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Patricia Zengerle

Jan 19 2017

Senate to vote on just two Trump national security picks on Friday

WASHINGTON The Senate is due to vote on Friday on two retired Marine generals who are President-elect Donald Trump's choices as secretary of defense and secretary of homeland security, but Democrats promised fights over several other nominees.

Jan 18 2017

Trump U.N. pick echoes his criticism but breaks from him on issues

WASHINGTON Donald Trump's pick for U.N. ambassador echoed his condemnation of the world body and pledged to push for reforms at her confirmation hearing on Wednesday, but broke from the president-elect on some other policy issues, including Russia and NATO. | Video

Jan 18 2017

Trump's U.N. pick to echo his criticism of world body, offer some praise

WASHINGTON Donald Trump's pick for U.N. ambassador will echo his condemnation of the world body's treatment of Israel at her Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, although offering some praise for an organisation the president-elect has disparaged.

Jan 13 2017

U.S. House backs waiver allowing Mattis to serve as defense secretary

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday cleared the way for quick confirmation of James Mattis to serve as President-elect Donald Trump's secretary of defense, backing a waiver that will allow him to serve less than seven years after retiring from active duty as a Marine General in 2013.

Jan 13 2017

Obama administration ends special immigration policy for Cubans

WASHINGTON The Obama administration on Thursday repealed a measure granting automatic residency to virtually every Cuban who arrived in the United States, whether or not they had visas, ending a longstanding exception to U.S. immigration policy.

Jan 13 2017

Obama administration ends special immigration policy for Cubans

WASHINGTON The Obama administration on Thursday repealed a measure granting automatic residency to virtually every Cuban who arrived in the United States, whether or not they had visas, ending a longstanding exception to U.S. immigration policy.

Jan 12 2017

Trump's Pentagon choice says U.S. needs to be ready to confront Russia

WASHINGTON Donald Trump's pick to lead the Pentagon put Russia at the top of a list of threats to U.S. interests on Thursday and told Congress that America must be ready to confront Moscow where necessary, even as he backed Trump's bid for better relations. | Video

Jan 11 2017

Secretary of State nominee Tillerson veers from Trump on key issues

WASHINGTON Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson expressed views on Wednesday at odds with President-elect Donald Trump's positions on key foreign policy issues like nuclear proliferation, trade deals, climate change and relations with Mexico. | Video

Jan 11 2017

Tillerson to face questions on Russian ties at confirmation hearing

WASHINGTON, Jan 11 President-elect Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, faces tough questioning at his confirmation hearing on Wednesday over his ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin as both Democrats and Republicans worry about Moscow's increasingly aggressive behavior.

Jan 10 2017

U.S. lawmakers want Russia sanctions over hacking, Ukraine, Syria

WASHINGTON U.S. Republican and Democratic senators said Tuesday they want to slap a wide range of sanctions on Russia over its cyber activities and actions in Syria and Ukraine, and force President Donald Trump to formally waive them if he has objections.

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