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  • Senators Burr, Tillis oppose Trump's EPA nominee Dourson: reports

    November 16, 2017 3:51 AM 35

    (Reuters) - North Carolina Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis said they will not support the Trump administration’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) chemical safety office, media reports said. “With his record and our state’s history of contamination at Camp Lejeune as well as the current GenX water issues in Wilmington

  • Senate votes to confirm Trump's pick for Army secretary

    November 15, 2017 5:50 PM 23

    The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's choice for Army Secretary. Senators voted 89-6 Wednesday to approve the nomination of Mark Esper, defense giant Raytheon's top lobbyist, for the Army's top civilian post. Esper told the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing that if confirmed, he would recuse himself for two years

  • House could pass tax reform if Senate adds health mandate repeal: Ryan

    November 15, 2017 2:17 PM 22

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives could vote to pass a tax reform bill that also repeals the Obamacare health insurance mandate if the Senate includes the provision in its final version of the plan, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday. In an interview on CNBC television, Ryan said House Republicans

  • Tillerson in Myanmar for Suu Kyi talks amid Rohingya crisis

    November 15, 2017 6:51 AM 56

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testifies on Capitol Hiill in Washington, Oct. 30, 2017. (Associated Press) NAYPYITAW, Myanmar – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Myanmar for meetings with leader Aung San Suu Kyi amid an ongoing humanitarian crisis in the country's west. Suu Kyi's office confirmed that Tillerson would meet with her during

  • Congresswoman Jackie Speier, We've Been Working on D.C. Sexual Harassment Way Before Weinstein

    November 14, 2017 10:30 PM 37

    Congresswoman Jackie Speier says it didn't take Harvey Weinstein to focus her on sexual harassment in D.C. ... but she's still playing her cards close to her vest. We got the California Representative Tuesday on Capitol Hill, after she announced she knows of sitting members of Congress who have sexually harassed staffers. Speier, who says she's been working

  • Adelson, Bannon have reportedly broken ties over GOP direction

    November 14, 2017 9:21 AM 50

    FILE: Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam Ochsorn. Adelson reportedly disagrees with Stephen Bannon on key GOP elections. (Reuters) Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas billionaire and GOP megadonor, has reportedly broken ties with Stephen Bannon over President Trump’s former chief strategist’s campaign of challenging Republican

  • Trump arrives in Philippines for Asian leaders' summit

    November 12, 2017 10:11 AM 35

    MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in the Philippine capital Manila on Sunday to attend an annual gathering of leaders from East and Southeast Asian countries. Trump arrived from Vietnam, where he attended the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, during which he delivered a strong message on trade and briefly met Russian

  • Donald Trump Gets Advice from 3-Star Army General: Call Rodman

    November 12, 2017 8:40 AM 39

    One of the highest-ranked Army vets believes Dennis Rodman can help make peace with North Korea ... saying Donald Trump should seriously consider meeting with the ex-NBA star to smooth things out with Kim Jong-un. TMZ Sports spoke with Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré -- who most people remember as the guy who famously led the military recovery

  • McCain hits Trump for failing to mention Vietnam's human rights violations

    November 11, 2017 7:18 PM 57

    Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain, right, a Vietnam war prisoner, on Saturday criticized President Trump, left, for failing to mention Vietnam's ongoing human rights violations while visiting Da Nang. Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain, a Vietnam war prisoner, on Saturday criticized President Trump for failing to mention Vietnam's ongoing human rights violations

  • U.S. Republican Senate campaign wing ends fundraising tie with Moore: Politico

    November 10, 2017 6:45 PM 32

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican Party’s Senate campaign wing has severed its fundraising deal with Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore, Politico reported on Friday, a day after allegations emerged that he initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32. Politico said Federal Election Commission paperwork filed on Friday