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The Latest: Senate confirms Rep. Pompeo to lead CIA

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 01:16:03 GMT2017-01-24T01:16:03Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on activities in Congress (all times EST):...



Rep. Mike Pompeo has secured enough votes to be the next CIA director; Senate still voting

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:31:01 GMT2017-01-24T00:31:01Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep. Mike Pompeo has secured enough votes to be the next CIA director; Senate still voting....



Democratic state AGs move to defend consumer watchdog

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:11:18 GMT2017-01-24T00:11:18Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorneys general from 16 states and the District of Columbia are seeking to defend a U.S. consumer watchdog agency in court amid speculation that President Donald Trump may fire its director, Richard Cordray....



Lawmakers admonish ethics official over tweets about Trump

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:09:44 GMT2017-01-24T00:09:44Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers from both parties on Monday admonished a federal ethics official who sent a series of tweets commenting on President Donald Trump's potential conflicts of interest....



Analysis: Trump's trade plans to test his deal-making skills

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:06:59 GMT2017-01-24T00:06:59Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump said he was protecting jobs as he officially pulled out from the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on Monday....



Changes mulled as synthetic drug sentences cause confusion

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:43:15 GMT2017-01-23T23:43:15Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The men who sold it called it Mr. Miyagi, a mind-altering chemical compound mixed with vegetable material and resembling marijuana....



Trump moves to pull US out of big Asia trade deal

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:41:38 GMT2017-01-23T23:41:38Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Charting a new American course abroad, President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday, using one of his first actions in office to reject a centerpiece of Barack Obama's attempts to counter China and deepen U.S. ties in Asia....



Trump undoes parts of Obama agenda with executive actions

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:34:12 GMT2017-01-23T23:34:12Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump signed three executive memorandums on Monday, kicking off his first full week in the White House by undoing parts of his predecessor's agenda and renewing a longtime Republican priority on abortion funding....



Senate panel narrowly backs Trump's choice for top diplomat

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:31:21 GMT2017-01-23T23:31:21Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rex Tillerson's bid to be secretary of state narrowly won approval Monday from the Republican-led Foreign Relations Committee, a move that all but assures the full Senate will confirm President Donald Trump's pick for the key Cabinet post....



Scorecard: Bulk of Trump's "Day One" promises unfulfilled

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:14:07 GMT2017-01-23T23:14:07Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- As a candidate, Donald Trump set a sweeping "Day One" agenda....