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Americans to Trump: Enough With the Tweets

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 21:00
Only nine percent say they strongly support his use of the 140-character medium to announce policy positions and express his personal point of view.

Betsy DeVos Won't Rule Out Defunding Public Schools

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 17:48
In a testy confirmation hearing, Betsy DeVos left open the possibility that she would privatize or strip funding from public schools as education secretary. Pressed on the matter, DeVos said, 'I look forward, if confirmed, to talking about how we address the needs of all parents and all students.'

Suspected Orlando Cop Killer Markeith Loyd in Custody

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 16:24
Markeith Loyd's name was added to U.S. Marshals' 15 Most Wanted Fugitives list earlier Tuesday in the death of Orlando police Sgt. Debra Clayton.

Trump Accuser Files Defamation Suit Against President-Elect

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 16:12
A woman who previously accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct has filed a defamation lawsuit against the president-elect.

Big Names Get a Measure of Mercy From President Obama

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 15:08
James Cartwright, who faced a prison sentence for telling a reporter about the secret Stuxnet program, is among those who got a presidential pardon.

Some Big Names Got a Measure of Mercy From President Obama

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 15:08
James Cartwright, who faced a prison sentence for telling a reporter about the secret Stuxnet program, is among those who got a presidential pardon.

Trump Accuser Files Defamation Suit Against President-Elect

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 14:30
A woman who previously accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct has filed a defamation lawsuit against the president-elect.

Is Obamacare a Scapegoat for All Health Care Woes?

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 14:00
'Obamacare' was such a catchy nickname for the 2010 health care reform law. But it gave a handy, partisan whipping boy for complaints.

Is Obamacare a Scapegoat for All Health Care Woes?

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 14:00
'Obamacare' was such a catchy nickname for the 2010 health care reform law. But it gave a handy, partisan whipping boy for complaints.

Trump Enters Office With Historically Low Rating

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 13:59
Trump starts with the lowest-ever ratings for an incoming president, but also with some signs of increasing optimism for the country.

Trump Enters Office With Historically Low Rating

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 13:59
Donald Trump starts his presidency Friday with the lowest-ever ratings for an incoming president, but also with some signs of increasing optimism for the country, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Only 44 percent of Americans say they approve of the way President-elect Trump has handled his transition and preparations for the presidency. Barack Obama's approval rating was 71 percent before he took the oath of office in January 2009, and Bill Clinton's was 77 percent in December 1992.

Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning's Sentence

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 13:27
Manning, the transgender former Army intelligence officer, was sentenced to 35 years in a male military prison for giving classified information to Wikileaks. While in prison, Manning attempted suicide multiple times, prompting supporters and activists to plead with the president for her pardon. Manning, who could go free May 17, is among the 209 inmates whose sentences Obama commuted on Tuesday.

Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning's Sentence

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 13:27
Manning, the transgender former Army intelligence officer, was sentenced to 35 years in a male military prison for giving classified information to Wikileaks. While in prison, Manning attempted suicide multiple times, prompting supporters and activists to plead with the president for her pardon. Manning, who could go free May 17, is among the 209 inmates whose sentences Obama commuted on Tuesday.

9 Things Trump Has Said That Might Make Putin Smile

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 12:55
A selection of quotes from the president-elect.

9 Things Trump Has Said That Might Make Putin Smile

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 12:55
A selection of quotes from the president-elect.

Why Are So Many Companies Suddenly Making Job Announcements?

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 12:01
Companies eager to avoid becoming the target of a Trump Twitter attack by are preemptively — or retroactively — announcing U.S. job creation plans.

Why Are So Many Companies Suddenly Making Job Announcements?

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 12:01
Companies eager to avoid becoming the target of a Trump Twitter attack by are preemptively — or retroactively — announcing U.S. job creation plans.

DeVos, Democrats to Face Off Over Education

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 11:34
DeVos would be in charge of making Trump's campaign promise to use $20 billion in federal funds to create school choice programs a reality.

DeVos, Democrats Face Off Over Education

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 11:34
DeVos would be in charge of making Trump's campaign promise to use $20 billion in federal funds to create school choice programs a reality.

18M Will Lose Health Insurance With ACA Repeal: Report

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 11:20
About 18 million people would lose or drop their health insurance in the first year after Obamacare is repealed, the Congressional Budget Office says.