of China as state media warns on Taiwan
President-elect Donald Trump vowed that China would soon have to “play by the rules,” as Chinese state media issued its clearest warning yet about its bottom line on Taiwan.
SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016, 7:05 A.M.
Koch Industries says House GOP’s tax plan ‘could be devastating’
Koch Industries Inc., the influential private firm headed by billionaire Republican supporters Charles and David Koch, slammed a key element of the House Republicans’ plan to overhaul corporate taxes, saying …
SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016, 6:38 A.M.
Trump deepens Goldman Sachs ties as he builds out economic team
In the heat of the presidential campaign, Donald Trump accused primary rival Ted Cruz of being controlled by Goldman Sachs because his wife, Heidi, previously worked for the Wall Street …
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 2:31 P.M.
Trump transition team seeks details on Energy Department workers
President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team is asking Energy Department employees detailed questions about the agency’s operations and personnel, including a list of employees and contractors who attended international meetings on …
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 1:12 P.M.
Trump’s Defense nominee James Mattis received anonymous email in Petraeus case, AP reports
The Associated Press has learned that President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for defense secretary was among several military officials whom the FBI concluded received anonymous letters from the woman who had …
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 1:03 P.M.
Knezovich, Stuckart, Baumgartner, Shea announce runs for McMorris Rodgers’ seat
The news that an appointment as interior secretary is imminent for Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers prompted City Council President Ben Stuckart to declare his candidacy for her vacant seat …
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 10:58 A.M.
Ex-GOP officials want Trump to quit his business operations
Six days before Donald Trump is set to announce a plan to exit operations of his company, former Republican officials and a conservative author who targeted the Clintons – and …
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 10:14 A.M.
Goldman’s Cohn said to be top choice for NEC director
Goldman Sachs’ Gary Cohn, once the heir apparent to Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein, is the top candidate to become President-elect Donald Trump’s chief economic policy adviser, people familiar with …
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 9:32 A.M.
Analysis: Congress passes watershed human rights provision
Congress passed its annual defense spending bill on Thursday, which in any other instance would be news itself. But tucked into the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act was a watershed …
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 9:10 A.M.
CIA says hacking by Russia intended to boost Trump election
The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just to undermine confidence in the …
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 3:45 P.M.
Trump meets with Ohio State victims, taking on somber duty
In the midst of his Cabinet deliberations, President-elect Donald Trump flew to Ohio Thursday to meet with victims and families after the latest U.S. outbreak of violence, a somber duty …
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 2:56 P.M.
Leading cancer group calls on GOP to slow Obamacare repeal push
One of the nation’s leading patient advocacy organizations Thursday urged congressional Republicans not to repeal the Affordable Care Act without first offering a replacement, joining the growing list of voices …
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 1:49 P.M.
Ohio House committee votes to pass 20-week abortion ban
Abortions would be banned after 20 weeks under a bill that Republican lawmakers hoped to pass Thursday and add to legislation already on its way to GOP Gov. John Kasich …
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 1:33 P.M.
Georgia accuses U.S. of trying to hack its election systems
The state of Georgia on Thursday accused the U.S. Homeland Security Department of apparently trying to hack its election systems
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 11:15 A.M.
Seattle prepares to mail campaign finance vouchers
Seattle is preparing to mail democracy vouchers to registered voters as part of a new campaign finance initiative.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 3:48 P.M.
AT&T-Time Warner merger draws grilling from U.S. lawmakers
U.S. lawmakers grilled chief executives of AT&T and Time Warner about whether their proposed tie-up would benefit consumers and called for antitrust officials to closely scrutinize potential competitive harm from …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 3:18 P.M.
Congress approves biomedical bill as leaders eye adjournment
With an atypical burst of bipartisanship, the Senate shipped legislation to President Barack Obama on Wednesday lowering hurdles for government drug approvals as the 114th Congress bumped toward the end …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 2:41 P.M.
Renzi to step down now that Senate OK’d Italy’s 2017 budget
Italian Premier Matteo Renzi said he would resign Wednesday evening now that Parliament has approved the 2017 national budget, a step required by the nation’s president before he would let …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 2:07 P.M.
Michigan recount over; Pennsylvania sets hearing
Michigan’s presidential recount was halted Wednesday after three days, assuring Republican Donald Trump’s victory in the state, when a federal judge said he’ll abide by a court ruling that found …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 1:48 P.M.
Trump picks WWE’s Linda McMahon for Small Business Administration post
Donald Trump will nominate wrestling executive Linda McMahon to serve as administrator of the Small Business Administration, a Cabinet-level position.