Chelsea Manning: Obama reduces sentence of Wikileaks source
US President Barack Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning's sentence for leaking documents to Wikileaks in 2010. The 29-year-old transgender US Army private, born Bradley Manning, will be freed on 17 May instead of her scheduled 2045 release.
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Obama shortens sentence of Manning, who gave secrets to WikiLeaks
Betsy DeVos, Trump's education pick, lauded as bold reformer, called unfit for job
Democrats attacked Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's education nominee, calling her unfit for the job during a contentious confirmation hearing Tuesday evening, while Republicans defended her as a bold reformer who would disrupt the status ...
Betsy DeVos's Education Hearing Erupts Into Partisan Debate
DeVos dodges toughest questions about public school plans
Betsy DeVos, Trump's education pick, hints at sweeping changes ahead
Los Angeles Times
Donald Trump's transition has hurt his popularity, not helped
Los Angeles Times
Donald Trump's transition to the presidency has seen his popularity decline, not expand, and he will enter the White House on Friday far weaker in that regard than any president in decades. Trump is unique among the last seven presidents-elect: He is ...
Washington Witnesses Historic Week of Change
Poll: Trump will take office as most unpopular president in at least 4 decades
CNN/ORC Poll: Confidence drops in Trump transition
Former president George HW Bush hospitalized in Houston
Former president George H.W. Bush, 92, has been hospitalized in Houston, the Houston Chronicle reported early Wednesday morning. The paper, quoting Jean Becker, the chief of staff to the 41st president, said he was “fine” and “doing really well” after ...
George HW Bush Hospitalized for 'Shortness of Breath'
Former US President George HW Bush hospitalized
George HW Bush Hospitalized for Shortness of Breath
As caliphate crumbles, Islamic State lashes out in Iraq
People inspect the site of a car bomb attack at a vegetable market in eastern Baghdad, Iraq January 8, 2017. REUTERS/Wissm al-Okili. By John Davison | BAGHDAD. BAGHDAD Two days after Iraqi forces launched a new push against Islamic State in Mosul, ...
Mosul battle: Iraqi army retakes city's east from Islamic State
Iraqi troops advance in northeastern Mosul: military
Mosul Bridges Are Key to Liberating ISIS Stronghold
Why Joe Biden was a most unusual — and effective — vice president
In two unprecedented acts in 48 hours, President Barack Obama confirmed yet again the essential role Vice President Joe Biden has played in his administration. Obama's shout-out to Biden during his Farewell Address was unique enough, but the ...
Unleash the Biden
Biden at Davos: Russia is greatest threat to liberal world order
Biden calls Russia biggest threat to international order
Reeling Italy hit by quake triple-punch
Rome (AFP) - Three earthquakes hit central Italy Wednesday in a stinging triple-punch that brought fresh terror to an area still reeling from deadly quakes last year and struggling to cope with heavy snowfall. Monitors said the first quake, which ...
3 large earthquakes hit central Italy in an hour
Earthquakes rattle already-devastated Italian region
Schools, metro system evacuated in Rome after powerful earthquakes
Pruitt on the issues
President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, has a long history of fighting federal pollution rules. If confirmed, he's expected to sharply alter the agency ...
Scott Pruitt has repeatedly fought the EPA, the agency he is now seeking to run
EPA Critic To Get Sharp Questions On Industry Ties As He Vies To Run Agency
Trump's EPA Pick Backed $500 Million Coal Upgrade Over Wind, Gas
5 Things To Listen For At The Hearing With Trump's HHS Nominee
On Wednesday, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., goes before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions in his first grilling since he was nominated to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. This isn't an official confirmation hearing.
Patients' Rights Ought to Be a Bipartisan Issue for Doctors
Senate panel to hear from Trump's Health secretary pick amid rising ethics questions
Price Hearings Could Be Contentious With Obamacare in the Balance
Trump scrambles GOP's healthcare plans
Trump over the weekend said the ObamaCare replacement plan should cover everyone, a pledge that congressional Republicans have repeatedly declined to make. The remark came just a few days after Trump said at a press conference that his ...
Health Law Repeal Could Cost 18 Million Their Insurance, Study Finds
Repealing Obamacare without replacement would strip 18 million of insurance: CBO
Donald Trump, Rand Paul and the myth of a cheap Obamacare replacement