At his last press conference as president, Barack Obama insists Julian Assange's offer to surrender himself played no role in the decision to grant Chelsea Manning clemency. The president also pardoned Baseball Hall of Famer Willie McCovey, who plead guilty to tax evasion in 1995. Donald Trump said he doesn't like to tweet. Show More Summary
Vice President-elect Mike Pence believes Donald Trump is a transitional leader akin to Ronald Reagan.
Chinese President Xi Jinping made headlines this week with a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that passionately defended free trade in the face of a worldwide surge in anti-globalism populism. But closer to home, a less dramatic story may paint a more complicated and nuanced picture of China's role in the global […]
Vice President Joe Biden issued a warning and a challenge to President-elect Donald Trump on Russia’s aims. Biden, who is set to leave office Friday, urged Europe and the United States in a speech at the World Economic Forum to stand together to defend western values against Russian...
President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate ex-Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue for the secretary of Agriculture post on Thursday, according to...
President Yahya Jammeh’s refusal to accept his electoral loss to Adama Barrow threatens to drag the nation into a bloody standoff.
Democratic Senators quizzed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, over his energy industry ties, during a contentious confirmation hearing on Wednesday that was occasionally interrupted by protests. Pruitt,...
President-elect Donald Trump will name Sonny Perdue, the former Republican governor of Georgia who famously prayed for rain during a 2007 drought, to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to The Associated Press and Reuters. Perdue’s...Show More Summary
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) gave Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) a less than warm welcome Wednesday morning during hearings for Donald Trump’s nominee to Health and Human Services. The Vermont senator went straight to the heart of matters, pressing Price on the future of Medicaid and Medicare by reminding...
Vice President Joe Biden told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland that Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to undermine the U.S. and Europe. Putin denies trying to influence the U.S. election, and called allegations his country attempted to collect information to blackmail President-elect Donald Trump "total nonsense." Elizabeth Palmer reports from Moscow.
WASHINGTON — Sylvia Douglas twice voted for President Barack Obama and last year cast a ballot for Democrat Hillary Clinton. But when it comes to "Obamacare," she now sounds like President-elect Donald Trump. This makes her chuckle amid...Show More Summary
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was supposedly ready to accept extradition to the United States if President Barack Obama commuted Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence for her role in leaking classified information. Now that Obama actually went through with commuting Manning’s sentence,...
Samantha Power, the ambassador to the United Nations, is known for advocating diplomacy to prevent atrocities, but poor timing has hampered efforts to avert a catastrophe.
Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) will go before the Senate today for a confirmation hearing about his nomination to become Health and Human Services Secretary for the Donald Trump administration.
Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos was asked by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) if she thought her wealth and donations to the Republican Party are the reasons she was nominated. DeVos gave Sanders a zinger of her own, by reminding...Show More Summary
Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed allegations against U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that suggested that the 70-year-old billionaire had solicited prostitutes in Moscow, while adding that “they are of course also the best in the world. But I doubt Trump took that bait.”...
We are approximately 48 hours from Donald Trump officially being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. While many folks are still having a problem wrapping their head around that concept, others can’t wait for Trump to finally take over the Oval Office. Show More Summary
On Tuesday, three days before the end of Barack Obama’s term as President, the White House announced that he had commuted the sentences of two hundred and nine people, including Private Chelsea Manning, who was arrested, in 2010, for...Show More Summary
Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s education secretary nominee, was criticized for both her views on guns in schools and her substantial bank account during Senate confirmation hearings this week. Senator Bernie Sanders and Senator Chris Murphy lambasted DeVos when grilling her over past “grizzly bears” comment and political donations. Show More Summary
President Barack Obama will appear in the White House briefing room today in order to take questions from the press one last time before Donald Trump succeeds him on Friday.