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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fifteen days from his presidential inauguration, President-elect Donald Trump is looking to settle some scores.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The US military and the intelligence community are taking an even closer look at North Korea's weapons and military activities, CNN has learned.
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."
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.
An infantry battalion at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina received three historic additions Thursday -- the first women infantry Marines.
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.
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.
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.
Republican senators are setting up a possible confrontation with their President-elect in a hearing Thursday on Russian cyber hacks.
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.