Government And Politics

Senate panel advances Trump health secretary pick

Jan 17, 2018

Finance Committee advances Azar nomination at HHS to full Senate for final confirmation

Cellphone jamming system tested at Maryland prison

Jan 17, 2018

Federal prisons officials have tested a jamming technology officials hope will help combat the threat posed by cellphones possessed by inmates behind bars

Entire operation of federal consumer regulator under review

Jan 17, 2018

Acting director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau calls for review of entire structure and approach of federal government's consumer watchdog agency

No fire inspection records where 13 children held captive

Jan 17, 2018

Officials find no records of fire inspection at California home where 13 malnourished siblings were held

Tillerson signals deeper US military commitment in Syria

Jan 17, 2018

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says it's crucial for the U.S. to maintain a military presence in Syria to prevent an Islamic State resurgence

Attacker of Russian radio host diagnosed with schizophrenia

Jan 17, 2018

A Russian radio station says the man who has stabbed and seriously wounded one of its journalists has been diagnosed with schizophrenia

Arizona's GOP senators denounce Trump attacks on news media

Jan 17, 2018

President Donald Trump's attacks on what he calls "fake news" are being denounced by the two Republican senators from Arizona

Democrats flip traditionally conservative Wisconsin district

Jan 17, 2018

A surprising Democratic upset in a conservative Wisconsin Senate district where voters overwhelmingly supported President Donald Trump just 14 months ago has raised liberal hopes of more election success coming this fall

Justices lean toward death row inmate in dispute with lawyer

Jan 17, 2018

The Supreme Court appears to be in broad agreement that a lawyer for a criminal defendant cannot override his client's wish and concede his guilt at trial, even if the lawyer's aim is to avoid a death sentence

AP Sources: WH directed Bannon silence in House interview

Jan 17, 2018

Steve Bannon's attorney relayed questions, in real time, to the White House during a House Intelligence Committee interview of the former Trump chief strategist, people familiar with the closed-door session told The Associated Press

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