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Did Jeff Sessions forget wanting to execute pot dealers?

By John Donohue and Max Schoening, Stanford University Before the Senate Judiciary Committee votes on Jeff Sessions' nomination to be attorney general, senators should demand an explanation for the sudden bout of amnesia he had at his nomination hearing earlier this month. When Sen. Show More Summary

Thank you, Senator Charles Schumer and Senate Democrats

I would like to thank New York Senator Charles Schumer for his professionalism and grace in helping to move along the confirmations of General James Mattis for Secretary of Defense and General John Kelly as the head of Homeland Security. I...Show More Summary

Trump’s National Security Nominees Rejected His Most Extreme Positions. Don’t Be Reassured.

It’s now looking like the brief show of GOP resistance to the nomination of Rex Tillerson for secretary of state was just that, a show. The senate’s leading Russia hawks—John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Marco Rubio—now say they’re reassured...Show More Summary

Rubio faces moment of truth on secretary of state vote

The nomination of Rex Tillerson got a boost on Sunday after two influential Republican senators — John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina — offered tepid endorsements of the former Exxon Mobil chief. Rubio bridled...Show More Summary

Sens. McCain and Graham will support Tillerson

(Paul Mirengoff) Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham have announced that they will vote to confirm Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. With these two votes, Tilleson’s confirmation becomes a near certainty. Among Republicans, Senator Marco Rubio appears to be the only holdout. Show More Summary

McCain And Graham Announce Support For Former Exxon CEO Tillerson

If anyone was holding out hope that Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham were going to be the ones to save us from the former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson being confirmed as Secretary of State, those hopes were dashed this weekend: Sen. Show More Summary

John McCain and Lindsey Graham Announce They’re Voting for Rex Tillerson

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Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham both announced their support for Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State after both expressed concerns about him.

McCain on Whether He Has ‘Utmost Confidence’ in Trump: ‘I Do Not Know’

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ABC's George Stephanopoulos asked Senator John McCain this morning, "Do you have utmost confidence in President Trump?"

Republican leadership promise: 'Nobody’s going to lose coverage'

Mark this well. Sen. John Cornyn, Mitch McConnell's number two guy in Senate Republican leadership, told a group of Republican governors on January 19, 2017, that no one has to worry about losing their health coverage. “Nobody’s going to lose coverage,” Senator John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, said after the meeting. Show More Summary

Trump’s picks for defense, homeland security confirmed by Senate

Senators voted on Friday to approve the nomination of James Mattis to be defense secretary, 98-1, just hours after Trump's swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol. The selection of John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security cleared the Senate, 88-11. Continue reading ? The post Trump’s picks for defense, homeland security confirmed by Senate appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

MOVING FAST: Senate Confirms James Mattis as Trump’s Defense Secretary. Also confirmed: Gen. Jo…

MOVING FAST: Senate Confirms James Mattis as Trump’s Defense Secretary. Also confirmed: Gen. John Kelly to head Homeland Security. “Neither vote was controversial, as both Mattis and Kelly had sailed through their confirmation hearings earlier this month. Senators were also familiar with both men, who previously served in the Obama administration.”

Senate approves Mattis to lead Pentagon, first Trump Cabinet member

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to approve retired Marine General John Kelly as Secretary of Homeland Security on Friday, making him the second confirmed member of President Donald Trump's cabinet just hours after Trump took the oath of office. Show More Summary

Senate confirms General John Kelly as Trump’s Homeland Security secretary

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The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to approve retired Marine General John Kelly as Secretary of Homeland Security on Friday, making him the second confirmed member of President Donald Trump’s cabinet just hours after Trump took the oath of office. Eighty-eight senators approved Kelly and...

Senate confirms retired Gen. John Kelly to head Homeland Security Department in Trump administration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate confirms retired Gen. John Kelly to head Homeland Security Department in Trump administration.

Senate confirms two Trump nominees: Mattis at Defense and Kelly at Homeland Security

The Senate confirmed on Friday Donald Trump’s Secretary of Defense, retired Gen. James Mattis  (98-1),  and his pick to head the Department of Homeland Security, retired Gen. John Kelly (88-11). Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand cast the sole “no” vote against Mattis. Show More Summary

Gen. John F. Kelly Confirmed in Senate Vote As Homeland Security Secretary

Gen. John F. Kelly has been confirmed overwhelmingly by the Senate as Homeland Security Secretary. He is the second confirmed member of Trump's...

Senate Confirms Mattis (Defense) & Kelly (Homeland) On Trump's First Day

Just hours after President Trump was sworn into office, amid Chuck Schumer's jabs over HUD, the Senate has confirmed retired Marine General James Mattis as defense secretary and retired Marine General John Kelly as homeland security secretary. Show More Summary

McConnell office: CIA has no director

John Brennan resigned as director of the Central Intelligence Agency effective at noon on Friday, leaving the CIA without a top leader, said a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch … Click to Continue »

Senate set to confirm two Trump Cabinet nominees Friday; others will wait

Senate Democrats agreed to hold confirmation votes Friday for Gen. James Mattis and Gen. John F. Kelly, tapped respectively to lead the departments of Defense and Homeland Security.

John Cornyn Promised . . . Absolutely Nothing Today

Sen. John Cornyn, the #2 Republican leader in the Senate, took some questions today about the GOP replacement for Obamacare. TPM's Lauren Fox reports: When Cornyn was asked if he was concerned about people who've benefited from Medicaid expansion losing coverage, he said it was a shared concern. Show More Summary

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