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Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 07:20 PM EST

Judge: Bridge Case Against NJ Gov. Christie Can Proceed

Judge: Bridge Case Against NJ Gov. Christie Can Proceed

A municipal court judge ruled for the second time Thursday that the citizen's misconduct complaint against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stemming from the closures at the George Washington Bridge in 2013 has...

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 05:37 PM EST

Trump Taps Alexander Acosta as New Labor Secretary

Trump Taps Alexander Acosta as New Labor Secretary

President Donald Trump on Thursday announced law school dean R. Alexander Acosta as his new labor secretary nominee, one day after his original pick abruptly withdrew from consideration. Trump said Acosta, who...

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 06:37 PM EST

Senate Hearings for Supreme Court Pick to Begin March 20

Senate Hearings for Supreme Court Pick to Begin March 20

The Senate Judiciary Committee will begin confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch on March 20. That's the word from Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, who made the...

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 07:03 AM EST

Harward Rejects Offer to Replace Flynn: Official

Harward Rejects Offer to Replace Flynn: Official

Retired Vice Admiral Robert Harward has turned down an offer to become President Donald Trump's national security adviser, a White House official told NBC News Thursday. "It's purely a personal issue,"...

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 05:20 PM EST

White House Taps Billionaire to Head Intelligence Review

White House Taps Billionaire to Head Intelligence Review

President Donald Trump said Thursday his administration has asked a New York-based private equity executive to lead a review of the U.S. intelligence community as he moves to crack down on "illegal leaks" of...

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 07:09 PM EST

EPA Nominee Pruitt Must Provide Records of Meetings: Judge

EPA Nominee Pruitt Must Provide Records of Meetings: Judge

An Oklahoma judge Thursday ordered state Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency, to turn over documents related to Pruitt's communications...

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 01:31 PM EST

Sept. 11 Kin Protest Trump Tavel Ban in 'Fight for the Soul of America'

Sept. 11 Kin Protest Trump Tavel Ban in 'Fight for the Soul of America'

Family members of some of the victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks gathered Thursday in Manhattan to protest President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning people from seven countries. Dozens of...

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 09:35 AM EST

Fact Check: Trump's Iffy Grasp of Autism Research

Fact Check: Trump's Iffy Grasp of Autism Research

President Donald Trump has weighed in on child autism, apparently without a complete grasp of the research. Trump in the past has promoted debunked theories linking vaccines to autism, and shortly before...

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 09:01 AM EST

House GOP Weighs Options for New Approach to Health Law

House GOP Weighs Options for New Approach to Health Law

With the Republican drive to craft a new health care plan sputtering, House GOP leaders are offering options to rank-and-file lawmakers for replacing President Barack Obama's health care law with a conservative...

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 02:05 PM EST

US Not Ready to Collaborate Militarily With Russia: Mattis

US Not Ready to Collaborate Militarily With Russia: Mattis

The U.S. is not ready to collaborate militarily with Russia, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday, appearing to close the door for now on any effort to work more closely with Moscow in the fight against...

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