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Last Build Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:30:15 -0500


WHITE HOUSE: Trump, Dems trade playful barbs over nominees

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:30:15 -0500

President Trump's first official signing ceremony got a little awkward. As one of his first presidential acts, Trump signed documents today officially nominating his slate of Cabinet picks. As he handed out the pens to members of Congress, Democratic leaders made it clear they'd prefer certain pens over others.

WHITE HOUSE: Trump erases climate, CEQ from website

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:30:18 -0500

The Trump administration has scrubbed references to climate change and the Council on Environmental Quality from its website.

CONGRESS: GOP open to Trump's plan to put 'only America first'

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:30:19 -0500

Republicans largely welcomed President Trump's inaugural pledge today to put America first again in both his pursuit of foreign policy and efforts aimed at revitalizing the nation's infrastructure.

NOMINATIONS: Zinke, Perry to wait for confirmation

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:30:21 -0500

President Trump's nominees to head the Interior and Energy departments appear unlikely to win Senate confirmation this afternoon, when the chamber is expected to vote on at least two members of the new administration's national security team.

MISSISSIPPI RIVER: Will Mo. flood project survive Obama's parting shot?

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:30:23 -0500

The Army Corps of Engineers' decision to opt out of a contentious Mississippi River flood project on the eve of President Obama's last day in the White House may not last long in the new Trump administration.

AIR POLLUTION: Study substantiates cross-state contamination concerns

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:30:25 -0500

For a century or more, states have traded blame for air pollution that wafts across their borders. Their finger-pointing may have a point.

EPA: Gina McCarthy heads to Harvard

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:30:26 -0500

Gina McCarthy is heading back to Boston.

EPA: Ex-Region 2 chief gets law school post

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:30:28 -0500

Former EPA Region 2 Administrator Judith Enck is going to the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University.