Government And Politics

Former drug czar nominee Marino defends role in opioid law

Oct 18, 2017

President Donald Trump's former nominee to be the nation's drug czar is defending his role in writing a law that critics say weakened the government's authority to stop companies from distributing opioids

Venezuela opposition governors boycott swearing in ceremony

Oct 18, 2017

Venezuela's opposition boycotted a swearing-in ceremony Wednesday for governors held by the all-powerful, pro-government constitutional assembly following disputed elections largely won by ruling party candidates

Trump EPA nominees on hold amid dispute over biofuel mandate

Oct 18, 2017

A Senate committee has delayed consideration of four of President Donald Trump's nominees for key posts at the EPA amid opposition to the administration's proposed reduction in the volume of biofuels blended into gasoline and diesel

Karen Pence: 'All of us could benefit from art therapy'

Oct 18, 2017

Karen Pence, the vice president's wife, says art therapy, a little-known mental health profession that she has championed for years, is the issue she'll highlight during the Trump administration

US urges UN to adopt Trump's comprehensive approach to Iran

Oct 18, 2017

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley is urging the U.N. Security Council to adopt the Trump administration's comprehensive approach to Iran and address all aspects of what she calls its "destructive conduct" _ not just the 2015 nuclear deal

The Latest: GOP blocks Dems on cuts in budget plan

Oct 18, 2017

Senate Republicans have blocked Democrats from striking proposed cuts to Medicare and Medicaid from the GOP's budget plan

Liberian rebel commander guilty of immigration fraud

Oct 18, 2017

A Liberian accused of war crimes has been convicted of lying about his past as a rebel commander so he could enter the U.S.

Republican says he'll push health deal, Trump keeps distance

Oct 18, 2017

The Republican author of a bipartisan compromise to calm health insurance markets says he will push the proposal forward

Judge to hear arguments on tribe's pipeline contingency plan

Oct 18, 2017

A federal judge will accept arguments over the next month on whether the developer of the Dakota Access pipeline must stage equipment near an American Indian reservation in southern North Dakota to respond to any oil spill under the Missouri River

The Latest: White House sees new phase in Syria after Raqqa

Oct 18, 2017

The White House says the imminent liberation of the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa will open a new phase in the Syrian conflict

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