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New money: Mnuchin and Carranza signatures now on the dollar bill

Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Published 1:31 p.m. ET Nov. 15, 2017 | Updated 1:35 p.m. ET Nov. 15, 2017CLOSE Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza were on hand at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Wednesday to see the pr...

Clemson student vice president impeached, to face trial.

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson University's student senate has voted to impeach the student government's vice president, a black man who recently refused to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance. But Clemson spokesman John Gouch said Thursday the impeachment proceedings started ...

Cummings, Trump find common ground on need for drug pricing reforms

Speaking to reporters in the White House driveway, Cummings said Trump was fully versed on the drug price issue and eager to work toward a solution. He didn't, however, detail any firm assurances on Trump's preferred path forward. "He knew that this was about saving people's liv...

Jeff Sessions: ‘Black History Is American History’

In remarks at the Justice Department on Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that black history is American history and that much remains to be done to advance civil rights. “During Black History Month, we honor the experience and the achievements of black Americans th...

Sessions approved by Senate committee

Sessions's nomination now goes to the floor, where he is widely expected to be confirmed given the GOP's 52-seat majority. The committee vote comes as Senate Democrats have sought to slow progre...

‘Trump’s inauguration crowd size lower than Obama's’

JOHANNESBURG - American political analysts say newly elected US President Donald Trump's inauguration attendance was significantly lower than his predecessors, with the tone of his speech speakin...

Roberts, target of Trump jabs, meeting Trump at Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump and John Roberts are not likely to rehash Trump's criticism of the chief justice when they meet outside the Capitol at noon. Instead, they will take part in a ve...

Three black lawmakers just tore into Jeff Sessions

For a man dogged by allegations of racist comments and actions, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) managed to make it through the first day and a half of confirmation hearings to be the next attorney ge...

In Defense Of Sen. Jeff Sessions

Senator Jeff Sessions is not a racist.  If you listen to only certain Senate Democrats and others on the left, that’s exactly what they want you to think and why they are objecting to his nomi...

Republicans are trying to rewrite Jeff Sessions' history on race

Thirty years ago, the Senate rejected the nomination of Jeff Sessions to a federal judgeship in Alabama following extensive testimony alleging that Sessions held racist views and pursued racially...

Sessions again faces the big question at his confirmation hearing: Is he a racist?

The big question hanging over confirmation hearings for attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama, was skirted, but never quite asked directly: Is he a racist?The passions surroundin...

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