Ted Cruz dismisses concerns over Russian role in election
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, dismissed concerns Thursday about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, calling them an effort to undermine Donald Trump’s victory.
Pressure On President Obama To Grant Last-Minute Pardons, Commutations
Under mounting pressure to free convicts as a last act, President Barack Obama is planning at least one more batch of pardons and commutations before leaving office in two weeks.
Obama Calls For Seamless Transition For US Military To Trump
President Barack Obama is calling during his last meeting with U.S. military leaders for a “seamless passing of the baton” to President-elect Donald Trump.
Official Says Intelligence Community Ready For Trump
A U.S. official says there has been no delay in the intelligence community’s plans to brief President-elect Donald Trump on Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Republicans Primed For Push To Dismantle Obama’s Policies
Members of the 115th Congress will be sworn in at noon Tuesday, setting off the GOP’s pursuit of a conservative agenda.
Democrats Extol Health Care Law In Bid To Derail GOP Repeal
Senior House Democrats are extolling the benefits of President Barack Obama’s health care law in hopes of derailing Republican plans to gut the statute.
Congress Backs Bill On Customer Rights For Online Review
Congress is sending President Barack Obama legislation to ensure that customers who want to post negative reviews on websites like Yelp or TripAdvisor can do so without legal repercussions.
Trump Drama Rolls On: Disputes, Falsehoods Hit Transition
The drama, disputes and falsehoods that permeated Donald Trump’s presidential campaign are now roiling his transition to the White House.
Trump To Tap Ga. Rep. Price For Health Secretary
President-elect Donald Trump has selected Georgia Rep. Tom Price to lead the Department of Health and Human Services.
Miami Cuban Celebration Turns To Reflection On Castro’s Death
Celebration turned to somber reflection and church services Sunday as Cuban-Americans in Miami largely stayed off the streets following a raucous daylong party in which thousands marked the death of Fidel Castro.
Weeping, Hopeful Cubans Look To Future Without Fidel Castro
Music fell silent, weddings were canceled and people wept in the streets Saturday as Cubans faced their first day without the leader who steered their island to both greater social equality and years of economic ruin.
Miami’s Joyous Cubans Hope For Change With Castro’s Death
Fidel Castro’s death triggered an emotional and long-awaited celebration in Miami’s large Cuban-American community Saturday as peaceful demonstrators waved flags and honked car horns, many cheering with joy and others weeping for family members who didn’t live to see this day.
Trump’s Stock In Oil Pipeline Company Raises Concern
President-elect Donald Trump holds stock in the company building the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, and pipeline opponents warn that Trump’s investments could affect any decision he makes on the $3.8 billion project as president.
Trump Starts Backing Off Clinton & Climate Vows
Two weeks after his election victory, President-Elect Donald Trump began backing off campaign promises including his hard line on climate change and his vow to put Hillary Clinton in jail.
President Obama Hits 1,000 Mark For Commutations Granted
President Barack Obama has surpassed the 1,000 mark for commutations granted during his presidency after shortening sentences for 79 people.