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Senate Armed Services Committee Holds First Hearing On Alleged Russian Hacking

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 3:27pm

Russia's alleged election-year hacking takes center stage when leaders of the intelligence community testify before Congress. Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain has called the first of several expected hearings on the issue. This comes the day before President-elect Donald Trump is scheduled to receive an intelligence briefing on Russian hacking.

Trump Nominates Wall Street Insider Jay Clayton To Head SEC

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 3:27pm

Donald Trump has nominated a Wall Street lawyer to head the Securities and Exchange Commission. Critics say this is yet another example of Trump, who ran saying he would stand up to Wall Street, packing his cabinet with Wall Street insiders from Goldman Sachs and other financial firms, who are likely to weaken financial regulation and enforcement.

U.S. Intelligence Findings On Russian Cyber Hacks Expose Political Rifts

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 3:27pm

The intelligence community's finding that Russia was behind cyber hacks affecting the U.S. election has exposed rifts between Republican lawmakers, intelligence officials and President-elect Trump.

Can An SEC Nominee With Ties To Goldman Regulate Wall Street Impartially?

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 3:27pm

Donald Trump has nominated Jay Clayton, a Wall Street lawyer, to head the Securities and Exchange Commission. Critics say it's another example of Trump packing his Cabinet with Wall Street insiders.

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Trump Relatives' Potential White House Roles Could Test Anti-Nepotism Law

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 2:05pm

Donald Trump has suggested he may give his daughter and son-in-law a role in his administration. A law bars presidents from hiring family, but a court ruled it doesn't apply to White House staff jobs.

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U.S. Defeats Russia In Hockey World Junior Semifinal, Faces Canada For Gold

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 11:50am

Thanks to a heroic shootout performance from 19-year-old Troy Terry, the U.S. advanced to the final of the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship on Thursday.

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Intelligence Chiefs 'Stand More Resolutely' Behind Finding Of Russia Election Hacking

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 10:27am

A Senate hearing on the cyber-security threat comes as intelligence agencies prepare to issue their report on Russia's involvement in the fall presidential campaign.

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Are Trump And U.S. Intelligence Community Headed For A Showdown?

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 10:13am

There's a growing sense that Donald Trump and his inner circle may regularly ignore or undermine the intelligence community. Here's how intelligence professionals might respond.

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Obama To The American People: 'Our Best Days Are Still Ahead'

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 9:27am

In a letter to the public, Barack Obama reflects on his time as president and looks ahead. "The change we've brought about these past eight years was never about me," he writes. "It was about you."

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At Odds With GOP Over Hacking, Trump Splits With Precedent

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 5:00am

Donald Trump may wish to rely on the record of previous presidents who entered the White House in conflict with their own parties over a major foreign relations issue. But can he find one?

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'Hail To The Chief': The Official Anthem Of The U.S. President

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:02am

We'll explore the history of "Hail to the Chief." It will be played twice on Jan. 20, which is Inauguration Day. Once for Barack Obama and once for Donald Trump.

Democrats Scrutinize Rex Tillerson, Trump's Pick For Secretary Of State

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:02am

ExxonMobil has reached a deal with Rex Tillerson to comply with conflict of interest requirements that he sever ties to the company. David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware.

When It Comes To Russia, So Far Donald Trump Mostly Stands Alone

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:00am

Republicans have embraced many of Trump's stances on key issues like trade and the deficit. But when it comes to Russia, they couldn't be more divided.

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Push To Transfer Federal Lands To States Has Sportsmen On Edge

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:00am

Wyoming has become a flash point in the debate over whether federal public lands should be turned over to states. Sportsmen are worried they'll lose access to the lands if states are forced to sell.

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Obama's Legacy: His Army Of Campaign Volunteers Continues To Serve

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 3:34am

In some cases, the 2008 campaign was their first venture into politics; for many, it hasn't been their last.

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California Lawmakers Prepare for Trump, Hire Ex-Attorney General Eric Holder

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 6:39pm

The Democratic-dominated Legislature adds legal firepower as it anticipates a court battle with the new Trump administration over issues such as climate change and immigration.

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Fact Check: Once Again, Lawmakers Are Stretching The Facts On Obamacare

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 4:51pm

Lots of facts have been thrown around, as the new GOP Congress takes steps toward repealing the Affordable Care Act. Lawmakers are bickering over costs and consequences. But what's true in all of it?

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Obama Meets With Democrats On Capitol Hill In Health Care Showdown

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:39pm

President Obama went to Capitol Hill to meet with House and Senate Democrats and strategize to protect the Affordable Care Act, as Republicans look to dismantle the law as their top priority.

Mexican Officials Taken By Surprise Over Ford's Reversal On Plant

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:39pm

Ford has cancelled plans for a new plant in Mexico after being slammed by Donald Trump during the presidential campaign. He claimed the company was shipping jobs across the border. The car company was planning to invest $1.6 billion in Mexico.

It's 'Chaos' Versus 'Order' In First Salvo Of Fight To Repeal Obamacare

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 1:09pm

President Obama and Vice President-elect Mike Pence met with their respective parties' lawmakers in an effort to frame the debate over the coming Affordable Care Act fight.

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