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Senate panel approves Mattis for defense post

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:40:00 GMT

The Senate Armed Services Committee has overwhelmingly approved President-elect Donald Trump's pick for defense secretary.(image)

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Obama defends Manning commutation amid criticism, claims justice was ‘served’

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:35:00 GMT

President Obama, at his final press conference in office, on Wednesday defended his controversial decision to commute the bulk of Chelsea Manning’s 35-year prison term for leaking classified documents – claiming the former intelligence analyst served a “tough” sentence, and disputing the notion that clemency could embolden future leakers.(image)

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Trump, Manning and Obama's leveraged legacy

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:03:00 GMT

Obama holds his final press conference today anf the focus is likley to be Chelsea Manning.(image)

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Trump to keep daily press briefing in West Wing, following backlash

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:52:00 GMT

Incoming President Donald Trump says he's dropped the idea of moving the daily White House briefing from the West Wing to accommodate the growing press corps.(image)

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Obama decision to free FALN terror group leader sparks outrage

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:25:00 GMT

He was convicted of trying to overthrow the government, and named a leader of a terrorist group that bombed public buildings and killed people. Now, President Obama's decision to commute the sentence of FALN leader Oscar Lopez Rivera has sparked outrage from terror victims.(image)

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Hometown Hoosiers on bus trip to see Pence sworn in as VP

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:31:00 GMT

Dozens of residents from Gov. Mike Pence's Indiana hometown are on a "once-in-a-lifetime" bus trip to the nation's capital to see their former neighbor sworn into office Friday as the vice president of the United States.(image)

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EPA nominee faces tough questions over ties to oil execs, previous lawsuits

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:21:00 GMT

Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump’s controversial pick to head up the Environmental Protection Agency, on Wednesday told Senate lawmakers he’s the right candidate to lead the very agency he has spent years trying to dismantle and discredit.(image)

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Commerce nominee Ross declares he is pro-trade, pro-union

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:46:00 GMT

President-elect Donald Trump's pick for commerce secretary said Wednesday that he favors "sensible trade," is pro-union and believes his vast business dealings have given experience fighting other countries' unfair trade practices.(image)

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Former President Bush moved to intensive care as wife Barbara also hospitalized

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:44:00 GMT

Both President George H.W. Bush and former frst lady Barbara Bush are now in a Houston hospital and will not attend Friday's inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.(image)

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Price suggests states will lead on ObamaCare replacement, wants access for 'everybody'

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:34:00 GMT

Rep. Tom Price gave a glimpse Wednesday into how and when incoming President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans will replace ObamaCare, saying their goal is to “insure everybody” and suggesting the new GOP plan will largely give states the responsibility of covering Americans.(image)

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