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RickPerry-011917.jpg During a hearing on his nomination to run the Energy Department on Thursday, former Texas Governor Rick Perry expressed regret for previously recommending the department's elimination. Testifying before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Perry said he had learned a great deal about...

GOP-011917.jpg As Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus prepares to become President-elect Donald Trump's Chief of Staff, members of the committee elected Ronna Romney McDaniel as his successor on Thursday. McDaniel, the niece of former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, became the second woman ever elected Chair of the RNC.

SonnyPerdue-011917.jpg A day before his inauguration, President-elect Donald Trump revealed his final Cabinet nomination on Thursday, announcing his choice of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as Agriculture Secretary. Purdue, who began his political career as a Democrat in the Georgia legislature before switching to...

StevenMnuchin-011917.jpg President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sought to defend his banking career in testimony before the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday. Mnuchin has received considerable criticism for his record as co-owner of OneWest Bank, which has been accused of unfair loan and foreclosure practices during the financial crisis.

JohnMcCain-011917.jpg After previously indicating he was leaning toward supporting Rex Tillerson's nomination as Secretary of State, Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., noted Wednesday evening he has not made up his mind about confirming the former head of ExxonMobil (XOM).

Less than half of Americans (46 percent) who took part in a survey said they plan to watch as Donald Trump takes the presidential oath of office on Friday, while 51 percent said they do not intend to watch the inauguration. Interest in Trump's inaugural is lower than for Barack Obama's first inauguration...

Wednesday in Washington, D.C., the United States Government signed a bilateral treaty with Cuban Government to delimit their maritime boundary in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. The treaty delimits the only part of the U.S.-Cuba maritime boundary that had not previously been agreed, and covers an area...

Trump-Obama-011917.jpg The stage is set for the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States Friday, that will herald the beginning of a new era at the White House. The President-elect will continue the tradition of meeting with outgoing President Barack Obama on the morning of the inauguration...

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says he expects a smooth transition to the next US administration within the Defense Department. Gen. Joe Dunford was talking to reporters Wednesday after wrapping up meetings in Paris and Brussels, and before heading home to attend presidential inauguration...

The year 2016 has been confirmed as the hottest year on record, surpassing the exceptionally high temperatures of 2015, according to a consolidated analysis by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The globally averaged temperature in 2016 was about 1.1°C higher than the pre-industrial period....

Trump-Waxmuseum-011917.jpg The wax figure of President-Elect Donald Trump was unveiled at Madame Tussauds museum in London, two days ahead of his presidential Inauguration in Washington. "The controversial Republican will now reside in our Oval Office section - next to fellow famous politicians and global icons also immortalised...

SenatorFischer-011817.jpg While President-elect Donald Trump has been harshly critical of existing trade agreements, his nominee for Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross expressed support for "sensible trade" in his confirmation hearing on Wednesday. Testifying before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Ross...

Trump-4-Wiki-011917.jpg President-elect Donald Trump is well known for utilizing Twitter to attack political opponents and critics but claims he does not like using the social media platform. In an interview broadcast on Wednesday morning's "Fox & Friends," Trump suggested he would stop using Twitter if the press were honest.

FormerPresidentBush-011817.jpg After initially being hospitalized over the weekend, former President George H.W. Bush has been admitted to the intensive care unit at Houston Methodist Hospital. A statement from spokesman Jim McGrath said Bush was admitted to the ICU to address an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia.

DonaldTrump3-011817.jpg President-elect Donald Trump continued his assault on major media outlets on Wednesday, accusing NBC News of bias and reporting "fake news." Trump bashed NBC News after a report suggested companies are recycling old job creation plans to avoid being attacked by the incoming president on social media.

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