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Senators flex influence with razor-thin majority

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 7:01am
The Senate's razor-thin balance of power -- 52 Republicans and 48 Democrats -- means that just a few senators can tip the scale on whether a bill passes -- and some lawmakers are already embracing their potential influence.
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Tillerson makes a good first impression with senators

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 11:52pm
In meetings with senators ahead of his confirmation next week, secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson articulated a realist, conservative view of the world this week that one source described as "diametrically opposed" to many of the ideas touted by his future boss, President-elect Donald Trump.
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Black Caucus launches longshot effort to derail Sessions' nomination as attorney general

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 11:29pm
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus launched what they admitted was a "longshot" effort to block Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions' nomination to lead the Department of Justice in President-elect Donald Trump's Administration.
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GOP has big plans, but what about the deficit?

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 11:28pm
Congressional Republicans are trying to do everything President-elect Donald Trump wants -- and that they've promised voters they'd do -- without blowing up the federal budget.
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White House video showcases family residence

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 11:17pm
With just a few days the remaining before the Obamas hand over the White House to the Trumps, a new video is giving the public a closer look of the private residences at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
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What's Trump doing tonight? Settling vendettas.

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 11:07pm
Fifteen days from his presidential inauguration, President-elect Donald Trump is looking to settle some scores.
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Former Joint Chiefs chairman praises US intelligence

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 11:02pm
The former chairman of the Joint Chiefs took to Twitter Thursday night to praise the work done by the US intelligence community, a message that could be viewed as a pushback against President-elect Donald Trump, who has criticized agencies' findings regarding Russia and 2016 election.
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Trump's spiritual adviser fires back at critics

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 10:52pm
President-elect Donald Trump's longtime religious adviser, Paula White, is firing back at critics who have called her a heretic and questioned her personal finances and romantic history.
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US puts Osama Bin Laden son on terror watch list

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 10:07pm
The State Department said Thursday that one of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden's sons has been placed on a terror watch list, noting that he has threatened terror attacks against the US.
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FBI: DNC rebuffed request to examine computer servers

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 10:04pm
The Democratic National Committee "rebuffed" a request from the FBI to examine its computer services after it was allegedly hacked by Russia during the 2016 election, a senior law enforcement official told CNN Thursday.
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US keeping closer watch on North Korea

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 9:28pm
The US military and the intelligence community are taking an even closer look at North Korea's weapons and military activities, CNN has learned.
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Kaine: Why is Trump Putin's 'defense lawyer'?

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 8:03pm
Sen. Tim Kaine on Thursday criticized President-elect Donald Trump, alleging he is acting like Russian President Vladimir Putin's "defense lawyer" and calling Trump's conduct "suspicious."
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Repealing Obamacare could cost 3 million jobs, study finds

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 8:00pm
Congress has another reason not to roll back Obamacare too quickly: New research suggests that repealing two major provisions of Obamacare without replacing them right away could cost the nation 3 million jobs and trigger negative economic impacts that would extend far beyond the health care industry.
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Military welcomes first women infantry Marines

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 7:59pm
An infantry battalion at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina received three historic additions Thursday -- the first women infantry Marines.
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Talladega College band will perform at inauguration, school president says

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 7:29pm
The marching band of a small historically black college in Alabama will participate in the 58th Presidential Inaugural Parade, the school's president announced Thursday.
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Transition tracker: Obamacare replacement rolls on a slow track

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 7:23pm
While the headlines are coming fast and furious, actual changes to Obamacare will come slower -- much slower. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is pushing back on the idea that there's a six-month timeline for replacement.
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Kerry: Nobody can predict Trump administration's choices

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 6:42pm
Secretary of State John Kerry said he couldn't predict how Donald Trump's officials would act act once they take office -- and that they might not know either.
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Clapper: 'Disparagement' of intel agents cause for worry

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 6:37pm
Republican senators are setting up a possible confrontation with their President-elect in a hearing Thursday on Russian cyber hacks.
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Republicans don't agree on when, how to replace Obamacare

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 6:36pm
Republicans are moving at lightning speed to repeal Obamacare.
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Trump deposed in hotel dispute

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 6:26pm
President-elect Donald Trump completed a deposition earlier Thursday over his legal battle against chef José Andrés, Trump transition team spokeswoman Hope Hicks told CNN.
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