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Trump nomination to lead State picks up support in Senate

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 21:20:01 GMT2017-01-22T21:20:01Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rex Tillerson, the former Exxon Mobil executive with close business ties to Russia, saw his prospects of becoming secretary of state brighten Sunday after gaining the support of two influential Republican senators who had wavered on the nomination....



Cautious welcome from congressional Republicans to Trump era

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:31:21 GMT2017-01-22T12:31:21Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional Republicans anxiously monitor President Donald Trump's Twitter feed, parse his pronouncements, and brace for potential controversy each time he gives an interview....



In South Dakota, lawmaker dealings with interns scrutinized

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:40:15 GMT2017-01-21T16:40:15Z

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -- A South Dakota House member's admission this week that he had sexual contact with two interns has raised questions - and conflicting accounts - about the ways legislators and interns interact in this tiny government town....



Senate confirms Trump's picks for defense, homeland security

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:13:22 GMT2017-01-21T01:13:22Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican-led Senate, taking little time to fill two critical national security posts, overwhelmingly confirmed a pair of retired Marine generals tapped by President Donald Trump to run the Pentagon and secure America's borders....



The Latest: Vet Affairs chief of staff to be interim head

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:25:52 GMT2017-01-19T20:25:52Z

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