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Trump pick to head Medicare and Medicaid in the hot seat

As the head of the federal agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid, if confirmed, Verma would find herself smack in the middle of the...

Trump to announce Alexander Acosta as labor secretary pick

Story highlightsAndrew Puzder was Trump's first pick to leader the Labor DepartmentHe withdrew his nomination Wednesday Acosta, who is currently the dean of the...

US envoy to Israel faces Senate after Trump scraps two-state policy

That shift, which Trump revealed Wednesday at a White House news conference alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanayahu, is just one reason the confirmation...

GOP lawmaker: I'll help train Syrian refugees fight for their freedom

Story highlights"If they want their community, their home back, they need to fight for it," he saidDefense Department might encourage the US to send...

White House considering outsider to review intelligence agencies

There are still many issues to work out, especially because the Director of National Intelligence -- by statute -- has oversight over the agencies...

Trump defense chief Mattis: US not ready for military cooperation with Russia

Speaking at a NATO conference in Brussels, Mattis accused Russia of violating international law, labeling its actions as "aggressive" and "destabilizing.""We are not in...

Then and now: Trump's reversal on leaks

In the days before his election, Trump the candidate touted a damaging -- and false -- leak reported and subsequently retracted by Fox News....

Tillerson says US may work with Russia after Lavrov meeting

The meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, on the sidelines of a G20 summit in Bonn, Germany, comes at a time of strained...

Trump wants a 'wall'. Border experts want a fence

Career officials at the agencies most involved in the process, however, are set to recommend a fence—one that will cover only about half the...

Former HHS secretary: GOP will end up fixing rather than replacing Obamacare

Mike Leavitt, the former governor of Utah and Health and Human Services secretary under President George W. Bush, predicts that the realities of health...

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