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To avert shut down, the U.S. Senate on Friday approved a bill to fund the government through April 28 ahead of a midnight deadline. The bill was passed by 63-36 vote in the Senate after coal-state Democrats conceded defeat in their late push for longer extension of expiring health benefits for retired...

CathyMcMorris-121016.jpg Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., is expected to be President-elect Donald Trump's nominee as Secretary of the Interior, according to numerous media reports. A source close to the Trump transition team told USA Today the timing of the announcement of Rodgers' selection has not been determined.

GaryDCohn-120916.jpg President-elect Donald Trump has offered Goldman Sachs executive Gary Cohn a key position on his economic team, according to a report from NBC News. Citing sources close to Cohn, NBC News said Goldman's president and chief operating officer has been offered the position of Director of the National...

barack-obama-whitehouse-120916.jpg Reflecting concerns about foreign intervention in last month's elections, President Barack Obama has ordered an investigation into hacking-relating activity by the Russians. Obama's Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor Lisa Monaco told reporters of the review at a breakfast arranged by the Christian Science Monitor on Friday.

AlanMulally-120916.jpg A long list of potential nominees for Secretary of State under President-elect Donald Trump has widened to include former Ford (F) CEO Alan Mulally. Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway revealed that Mulally is under consideration to be the nation's top diplomat in an interview on Fox News on Friday.

RepublicanParty-120916.jpg The Republican Party raised a total of $318.8 million for its candidates in the US General Election 2016, and its debt-free. The Republican National Committee (RNC) announced the party's fundraising data and the cash in hand a month after the election was held. Almost two-third of the funds were...

AndrewPuzder-120916.jpg US President-elect Donald Trump has nominated fast food executive Andrew Puzder as his Labor Secretary. A vocal critic of government intervention in labor markets and a minimum wage opponent, Puzder is chief executive officer of CKE Restaurants, Inc., the parent company of the Carl's Jr., Hardee's,...

CapitolBuilding-120816.jpg With a deadline to avoid a government shutdown looming, the House voted Thursday to approve a short-term government spending bill. The House voted 326 to 96 in favor of the continuing resolution, which funds the government at current levels through April 28th.

USCapitol-120816.jpg With lawmakers looking to finish up their work for the year, the Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve a $618.7 billion defense policy bill. The Senate voted 92 to 7 in favor of the annual National Defense Authorization Act, which provides a blueprint for defense spending in the current fiscal year.

AndyPuzder-120916.jpg Fast food executive Andrew Puzder is expected to be announced as President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Labor Secretary, according to numerous media reports. Puzder currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of CKE Restaurants, Inc., the parent company of Carl's Jr., Hardee's, Green Burrito, and Red Burrito.

LindaMcMahon-120816.jpg President-elect Donald Trump announced Wednesday he intends to nominate former professional wrestling executive Linda McMahon to serve as the Administrator of the Small Business Administration. In a statement, Trump said McMahon is widely recognized as one of the country's top female executives advising businesses around the globe.

Trump-Pharma-120816.jpg US President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to cut the cost of prescription drugs, sending Pharmaceutical and biotechnology shares down Wednesday. "I'm going to bring down drug prices. I don't like what's happened with drug prices," the incoming President said an interview for TIME's Person of the...

ScottPruitt-120816.jpg US President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the Environmental Protection Agency's administrator. An outspoken critic of the outgoing President's climate change policies, Pruitt is skeptical of widely accepted climate change science. "For too long, the...

Scott-Pruitt-120716.jpg Reports on President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet picks continue to roll out Wednesday, with multiple news outlets saying Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has been chosen to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt, who is said to have close ties to the energy industry, has filed several...

capitol-reflecting-120716.jpg Senators overwhelmingly voted in favor of a $6.3 billion medical innovation bill on Wednesday, sending the legislation to President Barack Obama's desk for his signature. The Senate voted 94 to 5 in favor of the bill known as the 21st Century Cures Act.

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