Senate


Mattis Pick Cruises Toward Likely Confirmation

Retired Gen. James Mattis on Thursday cruised toward likely confirmation as Donald Trump’s defense secretary, easily prevailing in a Senate vote granting him an exemption to run the Pentagon as…

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First Day of Confirmation Hearings for Sessions

Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., Donald Trump’s candidate for attorney general, on Tuesday said he opposed banning Muslims from entering the United States, and said waterboarding is torture and illegal. Sessions…

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Senators Gear Up for Confirmation Battles

The Senate is moving full steam ahead on President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees, and Democrats are clamoring for a fight. Senate Democrats led by Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer have…

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McConnell to Lead Senate GOP, Schumer New Democratic Leader

Senate Republicans re-elected Mitch McConnell on Wednesday to be majority leader next year, while Democrats picked Chuck Schumer to lead them, setting the chief actors as the chamber prepares to…

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NY Senate Republicans Re-elect Flanagan as Leader

Republicans in the New York state Senate on Monday unanimously re-elected John Flanagan to be their leader. The Long Island politician is expected to preside over the entire Senate when…

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Triumphant Tour for the Victor

President-elect Donald Trump took a triumphant tour of the nation’s capital Thursday, holding a cordial White House meeting with President Barack Obama, sketching out priorities with Republican congressional leaders and…

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