Pence says: Trump will sign orders to start repealing Obamacare on First Day

Vice President-elect Mike Pence says that the first priority of President-elect Donald Trump is to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. But Democrats say the incoming administration has nothing to replace it with, and that repealing the law will only lead to “chaos.” “Obamacare has failed,” Pence said after a […]

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House Reverses Course On Gutting Ethics Office

WASHINGTON — After public denunciations from watchdogs and criticism from President-elect Donald Trump, House Republicans on Tuesday reversed course and dropped plans to gut an independent agency that polices potential ethical wrongdoing by lawmakers. The controversy over GOP plans to sharply curtail the powers of the Office of Congressional Ethics overshadowed the opening day of Congress, […]

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Trump Says Delay In Intelligence Report On Russia Is Fishy

WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald J. Trump said Tuesday that intelligence officials had delayed briefing him on their conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 election and suggested, with no evidence, that they might be buying time to assemble a more substantial case. The "Intelligence" briefing on so-called "Russian hacking" was delayed until Friday, perhaps more […]

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Leaked Snowden Documents Lend Credence To Russian Hacking

U.S. intelligence officials appear certain that Russia was responsible for interfering in the presidential election — though they haven’t fully detailed how they know. But a classified document leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden reveals that they’ve tracked Russian hacking before and that the information they gleaned may have helped this time around. Russian […]

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Trump Looks To Repair Damage Done By Obama To Relationship With Israel

Strained U.S.-Israeli ties reached another low as Secretary of State John Kerry and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traded blame over the stalled Middle East peace process, with President-elect Donald Trump vowing a fresh start when he takes office on Jan. 20. Kerry, in a speech Wednesday in Washington, said Netanyahu’s policies backing the expansion of […]

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Presidential Transition Turns Adversarial Between Trump And Obama

President Barack Obama and his successor Donald Trump are making moves that tread on each other’s turf and complicate the other’s agenda, creating one of the messiest White House transitions in recent years. Since Election Day, Mr. Obama has taken some of the most far-reaching actions of his eight-year presidency, leaving Mr. Trump to manage […]

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Putin Considers Retaliation For Sanctions By America

The Kremlin is considering retaliatory measures against the US after the Obama administration announced new sanctions to punish Russia for allegedly interfering in the presidential election, a spokesperson for Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. Officials said Thursday that the US has ordered 35 Russian diplomats to leave the country, and imposed sanctions on six Russian […]